Bethlehem, CT Osteopathic Doctor

Your Trusted Clinic for Osteopathic Medicine & Care

The Osteopathic Wellness Center provides professional osteopathic care for residents of the Bethlehem, CT area. Our patients are treated with non-invasive procedures that diagnose and address the source of the pain or discomfort. Each treatment is customized for the particular patient. Our practice also helps patients who are not ill or injured find a natural, healthy balance in their lives.*

Conditions We Treat:

Our osteopathic practice provides a safe and natural alternative to common pharmaceutical approaches. Our fully licensed and insured facility works holistically to help each patient’s body heal naturally. To schedule an appointment, call our office at (203) 408 – 6255.

Our Osteopathic Doctor: Dr. David Johnston

Our osteopathic physician, Dr. Johnston, is board certified and hospital trained. Dr. Johnston offers Bethlehem residents natural, safe alternative to traditional invasive surgical treatments. He cares for the body in a holistic fashion, treating it as a whole. Dr. Johnston offers non-invasive treatments for a plethora of injuries. He can help sufferers of migraines, neck and back pain, and accident trauma* with his professional knowledge and expertise. He provides the Bethlehem, CT, clinic with years of osteopathic expertise, helping patients with his decades of medical experience.

Our Osteopathic Clinic serving Bethlehem, CT

The holistic procedures implemented at the Osteopathic Wellness Center are a healthy and safe alternative to invasive treatments.* We look forward to helping you enjoy a balanced, healthy lifestyle and want to help you achieve equilibrium in all aspects of your life. Call to schedule an appointment with us today.

Our hands-on treatments help address the causes of bodily injury and other illnesses. As opposed to surgery or pharmaceutical intervention, which can potentially cause negative side-effects, we care for the body with natural supplements.* Instead of strictly resolving the symptoms of an injury, Dr. Johnston works to treat the underlying causes of pain.

Additionally, we explore the possibility that nutritional issues might be causing the problem. Addressing this can help you move toward overall wellness. We want you to be able to have an active lifestyle—one without injury, illness, or pain. Dr. Johnston believes all patients should be able to lead a healthy, natural lifestyle.

We offer our Bethlehem, CT patients:

Bethlehem, CT Osteopathic Treatment for:

Accident Trauma

Osteopathy can help you to lead a healthy life. Whether you have have lost strength or find yourself with lessened mobility, are experiencing pain from an accident or fall, or are suffering from an illness, our doctor can help restore your body to its ideal state. Techniques such as lymphatic drainage  and myofascial release can reduce the pain and swelling resulting from an injury.*

The guided care of Dr. Johnston, our osteopathic physician, will help improve your mobility by implementing methods and practices that decrease the severity and inhibit the formation of scar tissue caused by injury and surgery. This scar tissue negatively impacts the body. For example, it can place stress on joints and fascia. Resolving issues like tough scar tissue will help Bethlehem-area patients recover their proper range of bodily motion. We provide rehabilitation for patients who recently received surgery, suffered from a concussion or whiplash from an accident, have swollen limbs, and have experienced a range of other injuries and illnesses.

Back Pain & Neck Pain

Osteopathic treatments help especially with injuries to the back and neck. Pain that comes from heavy lifting, unnatural movements, extended periods of stress, issues with body weight, and other related problems may cause sustained injuries to these parts of the body. We address these conditions with our specialized osteopathic techniques.

By using hands-on techniques, such as gently massaging the muscle and loosening strained joints, Dr. Johnston can help to relax the body and bring it back to its baseline state.* A patient’s individual needs and circumstances will determine what type of care and treatment will be implemented. Through x-rays, scans, and other tests, we are able to determine the proper technique and osteopathic medicine for a patient. Dr. Johnston provides each of his patients with personalized care, high quality treatment, and relief from pain no matter what the condition.*

Chronic Health Conditions: Lyme, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue…

Chronic conditions, autoimmune diseases, and hormonal imbalances can all be addressed by Dr. Johnson. His care takes into account each patient’s individual needs in an integrative, holistic way. Illnesses like the aforementioned ones can create an uncomfortable imbalance in a person’s body and negatively impact their wellbeing. By closely examining symptoms, Dr. Johnston finds the proper treatment for each patient’s unique circumstances. He works closely with each patient to both diagnose and resolve the underlying causes of pain.

