Benefits from Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
HBOT allows the injured athlete to return to competition faster than with the normal course of rehabilitation, with a low risk of re-injury. Many sports injuries involve strains and sprains, which naturally cause swelling and edema (excess fluid). These normal bodily reactions to injury restrict the vital flow of oxygen-carrying plasma, compress blood vessels, and restrict red blood cells to the injury site. Cells and tissues surrounding the injury site become starved for oxygen, which inhibits healing. In extreme cases, cell and tissue death can occur.
In turn, when HBOT is used before an event the patient is attending, HBOT can reduce the effects of an injury that might occur and will allow the best performance of the muscles.
POST workout, such as weight lifting, long distant running, sprinting, or other workouts similar to crossfit, or those that can result in anaerobic metabolism, HBOT shows great benefits in tissue recovery and increasing performance. As muscles use energy at a rate greater than they receive oxygen, they can become toxic. HBOT can help reduce this toxic environment and get an athlete back to performing and recover from these workouts and stressful events faster than normal methods can provide.
Concussions or Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS), data indicates that 40 HBOTs demonstrated statistically significant improvements in Post Concussion and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms, memory, cognitive functions, depression, anxiety, sleep, and quality of life in civilian and military subjects with mTBI/PPCS compared to controls. Improvements persisted at least 2 months after the 40th HBOT.