OXYMED Center as the only center in Slovakia welcomes athletes and sportsmen who want to do something extraordinary for their bodies and offers by specialists prepared OxySport program.
In performance, training or races alone, oxygen demands increases. Oxygen plays an important role in the processes of energy generation in the body. During sports activities, however, oxygen consumption may increase several times..
- Improving physical fitness
- Preparation for a sporting event
- Regeneration after performance
- Faster healing of sports injuries
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is widely used by elite athletes to increase their resilience and recovery capacity, and to improve their resistance to injuries and exhaustion.
Increased levels of oxygen help your body recover from challenging activities, improving the process of healing of various sports injuries and problems including musculoskeletal injuries, ligament damage, cartilage, and even bone fractures.
Oxygen concentration and increased pressure will cause a high oxygen content to dissolve in the blood tissues, which stimulates the healing process, especially in places with poor blood flow. This, along with increased collagen production, essential for recovery and development, makes HBOT an invaluable supportive tool for athletes.
Oxymed is involved in the preparation of athletes
Martin Ludrovský (PH London 2012 – 1st in teams), Rastislav Revúcky (PH Peking 2008 – 1st place in teams, PH London 2012 – 1st place in teams), Andrej Mészáros, Peter Mihálik
(PH Athens 2004 – 1st place in individual, PH Beijing 2008 – 1st place in teams, PH London 2012 – 1st place in teams, PH London 2012 – 1st place in individual)
“At the Oxymed Center, I have completed recommended number of exposures, which have improved my performance in sport and reduced my oxygen debt.”
“After having undergone oxygen breathing exposures under increased pressure at the Oxymed Center, less lactic acid would dissolve in my muscles than before which was proven by reduced muscular fever after exercising.”
The importance of OxySport program for athletes
In performance, training or races alone, oxygen demands increase. Oxygen plays an important role in the processes of energy generation in the body. During sports activities, however, oxygen consumption may increase multiple times. The body is unable to store oxygen and can not produce it, it needs a steady supply of oxygen. Oxygen breathable under increased pressure will get you quicker back into form after sports injuries as it speeds up healing. Especially after heavy physical exercising, it is an excellent tool for muscle regeneration. For athletes who have undergone this treatment, a shorter time for recovery and healing has been proven, especially injured bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons and tissues.
- Significant improvement in blood flow in the damaged tissue and thus acceleration of the healing process
- Reduced swelling of the tissue
- Accelerated recovery of injuries in bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and tissues
- Decrease of fatigue lactic acid
- Regeneration of the body after a high sport endeavour
- Improvement of mental concentration
The program is composed of a combination of hyperbaric oxygen therapy and complementary therapies (massages, manual therapies, rehabilitation exercises and more), all specifically tailored for the needs of athletes. For professional athletes, an injury may mean the end of their career. Recovery of sports injuries by applying traditional therapies may last months. Sport and hyperbaric medical practitioners have included hyperbaric oxygen therapy to accelerate injury healing to get players back to game as quickly as possible.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is also used by world’s athletes
“During my recovery, hyperbaric chamber played an important role. I went through plasma treatment for a damaged on my left knee ligament. The hyperbaric chamber helped to accelerate healing afterwards. “
“My body earns money. Sessions in the hyperbaric chamber helps me get into shape between games, and make my body an impenetrable armor. “
English football striker, Premier Leaque Manchester United player Wayne Rooney used hyperbaric chamber to accelerate the treatment of a broken leg before the world championship.
HBO Technology Center consists of a HAUX-STARMED 2200 / 5,5 / XL 12-point pressure chamber of the German manufacturer HAUX-Life Support, GmbH with additional 2 pre-chamber positions. The patient can also be treated on the bed in the chamber.
The maximum operating pressure of the chamber is 5 bar (6.5 ATA). The standard equipment includes built-in fully automated fire extinguishers, patient audio / video monitoring, air conditioning, computer / manual exposure control, oxygen saturation measurement in %, O2 % content in chamber atmosphere, suction device. A storage chamber - tunnel, is a part of the chamber.
The chamber is filled (pressurized) with air (not 100% oxygen as it is for 1-chamber chambers), 100% of the medical oxygen alone is inhaled by patients through closed-circuit masks.
- capacity for 12 people
- possibility of bedded patient
- max. operating pressure 5 bar
- filling with atmospheric air
- audio / video monitoring of the patient
- automated exposure control
- measurement of% saturation of oxygen and% oxygen content in the atmosphere of the chamber
- inhalation of medicinal oxygen through closed-circuit masks
- audio and video system for the patient
- integrated fire extinguishers