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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Before finding Active Care, I dealt with lower back pain for years and bounced from one chiropractor to another, trying to find relief. In 2013 a friend from a local gym recommended I see Dr. McGraw. He proposed a plan to improve my mobility and flexibility and most importantly, help me be pain free. With his treatment, I was able to get back to lifting weights, working on cars and enjoying life with my family. I enjoy seeing Dr. McGraw every 3 weeks for maintenance care because I'm a believer in what they do.”
Dr. McGraw has been out of the office for two weeks, his wife had baby #2 on 4/29! He'll be back next week. We still have loose ends to tie up with the expansion so we still want to wait on photos. Maybe one day.... I can only hope.
The Nelson Family
Our family began our relationship with Active Care Chiropractic like most families: a car wreck. Dr. Bradburn was able to help our son Matthew and his Mom to heal from their injuries with professionalism, compassion and humor. (And he talks baseball and StarWars so Matt was comfortable right away!)
When we noticed our daughter’s back looked like it was curving he was the natural choice to evaluate and treat it. Sarah loves Dr. Bradburn and all the staff at Active Care because they explain things to her at her level but without “talking down” to her. And they didn’t just help with her back. When she injured her hamstring at dance he was able to help her with that as well.
Our eldest, Jacob, who takes martial arts classes, has been treated by Dr. Bradburn as well for rib pain. In short, we recommend Active Care Chiropractic and Dr. Bradburn whole heartedly. He has been great with our kids and their myriad sports injuries, aches and pains, helping them to heal and progress in following their dreams and we really appreciate him and all the staff at Active Care Chiropractic!