Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
We are not aware of any comprehensive listing of HBOT facilities in the USA. What we have been able to find thus far are partial listings, compiled by several different organizations, each with an interest in hyperbaric medicine. Note that usually only free-standing independent HBOT clinics are willing to treat brain injuries or other neurological conditions off-label. Hospitals do not generally allow HBOT to be used for such conditions. Most of the lists are searchable by location, or at least by State.
- List of HBOT centers compiled by the Program in Integrative Medicine of the University of Colorado College of Medicine
- Hyperbaric Link: List of HBOT centers, mostly hospitals, but includes independent free-standing clinics that treat off-label neurological conditions
- treatnow.org: centers treating wounded warriors, veterans and others
- International Hyperbaric Medical Foundation
- International Hyperbarics Association, Inc.
- Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society
Please read our Disclaimer Page again before using this resource guide. There are no definitive, uniformly accepted standards for persons claiming to offer alternative therapies. In some states anyone can hang out a shingle, even without suitable training or credentials, and claim to be a craniosachral worker, neuro-feedback practitioner, nutritionist or other therapist. To address this critical pitfall we have consulted acknowledged thought leaders in each field, followed their guidance, and presented lists of practitioners that are likely to be well qualified.
Even then there are no guarantees. One should seek a frank discussion with each prospective physician or therapist in order to explore their background. How long have they been practicing their specialty? What prior experience do they have in treating patients with brain injuries? Can they offer references or testimonials? Nothing is 100 percent effective, not even aspirin or acetaminophen. With alternative therapies, as with mainstream approaches, there is always an element of chance, luck, randomness. What works brilliantly for one survivor, may not work for another, and we may never know why. All one can do is try one’s best, and hope to be lucky.
We are unable to make specific referrals - not only for liability reasons, but also because we don’t personally know most of the practitioners. Please review their information posted and then call prospects to inquire how they might help your personal condition. Most physicians and therapists will let you know if they feel they can help, or will offer an alternate suggestion.