Talk:Inversion therapy

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There is a redirect page It should be replaced by this page or merged or something... No idea how to do that - not a member either so probably couldn't anyway. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 13:44, 13 December 2006‎

Fixed. And I replied here: User talk: ~a (usertalkcontribs) 14:43, 13 December 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for that, but now theres is a redirect page called "Inversion Therapy" that links to this article called the same thing. Is that correct or should they be merged (or the redirect removed). — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 15:22, 13 December 2006
Yes. Right now Inversion therapy redirects to Inversion Therapy. That's pretty normal. Actually, what should happen is the other way around. ~a (usertalkcontribs) 00:30, 14 December 2006 (UTC)

Lack of sources[edit]

The three statements below strike me as being subjective. I'm not convinced about the first one, surely the effect of gravity would be different hanging upside down, and the other two could do with a source?

Hanging in this way, as with gravity boots or inversion tables, causes each joint in the body to be loaded in an equal and opposite manner to standing.

Proponents claim that inversion therapy is particularly beneficial for the spine in that it relieves pressure on the discs and nerve roots; this in turn allows discs to recover lost moisture and to return to their original shape, decreasing the pressure they can exert on nerves.

Advertisements also claim that it stimulates circulation, improves posture, strengthens ligaments, increases oxygen flow to the brain and increases flexibility. 12:48, 23 April 2007 (UTC)

  • The first one seems like basic physics. The 2nd, reading any of the manufacturer sites (teeter, etc) shows the relief of pressure on the spine being a leading claim, so common that I'm not even sure a source is needed. Also with the 3rd, very regular claims. Dictabeard (talk) 12:16, 28 January 2011 (UTC)

Criticism link from UC Berkeley broken[edit]

The link to the criticism from UC Berkeley is broken, so I've deleted it. Alexander.fairley 09:23, 2 August 2007 (UTC)

Merger proposal[edit]

It seems to me that this article, the Gravity boots article and the Gravity Guidance article are all talking about the same topic with only slightly different angles on it and a lot of redundant information. I think that they would be better served to be merged into one. Thoughts? norm77 (talk) 21:32, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

I think the first step would be to merge the Gravity Guidance article into the Gravity boots article. (talk) 13:50, 4 August 2008 (UTC)
Merge All. Bdelisle (talk) 23:19, 20 September 2008 (UTC)
Merge ll 3. DoctorDW (talk) 02:05, 10 July 2009 (UTC)
I've merged the manufacturer's information into Gravity boots, because it looked like a pretty simple merge, and while WP:IMPERFECT, it's a baby step in the right direction. Moving it all here requires more work because the (abundant, in the other article) refs aren't in the same format, and it will require a bit of thoughtful re-writing. Perhaps someone else would like to have a go at it? WhatamIdoing (talk) 17:55, 3 April 2010 (UTC)

Berkeley criticism[edit]

I wouldn't rely on the criticism from so-called Berzerkeley "experts." There are many more expert opinions supporting inversion therapy, including studies done by the U.S. Army. Google is your friend. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Houndawg3 (talkcontribs) 21:40, 23 January 2010 (UTC)


I found this page claiming various celebrities have used inversion therapy, however it would not be right to add them until evidence/references supporting this are found. I found this for Ozzy/Rosie but not the others yet. Here are the claims printed, as references are found to support they can be added to the history section. This establishes popularity and notability of the practise. I took out a company name and alphabetized the people/series lists. It's hardly trivia:



Please add in chronological order. If we don't actually know the date, we shouldn't assume the claim is true, real references should be dateable. As I've done feel free to put a strike-through on something in the list as soon as we find a date/reference to support it and it gets listed on the page. If links used aren't pointing to the proper place, please update. Links will be put in parenthesis following the name. Y12J (talk) 02:58, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

Also a bulleted timeline of stuff we do have dates for, in order of media appearances and sources, to be expanded:

  • February 8, 1980: American Gigolo
  • 1985-1992: MacGuyver (need episode for specific date)
  • June 23, 1989: Batman
  • November 22, 1989 BttF II
  • April 8, 1990 – June 10, 1991: Twin Peaks (need episode for specific date)
  • November 13, 1991: Cape Fear
  • December 10, 1999: Male Gigolo
  • October 1, 2008: Gary Unmarried
  • February 11, 2009: Rosie
  • June 24, 2010: Ozzy

I'm hoping as other sources get found, we will be able to get more specific dates for some, and if any of the bullets originally posted are true, dates for those as well to arrange. Y12J (talk) 04:06, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

The Goonies[edit]

I was just watching this and I noticed at the beginning that the older brother has inversion boots and is hanging from them doing exercises near the start of the film. Should we mention this? Ranze (talk) 22:52, 15 July 2012 (UTC)

No. --gilgongo (talk) 22:02, 28 December 2015 (UTC)

2012 RCT published[edit]

Probably premature to mention this in the article, but I noticed it in a quick look at the literature: Inversion therapy in patients with pure single level lumbar discogenic disease: a pilot randomized trial. II | (t - c) 02:17, 26 May 2013 (UTC)