Dutchess County Osteopathic Doctor

Your Trusted Clinic for Osteopathic Medicine & Care

The Osteopathic Wellness Center is the place to go for professional osteopathic care in the Dutchess County area. Our physicians treat our patients with non-invasive treatments that diagnose and treat the source of the pain or discomfort. Each patient is treated for both illness and injury using a series of methods and practices designed specifically to meet their needs. We also help those without illness or injury reach a healthy and natural balance in their lives.*

Conditions We Treat:

We want to help you achieve equilibrium through by helping you move toward a balanced, healthy lifestyle. Our fully licensed and insured facility works to help each patient’s body heal naturally through holistic treatment. To schedule an appointment and get on track to living a healthy, balanced life, call our office at (203) 438-9915

Our Osteopathic Doctor: Dr. David Johnston

Dr. Johnston is the hospital-trained, board-certified osteopathic physician at the Osteopathic Wellness Center in Dutchess County. He provides safe and natural alternatives to invasive surgical treatments, providing care in a holistic fashion. Dr. Johnston treats the body as a whole. Our practice’s non-invasive treatments address a variety of injuries, which include neck and back pain, migraines, and accident trauma, among others.* With his decades of medical and osteopathic expertise, Dr. Johnston is able to help visitors to our Dutchess County clinic. 

Our Osteopathic Clinic serving Dutchess County

If you’re seeking a healthy alternative to traditional invasive treatments, osteopathy may be for you. Dr. Johnston practices only natural techniques and procedures at the Osteopathic Wellness Center. If you want to enjoy a balanced, healthy lifestyle and begin on a path toward achieving equilibrium in your body, schedule an appointment with us today. *

Dr. Johnston aims to treat the true causes of pain rather than only addressing the injury’s visible symptoms. As opposed to surgical treatments or prescription medicine, which can potentially cause negative side-effects, we care for the body with natural supplements.*

In order to treat a body as a whole, Dr. Johnston investigates potential nutritional issues that could be contributing to a problem, which can help you move toward overall wellness. We want you to be able to have an active lifestyle—one without injury or illness. Dr. Johnston believes all patients should be able to live this way.

We offer our Dutchess County patients:

Dutchess County Osteopathic Treatment for:

Accident Trauma

If you want to lead a more balanced life, osteopathy can help! Whether find yourself with lessened mobility, have lost strength, are experiencing pain from an accident or fall, or are suffering from a passing or chronic illness, Dr. Johnston can help restore your body to equilibrium. He uses gentle, hands-on techniques including myofascial release, lymphatic drainage, and other hands-on approaches, can ease the pain and relieve swelling caused by an injury.* 

The treatments designed by Dr. Johnston for our patients address their individual needs in order to restore their proper range of bodily motion. He is able to improve mobility by inhibiting the formation of and treating existing scar tissue caused by injury and surgery, as extra stress on joints and fascia affects the whole body. We also provide rehabilitation for Dutchess County patients who suffered from a head or brain injury (including concussion), suffered whiplash from an accident, have recently undergone surgery, have swollen limbs, or any other of a wide range of injuries and illnesses. We can help improve your mobility through the treatment provided at the Osteopathic Wellness Center.

Back Pain & Neck Pain

Injuries to the back and neck respond well to osteopathic treatment. These types of injuries are very often caused by weight issues, heavy lifting, lengthy periods of stress, unnatural or repetitive movements, and other problems. These back, neck, and similar injuries can be treated through osteopathic techniques.

All of our treatments are designed to fit the individual needs of each patient. In order to move the body back to its natural state, Dr. Johnston creates relaxation through hands-on techniques like gentle muscle massage and loosening of strained joints, as well as other manual manipulations and treatments.* Our clinic uses x-rays, scans, and other tests in order to diagnose, as well. Dr. Johnston provides each of his patients with personalized care, quality treatment, and relief from pain, regardless of the condition.*

Chronic Health Conditions: Lyme, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue…

Dr. Johnston treats chronic conditions, autoimmune diseases, and hormonal imbalances using his medical experience and osteopathic methods.

