What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO or HBOT)?
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a treatment which significantly increases the amount of oxygen available to the body’s tissues. This creates an environment that is more conducive to healing certain conditions.
This is done by placing the patient in a chamber where atmospheric pressure can be increased and controlled. During HBOT treatment the patient breathes 100% oxygen, intermittently, usually through a hood or mask, whilst inside a pressurised chamber.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy delivered by us is prescribed by a physician and performed under medical supervision.
How Many People Are Treated in a Hyperbaric Chamber?
Patients can be treated here in a multi-place chamber seating up to eight patients sitting. An attendant is inside the chamber at all times and is communication with the Chamber Operator ‘driving’ the chamber.
Patients can also be treated by us in a mono-place chamber in a comfortable, lying down position, with the attendant outside the chamber but in continual communication.
Further Information on treatment with Hyperbaric Oxygen
If you come to us for treatment we have lots more information to give you. Our Clinical and Chamber teams are happy to answer any questions. We all understand that this is not an environment that many people are familiar with.
Take a look at our Science of HBO and History of HBO pages for more details, as well as our pages on the medical conditions that we do, and do not, treat with hyperbaric oxygen therapy. You may even want to book in with us for a Talk and Tour.