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
"As a Martial Arts School owner and father to a three year old little girl, back pain affects my hobbies, job and family. So, after a lifetime of sports and Martial Arts had taken their toll on my knees and lower back, I finally broke down and decided to get some help. Dr. McGraw did an amazing job of assessing the problem and formulating a long-term game plan to fix my issues. My routine maintenance visits keep me active for my business as well as my family, and on the occasions when I push too hard Dr. McGraw is there to get me back on track. I'm not ready to slow down, and with Dr. McGraw's help, I don't plan to for a very long time.
I also have to mention the amazing staff he has. My daughter loves to go to "work" behind the desk while I am getting adjusted. She loves all the staff at Active Care Chiropractic and I feel like they are part of the family. They really are amazing!!"
Capital Drive Office
"I started going to Active Care after Dr. Bradburn introduced himself in the gym and spoke about ways he can assist with mobility issues. After a few treatments I realized I already saw major improvements in my mobility, most noticeably my shoulder. I had surgery over five years ago and struggled with movements in the gym that should have been easy. Dr. Bradburn was able to work out some scar tissue and give me back some range of motion. Further, it helped take away a lot of the pain that accompanied the limitation. As if this wasn't enough… when I started volunteer firefighting, the team at Active Care was there to help me through all of my aches, pains, plantar fasciitis, tweaked back, and tweaked pelvis... all of it! They have been absolutely fantastic! Plus, they are always happy to see you when you walk in the door. Thanks Active Care!"