First, some facts. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has long been used in sports medicine to improve athletic performance. It provides quick regeneration and compensates for the oxygen deficit that arises in the body after a great effort. Its effectiveness has been proven, among others, in studies conducted in Scotland on football players. It turned out that the combination of oxygen therapy with physical therapy allows for faster recovery after injuries.
The time needed for complete regeneration after a large effort related to the load on the musculoskeletal system has been reduced by as much as 70 percent. For this reason, the World Anti-Doping Agency in 2006 announced that hyperbaric chambers increase the efficiency of the body, but the executive committee decided that it would not add them to the list of prohibited methods and doping substances.