Stroke Recovery

Stroke Recovery and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy has been used to treat patients with numerous disorders, including stroke. This treatment has been shown to decrease cerebral edema, normalise water content in the brain, decrease the severity of brain infarction, and maintain blood-brain barrier integrity.

Research suggests HBOT can activate  neuroplasticity in damaged regions of the brain long after that damage has occurred. Numerous studies have demonstrated the efficacy of HBOT in treating the effects of brain injury

“There is…convincing evidence that hyperbaric treatments provide clear benefits in diseases such as various neurological disorders and stroke.”


Former President of the American Neurological Association and current President of the International Stroke Society

Oxygen is a powerful anti-inflammatory which can help Stroke Recovery, as well as inflammation in other tissues in the body.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy works by greatly increasing cellular oxygen intake, which is one of the main results of increasing blood flow. 

General guidance, especially on protocols and the likelihood of benefit, is obtained from the coordinator of the Oxygen Helpline Petra Kliempt BSc MPH PhD, who is the Hon. Specialist Trainer in Hyperbaric Medicine to the NHS in Scotland.  The Oxygen Helpline and MS National Therapy Centres are also assisted by the Hon. Medical Adviser Emeritus Professor Philip B.James

Our centre operates a self-referral process.

It is always recommended that clients visit their GP or Consultant before commencing HBOT.

There is no intention implied or otherwise that HBOT is given so with the intention of it being a cure diagnosis or as a preventative for any disease.  Any references, studies or testimonials on our website, or in our literature does not imply that similar results will occur when the same therapy is experienced by another.