5814 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403
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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I have always enjoyed hunting, fishing, and lifting, not to mention I have a physically demanding occupation. I was moose hunting in Alaska when an old back injury resurfaced. Thinking I had experience with the injury, I went on making corrections myself and after a setback decided surgery was the best option because I did not want to continue on pain meds. I stopped in Dr. McGraw's office as a last chance long shot. Dr. McGraw explained what was going on and laid out a plan to get me back to living pain free. Through adjustments, laser treatments, (which accelerated recovery) therapeutic exercises, and Active Release Technique, I'm now back to doing what I enjoy and am more educated on how to stay injury free.
I first found our about Active Care when I came in with a friend to see what a chiropractic office is like. I had never been before. Knowing the history of back troubles with my mom, I too had lower back pain. I also had a crick in my neck, which who doesn’t at this time in age. After getting some x-ray’s, my hips were out of alignment. After the first few appointments, I started to notice I didn’t have as much back pain as did before. At the end of the 9 month cycle, I was feeling great. I was sleeping better and was not in any noticeable pain in my back and my neck. The staff is awesome! I love how involved Active Care is with Paws4people. I have recommended Dr. Bradburn to many of my coworkers and will continue to do so!