Bethel, CT Osteopathic Doctor

Your Trusted Clinic for Osteopathic Medicine & Care

The Osteopathic Wellness Center helps diagnose and treat any bodily injury, illness, or discomfort you may be suffering from in a holistic, natural way.* Located in the Bethel, CT area, we serve our patients with professional practices and non-invasive techniques. Each treatment is tailored to the needs of the individual person, caring for those with and without injury. We go beyond curing symptoms and aim to help you reach a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

Conditions We Treat:

Fully licensed and certified, our facility operates on effective methods of healing. We offer safe alternatives to common forms of healing, instead of pharmaceutical treatments and surgery. Our techniques treat the body as a whole, helping it heal itself naturally. Please call so you can schedule your appointment.

Our Osteopathic Doctor: Dr. David Johnston

Dr. David L. Johnston is our trained osteopathic physician. Board certified and hospital trained, Dr. Johnston specializes in natural, holistic treatments that care for the body as an entire unity. As opposed to potentially harmful treatments and risky practices, osteopathic techniques are safe and comfortable. They help resolve pain and overcome injuries like neck pain, back pain, migraines, and accident trauma. Dr. Johnston’s treatments also care or other bodily injuries, changes, and illnesses.* He uses his decades of medical experience and osteopathic expertise to help heal the people of Bethel, CT.

Our Osteopathic Clinic serving Bethel, CT

Our goal is to provide all patients with natural treatments that diagnose the source of pain, resolve pain, and bring the whole body back into equilibrium.* Going a step beyond healing, we desire for all patients to be able to maintain a vigorous, healthy lifestyle. Let us help you start on that path.

We treat a wide range of injuries, illnesses, and discomforts. Our use of hands-on treatments and natural supplements minimize unnecessary pain and encourage healthy behavior. Dr. Johnston believes patients should be encouraged to seek a life of overall wellness. Our techniques, as opposed to prescription drugs and invasive surgeries, help you begin to achieve that lifestyle.*

We offer our Bethel, CT patients:

Bethel, CT Osteopathic Treatment for:

Accident Trauma

One of the common uses of osteopathic manipulative treatment is to help individuals recover from accident trauma. Whether you are suffering from a motor vehicle accident, a painful fall, sports injury, or any other painful accident, Dr. Johnston can help you restore your former strength and health. Using specific techniques for each situation, such as myofascial release and lymphatic drainage, he is able to reduce pain and swelling and increase bodily mobility once again.*

In addition to helping patients recover, Dr. Johnston’s practices can help prevent added bodily stress, such as swollen joints and inflamed ligaments. They can decrease the formation of scar tissue, and rehabilitation promotes a quicker recovery. Specific treatments can care for several post-accident injuries:

  • concussion
  • whiplash
  • swelling of limbs
  • muscle strain
  • sciatic pain

Regardless of the injury, Dr. Johnston strives to bring you back to your former strength after any accident or injury.

Back Pain & Neck Pain

Another common use of osteopathic manipulative treatment is to treat back and neck pain. Back and neck injuries, often caused by strenuous movements, hyperextensions, extended periods of stress, weight problems, and several other problems, can be resolved through our harmless practices.

We implement specific techniques to relax the strained muscles. We identify exact sources of pain through scans, x-rays, and other tests to ensure the proper technique. Gentle, soft-tissue massages and other osteopathic treatments soothe injured areas and help loosen tightened muscles. This relaxes the body as a whole and brings back a sense of balance.*

Chronic Health Conditions: Lyme, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue…

Osteopathic manipulative treatment also overs a variety of heath conditions. Chronic pain, such as autoimmune diseases, hormonal imbalances, Lyme disease, and other discomforts are treatable through Dr. Johnston’s treatments. Each technique is catered to specific needs and helps diagnose and resolve causes of underlying pain.

Our Osteopathic Wellness Center in Bethel, CT supports and compliments each integrative treatment with laboratory testing.*


Osteopathic treatments provide proper treatment for concussions and other severe head injuries. Without adequate treatment, concussions have a high chance of damaging brain functions and health problems later in life. Dr. Johnston’s techniques help for a quick recovery and prevention of long-term side effects.*

Jaw Issues: Jaw Pain, TMJ, Sleep Apnea…

Jaw pain is also treatable through our holistic practices. Combining the use of Advanced Light Force (ALF) methods and cranial osteopathy, Dr. Johnston can treat clicking, pain from TMJ, dental problems, restricted airways, and other jaw-related issues.

As with all other treatments, we seek for a healthy bodily balance. Our practices correct airway function and help align the jaw, tongue, and other dental structures properly. This treats overbites, underbites, snoring, sleep apnea, and other jaw/dental related problems. All treatments aim to bring the body into equilibrium.

Migraines & Headaches

Osteopathic manipulative treatments can help remove pain from migraines and severe headaches. Migraines may be caused by several factors, such as anxiety, stress, injury, muscle spasms, or accidents. Regardless of the cause, Dr. Johnston’s hands-on techniques can identify the source of the pain. His years of expertise can provide any patient with proper and effective treatment.*

Sports Injuries

Athletic injuries can result in long-term pain and consequences if not cared for properly. Our techniques, such as gentle massages and natural supplements, can help reduce inflammation and restore balance to all athletes.* Dr. Johnston’s techniques can also help prevent further injury as the body restores itself to its former strength.*

Pain from Whiplash

Motor vehicle accidents can often result in whiplash. Whiplash, which is a hyperextension of the head and neck, potentially leads to extended pain and suffering if not immediately cared for. Our osteopathic treatments address any pain whiplash victims may experience. Caring for the neck, upper back, shoulders, and more, Dr. Johnston diagnoses the source of the damage and helps you on the way to a complete recovery.*

Pregnancy & Post-Delivery Therapy

Pain and discomfort from pregnancy can also be cared for at The Osteopathic Wellness Center. Whether the pain is common or not, our practices can help reduce pain and stress during this time in your life. Osteopathic manipulative treatment minimizes unnecessary discomfort and promotes a healthy recovery after pregnancy.*

Integrative & Holistic Medicine in Bethel

The Osteopathic Wellness Center works to help each person in a healthy, natural manner. Our holistic techniques treat the body as a whole, helping it to recover on its own. Avoiding risky treatments like prescriptions and surgical approaches, we focus on integrative medicine and holistic practices.

What is integrative medicine?

Integrative medicine considers every aspect of a person’s life. Our techniques take into account psychological aspects, physical aspects, social life, and the surrounding environment, and all of the natural varieties.

  • Spiritual
  • Social
  • Environmental
  • Physical
  • Psychological

Your Integrative & Holistic Practitioner: Dr. David Johnston

Dr. David L. Johnston strives to help you heal in the most natural, holistic manner. With years of medical experience, he offers quality treatment to encourage a complete recovery and balanced life.

Osteopathic Medicine in Bethel, CT

The Osteopathic Wellness Center provides the patients of Bethel, CT with one of the best alternatives to harmful medicines and surgeries. Our work goes beyond symptoms and helps your body recover as a whole. No matter the accident, injury, or pain, we provide a pathway to achieve a long-term, healthy lifestyle.

*The effectiveness of diagnosis and treatment vary by patient and condition. Osteopathic Wellness Center does not guarantee certain results.

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