Unlocking Hope: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Long Covid at Free Motion Physical Therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: A Potential Treatment for Long Covid by Free Motion Physical Therapy


Amid the global health crisis, the emergence of “long covid” has added another layer of complexity to the medical challenges faced by individuals. This term describes persistent symptoms experienced after recovering from the acute phase of the disease, ranging from fatigue to cognitive issues like brain fog. In the quest for relief from these lingering symptoms, alternative therapies are gaining attention, with hyperbaric oxygen treatment at the forefront.


Understanding Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment


Hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized room or tube, a simple yet effective medical procedure. By inhaling 100% oxygen under high pressure, the body can gather more oxygen than through normal air pressure. This oxygen is carried by the blood, stimulating the release of growth factors and stem cells, promoting healing. HBOT has been used for decades to treat various conditions, including decompression sickness, infections, air bubbles in blood vessels, and wounds that won’t heal.


Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment and Long Covid


As a potential therapy for long covid, HBOT is gaining attention due to its anti-inflammatory effects and ability to enhance tissue regeneration. Studies, including one from Tel Aviv University, have shown significant improvements in cognitive and physical functions, as well as overall quality of life, in long covid patients treated with HBOT.


Benefits and Risks of Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment


While HBOT offers non-invasive benefits such as increased oxygen levels, reduced inflammation, and enhanced natural healing, it comes with potential risks. Ear injuries, temporary nearsightedness, lung collapse, oxygen toxicity, and fire risk are considerations that should be weighed.


Navigating Long Covid: Your Path to Relief Starts with Free Motion Physical Therapy


Hyperbaric oxygen treatment presents promise as a potential therapy for long covid, but ongoing research is essential to understand its full efficacy and safety. If you or a loved one is considering this treatment, engage in a thorough discussion with our healthcare experts at Free Motion Physical Therapy. We are committed to guiding you through the potential benefits and risks, ensuring informed decisions on your path to recovery.


As we navigate innovative ways to manage long covid symptoms, Free Motion Physical Therapy is here to provide support and explore treatment options tailored to your needs. Don’t wait – take a proactive step towards relief by scheduling your appointment with us today. Remember: Your well-being is our priority, and we are here to help you on your journey to recovery.

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