(970) 880-4799 | 100 Jenkins Ranch Rd. Suite D, Durango, CO 81301 | Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy


Heal your body  |  Elevate your life


Proud Member of :

Helping Heroes Heal Program

This program allows veterans with TBI, Post-concussive Syndrome and PTSD to receive this treatment at no charge.

Providing Medical Treatment through Hyperbarics

  • Do you have a medical condition for which you have found no answers to or relief from?
  • Have you recently had an orthopedic procedure and are slow to heal or become pain free?
  • Do you have a sports related injury that has not resolved?
  • Are you looking to elevate your athletic performance?
  • Are you suffering from altitude sickness?
  • Do you have an acute high-altitude related condition?

HBOT may be your answer to these and other questions you may have regarding your health. Please take the time to make an appointment to see our facility and have a free consultation. It may be the action you take which elevates your life!

What’s New

Healing in Record Time: A Remarkable Wound Care Testimonial

Explore the incredible healing journey of a client at Durango's Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy clinic, focusing on their exceptional recovery from a stubborn wound. Read on to see how our dedicated care and advanced therapy led to outstanding results."I would like to take...

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy saved this Bayfield veteran’s life. He says it can save others.

Desert Storm veteran John Kaness, left, and George Glass, co-owner of Mountain Hyperbarics, talk on Oct. 3 about how hyperbaric therapy saved Kaness’s life after an affliction of depleted uranium poisoning 20 years after leaving the armed forces. (Jerry...

50% Off All mHBOT for Veterans!

We are now offering veterans 50% of ALL mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy (mHBOT) individual treatments and treatment packages! In addition, we have been collaborating with America’s Mighty Warriors providing treatment for veterans suffering from a traumatic brain injury...

FREE Consultations

We are offering FREE Consultations at Mountain Hyperbarics through the end of August 2023!

Macular Degeneration and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Mountain Hyperbarics is a wonderful place to increase your health and your longevity. By increasing the oxygen content in your body, you are able to fight infection, help cure diseases and even improve vision. My vision is greatly improved partially by using their...

Uno anyone!?

This young lady has had a village of supporters in her healing journey. She has had six different family members and friends act as attendants in the chamber while she is receiving treatments. She has graduated from a wheelchair to aided walking during her initial...


From L-R:  Lori Ann Glass, Owner, HT, George Glass, Owner, Manager & HT, Christian Waelder, Air Force Veteran, Paramedic, HT, Kristen Searfus, M.D., Medical Director, Emmy Lawrason-Kobobel, D.O., Medical Intakes.  You can find each team members biographies on the...

Meet Our Medical Director

Kirsten "Kicki" Searfus, MD Medical Director Dr. Searfus is a Board Certified family physician who has practiced in Durango, CO since 2006.  When she joined Mountain View Family HealthCare in 2012, she became part of the growing Direct Primary Care (DPC) movement...

The Mountain Hyperbarics Story

Mountain Hyperbarics was founded by Paul Mattson in Frisco, Colorado in 2007.  He opened the clinic as a response to the overwhelming success he had treating his son who has autism.  Paul wanted to “make hyperbaric oxygen therapy, HBOT, available to all...

New Doctor Joins The Team

Dr. Emmy Lawrason-Kobobel is currently helping to provide timely medical intakes for our medical hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatments. Dr. Lawrson-Kobobel received her medical degree from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Vallejo, CA.  She completed...

Our Services

Hyperbarics can be used for multiple medical treatments.

Hyperbarics for Medical Treatment

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment which enhances the body’s natural healing process by inhalation of 100% oxygen in a total body chamber, where atmospheric pressure is increased and controlled. It is used for a wide variety of treatments usually as a part of an overall medical care plan.

Hyperbarics for Sports Performance

Increasing numbers of elite athletes are using HBOT to boost their endurance and accelerate their recovery from musculoskeletal injuries, ligament and cartilage damage and bone fractures, in addition to speeding recovery from orthopedic procedures.

Hyperbarics for Acclimating to Elevation

Do you love the mountains but feel lousy at high altitude? HBOT is an excellent way to cope with the reduced oxygen levels at elevation, and it has been shown to reduce or eliminate the common symptoms of altitude illness or help the body  acclimate to higher elevations.

Testimonial Highlights

I have struggled for over 40 years with ever increasing fibromyalgia pain, stomach issues and headaches.  I, like most people with chronic health issues, had sought out just about every possible treatment in traditional medicine and alternative care…

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Bonnie Barbey

Horse Rancher, Durango, CO

As a result of an auto accident, I had some neurological issues that included some painful migraine headaches.  I also had some lingering emotional issues as a result of these headaches…

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Jose Montanez

Maintenance Supervisor, Durango, CO

Additional Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Facts

While the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy dates to the 19th century, the practice was first discovered by British physician Nathaniel Henshaw who used compressed air in a chamber called a dumicilium.

By 1861, the first hyperbaric chamber was built in the U.S. by Neurologist James Leonard Coming. It was then that he saw success in treating decompression sickness among the Hudson Tunnel workers.

Then in 1921, Physician Orval J. Cunningham built a hyperbaric chamber once he observed that mortality rates from the Spanish influenza pandemic was greater at higher elevations.

In 1956, it was first reported as an aid in cardiopulmonary surgery by Dutch Cardiac Surgeon Boerema.

Today, hyperbaric oxygen therapy is still a well-established treatment for decompression sickness and carbon monoxide poisoning. The treatment has also been approved for many other conditions including:

  • Autism and Asperger’s
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Stroke
  • Lyme Disease
  • Traumatic brain injury TBI
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Skin and other infections
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Migraine
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Peripheral arterial insufficiency
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue
  • And more

A hyperbaric chamber works by placing a patient in a pressurized environment with pure oxygen. The patient can intake much more oxygen under these conditions as the pressure is over two to three times higher than normal.

The process of additional oxygen being carried through the bloodstream can help speed up recovery and become a valuable part of treatment for patients with damaged tissues, chronic wounds, and other more-serious conditions.


Why does more oxygen help the body recover?

The tissues in your body require sufficient oxygen to function properly. With hyperbaric oxygen therapy, they oxygen levels are increase in your bloodstream – which allows for quicker recovery since your body requires more oxygen when injured.

When your body is injured and receives a wound, the body’s blood vessels cause swelling by releasing fluid that leaks into tissue. The damaged tissue starts to die due to the swelling depriving it of the proper levels of oxygen.

The cycle is as follows: Wound injury, tissue swelling, oxygen starvation, tissue death.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy aims to break the cycle by providing additional levels of oxygen to reduce the swelling of tissues – resulting in a quicker recovery.

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100 Jenkins Ranch Rd. Suite D, Durango, CO 81301

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