2020 Capital Drive
5814 Oleander Drive
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Dr. Eric McGraw and Dr. Levi Bradburn are chiropractors serving Wilmington, NC and 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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Patients of the month
Oleander Drive Office
Capital Drive Office
Eight years ago, my husband and I retired in Wilmington after living in the Chicago area for 50 years. Having problems with a painful back, my neighbor gave me Dr. McGraw's name as a respected Chiropractor, who practices Active Release Technique. Dr. McGraw took X-rays and diagnosed Scoliosis in my spine, which was causing my lower back and leg pain. Dr. McGraw also recommended exercises to help keep my body flexible and pain free. With continued periodic Active Release treatments, I am able to continue and enjoy my active life. Thank you to Dr. McGraw and his wonderful staff!!
I have had hamstring injuries for the past several years. In October 2015 I injured my hamstring so badly that I was unable to do any physical activity at all, including running. Finally while at Fleet Feet, the running store in Wilmington that I buy all my running shoes and clothes, they recommended Dr. McGraw and Dr. Bradburn at Active Care Chiropractic. I had never heard of active release technique, so I was a little skeptical. I started seeing Dr. Bradburn in November and within a few weeks I was back to light running and other light physical activity. Since then I see improvement every week. I am now not only back to long distance running, but I am back to playing tennis, bowling, and I have recently joined a CrossFit gym.
My quality of life has improved so much in just a few months and will continue to improve with Dr. Bradburn's help and guidance. I am now a true believer in active release therapy! I really appreciate the care and kindness I have received from the entire staff at Active Care Chiropractic and for the way they always make me feel welcome when I am at the office