Introducing Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric medicine, also known as hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), describes the use of 90-100% oxygen at higher than normal pressures in order to speed up the recovery from certain injuries and to improve the body’s ability to heal from a variety of conditions.

The helpfulness of HBOT lies in its ability to produce much greater amounts of oxygen in the tissues of the body. The increase in pressure of oxygen with HBOT is a lot higher than breathing pure oxygen at normal pressure and up to 5-15 times higher than breathing air. It is this increased saturation of oxygen in our body tissues that can accelerate the natural healing process.

Benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

The use of HBOT around the world is rapidly becoming more popular as the benefits are better understood and research is carried out on new applications.

For example HBOT may:

The Facility

We have a new, specially designed and computerized chamber which allows the patient easy access and to sit comfortably with plenty of visibility to the outside through 3 large windows.  It can be operated both from outside and inside using a simple touch screen, and has an intercom system to speak to those outside the chamber. 

Treatments are usually between 1.3-1.5ATA for 60-90 minutes.  Please see the patient information booklet for more details, including potential risks.  Cost is $145-180 depending on length of treatment (usually 60-90 minutes).

Please contact our nurses Camilla and Louise regarding any enquiries by email or send a message via the Contact page.

For more information about some of the potential applications of HBOT please see the articles below: