Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a treatment where 100% oxygen is administered under pressure greater than one absolute atmosphere.
Anyone can benefit from HBOT whether you are an athlete seeking shorter recovery times or a stay at home mom who feels burned out. Benefits also include:
Stimulates the creation of new blood cells
Reduces inflammation and pain
Helps prevent reinjuring target areas
Supporting the immune system
Supports oxygenation to cardiac tissue
Some cancer treatments, such as radiotherapy, can cause damage to healthy tissue around the area being treated. Sometimes nearby blood vessels lose the ability to supply enough blood to the healing area. When the blood supply is limited, cells do not get enough oxygen. Our Hyperbaric oxygen chamber uses high pressure to increase the amount of oxygen you can breathe. This puts more oxygen into the bloodstream, which can help the healing process. Some other conditions that the chamber can assist with are:
Spinal Cord Injuries
what to expect
further information about visiting us for a hbc session, from what we treat to what you should expect and how to prepare can be found below.
How it works?
Oxygen is carried around the body by the blood. Breathing in pure oxygen under increased pressure, allows extra oxygen to be taken up by the bloodstream and dissolved more quickly. The extra oxygen can help where healing is slowed down by inflammation or where blood supply is limited by damage to the tissues
Injuries caused by sports related activities are a substantial concern among players, coaches and parents alike. As inflammation and pain play primary roles with respect to recovery, the hyperbaric oxygen chamber has been shown to significantly reduce inflammation and pain.
Barnett A. Using recovery modalities between training sessions in elite athletes does it help? Sports Med 2006; 36:781–796.
How to prepare for a session
Aside from a positive attitude, you should bring the following items to one of our physiotherapy sessions:
e.g; Shorts, Strappy top, Sportswear etc.
(if you require them to read forms)
Please remember to inform us of any prior or ongoing medical problems that you have even if you think they seem unrelated to the pain you are seeking treatment for.
our aim here at summit is to keep our clients relaxed, and for them to enjoy their time with us. out staff are friendly and more than happy to answer any questions you may have on your condition and treatment.
Each new client/condition will have an initial consultation where one of our skilled clinicians will take a detailed and confidential history and physical assessment. Then, using Summit’s education board, we will explain why the condition has occurred, allowing you to properly understand the cause of your pain/problem.
From here a relevant, evidence-based and up-to-date treatment plan can be put into action.
You will be given a home exercise programme (HEP) at the end of the session, in conjunction with your treatment. Not only will this maximise the benefits of the treatment and, it will allow you to self-manage your symptoms where possible.
Summit also promotes positive lifestyle behaviours by teaching individuals to self-manage their condition, which improves confidence, sense of wellbeing and quality of life.
With these new acquired skills, we can give you a long-term solution so you can prevent reoccurrence of your condition and return to activity with confidence.
Summit physiotherapy is committed to its clients and expects commitment from them in return. All of our clients must realise that their rehabilitation and recovery requires a team effort.
Above all, we are here to help you get better and give you the confidence to embrace the treatment. A happy client means a quicker recovery, and that’s what we provide here at Summit.
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what to expect...
I'VE SUFFERED VARIOUS RUNNING RELATED INJURIES OVER THE YEARS AND THESE GUYS HAVE NEVER FAILED TO GET ME BACK RUNNING AGAIN. THEY'VE ALWAYS GIVEN GOOD ADVICE TO PREVENT ANY RE-OCCURRENCE OR TO AVOID NEW INJURIES OCCURRING. I'VE BEEN TREATED BY VARIOUS DIFFERENT STAFF MEMBERS AND ALL HAVE BEEN COURTEOUS, ATTENTIVE AND VERY COMPETENT. ANY TIME I HAVE HEARD OF A FRIEND OR COLLEAGUE WHO NEEDED SOME PHYSIO TREATMENT, I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN QUICK TO RECOMMEND SUMMIT PHYSIO DUE TO MY POSITIVE EXPERIENCES WITH THEM.
HAVE USED SUMMIT FOR THE PAST 12 YEARS FOR VARIOUS RUNNING AND CYCLING INJURIES. I HAVE SEEN VARIOUS MEMBERS OF STAFF DURING THIS TIME AT DIFFERENT LOCATIONS. ALL STAFF ARE COURTEOUS, KNOWLEDGEABLE AND ABLE TO EXPLAIN IN SIMPLE TERMS THE TREATMENT REQUIRED FOR THE INJURIES. AFTER RECEIVING TREATMENT, THEY ALSO EXPLAIN HOW TO AVOID REOCCURRENCE WITH THE HELP OF EXERCISES. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PRACTICE TO ANYBODY
I SAW ANDY AFTER A SUCCESSION OF POOR ADVICE AND A SUBSEQUENT DISCECTOMY LEFT ME WALKING LIKE FRANKENSTEIN. HE SUPPORTED ME WITH A PROGRAMME OF REHAB THAT ALLOWED ME TO GAIN MY CONFIDENCE BACK AND ULTIMATELY MY NORMAL LIFE. NOTHING IS TOO MUCH TROUBLE AND HE ALWAYS GOES THE EXTRA MILE. EFFECTIVE REHAB IS AS MUCH ABOUT THE PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT AS IT IS THE PHYSICAL AND HIS HUMOUR IS PRICELESS IN THIS AREA. I HAVE SINCE WALKED THE 3 PEAKS AND CAN LIVE RELATIVELY PAIN FREE WHICH I NEVER THOUGHT POSSIBLE. I COULD NOT HAVE DONE THIS WITHOUT ANDY AND CANNOT RECOMMEND HIM AND SUMMIT PHYSIO HIGHLY ENOUGH
5 STAR REVIEW FOR THE FRIENDLY GREETING AND EFFICIENT SERVICE FROM LOUISE ON RECEPTION WHO BOOKED OUR APPOINTMENT, THROUGH TO THE PROFESSIONAL PHYSIO ASSESSMENT, SERVICES AND AND AFTERCARE FROM CORRINE. THANK YOU BOTH. WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND!
CORINNE IS AMAZING. VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE, PROFESSIONAL AND FRIENDLY. I FEEL VERY COMFORTABLE AND I ALWAYS FEEL BETTER HAVE MY SPORTS MASSAGE. I GET QUITE A FEW NIGGLES FROM BEING A STUDIO FITNESS INSTRUCTOR BUT CORINNE ALWAYS SORTS THEM OUT. I WOULDN'T GO ANYWHERE ELSE.
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get in touch...
Our network of clinics are based in Lancashire and are ran by our team of dedicated practitioners.
The address details for each clinic are listed below for appointments, for general enquiries or anything you'd like to know prior to booking, please use the contact form or email us and we'll be in touch ASAP!
Alternatively we can be reached on 0800 731 2738
Bolton Arena, Arena Approach, BL6 6LB
Wrightington Hotel & Country Club, Wigan, WN6 9PB
David Lloyd Health Club, Moss Lane, PR6 8AB