Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is commonly recommended for all physically active people, professionally or amateur athletes. Treatments in the hyperbaric chamber effectively accelerate the return to full fitness after demanding and hard training, sports competitions, a marathon run or a football match. By increasing the amount of oxygen in the blood by up to 16 times compared to the resting position under normal conditions, the body is able to regenerate and renew quickly. Therapy in a hyperbaric chamber is therefore helpful in accelerating recovery after injuries, sprains, sprains and contusions. Oxygen therapy session effectively reduces inflammation, eliminates swelling, reduces bruises, removes soreness, regenerates capillaries and strengthens the immune system.
Scientific research confirms that systematic and regular use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy increases the body’s aerobic capacity and accelerates the production of ATP, the so-called muscle fuel, thanks to which breaking new records and performing heavier workouts is easier. In a study conducted in Scotland with the participation of football players, it was found that with the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy and physiotherapy, the time needed to regain full physical fitness after heavy exercise and strain on joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons and related injuries decreased by as much as 70%.
In the world of professional sport, many famous and outstanding players of various disciplines regularly use oxygen therapy. This supportive therapy is used, among others, by Michael Phelps – 23-time Olympic champion in swimming, Cristiano Ronaldo – one of the best footballers in the world, Novak Diokovic – winner of 5 Wimbledons, Lebron James – one of the best basketball players in the world. The effectiveness of hyperbaric therapy in sport is very well documented – teams from professional NBA, NHL and NFL leagues use hyperbaric chambers in the process of training their players as an endurance support.
World Anti-Doping Agency WADA since 2006. allows therapy in a hyperbaric chamber and defines it as a natural method of supporting the body for increased physical effort.