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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Karl and Monse
My wife first started seeing Dr. McGraw on a referral from a co-worker of mine. She had been experiencing pain in her neck and back for years. We had been to many doctors and gone through many tests and nothing really helped. Dr. McGraw explained the process and always spent time with us to answer any questions we had. Over the first few months my wife's neck pain improved greatly and is now very manageable.
Dr. McGraw helped her so much I decided to even try. I had been experiencing a shooting pain down my neck and thought that it was just something I would have to live with. After a couple months, my shooting pain almost completely disappeared. Dr. McGraw provides such great care and is very knowledgeable. The staff at Active Care is also unbeatable. They are always friendly and helpful and make this office an incredible place to receive care. I truly cannot thank Dr. McGraw and his team enough for the treatment and progress with me and my wife's health.
I came to Dr. Bradburn and Active Care Chiropractic because I was experiencing sciatic pain in my left side as well as soreness in my neck, numbing in my hands as well as terrible popping in my knees.
This was inhibiting my workouts and fitness plan. Walking and sitting became uncomfortable. After a very Thorough consultation and X-rays , Dr. Bradburn was able to locate the causes of my pain and create an intentional, individualized treatment plan.
I can honestly say that after going through 2/3 of my treatment plan I did not even realize how debilitating my injuries were, until I started to feel better.
The professionals at Active Care Chiropractic are so dedicated in making sure all of their patients experience top quality care, 100 percent of the time!