Teeter Hang Ups EP-960 vs. Contour L5 Inversion Table Comparison

Teeter Hang Ups EP-960 Inversion Table
Teeter Hang Ups EP-960 Inversion Table

Teeter Hang Ups EP-960

We have been fielding questions about the differences between the Teeter EP-960 and Contour L5 Inversion tables lately, and thought we would publish a quick comparison between the two.


The Contour L5 is sold through retailers whose sales are primarily local (brick & mortar), while the EP-960 is sold through online and offline retailers.  It is not uncommon for B&M retailers to have access to exclusives.  This helps them compete against online merchants who frequently have better pricing due to their low overhead.  And with heavier items, such as an inversion table that weighs around 70 pounds, many consumers would prefer to have it delivered to their door rather than have to pick it up (especially for those with back pain).  Keep in mind while reading that Better Health Innovations carries the EP-960, but not the Contour L5.

Feature Comparison

The two inversion tables share the same bed design, foot clamping, and tether, which are critical parts of an inversion table.  So, back and foot comfort will be identical on either table.  In addition, operation of both tables is identical.

The L5 has a unique mechanism where the rotational speed (basically an adjustment for the center of gravity) of the table can be set with a dial.  On the EP-960, this must be set by removing the bed from the frame.  While this may seem important, the rotational speed setting is typically only set twice during the life of the table.  Having dealt with thousands of inversion table customers, and having used inversion tables ourselves, we have found that this is set once when the table is set up and maybe one more time once the user gets used to inversion (by speeding up the rotational adjustment).

The L5 sports a different frame design with a more curved look.  We will leave it up to you on the attractiveness of the table vs. the EP-960.  We have not had experience folding the L5, and we are not sure if the leg design would effect storage.  The EP-960 folds up very well.  Both tables accept the accessories that came out for the 60 series earlier this year.

Warranty is the same for both tables – 5 years on everything.  I am absolutely sure that the L5 has comparable quality to the EP-960 and other Teeter inversion tables.  Teeter doesn’t mess around with quality, and I have never seen a poorly design table from them.  Both tables carry the UL Mark and have passed UL certification testing.

Looking at the manual for the L5, assembly appears to be pretty much the same with the same components being pre-assembled (such as the frame and mainshaft)

Strangely, I cannot find any statements for money back if the table does not work for you.  With the EP series, Teeter offers a 30 day money back, allowing you to use the table for that period and return it used for a full refund.  On a side note, at Better Health Innovations, we extended that to 90 days, which I don’t believe anyone else is doing.  90 Days really gives you time to set up the table and give it a fair try.


Whether the rotation adjustment improvement and the leg design warrants a price tag $100 to $179 higher than the EP-960 is debatable.  Currently (subject to change with time), the EP-960 price is $399 at BetterHealthInnovations.com, which includes a 110% price guarantee.  Advertisements for the L5 indicate a $499 to $579 price tag.  If money were no object, you may consider it,  but even so, with the L5 it appears there is not a trial period and the BHI Inversion Coaching Program is not available.  From that perspective, you are actually getting less value for more money.   Based on this, I very much recommend the EP-960.

We have a lot more information about the EP-960 on BetterHealthInnovations.com (Click here for the EP-960) as well as the entire Teeter EP product line (Click here).

Smart Contact Lens Care During Allergy Season

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Smart Contact Lens Care During Allergy Season

If you’ve ever experienced itchy, dry, or stinging eyes as a result of your contact lenses, you can safely assume that allergies are the culprit. Allergy season is the number one reason that people have to replace their lenses, because irritants build up over time to the point where you can no longer wear them comfortably. Over 40 percent of Americans suffer from allergic reactions, and almost 80 percent of them experience symptoms of Dry Eye Disease, whether they are contact lens wearers or not. Everyone can take steps to protect their eyes when dust and pollen are heavy in the air, but contact lens wearers are especially susceptible to discomfort. Taking care of your lenses and your eyes during allergy season will both save you money and make you feel a whole lot better.

