When to come
OxyGeneration is used ASAP after injury to counter the inflammatory process. OxyGeneration is open 7 days a week for this purpose.
OxyGeneration is fulfilling the strong growing need for optimal and faster recovery times that allows the injured athlete to return to full function and competition faster than with the normal course of rehabilitation.
This is also considered optimal for a low risk of re-injury and long term or chronic complications. While the target injury is healing old injuries are also helped as general wellness.
Typical OxyGeneration cycles.
Continuous daily or twice daily commutative sessions if available are used until the injured athlete is fit to return to competition.
For acute sports injuries 10 to 20 is typical but any number is beneficial. If a break between sessions is necessary for personal or medical or training reasons this is no more that 2 days in the 7 so as to keep up the cumulative stem cell production and speedy recovery. For sports injury athletes not in a hurry 10 sessions is typical with one a week top up until resolved. 40 sessions in case of very serious orthopaedic and trauma injury.
Injuries include fractures, tendon, hamstring, joint sprain, groin and ligament injury, eye injury concussion, trauma and delayed onset muscle soreness –DOMS (typically 24 to 48 hours after activity).
It is important to keep in close contact your physiotherapist as physiotherapy may typically commence earlier than normal.
Having attended OxyGeneration a Galway GAA Senior Football player who had a fracture told OxyGeneration that his surgeon said ‘the healing was so good that you could not see the recovered fracture on the xRay’
HBOT is also used for post-concussion syndrome as in the case of retired American Super Bowl champion Joe Namath, whose SPECT Brain Imaging impressed neurologists by scientifically demonstrating the benefits of HBOT. (Keating, 2015)
Sports stars as OxyGeneration.
A number of high-profile sports stars have come to OxyGeneration within the past three months since opening.
Elsewhere footballers Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham and Wayne Rooney and former Ireland international rugby player Brian O’Driscoll have all chosen to use HBOT to speed up their recovery from injuries. (Hogan, 2012 & Thompson, 2006) Many premier league clubs have multi person chambers similar to OxyGeneration.
Professor John McElwain, Adelaide and Meath Hospita, Blackrock Clinic
“My experience of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the treatment of trauma has been shown to improve the healing and outcomes significantly. Any patients that I have sent for this treatment have reported increased union rates. I believe that as time goes by , that HBOT will very soon become more widespread in the management of predominately major trauma”
The healing of a sports injury has its natural recovery, and follows a fairly constant pattern irrespective of the underlying cause. Three phases have been identified in this process: the inflammatory phase, the proliferative phase and the remodelling phase. Oxygen has an important role in each of these phases [Ishii et al. 2005].
How HBOT can help it?
HBOT works by dramatically decreasing inflammation, improving vascular flow, increasing stem cell release and activation, regenerating bone and cartilage damage, and decreasing scarring. In recent studies, HBOT also works in conjunction with platelet rich plasma and stem cell injections for even greater healing potential in other sports-related injuries besides concussions.
the remodelling phase. Oxygen has an important role in each of these phases [Ishii et al. 2005].