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Hyperbaric Therapy at Sports Therapy Scotland

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Special Offer

90-minute Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy session now only £60.00

(was previously £90.00)

Heals by bringing oxygen-rich plasma to tissue starved for oxygen

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy HBOT

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

As part of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, the patient will comfortably lie inside a hyperbaric chamber for 60 – 120 minutes per day during treatment. Many patients start with 20 treatments.

Treatments may be extended further, depending on the progression of the wound and or complications.

The Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber

The chamber is pressurised to 1.3 ATA (Atmospheres) with the patient breathing 100 % oxygen via their own face mask. This increase in pressure allows more oxygen to be dissolved into the plasma (up to 10 to 20 times more than normal). The air we normally breathe is about 21% oxygen. Patients in a hyperbaric chamber are breathing roughly 200% to 240%  oxygen.

‘Over time, the increase of oxygen stimulates angiogenesis, which is new blood vessel formation in the tissues,’ says Susie Frye, a Certified Hyperbaric Technologist and Safety Director at Logan Regional Hospital.

For patients who follow the recommended treatments, nutrition and wound care, she adds, hyperbaric oxygen therapy “will speed up the healing process by three to five times.”

Hyper means increased, and baric refers to the pressure

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can increase circulation and oxygenation, Frye adds, allowing the oxygen to build and repair damaged blood vessels, as well as triggering collagen growth, which leads to healing.

Published researched benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

  • Long Covid
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Muscle & Bone Tissue Repair
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Diabetic Wound healing
  • Faster recovery from exercise
  • Improved well-being
  • Increased sports performance
  • Stroke
  • Heart Disease
  • Stress & Fatigue Reduction
Common Treatments

‘The increase in pressure can also reduce swelling, which in turn, increases blood flow. Oxygen also helps the body create new white blood cells, which helps the body fight off infection’

Some common uses of the hyperbaric oxygen chambers are to treat diabetic foot ulcers, where bone, muscle or tendon may be exposed.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatments can also help treat osteomyelitis, certain infections, failing grafts or flaps, carbon monoxide poisoning, decompression sickness (bends), thermal burns and more.

Patients who have had certain cancers and have undergone radiation treatments can also benefit, as can those with radionecrosis – damage to tissue caused by exposure to radiation.

How does HBOT work?

HBOT helps wound healing by bringing oxygen-rich plasma to tissue starved for oxygen.

Wound injuries damage the body’s blood vessels, which release fluid that leaks into the tissues and causes swelling.

This swelling deprives the damaged cells of oxygen, and tissue starts to die. HBOT reduces swelling while flooding the tissues with oxygen.

The elevated pressure in the chamber increases in the amount of oxygen in the blood.

HBOT aims to break the cycle of swelling, oxygen starvation, and tissue death.

HBOT helps block the action of harmful bacteria and strengthens the body’s immune system. HBOT can disable the toxins of certain bacteria.

It also increases oxygen concentration in the tissues. 

This helps them resist infection. In addition, the therapy improves the ability of white blood cells to find and destroy invaders

HBOT encourages the formation of new collagen (connective tissue) and new skin cells.

It does so by encouraging new blood vessel formation. It also stimulates cells to produce certain substances, like vascular endothelial growth factor.

These attract and stimulate endothelial cells necessary for healing.

Hyperbaric Treatment
Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Sports Therapy Scotland

Single or multiple sessions are available

Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Prices

A single 90-minute hyperbaric oxygen treatment session is now only £60.00 (was £90.00)

A Block of 10 sessions is £600.00

We can also supply install and maintain therapy chambers for private use clients.

Please get in touch to find out more

Further Information on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen Further Information

Hyperbaric Oxygen is also used by the National Health Service (NHS) in Scotland for many conditions. It was traditionally used for therapy related to diving accidents.
 

Conditions that Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is used for

Can Hyperbaric Therapy be used for anti-aging?

Clients have asked us if  HBOT can reduce the signs of ageing.

A recent HBOT study published on the science news website shows that treatments can stop the ageing of blood cells and reverse the ageing process.

Can anyone undertake hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

  • You can see pictures of the hyperbaric chamber on this page.  The user would be required to have sufficient mobility to enter the chamber.  (You can bring a helper with you)
  • The hyperbaric chamber is intended for individual use and is sterilised after every session.
  • If you think you may be too tall, please get in touch with any questions.
  • If you are undergoing chemotherapy treat you will need to allow four weeks after your final dosage before commencing therapy.
  • If you have had a collapsed lung (Pneumothorax) then HBOT is not suitable.
  • HBOT may not be suitable if you have any type of implanted device (e.g. pacemaker).  HBOT involves pressure which may affect your device.)
  • Consent for therapy is required and you must be of legal capacity to do so.

If you have any questions about your personal circumstances and whether HBOT is suitable and safe – please get in touch.

 

 
 

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