Hyperbaric oxygen therapy together with neuro-rehabilitation is a unique concept, one of its kind in Europe.
Patients with cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, or after a stroke may in addition to the proven concept of space medicine therapy resort to hyperbaric oxygenation.
In the hyperbaric oxygenation (HBO therapy, the body receives oxygen under heightened pressure. In the hyperbaric chamber “the body awakens with the help of breathing .” The so-called. sleeping neurons in the central nervous system are activated. Brain ability (capacity) to learn increases. Motoric system becomes more “apt to learn” can withstand a higher load. Followed by training new information can be better “anchored” in the brain. Thus, the central nervous system learns proper movement patterns.
Univ.Prof.hcmult.Dr.Dr. Franz Gerstenbrand of Karl Landsteiner Institute, specialist in space medicine therapy, along with medical personnel from the Adeli Centers created a new concept of therapy: ,, The concept comes from the US, where proprioception in combination with hyperbaric oxygenation has already been proved successful and were studies in which I participate were published. It is in neurorehabilitation in combination with innovative therapies, that we might expect improvements. Adeli center pioneered in the unique combination of these methods in rehabilitation of patients with central nervous system injuries, in Europe.”
HBOT and neurological diseases
HBOT and neurological diseases
In infant’s cerebral palsy
In cerebrovascular disease
In spinal cord injury
In neurological diseases
HBOT improves cerebral microcirculation and brain metabolism, reduces brain edema, increases permeability of the blood brain membrane, and maintains the full activity of damaged tissues. At the same time preventively effects progression of brain lesions from secondary influences.
In infants’ cerebral palsy
HBOT reduces spasticity, visual, hearing and speech impairment. Although improvements are individual, use of a combination of HBOT, rehabilitation and other supplemental methods may cause significant improvements in health.
The HBO facility is made up of a 12-digit pressure chamber of the HAUX-STARMED 2200 / 5.5 / XL type of the German manufacturer HAUX-Life Support, GmbH with additional 2 places in the pre-chamber. It is possible to treat a patient on the bed in the chamber.
The maximum operating pressure of the chamber is 5 bar (6.5 ATA). Standard features include built-in fully automatic fire extinguishers, patient audio / video monitoring, air conditioning, computer / manual exposure control,% saturation O2%, chamber atmosphere O2% aspiration. A storage chamber tunnel is part of the chamber.
The chamber is filled with air (pressurized) (not 100% oxygen as in 1-chamber chambers). 100% of medical oxygen is inhaled by patients through closed masks.
- Capacity for 12 people
- Max. Operating pressure 5 bar
- Filling with atmospheric air
- Patient Audio / Video Surveillance
- automatic exposure control
- Measurement of the percentage of oxygen saturation and the percentage of oxygen in the atmosphere of the chamber
- Inhalation of medical oxygen through closed masks
- audio and video system for the patient
- integrated fire extinguisher