Hyperbaric Therapy of the Lowcountry provides hyperbaric oxygen therapy to patients seeking an alternative, drug-free treatment for a wide range of conditions and illnesses.

In operation since 2008, Hyperbaric Therapy of the Lowcountry is located on the beautiful island of Hilton Head, SC.  Our state-of-the art, fully computerized hyperbaric chambers are manufactured in the USA and feature patented SMOOTH·RIDE™ technology, providing patients with both comfort and safety.  Our experienced hyperbaric staff delivers personalized, competent and caring supervision.

 

BENEFITS OF HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY

–  Accelerates cellular renewal
–  Supports growth of new blood vessels
–  Promotes growth of new tissue
–  Decreases swelling and inflammation
–  Increases the body’s ability to fight infections
–  Helps to metabolize some toxin
–  Potentiates antibiotic capabilities
–  Stimulates collagen production

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been demonstrated to dramatically increase immune capabilities, assisting patients with problems ranging from chronic wounds to complex disabilities and neurological impairment.  While HBOT has been used extensively by the international medical community for many years, its use is in its infancy stages, but rapidly increasing in demand, throughout the United States.

The basic principle behind hyperbaric oxygen therapy is easy to understand – oxygen is vital to the healing process. In normal conditions, only red blood cells have the ability to carry oxygen to injured parts.  During HBOT, the oxygen molecule responds to pressure changes and is dissolved in all body fluids – such as plasma, lymph, interstitial, synovial and cerebrospinal fluid. Increased oxygen levels, in turn, raise the body’s ability to create new blood vessels, build new connective tissue, and foster the growth of new cells.

Rehabilitation time from injury has been accepted to have an intrinsically set rate. In other words – the body only heals at one speed. Although comfort measures and traditional therapies can be applied, the patient must basically wait out the predetermined healing time that nature has set for us. However, with the addition of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), the previous standard of unalterable healing time has been revolutionized.

A new era in therapeutic treatment lies ahead as scientific data continually documents emerging uses and proven effectiveness of HBOT.

 

I sustained a deep puncture would in my lower leg when I accidentally backed into a sharp metal object. By the next day, the puncture was severely infected. I sought the help of my family doctor who put me on a combination of antibiotics.

After a month my leg was still swollen and the wound had become larger and refused to heal. As an artist, I was having difficulty standing at my easel to paint because of the pain and burning I was experiencing in my leg. My doctor suspected that my infection was being caused by highly antibiotic resistant bacteria called MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus).

A friend suggested that I try Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) along with the antibiotics I was still taking. After only a few treatments, the remaining infection cleared, the wound healed and the swelling from the inflammation went away. My only regret is that I wasn’t aware of the benefits of HBOT earlier in my ordeal.

Cheryl E.