WHAT IS HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY?
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) supercharges the body’s natural healing process through enhanced oxygen delivery. It delivers high levels of oxygen under pressure in a hyperbaric chamber.
Advance Rehab are the proud hosts to an ADVANCE o2 Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber.
WHO CAN BENEFIT
THE ADVANCE REHAB EXPERIENCE
A single HBOT session typically takes 1 hour and 10 minutes (which includes the pressurising and depressurising process). You may choose to do a 90 minute session or 2 sessions back-to-back if you wish.
You may benefit from anywhere between 3 to 80 sessions depending on the severity of your condition and whether it is an acute or chronic injury.
If you request, we can recommend a treatment protocol that would yield best results for your condition but ultimately it’s up to you whether you choose to follow it. We understand that everyone has differing time and financial constraints.
We recommend wearing comfortable clothes and you will be required to take off your shoes so you may wish to wear socks and perhaps bring a small blanket. You may also wish to bring your own pillow if you are uncomfortable using the clinics vinyl pillows.
You may bring laptops, iPads, iPhones and small portable music devices into the chamber with you. There is also a selection of magazines available in the clinic.
Please refrain from smoking at least half an hour before your appointment and avoid strongly scented perfumes. Cigarette lighters, incendary devices, knitting needles, sharp objects and ink pens are prohibited.
You will be zipped into the deflated chamber and the chamber will start to inflate to almost double the size. This is the pressurisation process and at which point you will feel the pressure build in your ears. You will need to equalise your ears this same way you would on a flight. You may experience a pressure sensation in your head, this is normal during the pressurising and de-pressuring process.
Once you’ve descended to 1.35 ATA and your ears have adjusted you will feel completely relaxed and you may read, use your laptop or iPad, listen to music or sleep. There is an LED light for reading.
You will have the option of wearing a face mask or the specially designed headset in the Salus36 chambers for the entire session through which you will breathe high levels of oxygen.
Post treatment you may report a increased energy and sense of alertness.
Cleanliness and hygene are a high priority at ADVANCE o2. Each patient purchases their own oxygen face mask to prevent contamination if they choose the face mask option.
HBOT IS NOT SUITABLE FOR
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is not recommended if you have any of the following conditions.
If you are unsure whether Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is safe for you due to a medical condition or medication you have been prescribed, we recommend speaking to your doctor prior to booking a session.
- High or low blood pressure (untreated)
- Hypersensitivity to cold
- Heart conditions
- Heart attack (within the past 12 months)
- Stroke (within the past 12 months)
- You have been fitted with a pacemaker
- Acute kidney diseases
- Open wounds or ulcers
- Cold or flu symptoms
- Asthma triggered by cold temperatures
- Hyperhidrosis (heavy perspiration)
- Under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Over the age of 60 years old (unless written medical clearance is provided)