5814 Oleander Drive
2020 Capital Drive
2020 Capital Drive
Wilmington, NC 28405
5814 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403
Patient of the Month
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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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of the month
Oleander Drive Office
When Dr. McGraw asked me if I would be “Patient of the Month” for January 2017, I felt honored. And, how would I put into words my success story with him and his staff? Simply stated, I went from A to Z, yes, that far!
In February I woke up in the middle of the night with excruciating pain in my jaw. The next morning I got in to see my dentist, Dr. Overton, who poked, prodded and took x-rays to find no dental problem. Dr. Overton asked if I had been under stress, in fact I had been stressed out for several months. He then mentioned “TMJ”; I had heard of it but didn’t know much about it.
He said he wanted me to see a chiropractor who specialized in treating TMJ pain, and to whom a number of his patients had experienced success with. The rest is history!
I had an initial appointment with Dr. McGraw and his staff at Active Care. He started working with me, and within several adjustments I was feeling great. I had also been dealing with low back pain. This month we went to Sanibel Island, FL., and I stooped a lot picking up shells with no pain. My attitude has improved, I am sleeping better, and I am exercising more. Dr. McGraw and his staff have been incredibly good to me. They are kind, caring, and very competent. I give them all the credit for turning my health around!"
Capital Drive Office
Max & Liz K.
Active Care is the best chiropractic office in town. I did a lot of research looking for Active Release Technique (ART) and it lead me to Dr. Bradburn's office. The entire staff is very knowledgeable, incredibly friendly and has helped out both myself and my wife.
I was recently in a motorcycle accident where I spent a month in the hospital and was confined to a wheelchair due to a list of injuries. After being discharged I knew that I needed to do something to help me heal so I began researching everything I could. I discovered ART and was lead to Active Care Chiropractic. Dr. Bradburn has been great and has improved my quality of life so much that I suggested my wife come see him as well.
My wife and I are competitive powerlifters, or at least I was before the motorcycle accident. After a bad training incident, my wife tweaked her sciatic nerve about a year ago while doing heavy squats. Nothing seemed to help her and it would flair up every time she squatted and started getting progressively worse to the point that she would feel it tighten up even out of the gym. After just a few sessions with Dr. Bradburn she is back to squatting pain free.
We both love that Dr. Bradburn looks at the patient as a whole and does everything in his power to make you feel 100% again. Another plus is that they have great flavored water every Thursday & Friday and puppies that come visit once a month!