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7 REASONS WHY ATHLETES BENEFIT FROM HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY (HBOT)


1. Active Recovery Practice, training, conditioning, and competition all stress the body. Recovery should be a part of every athlete’s training program.


Athletes, Gym goers, and Sports people of all kinds know that they must take rest days to allow their bodies to recover after hard workouts.

However, when it comes to improving athletic performance, recovery isn’t as simple as just sitting around. Athletes interested in optimising their performance should look to avoid passive recovery and take advantage of active recovery therapies like HBOT. Cristiano Ronaldo, perhaps the best soccer player in the world, used HBOT to recover from a knee injury in a fraction of the time it took other athletes to get back on the pitch.

RECOVERY TIME MAY BE REDUCED BY UP TO 33% THROUGH THE USE OF HBOT!

Think of HBOT like a fast-forward button for healing and recovery. By flushing tissues with high levels of oxygen, athletes may experience benefits like:

  • Increased stem cell activation

  • Faster bone and cartilage regeneration

  • Reduced muscle fatigue and exhaustion


2. Healing & Treating Injuries

Over 60% of recreational joggers and runners are sidelined by an injury every year.

The traditional recipe for injury treatment for most recreational athletes is focused on rest, rest, and more rest.

However, studies show that HBOT is a truly game-changing therapy for injured athletes.

By using atmospheric pressures of up to 2.4 ATA, HBOT helps injured tissue absorb many times the amount of oxygen normally available.

A 60-90 minute HBOT treatment allows oxygen to penetrate deeply into blood, plasma, and cerebral fluids, increasing healing and circulation where it’s needed most

Injuries that may be helped with HBOT therapy:

  • ACL and other ligament injuries

  • Muscle strains and fatigue

  • Cartilage damage

Just to name a few!



3. Concussion and TBI Treatment

While many athletes will never experience a concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI), those who do may greatly benefit from HBOT treatment.

NFL players, who suffer from many concussions, have taken part in studies of HBOT’s effectiveness.

While many athletes will never experience a concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI), those who do may greatly benefit from HBOT treatment.

NFL players, who suffer from many concussions, have taken part in studies of HBOT’s effectiveness.

While many athletes will never experience a concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI), those who do may greatly benefit from HBOT treatment.

NFL players, who suffer from many concussions, have taken part in studies of HBOT’s effectiveness.

DID YOU KNOW:

Nearly 3 million TBI’s are reported every year, according to the CDC. Almost 10% happen while playing sports!

The increased pressure and oxygen-rich environment of an HBOT treatment can help your body heal itself after a concussion and can reduce the pain, nausea, fatigue and other debilitating symptoms of a traumatic brain injury.


What athlete isn’t looking for an edge?

Many endurance athletes train at altitude to increase red blood cell production and the oxygen-carrying capabilities of their blood.

Many athletes are also turning to HBOT treatments to see similar gains in performance by increasing circulation and the oxygenation in their blood.

DID YOU KNOW:

Many athletes sleep in a portable HBOT chamber to combat the low-oxygen environment found when competing at altitude.


6. Increasing Mental Focus

Competing as an athlete takes more than physical strength and skill.

Mental clarity, stamina, and focus are needed to perform at your very best!

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy may help reduce brain fog and improve mental focus in athletes.


7. Taking Advantage of the Latest Technologies

Whether it’s Nike’s high-tech running shoes with a stiff carbon plate, biometric GPS watches that can estimate VO2 Max and optimise your training, or ketogenic diets designed to help athletes fuel without excess sugar, competitive athletes are always looking for the next big thing.

Whether you're trying to run a qualifying time for a Marathon, or just want to feel your best at the gym, why wouldn’t you try HBOT?

It’s a treatment that’s trusted by top athletes around the world and one that can help you, too!