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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Oxygen is a required nutrient that helps nourish our body and improve recovery. Patients seeking help from a variety of conditions often explore Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) treatment. Dr Matthew Shave is proud to offer this service as an affiliate of HBOT USA to restore and promote health and wellness.

Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy safe?

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) has a very good safety record. Many hyperbaric centers report only mild ear discomfort as a contraindication to therapy. Such a discomfort is similar to the ear pressure felt when ascending or descending in altitude. These discomforts may be minimized by descending at a slower rate. Discuss these concerns with the treating physician and hyperbaric technician at your consultation.

What is HBOT used for?

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is the most trusted way to increase oxygen levels to all organs of the body which has been demonstrated in several clinical studies to enhance the body’s innate ability to repair and regenerate.

    • HBOT is proven to speed healing post-operative by reducing inflammation and swelling, minimizing pain and discomfort for quicker healing with less scarring, bruising and infections.
    • HBOT helps individuals regain neurological activity and functionality by increasing levels of oxygen to help recover/repair brain tissue.
    • HBOT helps athletes reach a full recovery from sports-related injuries.
    • HBOT drives increased levels of oxygen into the body, which travels through the plasma, subsequently reducing inflammation and pain and increasing cellular aid to mitochondria and heal target regions.

How many sessions are required?

This is the most commonly asked question. Each case is different and the doctor may regulate protocols, depending on a patient’s goals, prognosis and improvements through the course of therapy. Keep in mind that the "40-hour protocol" is the gold standard for many of the physiological benefits. Most of the benefits begin within the first few sessions of HBOT. It is well documented that the antioxidant and protective role of HBOT is immediate and demonstrated within 24 hours of one hyperbaric session.