Sports Injury Recovery
Hyperbaric Therapy for Sports Injury Recovery
Using Technology to Gain an Edge

Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) in sports has become more prevalent in today’s collegiate and professional realm. Mild HBO therapy provides a highly effective way to increase the volume of oxygen in the blood and thus increase the many beneficial effects that oxygen has on the body. It allows the body to get the oxygen it needs to create ATP for energy and flush out the lactic acid that causes muscle fatigue. The elevated oxygen levels help athletes increase performance and recover more quickly after a workout. Increased oxygen delivery to the brain facilitates brain function, and enhances an athlete’s ability to make split-second decisions that could be a difference in the outcome of a game.

A sports injury can be especially devastating for an athlete. Often, athletes re-injure themselves or make their conditions worse by attempting to return to full activity before their bodies have healed completely. Athletes sidelined because of injury can lose their standing in national rankings, or their place on a team. Because elite athletes have so much at stake, many have turned to mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy to speed recovery.

6 Benefits for Athletes

What do Michael Phelps, LeBron James, and Christiano Ronaldo have in common? They, along with thousands of other world-class athletes, basketball players, football stars, and Olympians, rely on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) to improve their athletic performance.

6 benefits for Athletes:

  • Active Recovery - Shorten recovery times by up to 33% using HBOT
  • Healing and Treating Injuries - Increase healing to affected areas with HBOT
  • Concussion and TBI Treatment - HBOT can reduce pain, nausea and fatigue asscociated with concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Treating Compartment Sydrome - Runners suffer from this painful condition. Using HBOT can prevent this condition.
  • Boost Performance - HBOT can help boost endurance by increasing circulation and oxygenation of athletes blood.
  • Increase Mental Focus - Utilizing HBOT may reduce brain fog and improve mental focus.

How Athletes Benefit from HBOT

The pressurized chamber in which athletes breathe pure oxygen, allows up to a tenfold increase in the oxygen level of the blood plasma and hemoglobin. The red blood cells become more malleable, increasing their ability to penetrate restricted blood vessels so that cells and tissues receive the oxygen they need to regenerate and heal. With hyperbaric treatment, a sprained ankle might recover in four days instead of eight; a bruised thigh could mend in one week, not three. Recovery time is reduced significantly, and athletes at all skill levels get back into play faster.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy isn’t right for every athlete. Your doctor may recommend another treatment if you have certain medical conditions, including some types of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), respiratory infections, or cataracts.,

Please contact us to discuss an initial consultation where we can find out whether hyperbaric treatment is right for you.

Sports Injury Recovery
Helping athletes get back in the game.
Whether you're a Divison 1 athlete in a top tier program, or just a weekend warrior trying to keep up with the young guns, HBOT can help you get back into the game and recover faster. Find out more about how Hyperbaric therapy of Minnesota are getting athletes back in the game.
Post Surgery Recovery
Healing faster than conventional means.
HBOT has been proven to speed up recovery in post surgery scenarios. Issues such as poor blood supply and damage to the blood vessels may slow healing. HBOT increases the ability of blood to upload, carry and deliver oxygen to tissue. This results in improved and more rapid healing.
Natural Healing & Treatment
Help your body, help itself.
HBOT enhances the body's natural healing ability by promoting the growth of new blood vessels resulting in healed wounds and a decreased chance of amputation. HBOT enhances neurogenesis (the growth and development of nervous tissue) which accordingly may improve functional outcomes after central nervous system injuries.
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