Deep Tissue Issues

Something that characterizes the modern world of fitness, sports, and chiropractic is the implementation of Active Release Technique. This is a technique that certainly does require the skill of a professional with knowledge of the body’s nervous system, but the technique itself is often used to treat all sorts of discomforts and deep tissue issues. Ordinarily, the use of A.R.T. is intended to assuage the pain or tightness in a part of the body that is being negatively impacted by any of a myriad of physical effects. The technique has become an integral part of fitness training, competitive sports, and general chiropractic treatment due to its measurable effectiveness.

Purpose of Active Release Technique

Any athlete can tell you that the body is fickle because that’s how it feels sometimes. Many groups of tissues are susceptible to all sorts of complications, but they typically wait until you’re already on a fast break with a clear opportunity to score the game-winning shot. This is about more than hamstrings. Active Release Technique treats muscle, tendon, ligament, fascia, and nerve problems. This contributes to how its use has proliferated since the ‘80s when it was first patented because, of course, the applicability of this technique on the parts of so many physical trainers, chiropractors, and many others benefits a great deal of people and organizations.

The purpose of Active Release Technique is to successfully complete each of three primary objectives. Note that each of these objectives is universally applicable to their specified nervous system nodes. Firstly, Active Release Technique is intended to yield the restoration of motion for all soft tissues in the affected area to its original or superior state of free and unobstructed range of motion. Secondly, A.R.T. also releases nerves, lymphatics, and vasculature that are impacted. Finally, practitioners also use it to reinitiate ideal function, resilience, and texture for soft tissues.


You might be surprised to learn what to expect from the implementation of a technique like this if you are unfamiliar with it. It isn’t a painful process, and it’s a non-invasive alternative to any and all invasive maneuvers (surgeries) one might have with the intention of alleviating a pain, which will likely have the opposite effect. A.R.T. requires the practitioner to find the tense zones or the adhesion in a certain tissue. The object of the game at this juncture is to extend the target tissues from shortened positions to elongated ones using the hands to sustain tension along the target tissue’s fibers.

The idea is for the practitioner to oscillate between shear, tensile, and compressive forces in manual application. This is how repetitive strains are handled such that discomfort is noticeably mitigated. The same is true for using A.R.T. to treat those with constant pressure tension lesions or cumulative trauma injuries. A.R.T. therapy also involves the application of deep digital tension, which is not a euphemism for entering the Matrix. The fingers have to deeply affect the tender area. The patient in question usually has to move or rotate the injured tissue under the practitioner’s instruction. Chiropractors, physiotherapists, and massage therapists tend to direct patients to move these parts of the body in order to gauge the range of motion and appraise the negative effects.

Deep Tissue Work

A.R.T. practitioners are generally those who know by way of their training and education that the body’s anatomical structures are organized such that tissues are often positioned at oblique angles to each other. The overlap of these tissue areas are points at which it is likely that one would incur swelling and other damage as a result of trauma. Fibrosis and adhesions are other liklihoods for these overlapping points, and the consequences are typically those of tenderness and pain at the point of traumatic contact. Usually, the patient is instructed to physically move the tissue fibers at the point of injury from a shortened to a lengthened position. This tends to follow the application of the practitioners fingers to the tissue fibers at tender adhesion points.

Top Bowlers To Look Out For Champions Trophy 2017

The Champions Trophy 2017 is upon us and all cricket fans are discussing or arguing over who the best bowler will be or is. They all have their favorites and they all have their favorite teams to cheer for. The discussions can get heated as each fan fights for the supremacy of their favorite player and team.

Picking the top bowlers is never easy as so many people ill end to disagree, favoring their own selections over those of any one else. It is like picking the best player in the National Basketball League. Everyone will dislike a pick listed or half agree to another any list will not solve arguments, it may create a few but we must make a list. Here is our choice for the top bowlers in the Champions Trophy 2017 though not in any particular order.

Our first nominee comes from the team fielded by Pakistan, who is always a tough competitor and a team to beat. Their hopes lie in their top player Shadab Kahn. They expect his talent to propel them to the league winners’ circle this year.

Next comes England, the country that invented the game, or so they say. They have a solid reputation to hold up and they look to Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali to carry the middle overs and the team to ultimate victory.

New Zealand clocks in as the next team to beat as they come with their stars Mitchel Santner and Jeetan Patel. Both players are very tough competitors and very talented athletes. Australia follows close behind but may not be as successful as they bring only Adam Zampa to the matches. He may not be enough to carry the team to victory over the more talent laden opponents.

India, after losing a couple of top athletes, is looking to rebound and stay competitive with their stars Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja. Their talents may not be enough to carry India to victory.

Bagladesh may be a small country but it looms over the playing field with large stars. Their hopes for victory lie in the talents of 4 men– Shakib Al Hasan, Mehedi Hasan, Sabbir Rahman and Mahmudullah Riyad. Four may be enough for this competition.

Another team to watch will be Sri Lankan and their man of mystery, Lakshan Sandakan. Very little is known of him and his ability but coupled with Seekkuge Prasanna, and Kushal Mendis may make Sri Lanka the dark horse in this trophy series.

Rounding out this list is South Africa who seems to place all their eggs in one basket. With one star who stands out, Imran Tahir, it may not be enough to overcome the competitive field populating this tourney.

There you have it, our list of the top bowlers to watch for in the Champions Trophy 2017. These teams and bowlers will be putting gout their best performance and shooting to live 110% so it is easy to understand why anyone should watch out for them.