The East Antrim Therapy Centre was formed in Larne in 1988 by families needing locally based treatment for loved ones with Multiple Sclerosis.
The committee fundraised for several years to pay for the specialist chamber which was built by a group of apprentices in G.E.C (only charging for the materials), it was completed in April 1992. The chamber was installed and tested by Diveline Limited.
The first treatment session took place on the 29th May 1992.
At first only MS patients used the therapy but over the years various ailments as diverse as Sports Injuries, Cerebral Palsy, Stroke, Angina, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chrohn’s, Parkinson’s, Asthma, Fibromyalgia and Autism, to name but a few, have been added to the list. Oxygen treatment is beneficial in aiding post-operative healing and is used as an adjunct therapy when Cancer patients are having Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy.
In 2002, a generous offer from Lafarge Cement to use their old offices at Magheramorne resulted in the centre moving to our current premises.
To coincide with the move we changed our name from ‘East Antrim Therapy Centre’ to ‘The Oxygen Therapy Centre’.
The Centre is a registered self-funding charity. It is maintained through public donations and volunteer support. In other words, the generosity of people and companies who want to make High Dose Oxygen Therapy available to as many as possible.