We’ve put together some commonly asked questions to provide you with more information about MO2R & hyperbaric therapy
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized environment. Our body's tissue needs an adequate supply of oxygen to function. When tissue is injured, it requires even more oxygen to survive. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy increases the amount of oxygen your blood can carry.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a well-established medical treatment and is recognized by Health Canada as an effective treatment for the following conditions.
Embolisms (air or gas bubbles in the bloodstream, which may travel to the brain or lungs)
Carbon monoxide poisoning
Crush injury, Compartment syndrome and other acute traumatic problems where blood flow is reduced or cut off (e.g., frostbite)
Decompression sickness (the bends)
Enhancement of healing for wounds such as diabetic foot ulcers
Exceptional blood loss (anemia)
Intracranial abscess (an accumulation of pus in the brain)
We use mono-place chambers in our facility. With one patient capacity, this chamber is used for singular dives. Each patient is closely monitored by our staff as they undergo their treatment.
To benefit from hyperbaric oxygen therapy, you'll likely need more than one session. The number of sessions is dependent upon your medical condition. Some conditions might be treated in three visits, while others may require 40 treatments or more. Our doctors will discuss your treatment plan with you that include the frequency and how many sessions you will need.
In rare cases, patients can experience side effects, but many of these can be avoided by conducting a thorough pre-treatment analysis. Our doctors will determine if this treatment is right for you based on your medical history, current health concerns, and personal wellness goals.