Michael Greenhalgh became co-owner and manager of the Sacramento Hyperbaric Clinic facility to help HBOT be more utilized in the many areas where it is cost-effective and life-saving from diabetic foot wounds to brain injury and other neuropathies. Michael is the parent of a disabled daughter who suffered brain injury on November 30th, 2005 and began HBOT in January of 2006.
Of all the diseases where HBOT is very cost-effective, some of the statistics that caused Michael's decision to manage a public clinic rather than just buy a chamber for his daughter's home are the hundreds of untreated brain injuries in Sacramento, as well as the estimated 900 amputations per year in the Greater Sacramento Valley that aren't treated by HBOT. HBOT for this condition is paid for by all insurances including Medicare, and if physicians were more aware and made referrals prior to amputation, this can prevent an estimated 75% of these, amounting to 600 amputations prevented, and the pain and suffering of a lifetime of disability for these patients. For the economists this will mean a savings of $15 million per year just by trying HBOT before of surgery, plus $60 million each year in new disability costs for these patients.
Prior to his daughter's accident Michael was a computer engineer for companies like Wells Fargo for 25 years. His other interests include working to create a community of 100 households for families with disabled and autistic members who want a safe and supportive neighborhood, and is working on secondary research in neurorehabilition, including HBOT and stem cell therapy.