Raymond H. Crallé, RPT a former Marine,1971 graduate of University of Iowa program in Physical Therapy was recruited by HBO pioneer, Richard Neubauer MD, in the early 70’s to provide rehabilitation to his patients suffering from many neuropathic conditions. Following 14 years of this unique learning environment, Crallé established his own outpatient hyperbaric center in Delray Beach Florida in 2007. Like his beloved, Dr. Neubauer, Crallé started treating patients from all over the world, but having personally witnessed the trauma suffered by his brother Marines during the Vietnam “conflict” his conviction to help veterans was embellished by paying customers from NFL, Polo, PGA, stroke patients, anti-aging enthusiast and from donations to his 501.C.3 HopeSprings. He conducted a study of 40 veterans that demonstrated improvements on psychological test, SPECT brain images and personal responses of less anger, improved sleep and mental clarity. Ray gathered an impressive group of professionals on July 29,2019 who are starting another study on HBOT and veterans. The following participants represent some of the finest minds in brain trauma. (Senator Tom Wright, Dr. Daphne Denham, Randolph Reynolds, Retired US Navy Seal Dan Luna, Denise Young-Lynch, R.N, Neil Millhiser, Esq, Raymond H. Crallé, RPT., Dr. Gregory J O’Shanick, Dr. Harold F. Young, Dr. Tanvir F. Choudhri , Dr. Joseph C. Maroon, John Lewis, PhD., Willie Lanier former American football middle-linebacker, James S. "Hammer" Hartsell, Major General, USMC (Ret), Dr. Eddie Zant). Crallé’s pro-bono care for countless veterans resulted in his induction into the Florida Veterans Hall of Fame in August of 2019.
Crallé’s Physical therapy background has had a positive effect on outcomes in HBO as the interdigitation of these treatments have proven to be very complementary to maximizing medical improvements.
Working in collaboration with stem cell specialist, where HBO’s ability to grow new healthy stem cells, has enhanced outcomes because of the powerful anti-inflammatory effects of HBO when added to increased levels of cells- creating a win-win for patients. This will be more widely practiced as others learn of its effectiveness, Crallé believes.
Crallé’s friend, Daphne Denham, MD., has developed very powerful evidence demonstrating the healing effects of HBO on acute concussion with less than 5 treatments on average of HBO. The cost effectiveness and the welfare of our children’s brains has been impacted like never before. Preventing post concussive syndrome is the start of new horizons for HBO.
Senator Tom Wright has driven a Bill through the Florida Legislature that was also funded to support data collection to be presented to the legislative session in January where the Senator will ask for more funds to support our veterans. Senator Wright was motivated by a visit to Cralle’s center where he decided to support veterans across the country and put an end to the 22 reported suicides a day. He has been supported by Captain Danny Burgess and Major General James “Hammer” Hartsell who serve as director of Veterans Affairs under Governor DeSantis. On March 9th, 2020, Crallé was inducted into The Veterans Hall of Fame.
Crallé wishes to acknowledge the past support of the Red Cross, Florida Veterans Foundation, and individuals who have supported his 501.C.3 HopeSprings with charitable donations to support his efforts for the benefits of many.