Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Mar 12, 2024
Dr Grace Johnstone - Managing Dir Hyperbaric VT
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy  "HBOT" is a small non-profit with a mission to deliver affordable HBOT to the Vermont community through our treatment center in South Burlington and our 6 affiliates across the state. If you’re not familiar with HBOT, it involves breathing oxygen while enclosed in a pressurized hyperbaric chamber. HBOT has been well-researched and widely used around the world for decades to treat over 100 chronic and acute health conditions, many of which – like Lyme and Long COVID – are on the rise in Vermont.  HBOT has been used by the military since the 1940s to treat decompression sickness in divers and it’s been used to help luminaries such as Jay Leno, whose face was burned in a gasoline far, and Joe Namath, who overcame serious Traumatic Brain Injury from numerous concussions while he was in the NFL. More recently, actor Jeremy Renner has been using HBOT to heal from getting run over by a giant snow plow last January. Unfortunately, the FDA has only approved HBOT for 14 conditions, which means that while it’s widely used to treat everything from MS to non-healing diabetic wounds, most of the time it’s not covered by insurance, and in Vermont can run up to $400/session. Hyperbaric Vermont is a non-profit precisely to address that problem. We keep our treatment costs as low as possible, and fundraise to make up the difference. While we have numerous success stories to share, HBOT still isn’t that widely known. So we’re reaching out to various community groups who might be interested in having our founder, Hardwick chiropractor Dr. Grace Johnstone, come do a presentation about her experience being healed by and working with HBOT. Dr. Johnstone would love to come speak to the Burlington Rotary, and I’d love to schedule her for a presentation at your convenience.