Hyperbaric at Healthways is a privately-owned hyperbaric chamber clinic on the Big Island, and with active biking, running, surfing and aquatic activites...injuries do happen. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy shortens healing time.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a non-invasive therapy that is the most trusted way to increase oxygen levels to all organs and tissues of the body. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is the use of an oxygen-enriched environment at the level of pressure higher than one atmosphere absolute (ATA). Increased pressure allows oxygen to dissolve and saturate more effectively in the blood system, primarily the plasma (independent of hemoglobin); which yields a broad variety of positive physiological, biochemical, and cellular effects. The treatment itself can usually last from 60 to 90 minutes.
Under the direction of hyperbaric specialists, oxygen is inhaled under higher than normal atmospheric pressure. The exposure of an indvidual to oxygen and hyperbarometric pressure has been shown to be beneficial for those suffering. Additionally, Hyperbaric O2 can be used for preventative care and recovery. Studies have shown that this therapy has the potential to reduce length of healing time after injury.