WHY CHOOSE US
Experience, Professionalism and Compassion Learn more about our state of the art hyperbaric oxygen treatment facility, which is operated by professionals, conveniently located on Île Perrot, just to the west of Montreal.
ABOUT OUR CLINIC
Island Hyperbaric Centre is a cutting edge clinic formulated from over thirty years of experience in clinical hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Our Centre was created with you the patient in mind. Using state of the art hyperbaric equipment from Perry Baromedical, our centre was fashioned to provide patients with a safe and effective environment to explore this treatment that has consistently provided impressive results supported by scientific studies.
WHAT IS HBOT?
Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy is an exciting therapeutic treatment approved by Health Canada, the FDA and AMA which enhances tissue levels of life giving oxygen. It carries with it the same logic as giving blood for hemorrhage or water for dehydration.
WELCOME TO ISLAND HYPERBARIC CENTER
It is our sincere privilege to introduce you to our centre located to the west of Montreal on the beautiful island of L’Île-Perrot
Island Hyperbaric Centre was established in 2004. Since that time, we have delivered over 35,000 patient treatments safely and without incident. Hyperbaric oxygen is a powerful therapeutic intervention capable of remarkable results in very difficult conditions. The foundations of this treatment can be traced to the early 19th century.
Island Hyperbaric Centre is an extraordinary independent hyperbaric oxygen treatment facility. We use the Perry Baromedical Sigma II hyperbaric chamber – the most versatile equipment available, allowing personal and dedicated individualized care. Treatments are administered by our staff of certified, highly trained and experienced technicians.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. Hyperbaric oxygen is an exceptionable therapeutic technique that is capable of providing impressive results in a number of conditions, that are seemingly unrelated. The common threads are a critical shortage of oxygen and inflammation. The absence of oxygen causes tissues in our body to not work as well as they could because oxygen is used to create the energy needed to function.
We hope that you find this site informative. If you have additional questions or concerns please feel to complete our contact form. We are here to help you as you explore treatment with oxygen under pressure.
What are the Benefits of HBO?
How does Hyperbaric Oxygen Work?
INDICATIONS FOR HBOT
Hyperbaric oxygen is a safe and effective therapy. At first glance the indications below appear to be unrelated. What they do have in common? Compromised blood flow, hypoxia or inflammation.
Sports Injuries (soft tissue, tendon & ligament)
HBOT has been used to treat joint, muscle, ligament, and tendon injuries in soccer players in Scotland. When HBOT was used in conjunction with physiotherapy, the time to recovery was reduced by 70%. (James, PB 1993) Time between injury and treatment affects the outcomes. Areas of reduced perfusion seem to benefit the most. As a rule the faster we treat the injury the more effective HBO seems to be and fewer treatments are required to achieve pre-injury performance.
Concussion (mild TBI, Post concussion syndrome)
Concussion have received increased attention lately. Cumulative sports concussions have been shown to increase the likelihood of catastrophic head injury leading to permanent neurological disability by 39%. High school football accounts for 47% of all reported sports concussions, with 33 percent of concussions occurring during practice. Significant improvements in post-concussion symptoms and secondary outcomes have been attained through hyperbaric treatment, including depression, sleep quality, satisfaction with life and physical, cognitive and mental health function. (Hoge and Jonas 2014)
Israeli researchers have demonstrated that HBOT can significantly reduce the pain while improving the symptoms and life quality of Fibromyalgia syndrome patients. Moreover, they showed that HBOT can induce neuroplasticity and significantly rectify abnormal brain activity in pain related areas of FMS patients. (Efrati et al 2015)
Hyperbaric oxygen preconditioning (HBO-PC) is neuro-protective and has demonstrated efficiency in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft. (Hu et al 2011)
Preconditioning with HBO improves postoperative cognitive dysfunction by reducing oxidant stress and inflammation. Additional studies suggest treatment with HBO the day prior to surgery may reduce possible complication associated with procedures.
Supportive Care for Cancer
The use of HBO in patients with malignancies is considered safe. There is evidence that implies that HBO seems to have tumor-inhibitory effects in certain cancer subtypes. Researchers have found that hypoxia (lack of oxygen) appears to trigger a metabolic panic that can increase the growth of tumors, drug resistance and metastasis.(Science News March 4,2017).