Holistic and natural approaches, like those practiced by Dr. Johnston, often provide excellent results for chronic conditions, which often result in an uncomfortable imbalance in a person’s body and wellbeing. Dr. Johnston is able to find the proper treatment for each specific situation by paying close attention to symptoms such as these. He uses this information to diagnose and treat underlying sources of pain

The Osteopathic Wellness Center in Dutchess County always uses a combination of traditional, technical, and integrative approaches to treatment. We want to heal every visitor who comes through our doors. We support and complement alternative approaches with traditional laboratory testing.*


When left untreated or when treated improperly, concussions, like all traumatic brain injuries, can change how a person’s brain normally performs. Head injuries such as this can lead to devastating health issues later on. Through osteopathic manipulative treatment, Dr. Johnston helps reduce the chance of long-term side effects and minimizes the time it takes for Dutchess County residents to recover.

Jaw Issues: Jaw Pain, TMJ, Sleep Apnea…

The Osteopathic Wellness Center treats injuries or illnesses related to the face, jaw, and teeth. If you’re feeling pain or discomfort from issues such as clicking, blocked airways, difficulty breathing, TMJ problems, dentals issues, or another problem related to this region of the body, cranial osteopathy and holistic dentistry can help. We will help your body self heal and operate properly through Advanced Light Force (ALF) methods and holistic and natural osteopathic treatments.

Dr. Johnston uses proven methods of treatment to align the jaw. In doing so, he restores proper airway function by bringing the tongue and other dental structures back into balance.*

If you live in the Dutchess County area and are experiencing grinding of the teeth, snoring, sleep issues, overbite, underbite, or others related to the neck, head, and jaw, call our office and schedule an appointment with us!

Migraines & Headaches

Although chronic headaches and migraines may be caused by a variety of factors, Dr. Johnston uses his years of experience to identify and diagnose the underlying causes. Osteopathic manipulative treatments can help treat migraines and chronic headaches, which are commonly caused by anxiety, stress, a poor diet, improper posture, neck issues, muscle spasms, and other related problems. Dr. Johnston finds and treats the source of the migraines in order to relieve patient discomfort. He always employs a gentle, hands-on approach in tandem with proven osteopathic methods to treat these chronic problems.

Sports Injuries

The Osteopathic Wellness Center treats sports injuries such as sprains, strains, and tears, can cause extreme discomfort, pain, and loss in athletic performance. Our office in Dutchess County specializes in treating these common athletic injuries. Dr. Johnston’s treatments can help reduce inflammation and ease swelling. Osteopathic Wellness Center will set you on a path toward a holistic and natural recovery. We will bring your body back into equilibrium.

Pain from Whiplash

Injuries from motor vehicle accidents, such as painful hyperextension of the neck, shoulder, or torso region, including whiplash, can result in long-term damage, pain, and uncomfortable, life-altering side effects when not treated immediately or are treated improperly. All of our patients receive treatments created to address their particular needs and circumstances. We can treat these injuries through our practised techniques. Our practice in Dutchess County can diagnose and resolve damage caused by a motor vehicle accident. It will set you on the path to a complete recovery.

Pregnancy & Post-Delivery Therapy

Osteopathic treatments can truly benefit prenatal and postpartum women. Our techniques are designed to reduce stress during pregnancy. Dr. Johnston works with the body changes experienced during pregnancy to bring comfort and and promote a quick recovery after delivery.

Integrative & Holistic Medicine in Dutchess County

If you’re wishing to pursue a healthier, more holistic lifestyle, it helps to begin by caring for your body as a whole. Our osteopathic treatments make it so patients do not have to deal with the side-effects and risk of bodily harm from medicine, surgery, and other invasive or pharmaceutical treatments. By using both integrative and holistic medicine, we help visitors to our Dutchess County clinic to heal themselves the natural way.*

What is integrative medicine?

The best way to address illness and injury is to consider the patient’s lifestyle, body, and mind. Our approach to health and wellness treatment is holistic. As such, we consider the following factors when diagnosing and treating illness and injury:

  • Psychological
  • Physical
  • Environmental
  • Spiritual
  • Social

Your Integrative & Holistic Practitioner: Dr. David Johnston

The practitioner at Osteopathic Wellness Center, Dr. David L. Johnston, draws from years of medical and osteopathic experience to bring high quality holistic and natural treatment to our patients. It is his goal to provide non-invasive, osteopathic care to patients. Osteopathic medicine can prevent the need for surgery or pharmaceutical procedures in order to help your body achieve balance.

Osteopathic Medicine in Dutchess County

Osteopathic manipulation treatment is a wonderful solution for patients who are seeking an alternative to surgical or pharmaceutical medicine. Osteopathic Wellness Center addresses the causes and not the symptoms. We help each and every patient begin a lasting, healthy recovery by bringing the body back to wellness.

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