So I called and spoke with one of the therapists who was trained in this program. They give you lots of stretches, that's something I like. Their definition of 'pushing through the pain' seems fuzzy right now and I need to get a better idea of what that entails. It sounds like their program is aggressive in that it doesn't use passive modalities or manual treatment, you have to do the exercises. If 'pushing through' means working out if stiff or sore, then that would be okay with me. But if it means pushing through sharp pain, then I don't know how that would help anything. Because I am curious and want to at least show that I looked into the program and gave it a shot, I'm going to go and have an evaluation done. That way I can find out exactly what they do instead of guessing. Bending can be painful right now, but it gets better with moving throughout the day and stretching, so 'maybe' that's what they mean by pushing through? The reason I think it may be a more reasonable approach than it sounds is that when I explained to the doctor the activities I've continued to do, although inconsistently, he commented that I was 'pushing through it' and getting on with my life. You're all about to find out because I go tomorrow. Stay tuned!