Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO) is a very effective treatment for many conditions including sports injuries. Visit the Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Trust website where you will find a list of conditions which respond well to HBO. This is not an exhaustive list so, if you have a condition which does not appear in the list, please get in touch with the centre and we can refer your enquiry to our medical advisor.
Real Life Stories
HBO for Fybromyalgia – Lizzie’s story
I started oxygen therapy in March this year to help with Fibromyalgia. I was overjoyed to find somewhere in Kent that provides hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
There is such a nice welcoming atmosphere at the centre. From the first week l felt so at home. Everybody smiles there and no one bats an eyelid if have trouble with speaking or any other problem. Even if you walk in for the first time and sit on the lovely comfortable chairs, someone will talk to you and you will hear laughter everywhere. Once there l don’t want to go home.
The treatment has really helped with my energy levels and brain fog. I was relying heavily on my stick when l first started. Now l can happily walk round the centre without it. I feel happier and better in myself and consequently in less pain. My depression has also considerably improved.
I believe l would have been crazy not to give this treatment a chance. I love the centre and have made some great friends.
If you are in two minds about HBO, l would definitely recommend this treatment. You could change your life.
HBO for Radiation Proctitis
Having battled bladder cancer, Gwen Frost, 71 from Canterbury, was looking forward to getting on with the rest of her life. But a side effect of her radiotherapy treatment left her bleeding heavily from her bottom up to 10 times a day, every other day. Gwen became so anaemic she needed a blood transfusion – until she found hyperbaric oxygen therapy at Kent MS Therapy Centre…
Watch our interview with Gwen and read more at the Kent Oxygen Therapy website.
HBO for Rheumatoid Arthritis
At the age of 61 Maria Apps suddenly developed severe pain in her hip that was eventually diagnosed as rheumatoid arthritis. Maria researched the benefits of HBO therapy herself and approached Kent MS Therapy Centre for treatment to reduce inflammation in her joints. She has enjoyed encouraging results including reduced pain, better sleep and enhanced general wellbeing.
Downloadable Information Sheets
More information about the HBO Therapy and specific conditions can be downloaded here.
How do I access HBO at the centre?
Just give the centre a call to arrange a face to face pre-treatment assessment with our Support Manager. Details of your condition and any prescribed medication will be taken; this will be passed to our medical advisor who will decide on an appropriate treatment protocol. During the assessment you will be given a form to take to your GP, once your GP has signed the appropriate form the treatment can commence. A full explanation of how to use the HBO chamber will be given at the assessment.
What are the costs involved?
Sessions can be booked individually or in blocks of up to 20 sessions. Block bookings paid for in advance attract a discounted rate.
All money raised from HBO treatments goes towards the running costs of Kent MS Therapy Centre.
|Block of 5||£75.00|
|Block of 10||£150.00|
|Block of 15||£225.00 (£202.50*)|
|Block of 20||£300.00 (£270.00*)|
* a 10% discount is available for block bookings of 15 or 20 sessions paid in advance.
How many treatments will I need?
Most people have an intensive introductory course of 20 hour-long sessions over four consecutive weeks, then top-up sessions once a week. This depends on your individual symptoms, however.
HBO is currently available on Mondays to Fridays from 8am – 5pm at present and until 8pm from 3rd May 2016.
Find out more:
Bath Rugby club are using oxygen therapy to speed their players recovery from injury
Paratrooper Ben Parkinson is receiving oxygen therapy to help with his brain injury