Mildura Weekly : Friday January 2 Vol 9 No 8 2015
FEATURE 21 FRIDAY, JANUARY 2, 2015 MILDURAWEEKLY.COM.AU Here’s one for the hundreds of athletes currently competing in Mildura. Have you ever wondered why a muscle tear (strain) heals quicker than a ligament tear (sprain)? The answer lies in the fact that muscles have access to more oxygen than ligaments, providing them with the necessary energy needed for increased protein synthesis during tissue repair and regeneration. It’s for this reason that sports scientists have developed the art of Hyperbarics – a now popular therapy that creates an environment where cells are more receptive to repair and recovery. The treatment is fast becoming a ‘go-to’ for the world’s top sportspeople, with several Australian and world-class athletes utilising the therapy to overcome injury faster and more effectively. Among the many to use the therapy include Geelong Football Club superstar Steve Johnson, who famously used Hyperbaric Therapy to overcome a significant knee injury in the lead- up to 2011 AFL Grand Final. The treatment is one available to Mildura residents through the Hyperbaric Health Clinic (located at 152 Lime Avenue), with the organisation helping local athletes, among others, take more control over their recovery. Mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy works by safely increasing the body’s oxygen uptake by raising the barometric pressure. Under pressure, additional oxygen is dissolved into the blood plasma and increased oxygen in the plasma leads to higher amounts of oxygen being delivered to the body’s tissues, organs and brain. The pressure, combined with ambient air purified to 89-93 percent oxygen delivered by an oxygen concentrator, forces the oxygen to dissolve into the body’s fluids and travel to areas of the body otherwise difficult to reach. The dissolved oxygen saturates the plasma, the lymph, the synovial (joint) fluid and the cerebrospinal fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord. The use of a hyperbaric chamber provides up to 300 percent more oxygen saturation, allowing wounds to heal faster, swelling to be reduced more quickly, restoration or increased blood flow to injured areas accelerating healing, aiding in detoxification and promoting general wellness. Furthermore, bacteria, viruses, pathogens and yeast cannot survive in an oxygen enriched environment, and the pressurised environment of the mild hyperbaric chamber facilitates recovery much more quickly from surgery or injury. Mild Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a safe, drug- free therapy that can be used regularly without any danger of oxygen toxicity in the body. Treatment takes place inside a specially- designed inflatable chamber that uses filtered ambient (atmospheric) air with an additional oxygen concentrator to deliver oxygen to the body safely. Sessions usually last an hour, however people can use the chamber for much longer without any adverse effects. In addition to helping patients heal post surgery and athletes recover from injuries and fatigue, mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy can also provide effective treatment for other medical conditions. The Hyperbaric Health Clinic’s state-of-the- art hyperbaric chambers are spacious, and can accommodate an adult, child or even two children. Whilst in the chamber, people can listen to their favourite music, meditate, read a book, use their mobile phone or laptop or simply relax and... breathe in the benefits! The Hyperbaric Health Clinic also offers chamber sales and rentals, with more information available by contacting Matt Forbes-Wilson on 0473 018 043. Hyperbaric Therapy a growing trend in Mildura mind soul body & >> your guide to health, fitness, nutrition, beauty & life advice Why hyperbaric oxygen therapy? Because oxygen fuels the body to keep you on track... 152 LIME AVENUE MILDURA BOOKINGS 0473 018 043 HYPO2HYPERBARICS.COM HHC MILDURA HYPO2HYPERBARICS COM HHC MILDU nowopen Natural Healing & Tr eatment Enhanced Sports Injury Recovery Speeds up Post Surgery Recovery Improves Strength, Energy and Endurance Enhanced Burn Recovery 142B Lime Ave, Mildura P: (03) 5021 0151 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.facebook.com/TheNaturalChoiceMildura • Far Infrared Sauna • Bowen Therapy • Ionic Foot Detox • Cold Pressed Juice • 2 & 3 Day Juice Cleanses Book in for your FREE consultation!
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