Our Osteopathic Doctor: Dr. David Johnston
Dr. Johnston is a board-certified, hospital-trained doctor of osteopathy, providing the citizens of Newtown a viable option to invasive treatment or surgery for conditions such as back pain, neck pain, accidents, or migraines.* With decades of experience, he is able to provide his patience with the expert care that they deserve, in an open, welcoming clinic.
Our Osteopathic Clinic serving Newtown, CT
Osteopathic Wellness Center‘s mission is to provide patients with a natural solution to their medical issues. Give us a call today to get started on your path to recovery.
Our Osteopathic Doctor, Dr. Johnston, provides Newtown patients with hands-on, non-surgical solutions for injury and illness. We also use natural supplements to help with body’s natural healing process without the strong side-effects of prescription medication.* If you are interested in overall wellness we offer nutritional testing. Our osteopathic physician promotes and encourages a healthy and natural lifestyle.
We offer our Newtown, CT patients:
Newtown, CT Osteopathic Treatment for:
Osteopathy can play an important role in regaining your strength and health after an motor vehicle accident, fall or debilitating illness. Osteopathy’s techniques, including lymphatic drainage and myofascial release can help reduce the pain and swelling.*
Our Osteopathic Physician, serving Newtown patients, can also help restore strength and the proper range of motion.* Our goal is to maximize mobility while limiting scar tissue, destressing the joints and fascia resulting from surgery or injury. We treat post-surgery rehab, leg swelling, concussions, whiplash and other illnesses.
Back Pain & Neck Pain
Back and neck pain can be caused from lifting, moving awkwardly, a sedentary lifestyle, stress, weight and a number of other factors. Osteopaths are known for treating back and neck pain.
Using a wide range of gentle manual treatments to gently massage the soft tissues of your back and neck, loosening the joints.* Treatment is customized for each individual and x-rays, scans and other diagnostic tests are ordered as needed. Dr. David Johnston can help Newtown patients with pain they are experiencing.*
Chronic Health Conditions: Lyme, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue…
Chronic diseases, hormonal imbalances and autoimmune disorders can cause great distress and rapidly decrease a patient’s quality of life. Before any treatment begins, Dr. Johnston will carefully listen to your symptoms to diagnose the underlying illness.
Using the principles of functional/integrative medicine as well as necessary lab testing, we provide you a more clear understanding of your illness and how best we can treat the issue.*
Jaw Issues: Jaw Pain, TMJ, Sleep Apnea…
Pain, clicking and airway restrictions can be caused by TMJ, dental imbalances and other jaw issues. Cranial osteopaths (cranial osteopathy) and holistic dentists collaborate to treat issues related to teeth, jaw, mouth and face. Osteopathic treatment and ALF (advanced light force) functional orthodontics help support the natural healing processes within the body.*
The proper treatment can help with jaw alignment, balance of the tongue and jaw muscles and proper airway function and breathing.* If you live in Newtown and suffer from TMJ, an overbite, bruxism (teeth grinding), snoring or a similar issue, reach out to us.
Migraines & Headaches
Headaches and migraines can be caused by various issues including: anxiety, structural imbalances, poor posture, neck spasms, venous blood congestion and compression at the base of the skull. Dr. Johnston will provide a thorough examination of your issue to identify the root cause of your migraines.
Only after identifying the cause, will he provide osteopathic treatment. Treatment may include gentle, hands-on manipulation of the bones and tissues of the skull and brain to restore the flow cerebro-spinal fluid circulation.* We provide a natural, non-invasive treatment method for migraines and chronic headaches for Newtown residents.
Concussions & Sports Injuries
Dr David L Johnston provides osteopathic care to treat sports injuries. Hands-on techniques are used to reduce inflammation, restore structural balance, mobility and enable smooth movement.* Gentle manipulation of the problem area will be used and advice will be given on appropriate use of sports braces, kinesio taping (KT tape) and custom orthotics. Dr. Johnston provides a non-invasive alternative to surgery and more commonly provided treatment options.*
Concussions can affect the way your functions. Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) helps reduce the recovery time and long-term side effects of concussions, that would otherwise become a serious health condition later in life.* OMT uses a gentle approach to help the body. Our Osteopathic physician may prescribe medicine and natural supplements as needed.
Pain from Whiplash
If you have recently suffered whiplash in a motor vehicle accident or similar trauma, our Osteopathic physician can help.* Hyperextension of the neck, the upper back and thoracic cage, the spine and the rib cage will also be examined and treated as necessary. Whiplash left untreated can cause pain and disability for months if not years. If you live in Newtown, Please contact us to schedule an appointment.
Pregnancy & Post-Delivery Therapy
Aches and pains can occur as hormones released relax joints of the body. Lower back pain is also common. While pain during pregnancy is normal, it can be treated. Safe, gentle manipulation by our hospital trained doctor, Dr. David Johnston, helps with back pain, sciatica, swollen ankles and breathing difficulty.*
Osteopathic treatment is also offered to help speed recovery after birth. Strain and discomfort due to breastfeeding can be helped.* We also advise on lifting, feeding postures and re-strengthening exercises to help you recover to a healthy state.
Integrative & Holistic Medicine in Newtown
Integrative medicine provides an alternative to surgery and pharmaceuticals. Helping promote health without medication. At Osteopathic Wellness Center, our integrated medicine services are implemented to provide you with the right possible solutions for your medical issues.*
What is integrative medicine?
Integrative medicine is a healing-oriented medicine that takes into account the whole person, including lifestyle. The therapeutic relationship between the physician and the patient is enhanced as treatment is determined by evidence and all appropriate therapies are used. With integrative or holistic medicine, the following aspects are all taken into consideration when dealing with the patient’s health:
Your Integrative & Holistic Practitioner: Dr. David Johnston
Dr. David L Johnston is our Osteopathic physician, who makes use of integrative and holistic treatment methods when providing treatment. Dr. Johnston does not simply himself to dealing with illness. He also focuses on improving the elements of a healthy lifestyle. We help our Newtown patients, providing the level of care they deserve.
Osteopathic Medicine in Newtown, CT
Dr. Johnston of the Osteopathic Wellness Center provides Newton residents with high-quality treatment and friendly care for health issues. By providing non-invasive treatment methods, we provide individual alternatives to surgery or similar invasive treatment. We are proud of our clinic and take care of our patients. Please, reach out to us today.