Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) in sports has become more prevalent in today’s collegiate and professional realm. Mild HBO therapy provides a highly effective way to increase the volume of oxygen in the blood and thus increase the many beneficial effects that oxygen has on the body. It allows the body to get the oxygen it needs to create ATP for energy and flush out the lactic acid that causes muscle fatigue. The elevated oxygen levels help athletes increase performance and recover more quickly after a workout. Increased oxygen delivery to the brain facilitates brain function and enhances an athlete’s ability to make split-second decisions that could be a difference in the outcome of a game.
In extreme cases, cell and tissue death can occur. HBOT may promote faster healing in common sports injuries such as:
- High Ankle Sprains.
- Pulled Muscles.
- Achilles Tendinitis.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy might help athletes at all skill levels heal more quickly and get back to their favorite pursuit.
Many people use artificial methods to improve the look of their skin, such as anti-wrinkle creams, ointments, cosmetics, pills, and plastic surgery. But, an increasing number of people are using HBOT to help rejuvenate their skin.
During an HBOT session, the body receives pure oxygen at increased atmospheric pressure. This boosts the body’s ability to circulate oxygen, allowing it to seep through into areas where blood flow is poor or blocked and helps skin to rejuvenate. HBOT promotes fast repair of damaged skin cells, diminishing the appearance of wrinkles and helping the skin to heal after trauma, injury or surgery. HBOT has shown promising signs for weight loss, fast nail growth and reducing cellulite, and is recommended for helping skin disorders such as eczema, acne, psoriasis, and rosacea.
Conditions Treated With HBOT:
Anyone can benefit from HBOT whether you are an athlete seeking shorter recovery times or a stay at home mom who feels burned out.
- Air or Gas Embolism
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
- CO Cyanide Poisoning
- Compartment Syndrome, Crush Injury, or other
- Traumatic Ischemia
- Decompression Sickness ( Bends)
- Diabetic and Selected Wounds
- Exceptional Blood Loss ( Anemia )
- Gas Gangrene
- Intracranial Abscess
- Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections
- Radionecrosis ( cancer therapy wounds )
- Osteoradionecrosis & Radiation
- Tissue Damage( following Radiation Therapy )
- Refractory Osteomyelitis ( bone infection ) -Compromized Skin Grafts and Flaps
- Thermal Burns
- ISS Hearing Loss (ISSHL)
- Delayed Radiation Injury
- Enhancement of nonhealing wounds
Conditions That benefit from HBOT:
- Autism -Alzheimer’s
- Bell’s Palsy
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Cancer (General)
- Sports Injuries
- Cerebral Palsy
- Chronic Fatique Syndrome
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Shingles/ Herpes Zoster
- Lyme Disease
- Stevens-Johnson Syndromeo
- Macular Degeneration
- Venous Stasis Ulcer
- Macular Edema
- Pressure Ulcer
- Dental Implants
- Sclerodema, Raynauds
- Type 1 Diabetes
- Migraine/ Headache
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Near Drowning
- Epilepsy…and other conditions
- Orthopedic and Plastic Surgery Recovery