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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

We are delighted to be able to offer Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurised environment.

Anyone can benefit from HBOT whether you are an athlete seeking shorter recovery times, you’re looking to increase post-surgery rehabilitation or you’re simply feeling tired or fatigued.

Benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy:

  1. Increases circulation and oxygenation
  2. Enhances energy levels
  3. Faster recovery from sprains/tears and bone fractures
  4. Reduces stress and anxiety
  5. Stimulates the formation of new blood cells
  6. Reduces inflammation and pain
  7. Supports the immune system
  8. Supports oxygenation to cardiac tissue

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can help alleviate the symptoms surrounding a range of conditions and illnesses. For example, 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 therefore aids the healing process. Some other conditions that the chamber can assist with are:

  1. Multiple Sclerosis
  2. Chronic Fatigue
  3. Fracture Healing
  4. Skin Necrosis due to Vascular Occlusion
  5. Spinal Cord Injuries
  6. Glaucoma
  7. Stroke
  8. Anaemia

So, how does it work?

At Summit Physio, we have a soft-shell Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber. Once inside the chamber, we deliver 100% oxygen at a pressure of 30KPA (4.3PSI). This increased delivery of pure oxygen under high pressure means your lungs can gather much more oxygen than would be possible under normal atmospheric circumstances, where the air we breathe consists of just 21% oxygen.

What to expect:

Unlike some Hyperbaric Oxygen Chambers, no oxygen mask is required to deliver the therapy. You simply step inside our chamber where you then lie down and get comfortable (we’re always happy for clients to bring along phones/books/tablets to keep them entertained, whilst others choose to bring blankets and have a snooze)

    Once inside, a member of our team will then zip the chamber to seal the oxygen, and the therapy will begin. During the initial stages of the session, the pressure will begin to increase and your ears may feel much like they do when taking off on an aeroplane. However, as the pressure reaches capacity, you will feel ready to relax and enjoy the session.
    You will have a walkie talkie so there is access to communication between you and a member of our team if or when you should need us
    Once pressurised, the chamber is much like lying down at home and doesn’t feel too different to normal conditions and the session will last for 60 minute
    The process of depressurisation is much like that of the first stages, but standard steps like swallowing and opening and stretching your jaw should alleviate any popped ears.

For more information, please contact a member of our team by emailing us at getmebetter@summitphysio.co.uk or by calling 0800 731 2738

You can also book an appointment online at https://bit.ly/3fluV74

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:

Suitable Clothing
e.g; Shorts, Strappy top, Sportswear etc.

Glasses
(if you require them to read forms)

Medical History
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.

Kevin Melling

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

Tej Talks

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

Doug Riley

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!

Suzanne Szcryba

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.

Josh Carter

Bolton

Bolton Arena,
Arena Approach,
BL6 6LB

Wrightington

Wrightington Hotel
& Country Club,
Wigan,
WN6 9PB

Chorley

David Lloyd Health Club,
Moss Lane,
PR6 8AB

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

SUMMIT BOLTON
Bolton Arena, Arena Approach, BL6 6LB

SUMMIT WRIGHTINGTON
Wrightington Hotel & Country Club, Wigan, WN6 9PB

SUMMIT CHORLEY
David Lloyd Health Club, Moss Lane, PR6 8AB

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