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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
"Treating the 14 conditions covered by OHIP"
The following are the 14 conditions covered by OHIP (Ontario Health Insurance Plan). Anyone seeking treatment must have a valid OHIP card at the time of their first treatment. It is also important to note that these conditions are widely recognized by other provincial health plans, therefore in most cases, we are able to accept those with out-of-province health cards.
A Doctor's referral with supporting documentation of your condition is preferred, however, individuals may personally submit supporting documentation via fax, or bring them to our facility in-person, to be assessed by our Medical Director. Please DO NOT send any personal health information (PHI) via email, as this is non-secure form of transmitting data.
Air or Gas Embolism
An embolism is a moving obstruction in the bloodstream. An air or gas bubble can obstruct blood flow and damage the brain, the heart, or other vital organs and tissues, resulting in pain or death. Permanent disabilities may include vision impairment, paralysis, and respiratory problems.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning
Carbon monoxide poisoning is caused by exposure to a colourless, odourless gas known as carbon monoxide (CO). CO is found in combustion fumes. CO poisoning is usually caused by car or truck exhaust, wood stoves, and other fuel burning appliances, smoke from a fire or blocked fireplaces, nonelectric heaters, malfunctioning gas appliances, and faulty heating exhaust systems in the home or garage.
Crush Injury & Compartment Syndrome
Acute peripheral traumatic ischemia includes those injuries that are caused by trauma that leads to ischemia and edema; a gradient of injury exists. This category contains crush injuries as well as compartment syndrome. Crush injuries often result in poor outcome because of the body’s attempt to manage the primary injury. The body then develops more injury due to the reperfusion response.
Decompression Sickness "The Bends"
Decompression sickness (DCS) refers to symptoms caused by blocked blood supply, damage from direct mechanical effects, or later biochemical actions from suspected bubbles evolving from inert gas dissolved in blood or tissues when atmospheric pressure decreases too rapidly. DCS can occur after scuba diving, ascent with flying, or hypobaric or hyperbaric exposure.
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