Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Breathe 100% oxygen at increased pressure levels
Why this therapy?
Give yourself the oxygen boost you need to increase your energy and restore your cells to their proper functioning.
When you’re injured, your body needs all the oxygen it can get to survive. Even after you’re healed, oxygen-rich therapy like hyperbaric oxygen therapy can reduce your risk of infection and ease pain. Three times per week for two weeks, a trained technician will place you inside a chamber where the air is much higher in pressure than outside. This increases the amount of oxygen in your blood and tissues, which also reduces inflammation.
Oxygen delivered to a patient at high altitude can improve circulation by up to 20%.
When you go into a hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber, you breathe in air at a pressure that’s two to three times higher than normal. This helps your body absorb much more oxygen than it would possible breathing oxygen at normal air pressure.
Why do we need extra O2?
When you have oxygen in your blood, it acts as a natural healer. It fights bacteria and helps stimulate the release of growth factors and stem cells — two substances that promote healing.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is used to treat several medical conditions.
And medical institutions use it in different ways. Your doctor may suggest hyperbaric oxygen therapy if you have one of the following conditions:
such as a diabetic foot
Skin graft or skin
flap at risk of tissue
Infection of skin or bone that causes tissue death
Bubbles of air in your blood vessels (arterial gas embolism)
Vision loss, sudden
What to expect as a patient
A licensed health care professional will evaluate your health goals, assess your needs and health profile, and determine if you’re a good candidate for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.
When you come to our location, you will be greeted by one of our licensed medical professionals. After an evaluation, they’ll discuss your goals and concerns and create an individualized plan based on what worked best for other patients like you.
After a thorough safety check, your patient is led into the chamber. While they watch television, sleep, or listen to music, oxygen is delivered into the chamber at a higher pressure than what’s naturally present in the atmosphere.