Hyperbaric Therapy and Inflammation Reduction.

There is an increased amount of research going into the topic of inflammation. Inflammation is the process by which the body protects itself. From a sprained ankle to constricted airways, inflammation is often the body’s first line of defense. This is a natural response, however, continued inflammation damages the body. This is where hyperbaric therapy and inflammation reduction come in to play.

Continue reading

Posted in Hyperbaric Medicine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Brooks Ghost 10 Shoe Review.

The Brooks Ghost 10 has just landed. This is a video review of the shoe. It’s 4 min 47 long.

We have them in stock at R 2400.

Give us a call, we can always film you on the treadmill to check if this is the right shoe for you. Have a look at – How to buy shoes from us. 

Regards,

Mike Roscoe.

Posted in Running | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Hyperbaric Therapy and Stroke Recovery.

A stroke is caused by an interruption of blood supply to a section of the brain. This interruption of blood supply normally occurs due to either a blood clot obstructing the flow of blood or, due to the rupturing of a blood vessel in the brain. Brain tissue downstream from the event get starved of oxygen and nutrients, hence the damage and death of cells in the vicinity.  Continue reading

Posted in Hyperbaric Medicine | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

One “Tensor Fasciae Latae,” – without sugar, please.

It’s difficult to say, “Tensor Fasciae Latae” and not think of coffee. In fact, I think a lot about coffee and a lot about this muscle. So, without any sugar, let’s look at this incredibly important muscle.
tfl anatomy Continue reading

Posted in Injury File | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on One “Tensor Fasciae Latae,” – without sugar, please.

Diabetes and Hyperbaric Therapy.

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.

Diabetes and hyperbaric therapy.

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

Posted in Hyperbaric Medicine | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Diabetes and Hyperbaric Therapy.

Autism and Hyperbaric Therapy.

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

Posted in Hyperbaric Medicine | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Autism and Hyperbaric Therapy.

Running – How to get started.

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

Posted in Running | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Running – How to get started.

Hyperbaric Therapy – Muscle, Tendon, Ligament and Bone Studies. 

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

Posted in Hyperbaric Medicine | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Hyperbaric Therapy – Muscle, Tendon, Ligament and Bone Studies. 

Hyperbaric Therapy and Injury Recovery – the Basics.

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

Posted in Hyperbaric Medicine | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Hyperbaric Therapy and Injury Recovery – the Basics.

A Fork in the Road – A look at Aging, Stress and Injuries.

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

Posted in Injury File | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on A Fork in the Road – A look at Aging, Stress and Injuries.