SPORTS MEDICINE


Main Advantage

  • Prevention of sports injuries
  • Improved sports performance
  • Better fatigue resistance
  • Better physical recovery of the athlete
  • Postoperative osteoarticular and muscle injuries
  • Decreased injury rehabilitation times
  • Muscle, joint, bone or ligament


The hyperbaric chamber and its effect on injuries

Treatment with hyperbaric oxygen therapy has different effects on injuries: on the one hand prevention and on the other acceleration of recovery.
By increasing the concentration of oxygen in the blood, it promotes the improvement of oxygenation and the intake of nutrients to the muscles. This situation leads to greater fatigue resistance, less likelihood of rupture or injury and, in the event of injury, it accelerates recovery.
Injuries usually have a determined recovery time. This time is not accurate but is influenced by factors such as the physical state of the injured person or the way your body reacts to treatment. It has been proven that treatments with therapeutic hyperbaric oxygen decrease the rehabilitation time of different types of injuries whether muscle, joint, bone or ligament.
With oxygen therapy there is better nutrition of tissues so the ability to recover increases considerably.
Improved sports performance with oxygen therapy
The hyperbaric chamber is useful not only for injured or fatigued athletes but also for those who are healthy. Using hyperbaric oxygen therapy before intense exercise can help achieve several goals: Optimal cerebral circulation, muscle oxygen concentration is increased and the immune system is strengthened. In addition, red blood cells are stimulated, achieving a significant improvement in physical condition.
It is a treatment regularly used by elite athletes, but it is not necessary to be a professional sportsman to take advantage of this type of treatment.


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The Centro Hiperbárico de Cascais is the first Portuguese Hyperbaric Medicine Center with Monoplace chambers that allow medical treatments of up to 3 ATA.

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