In 2009, Jeffrey Ruiz’s armed vehicle in Iraq was impacted by 46 IEDs (improvised explosive devices). Jeffrey Ruiz began to suffer from seizures and concussions while on duty. Eventually he was airlifted out of the military zone and released from the army on 70% disability and diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. He moved back home with his parents where he continued to suffer short-term memory loss and flashbacks. He was prescribed a half dozen anti-depressant medications to maintain his sanity. Ruiz even contemplated suicide.
Then his parents learned about hyperbaric oxygen therapy and what it could do for their son. After 40 dives, Ruiz is down to one low-dose anti-depressant. He’s back in school and on the dean’s list. As a result of Ruiz’s treatment, the Department of Defense is now looking into the effectiveness of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for veterans.
Orlando Hyperbarics provides Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) in a convenient and comfortable non-hospital facility. The center, located at 6200 Lee Vista Boulevard, Suite 250, Orlando, Florida 32822, is served by SR 436 and SR 528, easily accessed from Orlando International Airport, and located near Orlando’s Medical City in Lake Nona.