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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My husband and I have both been patients of Dr. McGraw for years. We both started with specific issues which he was able to resolve and we have continued to see him for maintenance.
I think we both consider him integral to our health! I'm an avid runner and appreciate all he does to keep me feeling good and injury free. The staff there is wonderful! The Jessups love Active Care!
I first met Dr. Bradburn and the staff back in December for my consultation. We discussed what my issues were such as shooting pain in my back which radiated down my right arm. This in turn made it very difficult for me to lift things at work.
This was my first experience going to a chiropractor so I had apprehensions of course, but he put me at ease with his expertise and cool demeanor. I came back the following week for my follow up exam and learned there was a lot more going on with my symptoms as Dr. Bradburn explained into great detail to me. It's been a long hard road for me on the comeback trail to say the least, but I've done all of the therapy exercises he has given me and I'm definitely seeing the results.
I have NO more pain that I was experiencing before and I'm also having better range of motion in my shoulder. Most importantly, I'm back in the gym and working at the Fire dept. Also I can't forget the amazing staff at Active Care Chiropractic. You wont meet more helpful, cordial people at any doctor’s office. I know if I have any other issues that arise in the future, I won’t hesitate to come see Dr. Bradburn. If you're looking for a Chiropractor in the Wilmington area, I highly recommend Dr. Bradburn at Active Care Chiropractic.