The IFT 4000 by Ironman is one of the most advanced inversion tables on the market today. This innovative table combines the latest technology of infrared heat therapy with traditional inversion therapy for more effective treatment.
The ultra-thin carbon fiber heating elements are built right into the backrest. The heating elements produce a natural, gentle heat designed to soothe the back during treatment.
Overview and Features
The backrest is covered in a thick ribbed foam that radiates a low-temperature soothing heat into the back. The use of infrared heat nicely compliments the traditional inversion therapy and helps to increase the overall effectiveness of treatment. The infrared heat feature allows the user to enjoy the benefits of decompression combined with healing heat that can soothe sore, stressed, and tense muscles.
This table features an LED controller that you’ll use to operate a timer for each session. The controller also displays the infrared heat temperature, which can go up to an impressive one hundred and forty degrees.
The table’s backrest is equipped with two and a half inches of ribbed foam.
The frame is made out of a type of heavy-duty tubular steel that’s powder coated for improved durability.
This model also comes with an extra-long safety handle that enables the user to invert independently and return to an upright position once the treatment session is complete. Older models of inversion therapy tables do not have this handle, so the user must rely on another person to help them invert and return to the upright position.
The table is easy to assemble and should take less than an hour to put together. The instructions are detailed and easy to follow.
Ankle Support System
The ankle system features an easy to reach, unique design that provides safe ankle locking adjustments. The ergonomic design provides comfort and security while inverting.
This is a foldable inversion table, which means you can easily collapse it and store it away once treatment is over. This is perfect for homes that are short on space.
User Weight Capacity
The table is able to support users up to three hundred and fifty pounds, which is fifty pounds more than Ironman’s top competitor, the Teeter EP-960 LTD inversion table.
The table is also height adjustable and works for users between four feet, nine inches, up to six feet, six inches tall.
The table itself weighs in at seventy-five pounds.
To get the most out of treatment, all you have to do is slip your feet into the ergonomic ankle support system and raise your arms over your head. When you lift your arms, the body will gradually invert up to the determined angle you have set.
When you’re inverted, you can still easily control the backrest temperature using the controller. Thanks to the LED lighting, the controller is very easy to read. The built-in timer helps to ensure you do not invert for too long.
The table has three preset adjustment options, which is perfect for beginners. This model is also able to fully invert at one hundred and eighty degrees.
The safety handles will allow for an easier, smoother inversion.
On the sides of the table, you’ll also find vinyl safety covers complete with mesh pockets, so you can store your phone, the included remote, and other personal items that you want to keep close by.
Extra-long safety handles are provided to allow for a smooth and easy inversion and are foam covered for comfort. There are also vinyl safety covers which have a mesh pocket to hold the remote control, along with other personal items.
The IFT 4000 has undergone safety testing by the ETL and has met all safety requirements. The table even has rubber non-skid floor stabilizers, which are designed to prevent the table from sliding or moving during treatment. Additionally, the extra-long safety handles allow the user to easily and safely return to an upright position after treatment.
This table is covered by a one-year product warranty.
Is This the Right Inversion Table for You?
This model is well-built, sturdy, and made to handle a higher user weight. It also offers a feature that’s very new to inversion therapy; infrared heat.
For years, therapists have known about the many benefits that come with heat treatment and its powerful effects in regard to managing muscle pain and stress. The combination of infrared heat therapy and traditional inversion therapy will work to increase bodily energy, blood circulation, and can help athletes, and fitness enthusiasts who are suffering from a muscle related injury or delayed onset muscle soreness due to intense inversion table exercises. This innovative treatment will reduce the user’s need for pain medication and costly visits to a massage therapist or chiropractor.
One drawback is the price. This model is one of the only inversion tables on the market that utilizes infrared heat therapy for an enhanced treatment experience. The addition of infrared technology is what makes this model so unique and so expensive. However, chronic back pain sufferers will quickly realize that the higher price tag is worth every penny.
Offering more effective and lasting treatment results, we feel that the higher price is a fair tradeoff for the addition of infrared heat therapy.
- Inverts to one hundred and eighty degrees
- Built-in safety handle allows for independent inversion
- Comfortable table surface complete with ribbed foam
- Infrared heat soothes tired and stressed muscles
- The three preset inversion angles are perfect for beginners
- Easy assembly
- Higher max user weight compared to competitors
- High price tag
- The table can be difficult to fold
- The weight of the table can make it difficult to move and store once treatment is over.
- Some users felt that the ankle system was not very comfortable