Does injury have to result in lowering of fitness level ?

During the training cycle or during the competition a trauma may occur. Injuries exclude the player from competing in competitions or interrupt the cycle of preparation. In either case involves a drastic drop in form, which can destroy the long months of previous training. For this reason it is necessary to implement as soon as possible, the rehabilitation process. Early rehabilitation implemented to preserve or slow down the loss of physical capacity possessed. However, the rehabilitation process involves the conduct of the so-called  saving lifestyle which is associated with loss of muscle mass, while the increase of body fat. In order to maximize the reduction of unwanted effects arising in the course of post-traumatic interruption to the process of rehabilitation must be included in modern methods and tools. Without the right tools traditional form of rehabilitation can be implemented only after complete recovery from the sites of injury, and the rehabilitation process itself is not intense enough, so the player could keep the possessed form. For this reason, athletes and intensive training people after injuries have problems with motivation, which is related with the significant decline in physical performance.




Alpine environment

LOXYS gives in Your hands a tool with which the rehabilitation process can be implemented soon after affixed an injury / trauma. In the initial phase of the rehabilitation process – and specific support in the treatment process – You have only to lie! How is this possible? At the essens of solutions offered by us is the adaptability of the human body to the height and years of experience in creating the high altitude conditions. Reside in simulated altitude conditions, in the range of 2800-4200 m above sea level, leading to immediate physiological response of the respiratory system and circulatory system. These responses are associated with an increase in the amount of breaths with their deepening and increased heart rate. Another element of the adaptive response is the activation of hypoxia induced factor (HIF ). This factor affects many processes occurring in the human body, leading to better utilization of oxygen and improve glucose metabolism. Another response is the appearance of vascular endothelial growth factor, which is particularly active in tissues with least oxygen. This factor causes the expansion of the network of capillary vessels (capillaries) within these tissues (Neubauer JA. 2001). Such places are swelling part of injury, trauma and wounds after surgery – more on this topic you will find in the section devoted to Surgery. Improving blood flow in these areas results in faster healing of wounds and significant regression of edema. However, an increased amount of EPO (erythropoietin) potentiating the effect of oxygen supply to the tissues. However, an increased amount of EPO (erythropoietin) potentiating the effect of oxygen supply to the tissues (VO2max)–for this reason despite the immobility is not leading to lost on the capacity. Erythropoietin also exhibits anti-inflammatory properties and is involved in the reconstruction of neuromuscular connections.




Another subtle effect of hypoxia-induced impulse influence changes in the blood rheology changes in the form of higher viscosity and elasticity of the blood cells. These changes positively contribute to a better nutrition of damaged muscle structures, which speeds up the process of regeneration (Espinosa C.N. 2014). This is possible by improving the „passing by” of the blood cells to trauma areas. Exposure of the human body at high altitude conditions leads to the release of leptin from adipose tissue. Leptin is a hormone that regulates feelings of hunger. At high concentrations in the blood, the brain does not send signals of appetite. As a result, during the process of treatment and rehabilitation does not accept the excessive amounts of calories. At the same time is improved glucose transport into cells and blood flow in adipose tissue, which streamlines the process of  „fat burning – more info in the section for Metabolic disorders. In addition, a considerable amount of released growth factors such as insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1), so that there is no loss of muscle mass.

During the treatment process, rehabilitation carried out under conditions of simulated altitude can be treated as full-length workouts. Low physical activity at an altitude of 2800-4200 mn will be as demanding as intensive training in the lowlands (Urdampilleta A. 2012). In this way, keeping the classic rehabilitation along with the beneficial effect of simulated altitude builds fitness, improves blood circulation and breathing, and the site of the injury is better nourished and faster to regenerate.

When the process of rehabilitation is fully completed, when we wanted to return to exercise / training, further starting in simulated conditions of 2500-2700 m can be performed at low intensity exercise. This will provide protection against the renewal of the injury before it’s reaches the normal strength .Reducing the altitude result from the increasing the exercise intensity. Continuing training in altitude conditions brings a number of additional benefits – see Competitive sport.




LOXYS –  rehabilitation at the highest level

These effects are possible to achieve in your rehabilitation clinics, hospitals, spas and all other entities involved in the process of healing and rehabilitation. It is significant that the solution offered by LOXYS is possible to implement within the existing infrastructure facilities. LOXYS provides stable height conditions which are constant monitoring. The whole system is connected to the air conditioning and ventilation, thus there is no concentration of carbon dioxide. provides a high quality of indoor air. More about our technology – Details of LOXYS technology, and additional information about the effects of high altitude on the body, you will find here – Why alpine climate?.