Our Osteopathic Doctor: Dr. David Johnston
As a board-certified and hospital-trained professional, Dr. Johnston has developed a deep understanding of osteopathy over the course of several decades. Dr. Johnston is dedicated to providing Norwalk’s citizens with a non-invasive alternative to conventional treatments for issues that range from severe headaches to back pain.* He is pleased to offer expertise to patients who desire a welcoming health clinic.
Our Osteopathic Clinic serving Norwalk, CT
The mission of Osteopathic Wellness Center is to ensure that patients have a natural solution to both common and uncommon medical concerns. Scheduling an appointment via phone today will help you take steps toward a quick recovery.
Dr. Johnston works as the Osteopathic Wellness Center’s osteopathic doctor, providing patients of Norwalk with non-invasive, actionable treatments for a variety of illnesses and injuries. We turn to natural supplements, helping to reignite the natural healing processes withing the body without intense side effects commonly occurring with pharmaceuticals.* To coincide with our work promoting fitness and healthy lifestyles, we also encourage nutritional testing. Our ultimately goal is to promote a natural and healthy lifestyle that patients can maintain.
We offer our Norwalk, CT patients:
Norwalk, CT Osteopathic Treatment for:
When you experience a traumatic event, like a car accident, fall, or illness, your central focus is likely on regaining strength and achieving your optimal level of health once again. This is where osteopathy comes into play. Techniques used as part of osteopathy include myofascial release and lympathic drainage, methods used to reduce swelling and pain linked to injury or illness.*
With the help of our osteopathic physician, Norwalk patients may experience increased strength and range of motion following treatment.* Following an accident or illness, you may find yourself concerned with issues like scar tissue, joint stress, and fascia. Our goal is to help you become mobile without these issues causing additional damage. Debilitating illnesses, whiplash, swelling, concussions, rehabilitation are all concerns we treat.
Back Pain & Neck Pain
It is not uncommon for our patients to experience mild to severe pain after moving houses, gaining weight, experiencing stress, or living a sedentary lifestyle. Scheduling an appointment with an osteopath is one way to seek effective treatment for your neck and back pain.*
A gentle massage administered by a professional is used to loosen the joints of the back and neck.* Personalized treatment plans are available for all patients, ensuring that x-rays and other diagnostics are performed for best results. Dr. Johnston provides patients with assistance fighting pain with these methods.*
Chronic Health Conditions: Lyme, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue…
So many health conditions can cause pain, stress, and an overall decrease in quality of life. These include hormonal imbalances, autoimmune disorders, and chronic diseases. Dr. Johnston will diagnose a health condition based on symptoms you report before administering any type of treatment. In analyzing facets of both integrative and functional medicine, we can use laboratory tests to help you understand your illness and the best course of action.*
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 Norwalk citizens reduce their recovery time as well as any long-term side effects.*
Jaw Issues: Jaw Pain, TMJ, Sleep Apnea…
Jaw issues, including TMJ, are often responsible for clicking sounds, pain, and difficulty breathing. In order to correct issues related to the jaw, teeth, and face, cranial osteopaths and holistic dental experts work together to support the body’s natural healing processes with osteopathic treatments and advanced light force orthodontics.*
With the right type of treatment, patients may experience better jaw alignment, balance of the jaw muscles, and airway functioning.* Schedule an appointment with our doctor if you live in Norwalk and experience common jaw issues, including TMJ, teeth grinding, snoring, or uneven bite.
Migraines & Headaches
Anxiety, posture, neck spasms, compression, and structural imbalance are all common causes of headaches and migraines. Dr. Johnston aims to examine the symptoms thoroughly to arrive at the cause of your headaches.
It is important to our clinic that we first identify the cause before providing treatments. These treatments include gentle manipulation of the bones and tissues, restoring the flow of cerebro-spinal fluid throughout the body.* Our treatment designs for migraines and headaches are non-invasive and completely natural.
In treating sports injuries. Dr. Johnston is dedicated to osteopathic care. Our office focuses on manual methods that our doctor uses to restore balance, improve mobility, allow for full range of motion, and eliminate inflammation.*
In addition to manual massage of the problem area, Dr. Johnston’s treatment options also involve sports braces and kinesio taping. These non-invasive options also include custom orthotics.
Pain from Whiplash
Whiplash is not uncommon following a car accident or similar traumatic event. This often happens with hyperextentions of the back, neck, spine, ribs, or thoracic cage. Fortunately, our osteopathic doctor can help treat whiplash in these cases.* When it goes untreated, whiplash can actually be debilitating. Norwalk residents experiencing whiplash can contact us immediately to schedule an appointment.
Pregnancy & Post-Delivery Therapy
Hormones play a significant role in the body during pregnancy and post-delivery. It is not uncommon for the release of such hormones to cause aches and pains, especially in the lower back. Pain occurring during pregnancy is treatable. Dr. Johnson specializes in safe and gentle manipulation of the tissue and skin, resulting in decrease in sciatica, swelling, and back pain.*
In an effort to assist recovery post-delivery, our clinic offers osteopathic treatment. We also offer assistance for breastfeeding discomfort. Our counsel also extends to feeding positions, strengthening exercises, and lifting to promote a healthy lifestyle post-delivery.
Integrative & Holistic Medicine in Norwalk
Our clinic focuses on holistic and integrative medicine as an alternative to the use of pharmaceuticals and surgery. Our aim is to promote health without a focus on medication. Osteopathic Wellness Center focuses on implementing integrative medicine to provide treatment for the medical issue you may be experiencing.*
What is integrative medicine?
When we use the term ‘integrative medicine,’ we mean that we keep everything, including lifestyle, in mind while developing a treatment plan. We aim to develop a strong relationship between patient and physician, treating the whole individual in the process. We consider every facet of life, including the psychological, environmental, social, physical, and spiritual components.
Your Integrative & Holistic Practitioner: Dr. David Johnston
Our osteopathic physician, Dr. David L. Johnston , focuses on integrative and holistic techniques in treating a variety of ailments. Dr. Johnston focuses on improving the lifestyle as a whole, promoting health on all levels for our Norwalk patients.
Osteopathic Medicine in Norwalk, CT
At Osteopathic Wellness Center, Dr. Johnston and other staff members provide Norwalk residents with high-quality treatment they expect and deserve. Our friendly service is paired with non-invasive methods of treatment. We aim to provide individualized, custom alternatives to surgical and invasive treatments, taking great pride in our practice. Schedule an appointment today to learn more.
*The effectiveness of diagnosis and treatment vary by patient and condition. Osteopathic Wellness Center does not guarantee certain results.