61 year old male makes functional improvements from hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) following 2 years post stroke

A 61-year-old right-handed male stoke patient was suffering from hemiparesis and physical weakness in the right upper limb for 2 years. He then underwent a course of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) for 60 daily sessions at 2.0 ATA. Each session was 90 minutes and included two 5-minute air breaks.

Following this simple 3 month course of HBOT, both clinical and objective hand motor improvements were observed and documented though functional brain imaging scans comparing both pre and post HBOT.

From the fMRI data collected, researchers of this study were able to conclude that “HBOT induces brain plasticity and functional improvement in chronic post-stroke patients” <view study>