Hyperbaric Oxygen

Hyperbaric Oxygen

What is Hyperbaric Therapy (HBOT) 

Henry’s Law says that any gas, when placed under pressure is more likely to dissolve into liquid. If the gas is oxygen and the liquid is blood, then increased pressure increases oxygen delivery to the body’s tissues. There is also… a small amount dissolved in the plasma, when that plasma circulates near a dormant or injured tissue such as an encephalopathic brain, a bruised muscle, a sprained tendon, or a surgical wound the oxygen in the plasma will dissolve further into the damaged area than the oxygen that is attached to the red blood cell in conventional delivery can.

What is the Chamber Like…

At Hill Valley Chiropractic we have 2 Hyperbaric Chambers. These chambers are very comfortable and spacious. They are even big enough to fit 2 adults or 1 adult and 2 children. Pillows, bolsters, and blankets will be provided to make the experience as comfortable as possible. The pressurization process takes from 5-10 minutes where the soft chamber will harden and the pressure rises. This process has a feeling of ascending in an airplane or dropping to the bottom of a pool. When fully pressurized at 4PSI your ears should equalize and you can enjoy your session. Our staff is never far away and always within distance to assist you. 

Sports Performance

An increase in oxygen consumption can improve performance by the relation to atmospheric pressure changes. The pressure changes are related not only to a higher oxygen uptake, but decreased  lactic acid production occurs when the oxygen availability decreases. Given the same exercise stress, with increased oxygen, less lactic acid is produced. This makes the hyperbaric chamber an excellent means for speeding recovery.

ACCELERATED HEALING: NFL Pro wide receiver Terrell Owens uses the hyperbaric chamber regularly. He used it to treat an ankle fracture, that should have a year to habilitate in 6 weeks and returned to his team to compete in the Superbowl.


Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder currently affecting as many as 1 out of 166 children in the United States. It is characterized by impairments in social interaction, difficulty with communication, and restrictive and repetitive behaviors. HBOT is fast becoming a very popular therapy because of the success we are experiencing. Some of the fastest results being seen are in the child’s ability to comprehend commands, be more manageable, etc. Direct eye contact seems to be a positive results in most cases. Also, some sensitivities to sound and feel seem to develop very fast. These improvements seem to be permanent and continue to improve with additional treatments. They work well with kids doing chelation as well as those who have had no chelation. It can be  done before or after a HBO treatment.


Normal length of session is 60 minutes. Treatment recommendation for every person is different, and the specific reason for treatment will dictate the frequency and duration.

Treats Following Conditions:

  • Asthma/Allergies
  • Alzheimer’s / Dementia
  • Brain Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches / Migraines
  • Infection / Inflammation
  • Sports Injury / Recovery
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Surgical / Wound Recovery
  • Autism
  • Stroke
  • Lyme Disease
  • Inflammation
  • Hypoxia