HBOT Helps Patients with Stroke Recovery

HBOT Helps Patients with Stroke Recovery

As you know, strokes can be devastating, and it can take many excruciating years to recover. Our hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) clinic has helped hundreds of stroke patients return to a normal life over the past 20 years. A recent study (Eftati et al 2014) showed that up to 55% of stroke participants experienced significant improvement after HBOT, while 72% had at least a mild improvement.

We have seen the near miraculous, such as patients regaining eyesight, regaining the ability to walk up a set of stairs without assistance, and improvements in speech that enable people to return to work. Some have regained the ability to read, others to think clearly and articulate thoughts, and some have gained greater strength and hand movement. We have been helping stroke patients to regain their lives by increasing the amount of oxygen by 1200x, which stimulates idling neurons in their brain, encouraging them to function again.

Strokes impact our bodies in many different ways. A patient can encounter challenges in speaking, walking, dressing, bathing, cooking, eating, talking on the phone, driving, playing with a grandchild, reading and writing, just to name a few. Each of these can continue for years. Strokes can rob us of many of the enjoyable and necessary aspects of being alive. The challenge is that strokes cause different challenges in different people, which makes it difficult to predict with any accuracy which benefits will appear with HBOT.

At a milder level, some patients and their families observe slight improvements, such as improved strength, balance and the ability to assist in moving from their bed to their wheelchair. Others have regained the ability to sing on key, push themselves to a standing position from their wheelchair, turn their head over their shoulder while driving, or regain the ability to recognize faces.

If you are interested in finding out more about stroke, traumatic brain injury and how hyperbarics can help, give us a call. We can also tell you what your insurance covers or what your other financial options are. HBOT.
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How Hyperbaric Therapy Helps
  • Improves brain tissue oxygenation
  • Stimulates brain tissue regeneration
  • Regrows nerve fibers
  • Forms new neural connections (neuroplasticity)
  • Regrows new blood vessels and improves blood flow,
    stimulating idling brain cells to function
  • Speeds recovery and rehabilitation time
  • Increases stem cell mobilisation
  • Improves cognition, thinking and multitasking
  • Reduces brain damage from swelling

Patients’ Experiences

Greg, 56-year-old patient
Greg, 56
Recovered from his difficult-to-understand and slurred speech.

Greg was a PhD psychologist whose clients, all but one, had terminated therapy with him because his slurred speech was just too hard to understand. Our staff had a difficult time understanding him too. When he finished, his speech was easy to understand and 4 clients had already returned to him for therapy.

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Marlee, 76-year old woman
Marlee, 76
Stroke affected her ability to think and make decisions, but she recovered with HBOT.

Marlee was a quick talking, fast moving, slender woman. There was nothing the stroke had affected in her movements that we could see. But, she complained loudly that her brain “just didn’t work right.” After her hyperbaric treatments, she was so pleased with having “gotten her brain back” that she wrote to the local newspaper about us. The newspaper came out and wrote a feature article on Bay Area Hyperbarics, to talk about what an amazing new technology HBOT was!

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Doug, 81-year-old patient
Doug, 81
His ability to walk, balance and get in and out of his car had diminished, but HBOT helped.

Doug was tall with a batch of thick white hair and a friendly way about him. He drove his old car with fins and had sung in a barbershop quartet. But since his stroke he had trouble getting in and out of his car. He said his balance and walking wasn’t good enough. After treatments he got in and out of his car with ease, said he felt stronger than he had felt for years. He also said his voice was so much better that he had started singing again.

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Lisa St John, Dr Kaplan, Laura Jean RN

Lisa St John MS, Clinic Director, Dr. Jeffrey Kaplan, Medical Director, Laura Jean RN, Director of Patient Care

Need to know more? Talk to our experts today.

Talk to our experts today.

Have a conversation with our experts, to see how HBOT could help you, and to schedule an appointment.

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We’re woman-owned and the longest running
independent hyperbaric clinic in the country.

We’re woman-owned and the longest running independent hyperbaric clinic in the US.

Nearing 25 Years of Experience

Our highly experienced physicians and technicians have provided almost 100,000 treatments since we opened our doors in 1998.

Pain-free. Non-invasive. Relaxing.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is a painless, relaxing and non-invasive treatment. Our patients often tell us they feel relaxed and alert after their treatment.

Certified & Approved

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is approved by the American Medical Association, Medicare, the FDA, the Mayo Clinic, and insurance companies to treat a variety of conditions.

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