Head of Medical Paul Gambles recently pledged his support to the work that the Multiple Scierosis Centre do, and he is keen to encourage Millers supporters to bid for a signed shirt in order to raise funds…
I’ve mentioned in the Medical Department’s matchday programme column previously about the great relationship we have with the Multiple Sclerosis Centre in Catcliffe, who are a small, self-funded charity.
The charity kindly allow us to use their oxygen chamber for our injured players and our most recent visitor to Catcliffe was Vass - seen here presenting a signed shirt to the centre to help with their fundraising activities.
Oxygen treatment is a safe, effective, and non-invasive treatment which can be used for various conditions, gaining considerable attention among sports medicine specialists for its potential to accelerate healing. It has been shown that using O2 therapy in conjunction with physiotherapy can decrease the time taken for injuries to repair, meaning that some players are able to return to training and competitive play earlier than just using physiotherapy alone.
Oxygen is an essential substance in the repair of any tissue and the additional O2 provided can improve the repair, particularly of muscle and ligament tears, because the blood supply is often significantly damaged. Fracture healing may be accelerated and it can help to eliminate fatigue and recover stamina, it has also been seen to be beneficial in:
- Head injuries and concussion
- Spinal cord injuries
- General wellness
Oxygen therapy is taken using an individual oxygen mask, either in a pressure-controlled chamber (as seen in the photo) or at normal pressure depending on the condition.
Athletes from various disciplines and levels of sport are now starting to use the facility with great results. Vass is just one of many of our players who has been helped by this treatment, with Cheo and Robbo being amongst others to use it this season and last.
If you would like to help raise money for this great charity, please bid for the signed shirt by e-mailing – firstname.lastname@example.org – or in writing (by post) – to the drop centre. You will also be welcome to drop in and make a bid or a donation.
All bids should be made by Saturday 23rd November, with the winner announced towards the end of the month.