Aptiva Health, LLC Partners with Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment for Kentucky Veterans, Inc., a 501(C)(3) non-profit to Offer Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injuries and or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Under 2018 Kentucky Law
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January 5, 2023 Louisville, KY – Aptiva Health, LLC, KY has partnered with Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment for Kentucky Veterans, Inc. (HBOT4KYVETS, Inc.), to provide greater access to Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) under KRS 217.930-942. Aptiva Health, LLC is the first clinic in Louisville to offer hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment to Veterans. An estimated 12,000 veterans with traumatic brain injuries residing in Kentucky could benefit from this treatment.
The treatment program involves 40 one-hour sessions where participants breathe 100% oxygen in a pressurized chamber once per day. The treatment accelerates tissue healing by increasing oxygenation of 700-1100% concentrations to the blood stream. HBOT4KYVETS, Inc., a 501(C)(3) non-profit, is funding the treatments for a limited number of veterans with TBI or PTSD. Kentucky VA Commissioner Allen and the Kentucky Veterans Program Trust Fund Board provided a grant award in September 2021 to help augment HBOT4KYVETS treatment funds. Twenty successful HBOT IRB medical trials have been completed since 2007 to over 750 Veterans and patients. It is estimated 877,450 TBI/PTSD Veterans across the country suffer from the invisible signature wounds of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars since 9/11.
Vietnam Medal of Honor recipient, Sgt Sammy Lee Davis is one veteran who is sold on the treatment. “Hyperbaric oxygen treatment has improved my mind, my body…it’s amazing! Breathing 100% oxygen under pressure makes your whole-body repair itself. I would like to have every veteran be able to experience this.” Read more about Sgt. Davis’s story here.
Under the Kentucky law enacted in 2018, a Veteran is eligible for hyperbaric oxygen therapy if they have a TBI diagnosis from a health care provider, a medical prescription written for HBOT from their provider, the veteran gives written consent for the use of HBOT, and they have the ability to pay for treatments.
“The selfless men and women who serve in uniform protecting our freedom deserve to have every available health care option to them. We encourage Veterans and our community to support this treatment and consider donating to our cause to help those who served our country,” stated Eric Koleda, Founder and Director for HBOT4KYVETS, Inc. HBOT4KYVETS, Inc was founded in 2018 immediately following the enactment of House Bill 64 in the Kentucky legislature. Dr. Paul G. Harch, one of the country’s leading medical researchers and experts on hyperbaric oxygen therapy for mild traumatic brain injury recent published his peer reviewed paper in Frontiers in Neurology titled, Systematic Review and Dosage Analysis: Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy Efficacy in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Persistent Post-Concussion Syndrome.
Dr. Harch stated in the concussion, “In multiple randomized and randomized controlled studies HBOT at 1.5 ATA oxygen demonstrated statistically significant symptomatic and cognitive or cognitive improvements alone in patients with mild traumatic brain injury Persistent Post-Concussion Syndrome.
For more information, call Aptiva Health, LLC at 502-909-0772 or HBOT4KYVETS at 502-938-1300. HBOT4KYVETS, Inc. is seeking additional funding support from government, private and the public sector for treatments of TBI/PTSD Veterans in Kentucky. Visit their website at HBOT4KYVETS.com to donate. To review HBOT medical trial data and information on HBOT treatments, visit the national website at TreatNOW.org.
About Aptiva Health, LLC Aptiva Health is an independent multi-specialty medical group with six locations in Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky. Aptiva Health opened its Concussion & Sports Medicine Institute in Louisville in May of 2022, which specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of traumatic brain injuries with hyperbaric oxygen therapy and a litany of additional cutting-edge techniques. For more information about Aptiva Health, please visit their website at AptivaHealth.com
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The TreatNOW Coalition’s Mission is to end service member suicides. Service members suicides have once again increased, continuing a fifteen year trend. Coalition clinics have demonstrated 100% safety and over 90% success in treating over 21,000 service members, Special Operators, first responders, athletes and citizens with TBI/PTSD/Concussion.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is used around the world to extend and improve quality of life by augmenting the treatment of all injuries, diseases and infections, as well as to improve overall wellness. HBOT involves breathing 100% oxygen in a pressurized chamber to increase oxygen levels in blood plasma. A century of clinical research has shown that increased oxygen in plasma accelerates our natural ability to heal through neurogenesis, angiogenesis, pain reduction, anti-inflammation, and stem cell generation.
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