PUSH Therapy was not designed to be a technique to treat symptoms.
PUSH therapy is a comprehensive system that utilizes a customized treatment program - the PUSH Treatment Plan - to insure
that maximum, long-term results are achieved with each patient. The Plan involves PUSH therapy treatments, self-treatments
and PUSH Core Strengthening. Soft Pressure Stimulation techniques are used during PUSH treatments to restore blood flow
and oxygen to tissue that has developed chronically tight or rigid patterns from repetitive use, overuse, or repetitive muscle
fatigue. Self-treatment techniques are taught to help reinforce the treatment results as well as help prevent the symptoms from
returning. Collectively, the PUSH Treatment Plan program works to eliminate the pain and tension symptoms, but more
importantly, works to eliminate the original source of the dysfunction and helps create permanent change.
PUSH Treatment Techniques
The techniques involved during PUSH treatments are: palpation, stationary pressure, integration, and Soft Pressure
Stimulation. Light palpation is used to locate anatomy markers, feel for sensitivity and toxicity, and to help educate the client
about the area being treated. Stationary pressure is applied to certain areas to help desensitize hypersensitive tissue and begin
the blood flow restoration process. Integration techniques help the therapist locate and eliminate adhesions (immobile,
bundled tissue). Soft Pressure Stimulation is a technique unique to PUSH therapy and is applied with a relaxed, non-forceful
pressure from the therapist.
More about Soft Pressure Stimulation
PUSH utilizes a technique known as Soft Pressure Stimulation in the treatment of tissue. The SPS technique requires the
therapist to be in a completely relaxed state during treatments. The core of the body must be aligned properly and all
movements from the therapist must be generated from the core. Once the therapist understands this alignment, any part of the
body can be used to properly engage tissue including the elbows and hands. This softness is essential to the work as the
therapist must engage or connect to the tissue during treatments. This connection comes from the therapist maintaining a
relaxed and grounded state at all times.
Pressure is only applied to the most superficial layer of tissue that needs the work. Once this layer is treated and restored, the
tissue will regain its suppleness allowing the therapist to access the next layer of tissue without applying additional pressure.
This pattern is repeated until all layers of dysfunctional tissue are restored and the tight, rigid tissue is replaced with supple and
mobile tissue. Supple and mobile tissue will be free of pain and have a greater range of motion.
By applying the treatment in this manner, the tissue responds quickly and the therapist is practicing staying relaxed, mobile
and supple throughout the treatment. Hard forceful pressure or pulling is never used in PUSH therapy. Thus, both patient and
therapist benefit from each treatment.