HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY FOR ATHLETES

HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY FOR INJURY RECOVERY AND ENHANCED PERFORMANCE

Injuries caused by sports-related activities are a substantial concern among players, coaches and parents alike with inflammation and pain play primary roles with respect to recovery.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has been shown to significantly reduce injury inflammation and ameliorate pain. HBOT can also promote fibroblast/collagen activity to accelerate and enhance healing from surgeries and wounds.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a widely used treatment by many elite athletes for recovery from muscle injuries and can help athletes achieve full recovery from high-impact insults to the body. The therapy is currently used by some of the U.S. Olympic Teams to treat sports-related injuries as a part of their official medical techniques and equipment. New evidence supports HBOT as an adjunct and practical treatment to help moderate the effects of traumatic brain injuries, such as those experienced in football and similar sports.

BENEFITS OF HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY FOR SPORTS-RELATED INJURIES

Studies have demonstrated the following benefits of HBOT for sports-related injuries.

ACCELERATE RECOVERY FROM SPORTS-RELATED INJURIES

  • Increases Collagen Production
  • Reduces Inflammation and Pain
  • Faster and Better Recovery from Sprains, Tears and Bone Fractures
  • Stimulates Angiogenesis
  • Enhances Recovery from Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) and Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Decreases Susceptibility Towards Reinjuring Target Areas
  • Rapid Recovery from Concussions and Head Injuries
  • Improves SPECT Imaging Results

FASTER RECOVERY FROM SURGERIES

  • Increases Fibroblast Activation
  • Reduces Inflammation for Optimal Pre-Op Conditions
  • Reduces Risk of Infection
  • Stimulates Stem Cell Proliferation
  • Decreases Hospital Time

AMPLIFY RECOVERY FROM INTENSIVE TRAINING

  • Accelerates Healing from Acute Muscle Strain
  • Improves Blood Flow
  • Proliferates the Production of Adenosine Tri-Phosphate (ATP)

ENHANCED PERFORMANCE

  • Improves Concentration
  • Increases Serotonin Levels
  • Accelerates Jet Lag Recovery
  • Decreases Lactic Acid

Source: International Hyperbarics Association

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