Additionally, studies have shown that combining hyperbaric oxygen with the ketogenic diet is an effective approach to multi-disciplinary treatment of metastatic cancer. (Poff et al , 2015)
Sudden Hearing Loss
Significant Improvement has been reported between initial and final audiograms after the application of HBO Treatment with sudden Hearing Loss. Investigations have noted that HBO significantly contributed to the improvement of tinnitus when treated early on. (Lamm et al, 2016)
In a study of Chronic Lyme Disease from Texas A&M- 84.8% of treated patients (n=91) showed significant improvement of symptoms, including mental confusion, pain, depression and fatigue.
In addition to antibiotics, physicians will often include hyperbaric oxygen therapy as a treatment to help patients fight off Lyme disease. This is because the bacterium that causes Lyme disease is known as “anaerobic,” which simply means that it cannot exist in oxygen. One of the primary benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is that the process safely increases oxygen levels within your body, which can ultimately cause a reduction of harmful bacteria.
Patients undergoing Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for help with their Lyme disease may experience something called the Herxheimer response, which includes symptoms such as fever, chills, headache, flushing, and more. This is caused by endotoxins that are released as the harmful bacteria dies. Fortunately, this reaction typically lasts only a few hours or days, and additional pharmaceuticals can be prescribed to help ease any symptoms.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Studies have reported hyperbaric oxygen therapy resulted in a dramatic reduction of psychiatric symptoms such as anxiety and sleep deprivation in patients when initiated six months to three years post trauma (Eovaldi, 2010).
HBOT was shown to increased circulating stem cells, resulting in significant improvements in PTSD, depression, sleep quality, satisfaction with life and physical, cognitive and mental heath function. (JAMA IntMed Nov2014)
Delayed Wound and Fracture Healing
Hyperbaric oxygen is a powerful treatment for acute and chronic wounds, acting on injured and healing tissue in a number of ways. Hypoxic tissue, reperfusion injury, compartment syndrome,
crush injury, failing flaps, chronic wounds, burns and necrotising infections have all been shown to respond favourably to HBO2. (Wright, 2001)
Radiation Tissue Injury
Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) is a treatment option that is suited to address problems caused by radiation tissue damage. It has been shown, that resolution of edema (Carl et. al. 2001), restoration of lymphocyte activity (Hunt 1988), formation of new blood vessels (Marx et al. 1990) and prevention of fibrosis (Feldmeier et al. 1995a) are basic and beneficial mechanisms for HBO in damaged tissues. HBOT has been known to reduce pain, prevent tissue loss, and assist in reconstructive surgery.
In a review of 400 cases conducted in 1995, Nighoghossian and Trouillas concluded that HBO therapy was a safe and effective method for improving outcomes after stroke. The results from a study out of Israel by Efrati et al (2013) indicated that HBOT can lead to significant neurological improvements in post stroke patients even at chronic late stages. The observed clinical improvements in this study imply that neuroplasticity can still be activated long after damage onset.
Post Surgical Recovery Support
Hyperbaric oxygen is a valuable addition to the armamentarium available to physicians for treating postoperative patient. Recovery in a healthy person can heal up to 75% faster using HBOT, before and after surgery. Less pain, less scars, less down time for the patient, less infections are reported. Patients can return to work faster, with less bruising, or swelling. (Larsson,2002)
HBOT is not a cure, but there is evidence to suggest some symptomatic benefit in a majority of patients and apparent stabilization or slowing of progression of the disease in a significant number (17 to 33%) of those who receive continuing periodic therapy over 10 years or longer.
Based on comparative efficacy and safety considerations, it is recommended that HBOT be used for treating early MS and for improving MS associated cerebellar function and bowel-bladder dysfunction (Gottlieb-Neubauer 1988)
Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2 ) treatment has shown reproducible benefits for more than two decades in hundreds of children with CP around the world. Improvements were seen in Gross Motor Function, Fine Motor Function reduction in spasticity and improved cognitive function.(A. Mukherjee, M. Raison, T. Sahni, A. Arya, et al. 2014)
A number of independent studies have shown hyperbarics to increase cerebral blood, decrease neuro and gastrointestinal inflammation. These studies have also documented increased mitochondrial function and positive behavioral changes. (Rosignol ,D. et al 2012)
Other indications for HBOT (PDF)
The common characteristics linking all indications in which hyperbaric oxygen is effective are inflammation and hypoxia (or lack of oxygen). Download the PDF
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