Diabetes is on the rise worldwide. It is a side effect of both our lifestyles and dietary habits. Diabetes is said to be a silent killer, in that you can have it without knowing – it can take years before the first symptoms appear, by which time damage has already begun.
Approximately 10 -15% of people with diabetes mellitus suffer from foot ulcers. This is because diabetes compromises blood flow through the vascular system. The areas furthest from the heart are most at risk, ie: the feet. A diabetic’s foot ulcer can result in major surgery being necessary to remove affected areas. Amputations are sometimes necessary. Continue reading
The purpose of this blog is to summarize some really complex issues regarding hyperbaric therapy and autism. A link is attached below to a far more in-depth analysis of how oxygen therapy can benefit autistic children. Most points are taken from the article below.
There is a dramatic increase in reported autism spectrum disorders. There is a lot of research being done on hyperbaric therapy and autism and the results are really positive. Continue reading
Running is currently undergoing a bit of a revival. Hopefully this blog, “Running, how to get started” will help.
Factors behind its increase in popularity:
– It is one of the cheaper sports to get into. You don’t need a bicycle or a gym contract.
– It suits people with busy lifestyles, and especially people who travel with work opportunities. It takes 5 minutes to get dressed and out the door you go. No traffic jams on your way to the gym.
– We have one of the best climates worldwide, and so it is possible to run almost every day of the year.
So, let’s clear up a bit of confusion. Continue reading
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We will look at some specific sports applications for hyperbaric oxygen therapy. The therapy has been shown to be a great add-on to traditional recovery modalities.
The basic of the therapy are as follows: We use a hyperbaric chamber that takes air pressure up to 1.4 ATM and provides 90% pure oxygen via a mask to the person lying in the chamber. Continue reading
More and more research is being done on the benefits of hyperbaric medicine. The research points to hyperbaric oxygen therapy as being a great add-on to traditional recovery modalities.
We use a hyperbaric chamber that takes air pressure up to 1.4 ATM and provides 90% pure oxygen via a mask to the person lying in the chamber. Continue reading
I was recently helping a runner get over an injury. This person had decided to start running and had picked up a few injuries. Instead of getting depressed about her injury, she decided to change the way she looked at it. The logic went as follows: I was unfit and had allowed my body to weaken. I decided to reverse the process. The injury I now have was waiting in the wings. It would have hit later in life when it would have been more difficult to rehab. She faced a fork in the road, one between inactivity and getting the injury rehabbed. She chose the better path. Continue reading
We now stock Raidlight products.
We have introduced a mild hyperbaric oxygen chamber to what we now offer you at SBR Sport.
What is Hyperbaric Therapy?
Hyperbaric therapy consists of a person breathing high doses of oxygen in a hyperbaric or pressurized environment. By breathing enriched oxygen in a hyperbaric chamber, the availability of oxygen in the blood plasma is increased, thus generating a variety of beneficial physiological effects, as it allows more oxygen to reach the brain, cartilage, bones, and tissues. This is particularly beneficial to areas in the body that are restricted due to swelling or infection, or other causes of poor circulation. The chamber takes you up to 1.4 ATM and thus is classified as a mild hyperbaric chamber.
What to expect. Continue reading
A look at the adductors.
“Where the heck are they?” You ask. Simple – stand up and do the splits. Yip – those are them. The adductors are found on your inner thigh and pull your leg back to your center line.
The word Adduct is a Latin word meaning, to draw toward. The adductor muscle group is made up of five muscles that run along the inside of your thigh. The pectineus, adductor brevis and adductor longus go from your pubic bone to your mid-thigh and are known as the short adductors, while the gracilis and adductor magnus go from your pelvis to your inner knee and are known as the long adductors. The adductor muscles are responsible for drawing your legs together to control the swinging of your legs while walking and running, and they also help stabilize your stride. Continue reading