Hyperbaric Therapy at Sports Therapy Scotland

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

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy MHBOT

The Treatment

The patient will comfortably lie inside a hyperbaric chamber for 60 – 120 minutes per day during treatment. Many patients start out with 20 treatments. Treatments may be extended further, depending on the progression of the wound and or complications.

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 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 Therapy

Long Covid
Traumatic Brain Injury
Muscle & Bone Tissue Repair
Multiple Sclerosis
Diabetic Wound healing
Faster recovery from exercise
Improved Well-being
Increased performance
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 chambers are to treat diabetic foot ulcers, where bone, muscle or tendon may be exposed. Hyperbaric 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

Single 90-minute sessions are £90.00

Block of 10 sessions is £800.00

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

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