Workers' Compensation and Auto Accident Therapy
If your injury was sustained on the job, from an auto accident or sports-related, massage therapy is often prescribed as part of a healing treatment plan. Massage therapy addresses the physical trauma and stress associated with a traumatic unexpected injuries.
There are countless ways that a person can be injured on the job. Work-related injuries range from cumulative overuse, repetitive motion, falls or even blunt force trauma - sometimes resulting in a Worker’s Comp claim.
A repetitive motion injury, or RSD (Repetitive Stress Disorder), is the cumulative effect of doing something over and over causing a sustained injury. Symptoms of an RSD build up over time and eventually cause significant stress and physical pain. Effects can cause exhaustion and weigh heavy on the mind, getting in the way of optimal work performance. People with RSD, often try a number of self-care methods: wearing a wrist brace for symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, hiring an ergonomic specialist, or using a standing desk for lower back issues. When RSD ‘stick and stay’ symptoms finally result in a Worker’s Comp claim, we are a resource to help you get better.
We also treat many Worker’s Comp patients due to trips, falls, or blunt force traumas. Sudden injuries like these take their toll on our bodies in a completely different way, and are especially traumatic. One moment a person was healthy and performing their expected job duties, and next they were unexpectedly injured. For people who aren’t able work due to their work-related injury, the time off may be a welcome break to heal. However, too much time off may result in depression, frustration and anxiety.
Physicians are more often recommending massage therapy to help their patients heal from injury. Massage therapy calms a hypersensitive nervous system, relaxes tense muscles, releases painful trigger points, increases joint range of motion, combats stress and anxiety and reduces post-operative bruising and swelling. We have especially noticed that massage therapy reduces a patient’s need for pain medication.
Soulstice massage therapy is a helpful technique in conjunction with other healthcare modalities: physical therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, pilates or yoga.
In addition to massage therapy, we also incorporate: ice to reduce inflammation, deep moist heat to increase circulation and calm tense muscles, electrical stimulation to flush deep inflammation, cupping to lift the tissue and reduce adhesions, lymphatic drainage to reduce swelling or bruising, or craniosacral therapy to restore balance to your nervous system and facilitate release from the inside out. Each session is tailored to our client’s individual needs and help them feel better with each passing day.
Whatever your specific needs, our goal is to listen to address your complaints efficiently and effectively with sensitivity and expertise. We stay in communication with your healthcare provider to keep them up to date on how you are responding to your massage therapy treatment related to your specific injury.