About HOW Foundation

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The HOW Foundation of South Florida can help you and your loved ones boost how you’re feeling with oxygen healing by introducing hyperbaric oxygen therapy as a means of treating brain injuries and abnormalities. We also provide financial support for the opportunity to experience this calming therapy that stimulates your body’s natural ability to heal by breathing in pure oxygen, leaving you refreshed and energized.

Mission

Improve the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities by advocating for and providing access to hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Vision

Everyone suffering from neurological impairments has access to hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Wholeness

Being well in spirit, mind, and body. By treating neurological conditions, hyperbaric oxygen therapy helps people reconnect with themselves, mend their families, and strengthen their communities.

Healing

The process of restoring wholeness. Hyperbaric oxygen treatments are healing therapies, designed to promote harmony of the spirit, mind, and body.

Compassion

An emotional response that allows us to connect with another person. Compassion for individuals suffering from neurological impairments inspires us to engage our community.

Benevolence

Performing an act of kindness with compassion. The HOW Foundation performs acts of kindness by providing grants to fund hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Common
Conditons

Traumatic Brain Injury

Concussions

Sports Injuries

Stroke

Cerebral Palsy

Autism

Multiple Sclerosis

Lyme Disease

Radiation

Tissue Damage

Burns

FAQ

1. What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

It is a safe, non-invasive medical treatment where a patient is immersed in a 100% oxygen environment while they are in a pressurized oxygen chamber.

2. How does it work?

The pressure affects the body at a cellular level, increasing the presence of oxygen and aiding the body’s natural healing process. The pressure also allows oxygen to aid bone and tissue regeneration, increases white blood cell formation, and promotes the creation of  peripheral and capillary vessels.

3. What is a treatment session like?

Prior to the start of each treatment, a basic physical is performed. The experience while in the chamber is quiet and comfortable as you relax watching your flat screen TV or listening to music. During your treatment, you may experience pressure in both of your ears that is similar to what you would feel during an airplane’s ascent and descent.

4. How long does each treatment session last?

The length of the treatment depends on the condition being treated. Treatment session times can range from 60-120 minutes.

5. What side effects might I experience?

Generally, patients experience no side or after-effects from hyperbaric oxygen therapy. However, some patients may experience mild side effects (the most common being ear and sinus squeeze, or temporary visual changes).

6. How can I receive hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment?

Please call us for more information to see if you qualify for our hyperbaric oxygen therapy grant awards program and to arrange for a tour of a local hyperbaric oxygen therapy facility.

7. How can I help others get hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

You can join the HOW Foundation in advocating for and providing access to hyperbaric oxygen therapy by donating to the HOW Foundation online or by mail, sponsoring treatment for a friend or loved one, sharing your story if you have experienced hyperbaric oxygen therapy, or by joining us as a hyperbaric oxygen therapy advocate.

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Your donation supports awareness & access to HBOT treatment for those in need.

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