Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) in sports. Mild HBOT chamber therapy provides a highly and an effective way to increase the volume of oxygen in the blood and thus increase the many beneficial effects that oxygen has on the body. It allows the body to get the oxygen it needs to create ATP for energy and so flush out the lactic acid that causes muscle fatigue in the body. The elevated oxygen levels help athletes increase the performance and recover more quickly after a workout. Increased oxygen delivery to the brain facilitates brain function, and enhances an athlete’s ability to make split-second decisions that could be a difference in the outcome of a game.
A Hypobaric Chamber is the one in which the athletes breathe pure oxygen, Hypobaric Chamber allows up to a tenfold increase in the oxygen level of the blood plasma and hemoglobin. The red blood cells become more malleable, therefore increasing their ability to penetrate restricted blood vessels so that cells and tissues receive the oxygen they need to regenerate and heal. With hyperbaric treatment, a sprained ankle might recover in four days instead of eight; a bruised thigh could mend in one week, not three. Recovery time is reduced significantly, and the athletes at all skill levels get back into play faster.