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Matt's SLAP Tear Surgery and Recovery

Posted on June 16, 2016 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (5)

Here’s the story of Matt E., friend of HHS.



Matt is an avid kayaker and outdoorsman. If you are going camping, you must ask Matt to come along; he cooks the best steaks! He’s very authentic and generous with his time and skills.


Matt has been kayaking for 20+ years. He does most of his kayaking in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming; and he admits that he does it for the chicks. He averages 60 - 70 days on the river every year. It is currently June of 2016 and Matt has already done 60 days on the river.


But all that kayaking can really do a number on a person’s shoulders. In 2015, Matt had a SLAP tear repair surgery on his shoulder; the doctor also removed some arthritis during the surgery. This involved arthroscopy surgery, keeping the shoulder and arm immobile in a sling for several weeks, followed by physical therapy. Typical recovery is 10 - 12 months.


After surgery Matt diligently went to physical therapy three times a week. He was scheduled to do this for 16 weeks. He also rented time in one of our hyperbaric chambers. Matt spent 1.5 - 2 hours per session in the chamber and did 3 - 4 sessions per week. All total Matt did about 30 sessions in the hyperbaric chamber.


Initially, while Matt’s arm was in the sling, we had to help him get in an out of the chamber. With a heavy-duty buckle and dual zipper system that runs along the side, this was a little more than Matt could handle with one arm. But after a few sessions Matt was gaining mobility and able to work the strap and zippers on his own.


Right away Matt noticed that he was recovering from his physical therapy sessions faster. Once he got out of the sling, Matt was able to go back to work and almost move his arm normally throughout the day. He verbally noted that the soreness associated with physical therapy and work was greatly reduced. He wasn’t in as much pain and was able to sleep better as his shoulder recovered. His range of movement was also improving quickly.


His physical therapist was also noticing the improvement. Thanks to Matt’s sessions in the hyperbaric chamber, his physical therapist shortened his therapy sessions by HALF! That’s 8 weeks of physical therapy Matt didn’t have to do or pay for. He was able to save himself some big bucks on those medical bills.


Why did this work for Matt? Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy forces oxygen into your body. Your body uses this oxygen to heal and because the body is healing itself faster, inflammation is significantly reduced. It’s the inflammation that makes you cranky and feel like you can’t move. Reduce the inflammation and you may experience tenderness but not the bone-weary soreness that keeps you up at night or keeps you dependent on pain pills.


These are Matt’s results (and no, we did not get this reviewed by any medical or government agency). Your results will be different, but no less impressive. These treatments are so easy. You get an hour or two of quiet time during every session. No one can bother you. And the effects can be felt even through the next day. If you want to learn more about how hyperbaric oxygen therapy may be able to help you, give us call and let’s chat.

Chamber Sessions

Posted on May 25, 2016 at 12:15 AM

As the owner of Hyperbaric Health Solutions, I take any opportunity to spend time in my chamber. If I'm on a split shift from my other job, I will spend about an hour and a half relaxing and healing in there. I'll cruise the internet, listen to music and sometimes take a nap. After my ears have acclimated to the change in pressure, my body begins to feel more at ease. Just knowing that every breath I take, more filtered oxygen is being disbursed in my body for quicker recovery from a run, a workout session or if I'm feeling a little under the weather. This puts my mind at ease. The sessions are my time to get away from the stressors of life. It's multi-tasking in a way. I get a quiet space to organize my thoughts, think about life and figure out how I'm willing to spend it on this beautiful earth. We only get one body and so I want to treat it the best that I can. 

Heal Your Gout with Anti-Inflammatory Treatments

Posted on May 13, 2016 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Heal Your Painful Gout with Anti-Inflammatory Treatments!

I saw a post by Dr. Mercola this morning about the causes of gout. This is something I've heard about; I know an aunt of mine has it. But I didn't really know much about it. 

 

(By James Gillray - The Gout by James Gillray. Published May 14th 1799. Via copy at [1], Public Domain, /commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3796712)


Yikes! It looks horrible. I'm so sorry for everyone who suffers through the pain of this horrible disease. And to think it can be genetic, too!


But there is hope! Further on in Dr. Mercola's article he lists many homeopathic rememdies that can help to alleviate the pain and even heal your body:

  1. Cayenne Cream
  2. Adding Ginger to your diet
  3. Krill Oil
And this just names a few items that I know I've seen on the shelves of our local, natural grocery stores. 

I also saw the use of the word 'anti-inflammatory' in the article. If you've been following Hyperbaric Health Solutions at all, then you know the word 'inflammation' is an obscenity to us. There's simply no need to put up with it or have it around. 

Using a Hypberbaric Chamber on a regular basis to increase the amount of oxygen in your body is another way to reduce inflammation in your body. Oxygen gets things moving! It reduces tension and relaxes the body. Oxygen is needed to turn the food we eat into fuel for our body. Your brain uses a ton of oxygen every day in order to perform. 

Your body needs oygen to heal itself. At Hyperbaric Health Solutions we believe in using our chambers to increase our oxygen levels; we also know how important a healthy diet is to continue generating fuel and healing. 

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