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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Leigh Ann C.
I've seen chiropractors for most of my life, but Active Care Chiropractic is something new. I feel fantastic after adjustments, and with the active release technique, I stay feeling better longer.
Dr. Bradburn explains things clearly and is always willing to take time to answer questions, so I have the information I need to take care of myself and keep improving between visits. It's empowering. I can't recommend him highly enough.
Our youngest son, Dillon, had reflux issues from the time he was born. We wanted to avoid medication so we took him to visit Dr. McGraw right after his first birthday. Dr. McGraw was extremely gentle and patient with him and worked with us on a treatment plan.
After a few months of adjustments our 1 year old is having no reflux issues and is happy and healthy! We are thankful to Dr. McGraw for his knowledge and expertise and to the entire staff in always welcoming us and being patient with our little guy.