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Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment for children with cerebral palsy

Updated July 2018 (Published July 2011)

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What Were We Asked?

We were asked about the effectiveness of hyperbaric oxygen treatment for children with cerebral palsy.

Key Findings:

Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment (HBOT) involves breathing 100% oxygen through a mask while inside a sealed chamber that has been pressurised to greater than normal atmospheric pressure.
From the research that we have reviewed it is not clear whether there is any beneficial effect of HBOT for children with cerebral palsy.

This information is produced by PenCRU researchers and reviewed by external experts. The views expressed are those of PenCRU at the University of Exeter Medical School and do not represent the views of the Cerebra charity, or any other parties mentioned. We strongly recommend seeking medical advice before undertaking any treatments/therapies.