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HBOT For Athletes

A Paradigm Shift

A Holistic Approach For Athletes Seeking Performance Enhancement & Optimal Recovery

Numerous patients experience benefits after several HBOT sessions. Presently, an increasing number of individuals seek natural methods for maximising performance. Athletes and people from diverse backgrounds explore the advantages of HBOT, whether aiming for treatment or performance enhancement.

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How HBOT Aids Recovery​

HBOT is a game-changer in the early recovery of exercise-related muscle injuries, making it an invaluable tool in the sports and fitness industry. This treatment is safe, effective, and non-invasive, making it a top choice for athletes who regularly face high-stress training and competition. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) may hasten return to pre-injury activity levels and improve short and long-term injury prognosis (Babler and Rhodes, “The Role of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Sports Medicine.” Sports Med. 2000).

How HBOT Combats Fatigue

Raising oxygen levels in a fatigued musculoskeletal system stimulates cellular activity, boosts adenosine triphosphate (ATP) synthesis, and enhances the breakdown of fatigue-related substances. HBOT is viewed as a means to aid fatigue recovery (Ishii et al, “Hyperbaric Oxygen As An Adjuvant Athlete.” Sports Med. 2005).

How HBOT Aids Recovery​

Intermittent Hypoxic Treatment (IHT), known as preconditioning, falls under the innovative and expanding domain of Adaptive Medicine.

The altitude simulator extracts oxygen from the normal air in precisely determined amounts so that each user is progressively taken from the equivalent of sea level (20.9%) to as ‘high’ as 6,600 meters where oxygen levels are as low as 9% oft-sided chambers for treatment.

IHT increases the ability of the body to metabolise, transport and utilise oxygen. Adaptation to a lower oxygen environment causes the body to produce a chain of biological reactions, extracting more oxygen from the cells.

Heart, spleen and lungs are also stimulated to increase their functions. The body then has an increased functional reserve that can offset fatigue and enhance areas of functioning in the body that require oxygen.

This approach leverages the concept that when an organism adapts to novel and demanding environmental conditions or physical stresses, it unlocks its genetic potential to withstand these challenges, thereby enhancing cellular oxygenation and energy production.

How HBOT as part of an integrative improves performance

Increased oxygenation offers various health benefits like cell growth, detoxification, immune reinforcement, new capillary development, and enhanced neurological function.

Many athletes use HBOT in conjunction with electro lymphatic enhancement, infrared zone sauna, IV therapy & functional neurology to maximise performance.