At the Osteopathic Wellness Center in Bethlehem, CT, we combine the integrative and technical approaches to treatment. We support and complement these approaches with laboratory testing.*

Concussion

Without swift, effective treatment, concussions can alter normal brain function and can be detrimental to health in the long erm. Through osteopathic manipulative treatment, Dr. Johnston helps lessen the chance of long-term side effects and maximize the time it takes for Bethlehem residents to recover.*

Jaw Issues: Jaw Pain, TMJ, Sleep Apnea…

The Osteopathic Wellness Center also treats for injuries or illnesses associated with the face, jaw, and teeth. Holistic dentistry and cranial osteopathy can often resolve issues such as clicking, blocked airways, difficult breathing, TMJ problems, dentals issues, and other problems related to the head and neck. In addition, Advanced Light Force (ALF) methods can also help resolve discomfort.

Dr. Johnston works to properly align the jaw, as a result establishing the correct balance of the tongue and other dental structures. This allows for proper airway function.*

If you live in the Bethlehem, CT, area and are experiencing an overbite, underbite, grinding of the teeth, snoring, sleep issues, or others related to the neck and jaw, schedule an appointment with us.

Migraines & Headaches

Osteopathic manipulative treatments can greatly benefit those who suffer from migraines and chronic headaches. Even though many things can cause migraines and headaches, Dr. Johnston can examine your situation and identify the underlying cause. Dr. Johnston’s years of expertise allows him to find and treat the source of the migraines, which can sometimes be triggered by anxiety, stress, a poor diet, improper posture, neck issues, muscle spasms, or other related problems. He administers the appropriate osteopathic treatment for whatever the migraine cause may be. His gentle, hands-on care helps resolve pain and discomfort.

Sports Injuries

Our hands-on care and natural supplements pave the way for a healthy, natural recovery. The specialized care provided to our patients can help resolve injuries such as sprains, strains, tears, and other sports injuries. We can help reduce inflammation, decrease swelling, and bring balance back to the athlete.

Pain from Whiplash

Motor vehicle accidents often result in injury. These injuries can sometimes worsen or become long-term problems if not treated immediately or properly. Painful hyperextension of the neck, shoulder, or torso region, including whiplash, can be treated through our practised techniques. Our treatments can diagnose and resolve damage by a motor vehicle accident and will set you on the path to a complete recovery.

Pregnancy & Post-Delivery Therapy

Prenatal and postpartum women can benefit greatly from osteopathic treatments. By working with the body changes experienced during pregnancy, our techniques aid in reducing stress during pregnancy and assist in a quick recovery after delivery.

Integrative & Holistic Medicine in Bethlehem

Our treatments help patients achieve a healthy lifestyle without surgical intervention or the risk or side-effects of medicine and pharmaceutical treatments. We provide both integrative and holistic medicine, caring for the body as a whole, and encouraging it to heal itself—the natural way.*

What is integrative medicine?

Integrative medicine is a holistic approach to treatment, taking one’s entire body into consideration. This includes the patient’s lifestyle, as well as the following:

  • Physical
  • Social
  • Psychological
  • Environmental
  • Spiritual

Your Integrative & Holistic Practitioner: Dr. David Johnston

Dr. David L. Johnston combines his years of medical and osteopathic experience with his goal of healthy and holistic care. He offers high quality treatment without the risk of surgery or other medicinal procedures.

Osteopathic Medicine in Bethlehem, CT

Osteopathic manipulation treatment is one of the best alternatives to surgical or pharmaceutical medicine. By addressing the causes and not the symptoms, our practice helps your body heal and itself and begin a lasting, healthy recovery.

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