My name is Lawrence Haddow and I am a Marine combat veteran of OIF 1. I have PTSD, anxiety, and depression. I recently completed an 8-week, 40 session hyperbaric treatment plan at Mountain Hyperbarics. Before I started my sessions, I was extremely anxious and having trouble with simple day-to-day activities. I was desperate for help understanding what was going on. The cumulation of my experiences in Iraq and then the ongoing stress that comes with life had pushed me over the edge.
A friend of mine referred me to America’s Mighty Warriors, Helping Heroes Heal Program. America’s Mighty Warriors has partnered with Mountain Hyperbarics to provide hyperbaric oxygen therapy, HBOT, at no cost to the veteran. Within a few short weeks I was starting to think more clearly, and my anxiety and depression symptoms had lessened substantially. By the time I had completed my 8 weeks I felt like a new person. The brain has the ability to heal when put in the right environment.
The treatment was administered by George & Lori Ann Glass who are such caring and professional people. I cannot thank them enough for everything they do for folks like me. Anyone who has had trauma to the brain or body, whether it’s complex PTSD with a TBI or a mild concussion, would benefit tremendously from enlisting the services of Mountain Hyperbarics. The services they provide are exceptional and I would highly recommend the experience to the injured as well as the healthy. As the old saying goes “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.
Prior to having a very intensive ankle surgery I was informed that the post surgical pain would be strong and last a couple of months. Coincidentally, I found out about hyperbaric oxygen treatments two weeks before surgery and had four sessions just before the operation. The result was absolutely no pain after surgery; none at all. The doctor could not understand my lack of post surgical pain.
I am now in my eighties and continue to use regular hyperbaric treatments. I fully believe it has had a very beneficial effect on my mobility and cognitive issues.
I am truly grateful for the excellent equipment and expertise available at Mountain Hyperbarics.
I am now the proud owner of two replacement knee joints. My right knee was done in 2006 and, between us, that experience was so memorably miserable that I delayed replacing my left knee until this February 2023. This time, however, I was armed with a new weapon to speed my recovery and minimize the pain.
One-week post-op, I entered the Mountain Hyperbarics medical hyperbaric oxygen therapy, HBOT, chamber to marinate in pure oxygen under atmospheric pressure. The efficacy of hyperbaric/O2 treatment is well documented and I found it allowed me to heal in record time with much less pain than my first knee replacement 17 years ago.
My surgeon commented on the rapid healing of my scar which was obvious after just two weeks. Likewise, my physical therapists are amazed at what I am able to do on my new knee. Three weeks post-op, I was walking up and down stairs consecutively or two-at-a-time with little pain. I am now 8 weeks post-op and 4 weeks post-hyperbaric chamber. My new knee is just part of the team now, thanks to George and Lori Ann Glass and their marvelous hyperbaric chamber.
I highly recommend that you make an appointment to speak to the professionals at Mountain Hyperbarics to see how their hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatments can help you to heal and get back to living your best life. It made a HUGE difference for me, and I believe it will do the same for you! Five Stars!
Mountain Hyperbarics has been my answer to managing the effects of Long Covid which has resulted in Adult Onset Asthma. The cumulative effects of treatments and flexibility of the staff has resulted in increased lung capacity and put me on the road to recovery. I was at a point of not being able to complete sentences without gasping for air and interrupted sleep throughout the night. When I found Mountain Hperbarics, I was desperate for anything that could return me to becoming a functional human being, mother, wife etc.
I have been able to improve exponentially over the last months and so appreciate this opportunity in healing when I had only hit roadblocks before. I highly recommend their services and have regained my own hope in healing after this long illness.
I am writing today to report my personal observations during and after my 40-day HBOT treatments from April to June 2019. Following a traumatic brain injury (TBI) which occurred in April 2018, I was left with partial left side paralysis, difficulty walking long distances, and an abnormal gait. I was also suffering from chronic low back pain which was exaggerated post-TBI as well as energy/stamina issues.
Although I had many questions prior to treatment, George and Lori Ann took the time to meet with me and discuss my concerns prior to meeting with Dr. Searfus to discuss the treatment plan. During the initial phase of my treatment, I did notice an increase in both my energy level and stamina, which have continued post-treatment. Another observation that I have noticed is that the low back pain I have been suffering with for over 10 years has gotten much better, and although this was not initially addressed during the treatment plan, it was and continues to be a welcome relief!
The entire staff at Mountain hyperbarics (George, Lori Ann, and Mariah) were all very knowledgable and accommodating throughout the process and I looked forward to my treatment each day.
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. I had tried anything that sounded even remotely reasonable, and even some that didn’t. Desperate people do desperate things right? One treatment that stood out to me in all of my internet research was Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, but there didn’t seem to be anyone using it for my conditions. When my doctor said there was HBOT newly available, I was skeptically thrilled – if that’s possible.
She prescribed a 20-day treatment for me. Scared but hopeful, I put on the hood, got into the chamber, and did my first “dive.” Within the first few days, I noticed that the burning, stinging pain of fibromyalgia was noticeably decreased, and my stomach was calm. I felt so much better, that in a few days, I was able to ride my horse 3-4 days a week instead of 1-2 times a month.
