Rehabilitation of long-term immobilized / after surgery

Exercises with a physiotherapist / rehab during prolonged immobilization are extremely important, regardless of the cause of immobilization. They largely determine whether the return to full fitness or whether the current level of disability will be stopped and will not deepen. Rehabilitation also prevent the occurrence of undesirable complications, such as pneumonia, significant weight gain, the development of metabolic syndrome.




In terms of this type of rehabilitation many benefits of staying in conditions of heights, but the mechanism of their interaction has its basis in the high-altitude sports training. Stay in an atmosphere of reduced oxygen content and simultaneous exercises to improve results in the adaptive response in the form of greater acceleration of heart rate and breathing. Subsequently, it can be observed increased activity of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), which causes expansion mikrokapilarnych vessels, so that blood flow is improved. Improving blood flow is particularly important at the injury site or surgical wounds, which leads to faster tissue regeneration (more in – Surgery). Increased activity of VEGF stimulates the release of nitric oxide (NO), so are the extension of blood vessels, which increases blood circulation improvement, but also regulates blood pressure. Erythropoietin (EPO) exerts a beneficial effect, as it has anti-inflammatory properties. At the same time the higher concentration leads to an increase in aerobic capacity of the blood, making the person rehabilitated in terms of lifting retain „good physical condition” (Wang JS. 2014). Response to hypoxia from arterial chemoreceptors and the respiratory center leads to increased minute ventilation, which is an excellent way of pulmonary rehabilitation. By increasing the amount of breaths and deepen their observed increase in vital capacity while reducing the dead space of the lung (atelectasis potential outbreaks). Becomes slower resting heart rate, which is a good prognostic indicator. Glucose economy is improved, thereby reducing the risk of diabetes. During exposure to hypoxia of the muscle tissue is released leptin, which reduces appetite (more information – Metabolic disorders). So run the rehabilitation process allows you to quickly return to full fitness and / or prevent the development of unwanted complications and aggravation of disability.




All of these effects are achievable by incorporating rehabilitation process stays in the conditions of altitude. The solution offered by the company LOXYS can create conditions heights in the range of 2000-6000 m above sea level no change in pressure inside the room, which makes this solution safe for all users. It is not necessary prior acclimatization, after opening the door and threshold are at the height set by us. The system is controlled by a computer program allowing for the continuous monitoring of the parameters prevailing within the room, including the carbon dioxide concentration. No other system available on the market is able to provide such high operating parameters constant while their control. Solution offered by us is protected by patent law. More on the technology you’ll find LOXYS of department – Details of LOXYS technology.