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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I have been going to Dr. McGraw since the first of the year and am amazed at the progress I have made in that time period. I was having pain in my knee as a result of scar tissue from surgery to repair a torn meniscus.
I could not walk without being in a lot of pain and after my first visit I could actually walk with very little discomfort and now there is no longer pain. Dr. McGraw is the best and has a staff he should be very proud of.
I've had numerous issues for 20 years originally stemming from an auto accident, then carpal tunnel followed by RSD syndrome and pinched nerve. So chronic pain and interrupted sleep was my norm. I've had surgery, gone to physical therapy, acupuncture and also chiropractic care over the years with little to no success.
But while listening to Dr. Bradburn speaking at an event one evening, I realized he had a unique different approach that I decided to give it a try. One of the best decisions I've made for my health ever. I am surprised and thrilled to say I am feeling so much less pain and less discomfort and I'm also sleeping so much better. He is great at explaining the process and answering all my questions and making sure that I am an active participant in my care and healing. So I'm excited that by the end of my treatment period I'm going to be virtually pain free which seriously brings me to tears (of joy).
I highly recommend Dr. Bradburn and the entire wonderful staff who have also taken an active role in my care. You all are The Best!!"