Siegenthaler Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Center


As part of Universal’s commitment to overall health, we offer the Siegenthaler Family Chiropractic Center located inside of our club. It is open to our members as well as the general public.

Dr. Siegenthaler and Dr. Pettay specialize in Active Release Techniques (ART) to treat a variety of health conditions and injuries.

What are Active Release Techniques?

Active Release Techniques (ART) is a highly successful hands-on touch case-management system that allows a practitioner to diagnose and treat muscular and soft tissue problems. Soft tissues are muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments, and the connective tissue that surrounds or contains them.

How do Active Release Techniques work?

The goal of ART is to restore optimal texture, motion, and function of the soft tissue and release any entrapped nerves or blood vessels. This is accomplished through the removal of adhesions or fibrosis in the soft tissue via the application of specific hands-on treatment protocols.

What is a typical ART treatment like?

The Chiropractor will first determine what the injury is (i.e., tear, scar, adhesion or inflammation). The second step is to determine which muscle, ligament, tendon and/or nerve is affected. Specific motions of the body are then used to make layers of soft tissue slide over one another while contacting the injured area with a hand, finger or thumb. This could break up an adhesion, force a layer of muscle to slide over another muscle or separate a nerve from connective tissue or a layer of muscle.

What conditions/injuries can ART help?

The type of conditions successfully treated with ART is very diverse. Some of the more common conditions/injuries are:

  • Carpal Tunnel and other peripheral nerve entrapments
  • Spinal pain and dysfunction
  • Tendonitis and other soft tissue inflammatory disorders of the hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle, and foot
  • Sciatica, TMJ, recurrent sprains and strains
  • Muscle and ligament sprains and strains

How long will it take to resume normal physical activity after a treatment?

Unlike many conventional therapies, Active Release does not require extended periods of rest before results are noticed. Athletes have been treated right before competing in the Ironman Triathlon or the Olympics in various events. In fact, it usually helps to work out right after a treatment to get the muscle to function properly.

Why try Active Release Techniques?

The technique, in terms of success rate, has been shown to be more effective than conventional therapies and is also more cost effective.

Discover What ART can do for you.

For additional information or to schedule and appointment call Siegenthaler Family Chiropractic Center directly at 717-569-6099.