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How often should I exercise with the SPINEFITTER by SISSEL®?
It has been proven that selected exercises should be performed every other day for 10 to 15 minutes. At the beginning 3 to 6 repetitions per exercise are optimal and sufficient, later an increase to 8 to 10 repetitions is possible. In addition, you can do a 10-minute stretching session on the SPINEFITTER every day, combining just lying on the multitool with light stretching exercises. Here you can find our 12 free exercise videos to train and get inspired.

Do the different colours of the SPINEFITTER have a meaning (e.g. a different degree of hardness)?
All SPINEFITTER by SISSEL® colour variants have the same degree of hardness. The different colours are chosen purely visually so that you have a choice and can select the perfect colour for you. Whether classic anthracite, fresh green, cool blue or warm purple, the SPINEFITTER is the right choice for your training.

Does the SPINEFITTER fit every back?
To give you optimal support, the SPINEFITTER needs to support both the sacrum and the head. This is almost always possible for a body height of up to 185 cm. For taller users there is also the SPINEFITTER by SISSEL® Extension Kit. With the extension kit, the SPINEFITTER by SISSEL® can be extended by 2 pairs of balls. This enables people up to a height of 200 cm plus to lie optimally on the multitool and perform the exercises. Click here to go directly to the extension kit.

What do I do if I find the pressure on my head uncomfortable when using the SPINEFITTER?
If the neck muscles are very tense, the pressure of the balls on the back of the head may be uncomfortable. In this case it helps to place a flat pillow or a towel between the head and the balls. During the Bridging exercise, however, it must be removed so as not to increase the pressure in the cervical spine.

Can I use the SPINEFITTER in bed or on the treatment bench?
Basically yes. Since the entire spine lies on the SPINEFITTER in the supine position, an additional soft surface is possible. This reduces the pressure of the balls on the back muscles somewhat, but at the same time the instability of the multitool increases. When the SPINEFITTER is positioned transversely, only positioning under the sacrum is possible, as otherwise stronger levers will act if the support surface is too soft.

Does the SPINEFITTER replace a fascia roller?
No. The SPINEFITTER by SISSEL® is an alternative to the fascia roller. It has a different mode of action, but can be used for the same purposes as a fascia roller. Its pressure is punctual and not flat, which can be better processed in the tissue and reflexively in the movement control. Due to the high-quality material chosen (fully expanded PU foam), the Multitool is much more flexible and supple than most fascia rollers. The structure adapts to the spine much better than conventional fascia rollers, which means that the intervertebral joints can be optimally mobilised.

Can anyone use the SPINEFITTER?
No. The instructions for use clearly point out the contraindications. For example, the SPINEFITTER should only be used after prior consultation with a doctor or therapist if you are taking blood-thinning or anticoagulant medication, have acute radiating pain, advanced osteoporosis or stiffening of the spine. On SPINEFITTER.com you will find the detailed user manual with all listed contraindications. Enclosed you will find the user manual for reference.

In case of any ambiguity, the use must be discussed with a doctor or therapist. Age or a limitation in mobility (both without contraindications) does not limit the use. Due to its many possible applications, the SPINEFITTER can be used not only in training or competitive sports, but also for prevention and therapy.

Are there training programmes for the SPINEFITTER?
Yes. The SISSEL® Academy and many other cooperation partners offer SPINEFITTER by SISSEL® workshops worldwide.
Here you can deepen your knowledge and get to know new possibilities of application.

There are 2 formats available to you: The SPINEFITTER by SISSEL® Basic Workshop and the SPINEFITTER by SISSEL® Professional Workshop. Here you will gain certification as a Qualified SPINEFITTER Instructor Basic & Professional.

Please visit our website SPINEFITTER.com to find out more about our live and online workshops.

Is the SPINEFITTER by SISSEL® a medical device?
Yes. The SPINEFITTER by SISSEL® as well as the Linum, Linum Pro, Mini, Extension Kit and Trigger Tool are medical devices and fulfil the regulatory requirements of Regulation (EU) 2017/745.