Breaking a bone can spell disaster for any sportsman or woman at any level – from the loss of income for professionals to the disruption to everyday life for amateurs. Anybody recovering from injury or surgery will also find their routines disrupted.
Oxygen breathed in pressure conditions has been shown to aid recovery and Swindon Therapy Centre for Multiple Sclerosis has capacity to offer injured people time in their hyperbaric chamber in Westlea.
“We have been assisting sports people since we moved to West Swindon in 2010, but have not publicised what we can offer,” said centre manager Jackie Wray. “MS sufferers and others with neurological conditions like cerebral palsy, autism, brain injury, strokes and Parkinson’s Disease find the pressurised oxygen relieves their symptoms.
“People with injuries find that broken bones start to knit more quickly and they are able to plan to start physiotherapy sooner. We’ve assisted several footballers and helped academy speedway rider Billy Legg back on his bike about three weeks earlier than if he had not come to us.”
Research in the USA has also found that oxygen taken under pressure is beneficial to the treatment of military personnel suffering brain injury after explosions.
The MS Therapy Centre receives no grants to meet its annual running costs and relies on fundraising, donations and session fees.
To find out more about booking time to receive oxygen therapy contact Jackie on 01793 481700.