1. Replace Your Lenses on Time

Whether you wear daily, weekly, or monthly lenses, or even rigid gas permeable, it’s important not to keep wearing lenses that are too old. Studies show that nearly 40 percent of contact lens wearers don’t follow the schedule of when to dispose of their lenses as closely as they should, and this can make a big impact during allergy season. Older contacts develop scratches and crevices which can be abrasive, especially because they are perfect spots for allergens and other foreign particles to build up. If you’re unsure of how much wear and tear your lenses suffer, your doctor can help check them for scratches and prescribe a more comfortable lens that works better for you.

2. Use the Right Eye Drops

Most people who still wear their lenses every day during allergy season rely heavily on the use of eye drops to stave off Dry Eye Disease. But you have to make sure you’re using one that’s designed to work for contact lens wearers and is safe and effective. Rewetting drops, or artificial tears, are the most effective type and will help you flush out allergens from your eyes. Using these drops often during the day, as much as every 2 hours, is a smart way of keeping your eyes safe from harmful allergic reactions. You don’t want to use popular brands like Visine or Cleareyes, which restrict blood flow to your eyes and can be dangerous. There are several prescription and over the counter allergy drops made specifically for contact lens wearers that your doctor can recommend.

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3. Simply Reduce Allergy Triggers

No matter how well you care for your lenses, you can still be vulnerable to eye irritation from allergies. In fact, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America says 60 percent of contact lens wearers either reduce or eliminate lens wear during peak allergy season. The best way to keep wearing your contacts safely is to take steps to reduce your exposure to allergens. This means regularly washing your bedsheets and clothes, keeping windows shut at home or at work, monitoring the pollen count, and even showering at night. If you’re diligent at keeping allergens away from your skin and clothes, you’ll be a lot happier all around, not just because of your improved eye health.

Contact lenses are an important investment that make seeing clearly much more hassle-free than wearing glasses. You don’t want to let allergies rob you of the convenience of wearing your contacts. Eye irritation happens to everyone, but it’s not impossible for lens wearers to cut down on the itching and go about their day in comfort.

Writer Marilyn Baur is an avid blogger. Have questions about contacts? Check out seeside. e.K.

What is Somatic Treatment and Why Should Social Workers Give it Try?

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Social workers are widening their approach to their work, and alternative treatments such as somatic treatment are being used to help social workers help clients who are dealing with stress or trauma. Somat, the root for somatic, means “body.” Somatic therapy studies the body in order to offer therapeutic healing. Somatic psychology was developed by Pierre Janet before Freud started practicing in the early 20th century, but its practice has become more and more prevalent in the 21st century.

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How the 21st Century Developed Somatic Therapy

With the development of technology, social workers have been reinventing their approach to their work from implementing Facebook to developing new ways of helping their clients. Developed in 2005, Somatic Experiencing (SE) is a somatic approach to helping clients deal with trauma. The method focuses on the biological response of clients to trauma and leads social workers to help their clients by understanding how the body is physically responding to a traumatic event. SE depends on neuroimaging studies that show how trauma affects cortical and subcortical processing of information.

Developed by Laurie Leitch and Elaine Miller-Karas, Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM) was inspired by SE and it’s been used in disasters to help stabilize emergency settings. The treatment works by unlocking “stress memories” that are trapped by the body in stress situations. By helping the client to face these traumatic emotions earlier on, you can help him or her to avoid the recapitulation of these emotions down the road.


How Social Workers Use SE/TRM Therapy

The SE / TRM session would work through observation of a client’s skin, muscle tone, breath, expression, and posture. The social worker relates these patters to the memories the client has connected to the traumatic event. By bringing up these emotions, you help to unblock the sensations that were originally intended for the flight or fight response but were trapped. The social worker will be able to observe the release of these pent up emotions as the client trembles, cries or even starts laughing uncontrollably.

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SE / TRM treatment has been tested and used on Hurricane survivors who were experiencing PTSD. The studies showed that those who participated in an SE / TRM treatment group experienced less disruptive trauma than those who did not receive treatment. In fact, often social workers will even treat other social workers who have likewise experienced trauma. For example, studies were done on SR/TRM treatment used after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The results showed that the treatment group experienced significant decreases post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms.

