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Revolutionizing Athletics Recovery with Swanson Hyperbarics

By Geneva Nodland

A Deep Dive into Swanson Hyperbarics’ Cutting-Edge Therapies

Welcome to the future of athletic recovery and performance enhancement, where Swanson Hyperbarics is leading the charge with three therapies: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, HOCATT (Hyperthermic Ozone Carbonic Acid Transdermal Technology) Therapy, and PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field) Therapy. Each method offers a combination of advanced science and practical application, offering fast-track recovery and a boost in performance that sounds almost too good to be true—check it out!

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Breathing New Life into Recovery

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a cornerstone treatment at Swanson Hyperbarics, using the healing power of 100% oxygen at increased pressures. This process hyper-oxygenates the body, significantly increasing healing by decreasing swelling and inflammation, and improving wound healing. For athletes suffering from acute concussions, strains, sprains, torn ligaments, and post-surgical recoveries, HBOT can offer a 100% to 200% increase in oxygenation leading to quicker healing.

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A peek inside the Swanson Hyperbarics HBOT Therapy area!

Take, for instance, a local high school pole vaulter who, after suffering an avulsion fracture to his hamstring attachment in the spring, faced a daunting six-month recovery timeline. After 20 sessions of HBOT at Swanson, the multisport athlete didn’t just walk; he sprinted back in the fall, game-ready for football season

Another common injury HBOT therapy benefits is in concussed athletes, where they can find relief as soon as 48 hours after they come in for the therapy. This is one of Swanson’s most common treatments with HBOT therapy in athletes and one that has seen plenty of local success. An MSUM football player, struggling with schoolwork due to a concussion, utilized HBOT as part of his recovery plan. The therapy allowed him to resume his studies and get back to practice sooner than anyone expected.

HOCATT Therapy: The Multi-Modality Wellness Sauna

HOCATT is essentially a wellness sauna, combining heat, ozone therapy, and carbonic acid treatment among other technologies. This isn’t your average steam room—aimed at decreasing inflammation, detoxifying the body, and boosting the immune system, HOCATT offers an all-in-one 30-minute session that combines several wellness therapies in just one sitting!

After finding traditional treatments ineffective, a UND hockey player with a significant back injury had only two HOCATT sessions before he was back on the ice. He utilized the HOCATT’s ability to quickly alleviate muscle tension and inflammation and was able to return for the upcoming weekend of games.

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Guided by a technician, just relax for 30 minutes and let the HOCATT do the work.

This therapy can cater to injury treatment but is commonly used for performance enhancement and recovery. For example, marathoners and ultra-marathoners are also getting in on the action, utilizing the HOCATT to speed up recovery times and improve performance. By incorporating therapy sessions following long runs, athletes have shown improved recovery times and performance from the HOCATT’s muscle relaxation and detoxification properties.

PEMF Therapy: Harnessing Earth’s Healing Energies

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Another relaxing therapy, PEMF is accessible, comfortable, and effective.

Last but definitely not least, Swanson offers PEMF therapy. It’s similar to lying between two “sleeping bags” that envelop you in healing electromagnetic waves—targeting pain, boosting blood flow, and enhancing sleep. It’s like a spa day for your cells, inspired by the natural healing energy of the Earth.

Initially, this therapy was developed by NASA to combat astronauts’ bone density loss, but now PEMF is used by many civilians for its variety of wellness benefits, including enhanced blood flow, pain reduction, and improved sleep quality. In addition, PEMF is FDA-approved for anxiety and depression relief. This innovative, non-invasive method uses natural electromagnetic waves for a mood boost without medication. This is where science meets relaxation for an effective approach to mental wellness!

This therapy stands out for the fact that it has so many healing targets, and in athletes—it aids in both recovery from injuries and performance. A local high school student-athlete who was initially on crutches due to an injury began to utilize PEMF therapy daily. And, after a few sessions, she was seen cruising without the crutches and getting back to her active life. PEMF’s role in reducing swelling and enhancing ligament repair has shown success in athletes of all ages.

This non-invasive therapy offers sessions as short as 12 minutes, providing a quick and effective option for those seeking recovery or a performance boost.

Combine Therapies for Optimal Recovery

Opting for a non-surgical route after rupturing his Achilles tendon, another local athlete integrated HBOT and PEMF therapies into his recovery plan. During this recovery, he witnessed a 30% to 40% improvement in his condition over six to eight weeks.

Swanson Hyperbarics helps to create a customized recovery plan that works best for you. Whether you’re looking to bounce back from an injury or elevate your game, combining HBOT, HOCATT, and PEMF can set you on the fast track to achieving your goals.

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With the Swanson team, you can create a custom therapy treatment plan that is fit to you!

Welcome to the revolution in athletic recovery. Therapy sessions feel like stepping into the future of wellness but in the comfort of a team that cares and has the stats to back it up. Through HBOT, HOCATT, and PEMF therapies, athletes of all ages and levels can experience faster recovery times, reduced pain, and improved performance. The future of athletic care is here, and the testament to these therapies’ success lies in the stories of local athletes, whose recoveries demonstrate the transformative potential of Swanson Hyperbarics’ innovative treatments.

Learn more about Swanson Hyperbarics at swansonhyperbarics.com!

Written by Geneva Nodland

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