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 had issues with back pain for as long as I can remember and just assumed that was just how life would be. One month before running my first half marathon, I threw out my back and could barely move. After all the training I had put in I was determined to race. I came to Active Care with fingers crossed just hoping Dr. McGraw could get me through that race.
Upon speaking with him, he reassured me that not only would I be ready for my race, but that I would also conquer my back pain. He came up with a plan for me and I worked hard on the exercises he gave me. With each visit, I believed in what he was doing since I could feel the results almost immediately. Up to this point, I never considered chiropractic care as a way to rid me of back trouble but rather a temporary fix. Boy was I wrong! Since going to Dr. McGraw for over two years, I have been able to live a life without my back dictating what I can and cannot do. I am a believer in chiropractic care and will continue to go because of the quality of life it has afforded me.
Really great job by these guys. Straightened out back issues that bothered me every day that I'd had for years. Very knowledgeable and kept me in the loop of everything that was going on, as well as making my gym activities a priority. The staff were all incredibly friendly and my back is feeling great.