After 20 days of treatment I went to our Welsh-Cob national horse show and rode in it for the first time in 20 years! I returned from sea level to 8,000 feet and began aching. My doctor had warned me that fibromyalgia may take some ongoing “maintenance” treatments, so I called and booked one. I hobbled into the clinic, crawled into the chamber, and read a book through my dive. When I came out, I stood up, took a step, and got the surprise of my life. I was 80-90% better! I was amazed!
I find that one maintenance treatment per week is perfect for me. I am so grateful to have Mountain Hyperbarics here in Durango, and to George and Lori Ann for their professional and caring therapy. I have a few friends that I am encouraging to try HBOT – that is how much I think it helped me.
Thanks George & Lori Ann!
Early in 2018 I was experiencing the “typical” symptoms of a traumatic brain injury (TBI). This is not to say that they had just materialized suddenly. The fact is that I had been living with these symptoms for decades. I had been treated for the headaches, including migraines, inability to sleep well and emotional components previously with various medical and non-traditional approaches. Unfortunately, the treatments only focused on the symptoms and not on the actual injury to the brain.
It was not until Kirtsen Searfus, M.D. diagnosed me with a TBI and set me on a course of treatment that included HBOT. Within the first ten treatments I experienced dramatic improvement. By the time the full course of treatment was complete I was symptom free.
The Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Treatment changed my life. I am headache free, able to sleep and the emotional swings I experienced are now in the past.
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. These issues went away during my hyperbaric treatment and I am very satisfied with my situation now.
I am a mother of a 16 year old boy who sustained a traumatic brain injury in March of 2018. After 6 months of hospitals and rehabilitation facilities, he came home to live and fold back into the community. Between a part-time school schedule, physical and hand therapies, his schedule was packed. However, we made time for the 7 week, 1 ½ hour per day, 6 days a week for the unknown hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Based on some research and a couple of recommendations, we gave it a try.
Starting with Dr. Searfus and her desire to heal with empathy, she provided us with a broad overview of what we might expect. Her professionalism combined with her genuine caring came across every time we saw her in the waiting room and her interest in how our son responded to the treatment.
The hyperbaric staff was also as compassionate and professional. Each visit was met with friendly interest as to my son’s progress. The process is slow, but the progress shown was phenomenal. The word finding and conversation flow became much more natural. His ability to mostly keep up with peers in everyday conversation became a reality. His reading scores as tested by the Nation STAR Reading Program, increased during his therapy in the hyperbaric chamber by multiple grade levels. This is an outstanding therapy for brain injuries and I, seeing first hand cannot recommend it enough. Time permitting, we are wanting to continue with this therapy as it has proven to be a success for my son.
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 oxygen chamber.
In my case, my vision was too poor to drive and now I am on the road to better eyesight through the use of hyperbaric oxygen which Mountain Hyperbarics provided. My vision improved 30 points from 20/80 to 20/50 in just 3 weeks. I can now legally drive. And the owners of the business, George and Lori Ann Glass, are both delightful people, who listen well and are truly concerned about your welfare. They are educated and trained to give you the best service possible when using the hyperbaric oxygen chamber. They are responsive and the facility they have is clean and scheduling is very workable.
I suffered a severe TBI in a car accident in Novermber of 2005. In 2018, I had a SPECT scan of my brain to allow doctors to see the damage, and the resulting images were not encouraging. At the recommendation of my doctor, I did a forty-day regimen in the hyperbaric oxygen chamber to allow my brain to heal. As a result of HBOT, I have more energy, and I hope to have many more years of cognitive health.
I went to Mountain Hyperbarics to help improve some aches and pains from old injuries as well as improve my thyroid function, energy, and overall health. I always feel really good at sea level, and so I thought Oxygen Therapy may be a good option for me to try.
I purchased a 10-pack treatment plan for the Mild Dive option, which is their soft sided hyperbaric chamber. I didn’t feel like my issues were as serious and so I chose that option over the regular chamber. That said, after completing my 10 days, (which I did try to do back-to-back), I do feel like I received some good benefits from the treatment. Overall, I have been feeling great, and I have more energy. My mood seems like it has had a positive improvement too. My ankle injury is healing nicely as well. I also had some lymph node cysts on my neck that were taking a long time to go away when I first came in and those have healed and are now gone!
I would definitely recommend Mountain Hyperbarics to expand your overall health and improve healing time! I think for mild health concerns, the soft sided chamber works extremely well and certainly worth a try. For more serious health challenges, I would absolutely look into doing the regular chamber, as you can increase your pressure margin by a lot more than the soft sided one. The amount of pressure is a key component in reducing inflammation. Overall, I think Oxygen therapy should be a consideration for your health journey! The owners, George and Lori Ann Glass are extremely kind, helpful, and knowledgeable to guide you in the process of choosing which treatment plan will be best pursued. I felt very cared for by them, and they answered all my questions. I also was very comfortable in the chamber itself and I just took a nap every time, but you can also read a book in there too. I took advantage of nap time though! So go ahead and schedule a free consultation and check it out!