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Therapies Available at Extivita:

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

IV Therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy


Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy


Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, also known as HBOT, involves breathing 100% oxygen in a pressurized chamber to increase oxygen levels in blood plasma.

A century of clinical research has shown oxygen under pressure:

  • Increases oxygen in plasma accelerating our natural ability to heal
  • Regulates 8,101 of approximately 20,000 total genes
  • Upregulates anti-inflammatory genes
  • Downregulates inflammatory genes
  • Mobilizes stem cells and growth factors associated with the body’s regenerative and reparative processes


Outside the United Sates, HBOT is used to extend and improve quality of life by augmenting the treatment of injuries, diseases, and infections as well as improving overall wellness and physical performance.

The FDA has cleared the use of HBOT for 14 indications including wounds, carbon monoxide poisoning, burns, osteomyelitis, radiation injury to name a few. The National Institute of Health (NIH) lists over 400 ongoing clinical trials for the use of hyperbaric medicine covering the treatment of most diseases and conditions such as stroke, cancer, ulcerative colitis, alzheimer’s, parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and traumatic brain injuries. For a complete listing, visit the NIH Clinical Trials website.

Benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Grows New Blood Vessels

New Blood Vessel Formation

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy stimulates the formation of new blood vessels, healing injured tissues that were unable to get nutrients and oxygen.

Increases Stem Cell Production

Increased Stem Cell Activity

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy mobilizes stem progenitor cells (SPCs) from the bone marrow, creating the opportunity for tissue regeneration.
Decreases Inflammation

Decreased Inflammation

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy reduces systemic inflammation by increasing anti-inflammatory gene expression and decreasing proinflammatory genes.
HBOT is Antibacterial & Antimicrobial

Antibacterial & Antimicrobial

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been shown to target infections and harmful bacteria, both directly and as a supplement to conventional antibiotics.


Globally, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is used to extend and improve quality of life for patients by augmenting the treatment of all injuries, diseases, and infections as well as to improve overall wellness and the physical performance of athletes. Explore our research database to see if HBOT might be right for you!

Recent HBOT Research

HBOT Helps Diabetic Heal Wounds

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Used to Heal Wounds For many years, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy has been used to help wounds heal. The University of Rochester Medical Center describes how beneficial HBOT can be for wound care, especially wounds that are not healing:...

Treating Cancer: How HBOT helps

Treating Cancer: How HBOT helps

  Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to finding the most effective treatment for your diagnosis. That’s why our Nurse Practitioner, Elena Schertz and the team at Extivita-RTP provide personalized attention and compassionate...

Non-Invasive Therapies that can help in a variety of medical conditions

Personalized Treatments

Personalized Treatments

Unique treatment plans created for patients suffering from a variety of conditions

Scientifically Proven

Scientifically Proven

Used in hospitals and clinics around the world

HBOT Treatments

HBOT Treatments

Reduce inflammation and enhance the body’s natural ability to heal

Professional Team

Professional Team

An experienced team of medical doctors and staff dedicated to your well-being



A multi-seat hyperbaric chamber is designed to treat multiple patients at a time. Patients sit in chairs while they receive oxygen through individual hoods while the chamber pressurizes to equivalent pressure of a shallow dive.

Recent HBOT News

Why Combat Veterans Are Turning to Oxygen Therapy for PTSD

Top: Army Sgt. Margaux Mange experienced severe PTSD symptoms after serving in Iraq. She says hyperbaric oxygen therapy helped her symptoms significantly improve. Visual: Courtesy Margaux Mange BY GITIT GINAT 02.27.2023 In 2007, United States Army Sgt. Margaux Mange...

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