Hyperbaric oxygen therapy was created to treat the “bends” in divers, but it is now a popular element of treatment plans for a wide range of conditions. Here at Plasticity Centers, we use it to accelerate wound healing and help treat concussions, strokes, cerebral palsy, and more.
The increased oxygen content in HBOT allows for additional oxygen to dissolve into your blood, increasing the amount of oxygen available to cells. HBOT reduces swelling and encourages the formation of new connective tissue and skin cells.
During hyperbaric oxygen therapy, you will enter a small chamber designed either for one or two people. The pressure in the chamber is about two to three times normal air pressure and many say the process feels similar to that of flying an airplane. You can comfortably read or relax while in the hyperbaric chamber.
After your therapy session, our team will assess you by looking in your ears and taking your blood pressure and pulse. To benefit from HBOT, you will most likely need more than one session. Here at Plasticity Centers, HBOT is usually one part of a comprehensive treatment plan. If you’re interested in HBOT, contact our team.