What Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a therapy option for people with cerebral palsy that uses a high partial pressure of oxygen to speed and enhance the body’s natural ability to heal. During HBOT procedures, the child breathes 100% oxygen under increased atmospheric pressure so oxygen-rich blood can better reach bone and tissue in order to enhance white blood cell function. This results in increased infection control, faster healing of a wide range of conditions, and potential correction of non-functioning brain tissues. While no direct evidence has been found in support of HBOT’s effectiveness, the use of this form of therapy for cerebral palsy theoretically revitalizes the brain. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy also produces an ideal internal environment for the growth of new brain tissue.

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) and Cerebral Palsy

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy - Cerebral Palsy

Patients are treated in hyperbaric chambers

HBOT sessions have been shown to resolve tissue swelling. Tissue swelling and injury in the brain occur from a lack of oxygen, and breathing pure oxygen under increased atmospheric pressure constricts blood vessels and interrupts this harmful process. Additionally, the process produces an internal environment ideal for the growth of healthy new brain tissue.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is most efficient as a cerebral palsy rehabilitative measure when coupled with other forms of treatment and therapy. Additionally, HBOT procedures are most successful in diminishing spasticity and cognitive function in young children.

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