Fairfield, CT Osteopathic Doctor

Your Trusted Clinic for Osteopathic Medicine & Care

At Osteopathic Wellness Center, we take pride in offering high quality care to our patients in Fairfield, CT. Our physicians focus on the underlying issues that cause pain and develop an individualized, non-invasive treatment plant. For those who are injured or ill, we can assist in recovery, while we also promote natural, healthy lifestyles for patients who are not injured.

Conditions We Treat:

Pharmaceuticals are the first choice for other doctors and medical centers. Instead, we work with your body to promote more natural, whole-body healing. Please call us to schedule an appointment at our fully licensed and insured facility.*

Our Osteopathic Doctor: Dr. David Johnston

Trained in osteopathy,  Dr. Johnston has decades of experience. He is board-certified and provides expert care in pleasant, welcoming surroundings. Dr. Johnston offers patients in Fairfield options for treating post-accident pain and disability, back and neck pain, and migraines that are non-invasive and do not require surgery.*

Our Osteopathic Clinic serving Fairfield, CT

Osteopathic Wellness Center‘s mission is to provide patients with a natural solution to their medical issues.

As an osteopathic physician, Dr. Johnston offers hands-on, non-surgical treatments for injury and illness. Many prescription medications have strong side effects; we offer a variety of natural supplements that support the body’s natural healing process.* Dr. Johnston encourages a healthy and natural lifestyle and promotes your overall health rather than just prescribing to manage symptoms. We also offer nutritional testing for those interested in overall wellness.

We offer our Fairfield, CT patients:

Fairfield, CT Osteopathic Treatment for:

Accident Trauma

If you suffer pain or disability following a motor vehicle accident, debilitating illness or injury such as a fall, osteopathy can play a major role in helping you regain your strength and health. Techniques such as lymphatic drainage and myofascial release can help reduce swelling and decrease pain.* Dr. Johnston also uses osteopathic techniques to restore your strength and increase range of motion in the joints.* At all times, the goal of treatment is to foster maximum mobility. However, Dr. Johnston will also focus on de-stressing the joints, limiting scar tissue and preventing fascia restriction that results from surgery or injury. In addition to other illnesses and post-injury conditions, we treat concussions, leg swelling and whiplash, and offer post-surgery rehabilitation.

Back Pain & Neck Pain

Many factors can cause back and neck pain, from improper or heavy lifting, postural imbalances and awkward movements, to excessive weight, a sedentary lifestyle and stress. Osteopaths are well-versed in treating back and neck pain with a wide range of treatments including massage of the soft tissues to loosen joints in the neck and back.* Each patient receives customized treatment, with diagnostic tests, scans and X-rays ordered as needed. Dr. Johnston can help you if you are dealing with pain issues.*

Chronic Health Conditions: Lyme, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue…

The first step in treating conditions like autoimmune disorders, chronic diseases and hormonal imbalances is to listen carefully to your symptoms. This will allow Dr. Johnston to diagnose the underlying problems and develop a treatment plan. Dr. Johnston will use the principles of integrative/functional medicine, order necessary lab and diagnostic tests and provide you with understanding of your illness or condition as well as the best course of treatment.*


Concussions can change how a person’s brain normally opperates. If left untreated or under-treated, concussions can lead to problematic health issues later on in life. Through the use of osteopathic manipulative treatment, Dr. David Johnston can help Fairfield citizens reduce their recovery time as well as any long-term side effects.*

Jaw Issues: Jaw Pain, TMJ, Sleep Apnea…

Jaw problems can cause a number of symptoms that result in pain and dysfunction. Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome and dental imbalances such as an overbite may result in symptoms like snoring, bruxism (grinding the teeth), clicking with jaw movement or even airway restrictions. Cranial osteopaths work with holistic dentists in treating conditions related to the face, jaw, mouth and teeth. A combination of advanced light force (ALF) orthodontics and osteopathic treatment can be used to help support natural healing processes of the body.* Please contact us today; we can help residents of Fairfield with jaw alignment, proper airway function and breathing, and balance of the tongue and jaw muscles.*

Migraines & Headaches

The first step in treating headaches and migraines is a thorough examination and patient history to determine the cause or contributing factors. This is a complex issue, as anxiety, poor posture, structural imbalances, muscle spasms, venous blood congestion and compression at the base of the skull may all be factors. Once Dr. Johnston has identified the root cause or causes of the problem he can develop an individualized treatment plan and provide osteopathic treatment. This may include hands-on, gentle manipulation of tissues and bones in the skull which may restore the flow of cerebro-spinal fluid.* This non-invasive, natural treatment method is available to Fairfield residents at Osteopathic Wellness Center.

Sports Injuries

Dr. David L. Johnston uses hands-on techniques of osteopathic medicine to treat sports injuries. These therapies can reduce inflammation, restore structural balance and promote smooth movement and mobility.* In addition to manipulation, Dr. Johnston will provide advice on sports braces, custom orthotics, kinseo taping and how to use each appropriately. These therapies are all non-invasive compared to surgery and other commonly provided treatments.*

Pain from Whiplash

Untreated whiplash can cause disability and pain that may last for months or even years. Our osteopathic physician can help if you have recently suffered whiplash from trauma or a motor vehicle accident. In addition, Dr. Johnston will also examine you for hyper-extension of the neck, upper back and thoracic area, as well as examining the spine and rib cage. We offer this service for Fairfield residents; please contact us for an appointment.

Pregnancy & Post-Delivery Therapy

The hormones a woman’s body secretes during pregnancy help relax joints to promote easier delivery. While this is a natural process, it can result in low back pain or joint aches and pains. Dr. David Johnston can provide safe, gentle manipulation to help relieve back pain and sciatica, as well as swollen ankles and breathing difficulties.* In addition, osteopathic treatment can help speed recovery after the birth by decreasing strain and discomfort due to breastfeeding.* We also provide advice on feeding postures, lifting and restrengthening exercise.

Integrative & Holistic Medicine in Fairfield

Unlike conventional medicine, which focuses on symptom management and specific disease conditions, integrative medicine focuses on healing the whole person. Lifestyle and individual patient characteristics play a major role in this form of healing, which enhances the therapeutic relationship between patient and doctor. All appropriate therapies are used to deal with the patient’s psychological, physical, spiritual, social and environmental health. Integrative care offers an alternative to medication and surgery. At Osteopathic Wellness Center we implement integrated medicine services to provide you with the right solutions to your medical issues.*

What is integrative medicine?

Integrative medicine is a healing based medicine that includes the entire individual and their lifestyle. Therapeutic relationships are built between the physician and patient, which ensures that appropriate holistic therapies are used. The aspects of holistic or integrative medicine include:

  • Psychological
  • Physical
  • Environmental
  • Spiritual
  • Social

Your Integrative & Holistic Practitioner: Dr. David Johnston

Dr. David L. Johnston an osteopathic physician, uses integrative and holistic treatment methods for patients in Fairfield, focusing on a healthy lifestyle rather than simply dealing with illness.

Osteopathic Medicine in Fairfield, CT

At the Osteopathic Wellness Center, Dr. Johnston offers Fairfield residents high-quality treatment and friendly care, with non-invasive methods that offer alternatives to invasive treatment or surgery. At our clinic, we take pride in caring for our patients. Please contact us today for an appointment.


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

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