What is Soft Tissue Massage?
Soft tissue massage is an established standard of care to manage musculoskeletal discomfort. The practice relieves discomfort through mobilization of soft tissue. This intervention improves tissue mobility and blood flow, and decreases progression of the issue to a recordable claim. Because this technique is included within the OSHA-defined first aid standard, it does not constitute medical care.
How is Atlas STM® Different?
First, our staff includes physical therapists, occupational therapists, and athletic trainers who are formally medically trained to assess the risk of the situation and correctly determine the proper course of action. They specialize in musculoskeletal issues and are able to decide if soft tissue massage or any first aid intervention is appropriate, or if an employee needs medical care.
Second, you have the option to use Atlas STM® as either a stand-alone solution or as a component of our broader suite of Early Intervention services. Our staff is trained to not only provide care through massage, but also other first aid techniques. In addition, they can address the root cause of the concern through a workstation assessment, job coaching, and ergonomics. We can help you move beyond reactionary intervention to a proactive approach that prevents injuries.
Any employee experiencing an increased awareness of heaviness, tightness, fatigue, or discomfort can benefit from Atlas STM®. The cause may be related to awkward positions, highly repetitive work, age-related degeneration, or overexertion. By providing first aid care early, progression is halted or slowed and medical treatment and recordability can be avoided.
Stop by booth 215 and let's discuss workplace injury prevention and our soft tissue management program.