Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Sports Injury Rehabilitation

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, or HBO, is the process of introducing the body to pure oxygen at pressures above atmospheric levels. The way this is achieved is with what’s known as a Hyperbaric Chamber. Professional and amateur athletes alike use this method for sports injury rehabilitation because it’s that effective. Our facility here at Satoshi Center for Wellness has helped to heal thousands of people, take advantage of this amazing technology and speed up your recovery.

Sports Injuries

Oxygen is vital for recovery from any injury, those from athletic activities are no exception. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is used to treat a wide range of damage; from ligaments, tendons and joints to contusions and sprains. Through the course of your sessions you will notice that your recovery time is much faster than usual. This is obviously very beneficial for athletes or even regular people because it will get you back on your feet and back to doing what you love.

Other Uses

Sports injury rehabilitation isn’t the only reason to make use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, in fact the applications are quite varied:

  • Acute Traumatic Ischemia
  • Embolism
  • Anemia
  • Arterial Insufficiencies
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  • Decompression Sickness
  • Gas Gangrene
  • Intracranial Abscess
  • Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection
  • Radiation Injury
  • Skin Grafts
  • Sinus Infections
  • Thermal Burns

Oxygen’s Role in Healing

The determining factor of whether or not you will heal and how fast it will happen is oxygen. That’s not to say there aren’t other aspects of the healing process, but it is the most important one. What makes it so crucial is that wounded tissue will convert regular oxygen to reactive oxygen species (or ROS), which are free radicals. These promote rapid recovery as our bodies naturally create them. You might’ve heard that free radicals are a bad thing, but when activated intentionally and appropriately, they used to heal you naturally. It’s all about the nature and administration of oxygen.

What Are Reactive Oxygen Species?

ROS (aka Oxygen Radicals or Pro-Oxidants) are oxygen molecules that lack an electron while keeping its shape. Inhaling pure oxygen in a pressurized chamber changes the nature of the ROS – for the better.

What Happens When pure Oxygen is Introduced to Your System?

Our blood is chock full of oxygen, carrying it to fuel every cell in your body through a process called cellular metabolism. Simply put, this is the process of converting fuel to energy. This energy is used for every aspect of your life but relevant to this blog post it is used to heal your injuries. You can imagine, then, that pure oxygen will give you more energy to do just that.

How Exactly the Hyperbaric Chamber Works

A hyperbaric chamber is either a flexible or rigid shelled pressure vessel that is used to increase the atmospheric pressure inside of it through use of air compression. The higher pressure allows you to intake and absorb higher amounts of oxygen. When coupled with 100% purity mask, you end up getting a massive boost for healing and recovery.

Where Are We Located?

The Satori Center for Wellbeing is located in Rancho Mirage, California. Clients from all over the world come for healing at our facility and our trained staff will assure you benefit the most you possibly can from any of our services. Book an appointment here and start your accelerated healing process.