5814 Oleander Drive
2020 Capital Drive
2020 Capital Drive
Wilmington, NC 28405
5814 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403
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Active Release Technique
Dr. Eric McGraw and Dr. Levi Bradburn are chiropractors in Wilmington, NC who provide care for patients in Wilmington and the surrounding communities. Dr. McGraw and Dr. Bradburn are passionate advocates of healthy living through a combination of chiropractic care and nutrition. We believe that with the proper lifestyle choices, optimal health is just a few steps away. Traumas (physical stress), Thoughts (mental stress), and Toxins affect us all…our goal is to keep you moving for life!
WHAT IS ACTIVE
Chiropractic care focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Dr. McGraw and Dr. Bradburn practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment.
Active Release Technique®, or ART®, is a hands-on muscle treatment used to identify and treat soft tissue injuries that can occur from trauma or repetitive over use. Active Release treats scar tissue in muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves without injuring the surrounding soft tissue. Active Release maintains the health of the soft tissue surrounding the joints ensuring proper function of both the soft tissues and the joints.
Scar tissue is the dense, weak connective tissue which forms a scar; it can be found on any tissue on the body, including muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. This fibrous material binds itself to damaged soft tissue fibers in an effort to draw the damaged fibers back together and can impede the function of surrounding muscles and proper joint motion. This can cause muscle tension and nerve entrapment, leading to a reduced range of motion, loss of strength, pain, or numbness.
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Oleander Drive Office
Eva & Eric P.
Eric and I feel blessed to have a chiropractor in town who practices Active Release Technique! Dr. McGraw has kept Eric from having surgery on his wrist due to carpal tunnel symptoms from overuse as a locksmith.
Likewise, Dr. McGraw has helped me recover from various knee & hamstring injuries from running and so much more. We whole heartedly believe in being proactive to stay healthy. Thank you Active Care Chiropractic for helping us to continue to live our active lifestyles!!!
You and your staff ROCK!!!"
Capital Drive Office
I like to think that fate brought me to Active Care Chiropractic. Early in 2016 my company held a “Lunch and Learn” where Dr. Bradburn was the guest speaker. For over a year, I had been experiencing numbness in the tips of three fingers on my left hand. I dealt with pain down my left arm for 6 weeks or more before it got better but the numbness never went away. I also suffered from lower back pain on more occasions then I want to remember. So I figured Dr. Bradburn’s offer of a free visit and x-rays couldn’t hurt. So I made an appointment that changed my life or should I say my “aches and pains”.
Dr. Bradburn educated me on the health condition of my spine especially in the areas of my pain. He showed me the x-rays and what he could fix 100% and what he could get close to 100%. I wanted the numbness to go away and the lower back pain to be as little as possible. After treatment with Dr. Bradburn including special exercises for my neck and back, I felt 100% better. I continued to work out at the gym with my trainer while seeing Dr. Bradburn. He advised me on which exercises to avoid for less back pain.
I continue to visit Dr. Bradburn twice a month now. My quality of life has improved a 100% with only a small bit of numbness in one finger only now and then when I have over done it. I hardly have any back pain now. Thanks to Dr. Bradburn and his staff I feel rejuvenated and excited about exercising and living large!"