Committed to improving the lives of those with special needs – with love, joy, HBOT and more!
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is the medical use of oxygen at a pressure higher than atmospheric pressure, usually 2–3 ATA. The equipment required consists of a pressure chamber, and a means of delivering 100% oxygen to body cells. HBOT enhances the body’s natural healing process by raising the oxygen level in the patient’s bloodstream up to seventeen times above normal, which helps control infections and promote healing in many kinds of illness or injury, ranging from physical trauma through to neurological disorders.
The Quadracizer is an innovative therapeutic unit which pedals like a bicycle and moves the arms in a rhythmic manner as if the children are walking, which helps to train proper coordination. This equipment is expensive, so few are ever fortunate enough to be able to access this remarkable therapeutic tool. The Gracie Pridmore Foundation supports many therapies such as: • Exercise With Oxygen Therapy (EWOT) • Neurosensory Center • Infrared Sauna • Auditory Information Therapy (AIT) • Massage • Nutrition Supplements
Shannon Pridmore (BA Psychology UNCC) is a Certified Hyperbaric Technician and an experienced hyperbaric clinic patient coordinator, who trained extensively with the late Bob Sands (pictured). Brian Pridmore, a retired firefighter, holds an NC EMT certification (since 1986), a National CHT in Hyperbaric Medicine and a Safety Director Certification in Hyperbarics. The Gracie Pridmore Foundation is a non-profit foundation that provides grants and subsidies to special needs and/or seriously ill children and adults.