Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is one of the best kept secrets in medicine. It involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized chamber. What occurs is remarkable as injured or damaged cells actually begin to replicate themselves using the DNA to create new non-injured cells! The inspiration of 100% oxygen under pressure allows it to reach the injured areas of the body.
We feature 2 Sechrist 3600E monoplace hyperbaric chambers. Each chamber is equipped with an entertainment center. This provides the patient the ability to watch their favorite TV show, enjoy a movie, or listen to music. We provide blankets and pillows in order to ensure maximum comfort while going through treatment.
ORCCA Hyperbarics, located in beautiful Delray Beach, Florida is the ONLY free standing hyperbaric oxygen facility in the United States that offers physical therapy on site. Why is this important? Because hyperbaric oxygen therapy releases your body's own CD34 + stem cells (cells targeted to salvage and restore damaged structures) and combining physical therapy/ neuro-rehab "loads" the area of concern - effectively driving the circulating stem cells to the injury. In fact, a single 2 hr exposure at 2 ATA doubles circulating CD34+ stem cells and after 20 hours of hyperbaric oxygen treatment, circulating CD34+ stem cells increased eightfold (800%). 1
At ORCCA Hyperbarics, we specialize in "off-label" conditions. And since we do not treat wounds and infections, like other facilities, this eliminates the chances of spreading infectious diseases. When you walk into our facility you will suddenly notice the family atmoshpere we have created. Our staff is highly educated, trained, welcoming and compassionate to everyone that comes through our doors.
Raymond Cralle, RPT, a leading Physical Therapist specializing in Neuro-Rehabilitation as well as Sport Rehabilitation, has worked with children and adults with various disabilities as well as Polo players, NFL football players, NHL hockey players and other athletes from around the world. Mr. Cralle and his staff combine the use of hyperbaric oxygen and rehabilitation and they have had amazing results!
The combination of hyperbaric oxygen and physical therapy is the best way to train the new stem cells that are released with hyperbaric oxygen in order to promote maximum rehabilitation. Raymond Cralle has over 40 years of experience in physical therapy and 20 years working with the late Dr. Richard Neubauer - considered the pioneer of "off-label" hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Mr. Cralle now follows Dr. Neubauer's lead by operating ORCCA (Oxygen Rescue Care Centers of America), LLC in Delray Beach, Florida. (click here to read Dr. Neubauer's letter)
Hyperbaric oxygen helps stroke victims recover the parts of their brain that have become dormant from the cerebral accident. HBOT has been proven effective for patients with Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Parkinson’s disease, Lyme Disease, Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Post Concussive Syndrome (PCS), Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), Sports Injuries, Near Drowning Accidents, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Smoke Inhalation, and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) which has become the signature wound of our soldiers due to concussive blast injuries from road side bombs. It also treats Multiple Sclerosis, autoimmune disorders such as Fibromyalgia, and Chronic Fatigue, non-healing wounds, arthritis, Crohn’s disease and many other conditions.
A number of published studies show that hyperbaric oxygen will mobilize your own body's CD34+ stem cells making them available for repair anywhere needed in the body. This appears to increase nitric oxide production which directly increases stem cell prodcution and release. Hyperbaric oxygen also increases vascularity (angiogenesis) and increases CD34+ stem cells by a factor of up to 8 (800%) and the oxygen concentration in tissue up to 2,000% - Thom et al. American Journal of Physiology November, 2005
Regarding Mr. Cralle's recent presentation on "Hyperbaric Oxygen, stem cells and the spine interventionalist" before the International Spine Surgeon conference in Las Vegas - July, 2012. "You have produced an excellent review - it must be hoped that MDs will acquire a little of your knowledge!" Philip James, MD, PhD, ChB, DIH, FFOM, Professor Emeritus Dundee School of Medicine, Scotland. (Oxygen and Brain Recovery - Philip James, MD)
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Please note: a prescription is required for hyperbaric oxygen, our medical director can order treatment if needed.
1. Stephen R. Thom, et al. Stem Cell Mobilization by Hyperbaric Oxygen. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 18 November 2005
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