Bizline: Healing through hyperbaric therapy
Q: What type of business do you operate – what do you sell, or what service do you provide?
A: We provide Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) and Far-Infrared Sauna (FIR) Therapy.
Q: Where are you from, and why did you decide to open your business in Summit County?
A: I grew up in the Denver area and have lived in Frisco for over 20 years. My youngest son is autistic and extensive research led me to Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, HBOT, and Far Infrared Sauna, FIR, Therapy as a way to help these children heal, and not just address the behaviors. HBOT and FIR Sauna Therapies are both non-invasive, have minimal side-effects or contra-indications, do not involve drugs, and complement all other therapies and interventions. There was no other clinic in Summit or Eagle County or the surrounding area so I opened one.
Q: What experience do you have in this field?
A: I have my degree in Biology and Chemistry and I am a certified diver. I have spent several years researching the biomedical aspects of Autistic Spectrum Disorder, ASD, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Our medical director Dr. David Gray, is experienced in hyperbaric medicine, we are members of the International Hyperbaric Association and we collaborate with other clinics nationwide.
Q: What sets your business apart from other similar businesses?
A: We provide a service that no one else provides in the mountain region. As the protocols usually require daily treatments, driving long distances is impractical.
Q: What types of customers do you hope to reach in Summit County?
A: Initially we intended to focus on children with ASD and Cerebral Palsy. We have since helped people recovering from orthopedic surgery, cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation therapy, non-healing bacterial and fungal infections, wounds, and altitude sickness. And my son has benefitted enormously from the therapies. We hope to reach more people with Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), stroke and diabetes.
Q: What are your plans for your company’s future?
A: We have hired Jeff Miller, a certified respiratory therapist, to work in the clinic and help with marketing. We would like to increase out client base enough to purchase another chamber or two for our clinic in Frisco. If we are successful we will consider opening similar clinics in other mountain towns. Our goal is to help people heal.
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