Sports Injuries

Injuries caused by sports-related activities remain a substantial concern with players, coaches and parents alike. As inflammation and pain play primary roles with respect to recovery, hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has been shown to significantly reduce inflammation and ameliorate pain.

Additionally, HBOT can promote fibroblast/collagen activity to accelerate and enhance healing from surgeries and wounds. New evidence supports HBOT as an adjunct and practical treatment to help moderate the effects of traumatic brain injuries and enhance brain imaging results. HBOT is often utilized by physicians and patients to help reach a full recovery from high-impact insults to the body and is currently used by some of the U.S Olympic Teams to treat sports-related injuries as a part of their official medical techniques and equipment. Studies have demonstrated the benefits of HBOT for sports-related injuries with the following:

Accelerate Recovery From Sports-Related Injuries with HBOT

  • Increases Collagen Production

  • Reduces Inflammation & Pain

  • Faster & Better Recovery from Sprains, Tears & Bone Fracture

  • Stimulates Angiogenesis

  • Enhances Recovery from Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) & Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries

  • Decreases Susceptibility Towards Reinjuring Target Areas

  • Rapid Recovery from Concussions & Head Injuries

  • Improves SPECT Imaging Results

Faster Recovery From Surgeries with HBOT

  • Increases Fibroblast Activation

  • Reduces Inflammation for Optimal Pre-Op Conditions

  • Reduces Risk of Infection

  • Stimulates Stem Cell Proliferation

  • Decreases Hospital Time

Amplify Recovery From Intensive Training with HBOT

  • Accelerates Healing from Acute Muscle Strain

  • Improves Blood Flow

  • Proliferates the Production of Adenosine Tri-Phosphate (ATP)

Enhance Performance with HBOT

  • Improves Concentration

  • Increases Serotonin Levels

  • Accelerates Jet Lag Recovery

  • Decreases Lactic Acid

Study: NFL Athlete Improves Cognitive Functioning with HBOT

In 2011, a case report was published involving an NFL player who suffered multiple concussions. This subsequently led to the development of hydrocephalus, which required emergency shunt brain surgery. The star athlete continued playing and won the Super Bowl, only for his shunt to fail, which left to additional emergency back-to-back surgeries. Following his surgeries, he received 40, one-hour treatments of HBOT. After the treatment protocol, he was independently assessed with neurocognitive evaluations and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) brain imaging by the Amen Clinic in California. Marked improvement in 5 out of 6 indices on the MicroCog assessment for cognitive functioning (a computerized assessment sequence designed to detect early signs of cognitive impairment) was confirmed, in addition to substantial enhancements with respect to SPECT imaging.

Kenneth P Stroller (201)
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy in treating sports related TBI/CTE. Medical Gas Research 2011, 1:17


Read an article on the effects of HBOT on Sports Injuries
Read an article on the effects of HBOT and Post Concussion
Read an article on the effects of HBOT and Post TBI
Read an article on the effects of HBOT and Post-Concussion due to Mild TBI
Read an article on the effects of HBOT and Anoxic Brain Damage
Read an article on the effects of HBOT Induce Angiogenesis and Regeneration of Nerve Fibers in TBI Patients

Start enjoying the benefits of oxygen therapy

Clinical research studies have shown that hyperbaric oxygen therapy, also called HBOT, can enhance the body’s innate ability to repair and regenerate. With benefits for many diseases and health conditions:

  • Circulation and Blood Flow
  • Heart Health
  • Brain Function
  • Joint and Soft Tissue Health
  • Eye Health
  • Skin Conditions
  • Reduces Inflammation and Pain
  • Repairs Cells and Diminishes Wrinkles
  • Improves Memory and Reaction Time
  • Stress and Anxiety


  • First visit includes Patient Information Forms, Consultation, Tour of Center, Review of Chambers Safety and Usage.
  • Each Patient is required to purchase an oxygen mask.
  • If you do not have a prescription, you may request one from your primary care physician or referring provider. If needed, our Hyperbaric Medial Advisor will provide a prescription after a consultation and Safety Screen Assessment is completed.
  • Scottsdale Hyperbaric Center offers military discount for active duty, retired military, and veterans. Customers are required to show a valid government-issued military ID card to redeem this offer.
  • Pre-paid packages and single visits are non-transferable between patients and expire 6 months after purchase. No substitutions, rain checks, or refunds. All cancellations or reschedules require a 24-hour notice or they will be subject  charges.
  • A service charge of 3.5% + Tax will be applied when using credit cards for payment. For your convenience, customers may avoid fees by paying with either cash or check.
  • The information contained on this website is for information and educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of a physician. Anyone who wishes to embark on any medical program intended to prevent or treat a specific disease or condition should first consult with a qualified physician. I hereby consent to participate in this elective wellness pressurization experience which is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease.