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Journal of Integrative Medicine ›› 2023, Vol. 21 ›› Issue (5): 430-440.doi: 10.1016/j.joim.2023.08.006

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Effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on human psychomotor performance: A review

Dorota Olex-Zarychta   

  1. Institute of Sport Sciences, Academy of Physical Education in Katowice, 40-065 Katowice, Poland
  • Received:2023-01-30 Accepted:2023-06-19 Online:2023-09-20 Published:2023-09-16
  • Contact: Dorota Olex-Zarychta

Psychomotor performance is the coordination of a sensory or ideational (cognitive) process and a motor activity. All sensorimotor processes involved in planning and execution of voluntary movements need oxygen supply and seem to be significantly disrupted in states of hypoxia. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has become a widely used treatment in routine medicine and sport medicine due to its beneficial effects on different aspects of human physiology and performance. This paper presents state-of-the-art data on the effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on different aspects of human psychomotor function. The therapy’s influence on musculoskeletal properties and motor abilities as well as the effects of hyperbaric oxygenation on cognitive, myocardial and pulmonary functions are presented. In this review the molecular and physiological processes related to human psychomotor performance in response to hyperbaric oxygen are discussed to contribute to this fast-growing field of research in integrative medicine.

Key words: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, Hypoxia, Psychomotor performance, Oxidative metabolism

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