5814 Oleander Drive
2020 Capital Drive
2020 Capital Drive
Wilmington, NC 28405
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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Oleander Drive Office
I love Active Care Chiropractic! I've been a patient of Dr. McGraw's for over 10 years. He has helped me with all kinds of issues, from a strained Achilles Tendon to a sore back. Whenever I'm hurting, Active Care gets me right.
I have adjustments on a regular basis because it keeps me feeling great. The staff is always super friendly and responsive. I'm looking forward to a bigger and better office remodel!
Capital Drive Office
I first met both doctors at a continuing education meeting for dentists where they were explaining how they could help care for my patients with jaw and facial muscle pain (great resource most suffering patients don't know about). They also mentioned the awful postures we usually adopt as dentists and their long-term ill effects. As I had been a dentist for 10 years with a perpetually sore back and shoulders and also experiencing some residual hip strain postpartum from my new baby, I sought care with Dr. Bradburn (who had extended hours until 6pm, convenient for my schedule) and have remained a patient ever since. After some diagnostic work, Dr. Levi educated me on the importance of catching minor issues early and how to improve my work posture for best results.
My neck and shoulders never felt better! I really look forward to my maintenance visits with him too to work out the kinks that have built up since our last visit. I just had my second baby and Dr. Levi was there every couple weeks to help with that returning hip pain so many pregnant moms experience. I've since referred my husband, friends, and patients as one of my practice philosophies is to help patients understand the benefits of properly aligned teeth in avoiding breakdown later. I am so thankful to have discovered the benefits of regular chiropractic care as this back and core have to last me many more years in my career as a dentist and as a mommy. Here's to a healthy alignment!