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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After suffering for years from headaches, and using chiropractic as a way to just keep them at bay, I am so glad I found Dr. McGraw and the active care technique. I am as close to cured as I've ever been, and I now have zero headaches between visits. I can't recommend this practice enough. Plus, the office staff are the kindest, funniest people!
Dr. Bradburn and the entire team at Active Care is the best medical care I've ever received. They truly care about their patients and take time getting to know them, which is the most important aspect of medical care for me. As a college student, it's hard for me to make time to take care of my spine, even though I have scoliosis and a back injury from a car accident years ago. After dealing with headaches and neck and back pain for so long, I figured I was doomed with it for life. In just the past few weeks, I haven't needed to take pain medication anymore. I feel like I'm getting my mobility back again, and it's all thanks to Active Care.