Using alternative treatments such as SE /TRM treatment is a useful tool for social workers who deal with clients who have undergone a traumatic event. Treatment can happen in a short amount of time, so it makes it a particularly useful tool when dealing with a mass disaster. Started more than a century ago, somatic therapy has resurged recently and social workers are finding it helpful in treating clients after particularly stressful events.

Robert Neff has seen and written about many traumatic events. He knows just how important the social services are when helping people recover. If you would like to have a career helping the victims of a crisis check out Case Western University and the social work degrees offered there.

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Therion Magnetic Therapy Review and Overview

Therion Magnetic Therapy Review and Overview

We have thousands of friends and customers who swear by magnetic therapy.  In the video, I discuss the difference between magnetic therapy and magnetic jewelry.  Also, I highlight the benefits of the Therion line of pain relief products.

More information: http://www.betterhealthinnovations.com/Magnetic_Therapy_s/58.htm

There’s a lot of causes of pain in your joints or in your muscle tissues or what have you. I just want to do a really quick overview and talk a little bit about magnetic therapy. There’s really two types of magnetic technologies that are used to address pain. The first one I call magnetic jewelry, and you see it’s relatively inexpensive, although there are some very expensive magnetic bracelets and that sort of thing. Typically, it’s a steel magnetic bracelet that will fit around your wrist with two magnets on it and that’s to address the old carpal tunnel or sore wrists, even in the hand areas, what it’s claimed to do.

Then, there’s magnetic therapy. I want to talk more about magnet therapy. The feeling really is, is that with the magnetic jewelry, it really does not have enough power to penetrate into the areas of your body where you really need help with pain. Also, those are fairly limited in that they really only fit your wrist. Let’s talk a little bit about magnetic therapy, specifically Therion magnetic therapy. This is a made in the United States product. Really the gold standard of magnetic therapy in the fabric that they use, in the magnets that they use, etc. I have a few of these, a few examples that I pulled out to show you today.

With their platinum line, for example, this is a platinum knee brace. With the platinum line of Therion magnetics, they are using 13,800 Gauss neodymium magnets. That’s opposed to magnets you’d find in a craft store or something like that with a very weak field. These actually penetrate, have an effective penetration of eight inches. Now, you will see other products out there that talk about penetration. A lot of times they’re talking about the maximum or how far away the magnetic field can actually be felt. This is eight inches of effective going through the bone and muscle in your body.

Great example here, is opposed to using a magnetic jewelry, is a magnetic wrist brace; great for carpal tunnel, great for wrist pain. If you’re typing for too long on the computer, it’s fantastic for that. I threw this on this morning just to demonstrate how it’s on here. I’ll wear one of these, if I’m working at the computer for too long. I’ll get some pain in one of my wrists. This is one of their larger products, the knee brace. This, I think the size is a large. Fourteen high powered, high quality magnetics strategically located and very high strength Velcro that will wrap around and serve as brace as well as providing magnetic therapy. Rather than just having a brace on your knee, you’re also getting the benefits of magnetic therapy.

I have friends and family members with knee pain. Fortunately, it’s not an affliction in myself, but a lot of them have gone for cortisone shots. That seems to work fine for a year or two, and then the cortisone shots just don’t seem to have any affect. Many of those folks that I know have just transferred over to a Therion type product. They’ve really got fantastic, actually surprising, results out of the Therion magnetic braces. Another differentiator about Therion versus some of the imported, I would say inferior brands, in magnetic therapy. The Therion braces and supports are made with a fabric that they actually patented. This fabric allows it to breathe, very, very comfortable against the skin.

You’re able to wear this, whether it’s a knee brace or back brace, something for your wrist, something for your collar, something for your upper arm or elbow. You’re able to wear that throughout your normal day. You’re able to do activities that you are usually able to do, because of the comfort of the fabric. There you go. We have a lot more information at BetterHealthInnovations.com. I really encourage you to take a look at the entire Therion product line, knee braces, insoles. There are magnetic technology and memory elbow braces, back braces, etc. Have a look at BetterHealthInnovations.com. There is a link down in the description below. As always, everybody have a great day.