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ORCCA Hyperbarics News from CBS Miami - Hyperbaric Oxygen helping our wounded veterans! 


Hyperbaric Oxygen and Ray Cralle's Physical Therapy helps Polo player get back on the field in amazing time

Palm Beach Post Article, Saturday August 14, 2010


physical therapy and hyperbaric oxygen for brain injury

physical therapy and hyperbaric oxygen for TBI

Award from USMC to Mr. Cralle for the work he has done with the Veterans.  Click here to see Plaque.

physical therapy and hyperbaric oxygen for traumatic brain injury


"Standardized Medicine Doesn't Mean Better Medicine" Wall Street Journal, July 21, 2010

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Brain Articles


See Mr. Cralle's exit interview with two veterans that were diagnosed with severe traumatic brain injury and after 40 Hyperbaric Oxygen treatments and intensive Neuro-Rehab, their SPECT brain scans read moderately abnormal!


Go to the on demand archives from the Live SOS broadcast on Veterans day.


Mr. Cralle was  interviewed on GI Talk Radio with host Commander David Knapp.  Click the links below to listen to the archives.


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Median Nerve Stimulation

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A case of persistent vegetative state treated with median nerve stimulation

Katsuyasu Yamamoto, Shunsuke Sugita, Kazufami Ishikawa, Hitoshi Morimitsu, Houtesu Shimamoto, Minoru Shigemori

Department of Neurosugery, Kurume University School of Medicine

1. Introduction

Owing to rapid advancements in neurosurgery, the number of patients with severe

brain injury due to cerebrovascular disorder, whos lives can be saved, has increased. Along with this phenomenon, however, the number of patients with persistent vegetative state has been increasing, and thus constitutes an important issue. No effective treatment method for persistent vegetative state has been established but some reports have recently shown that spinal epidural stimulation and median nerve stimulation are effective. However, the mechanisms of action of these methods, activation of nerve cells and increased cerebral blood flow, are unknown. We employed median nerve stimulation for a patient with persistent vegetative state due to an injury sustained in a traffic accident and obtained interesting results in terms of the patient’s cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) findings.


Electrical Stimulation and Physical Therapy

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Author: Carrie Sussman, PT

Note: This paper on electrical stimulation for wound healing has been excerpted from: Chapter 16, Sussman, C and Byl, N, Electrical Stimulation for Wound Healing, Wound Care Collaborative Practice Manual for Physical Therapists and Nurses, Sussman, C. And Bates-Jensen, BM, Aspen Publishers 1998.
Electrical stimulation is defined as the use of an electrical current to transfer energy to a wound. The type of electricity that is transferred is controlled by the electrical source. ( AHCPR 94). Capacitatively coupled electrical stimulation involves the transfer of electric current through an applied surface electrode pad that is in wet (electrolytic) contact ( capacitatively coupled) with the external skin surface and /or wound bed. When capacitatively coupled electrical stimulation is used, two electrodes are required to complete the electric circuit. Electrodes are usually placed over wet conductive medium, in the wound bed and on the skin a distance away from the wound.

Vestibular System & Aphasia

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Vestibular System

“As we move and interact with gravity sensory receptors in the ear are activated, and impulses appraising the central nervous system about the positioning of the head in space are directed to various parts of the brain and down the spinal cord. It is believed that sensory impulses from the eyes, ears, muscles and joints must be matched to the vestibular input before such information can be reprocessed efficiently. If this is true, what we see, hear and feel makes sense only if the vestibular system is functioning adequately.” Pyter, J. Johnson, R. 1981

The vestibular system is the first sensory system to develop. It is visible at two months gestation and fully formed by the fifth month of gestation. It is one system that feeds input to the reticular activating part of the central nervous system, responsible for awareness it is sometimes referred to as the “wake up the brain system” allowing us to focus our attention. Electric stimulation of the Median Nerve also is used to wake up coma patients by stimulating the reticular system.

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About Raymond Cralle

Raymond Crallé has been a practicing Physical Therapist for 39 years, most of that time in his own private practice. There is no physician ownership since Crallé was one of the original private practices in Florida founded by his mother Ruth Crallé in 1957. Read More

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