That is not an off-shoot of the cable channel, it is a therapy that can be used for brain injury. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy has been in the distance as a treatment for head injury, specifically concussion for a few years. The main reason is the lack of support from the insurance companies as pharmaceuticals seem to be the main concern.
What we do know is there is not a “pill” that can solve the mysteries of concussion/mTBI, but we are now starting to see results from therapeutic modalities that can help: vestibular rehabilitation, balance training, cognitive training, dual-task therapy. However HBOT seems to not be gaining traction. Yes, there are not “mounds” of research behind this treatment but what is it about a non-invasive treatment that does not get recognition. Many have heard about elite athletes using hyperbaric chambers for recovery from injury, as pressurized oxygen can speed healing.
HBOT was initially used for diving decompression including The Bends, it evolved to treat carbon-monoxide poisoning and recently is being used for tissue healing in wound therapy. If more places are getting these chambers what would be the “downside” of attempting this therapy. Granted there are some that would not do well in a small chamber, but if the pressurized oxygen therapy can help with recovery from brain injury, then we should be thinking hard about using it.
I was recently forwarded an article that dealt with two case studies as well as looking into the barriers HBOT faces.
If anyone has more information about HBOT you can send it our way, I also found a good resource for this as well, www.hbot.com.