Stamford, CT Osteopathic Doctor

Your Trusted Clinic for Osteopathic Medicine & Care

At Osteopathic Wellness Center, we take pride in offering high quality care to patients in Stamford, CT. Our physicians partner with patients to assist in both recovery and treatment for injuries while promoting a healthy, natural lifestyle for those without injury.*

Conditions We Treat:

Most other doctors and medical centers place strong reliance on pharmaceuticals, while we work with the body to promote a more natural, whole-body healing. Our facility is fully licensed and insured. Please contact us to schedule an appointment.

Our Osteopathic Doctor: Dr. David Johnston

Dr. Johnston is a fully-trained doctor of osteopathy and is board-certified. He offers the citizens of Stamford a viable option to surgery or other invasive treatments for conditions such as back and neck pain, post-accident pain, or disability and migraines.

Our Osteopathic Clinic serving Stamford, CT

Osteopathic Wellness Center‘s mission is to provide patients with a natural solution to their medical issues. Please contact us today so we can help you start on the path to recovery.

Our osteopathic doctor, Dr. Johnston, uses hands-on, nonsurgical treatments for injury and illness. To help support and strengthen the body’s natural healing process, we use natural supplements that don’t have the strong side effects of prescription medications.* As an osteopathic physician, Dr. Johnston’s focus is a natural, healthy lifestyle.

We offer our Stamford, CT patients:

Stamford, CT Osteopathic Treatment for:

Accident Trauma

Osteopathy can play an important role in helping you regain your strength and full health after an accident or illness. Dr. Johnston uses techniques like lymphatic drainage and myofascial release to help reduce pain and swelling.*

Our osteopathic physician can help Stamford patients regain strength and restore normal range of motion.* We try to maximize mobility and decrease stress on joints and fascia that results from injury and surgery. In addition to other conditions and illnesses, we treat concussions, leg swelling and whiplash, and provide post-surgery rehabilitation.

Back Pain & Neck Pain

Lifting incorrectly, repeated heavy lifting, poor posture and awkward movements, stress, weight and a sedentary lifestyle can result in neck and back pain.

Gentle manual treatments and a wide range of other modalities such as massage of the soft tissues of your back and neck can help loosen joints.* Diagnostic tests, scans and X-rays are ordered as necessary. Each individual’s situation is unique and treatment is customized so Dr. Johnston can help patients find relief from the pain they experience.*

Chronic Health Conditions: Lyme, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue…

Autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, other chronic diseases, and hormonal imbalances often cause considerable distress and pain. The key to proper treatment is correct diagnosis, so Dr. Johnston will listen carefully to your symptoms to determine your diagnosis.

Through a combination of necessary lab testing and the principles of functional/integrative medicine, we can provide you with a better understanding of your illness and how we can best treat the problem.*


Concussions are known to alter the way that the brain functions. If untreated or undertreated, concussions can lead to serious health problems later on in life. Through the use of osteopathic manipulative treatment, Dr. David Johnston can help Stamford citizens reduce the recovery time and long-term side effects of concussions.*

Jaw Issues: Jaw Pain, TMJ, Sleep Apnea…

Temporal mandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome, various jaw issues, and dental imbalances can result in clicking, pain, and even airway restrictions. Cranial osteopaths collaborate with holistic dentists to treat these and other health issues of the teeth, jaw, face, and mouth. Osteopathic treatment and a type of functional orthodontics called advanced light force (ALF) can help support the natural healing process within the body.*

Proper treatment can help correct jaw alignment problems, promote proper airway function and breathing, and help balance the jaw and tongue muscles.* If you are a Stamford resident who suffers from bruxism (teeth grinding), an overbite, snoring, TMJ, or similar problems, please give us a call.

Migraines & Headaches

Anxiety, compression at the base of the skull, neck spasms, poor posture, structural imbalances, and venous blood congestion can cause headaches and migraines. A thorough examination will help Dr. Johnston determine the primary cause of your pain.

Once the cause of the problem is clear, Dr. Johnston will provide osteopathic treatment, which may include gentle hands-on manipulation of the bones and tissues of the skull and brain; this helps restore cerebro-spinal fluid circulation.* We offer Stanford residents natural, non-invasive treatments for migraines and chronic headaches.

Sports Injuries

Dr. David L. Johnston offers osteopathic care for sports injuries. The use of hands-on techniques can help reduce inflammation, restore proper structural balance, improve mobility, and promote smooth movement.*

Dr. Johnston uses gentle manipulation of the problem area and gives advice about appropriate use of sports braces and kinseo taping (KT tape), as well as custom orthotics. We offer a non-invasive alternative to more common treatment options such as surgery.

Pain from Whiplash

Our osteopathic physician can help if you have recently suffered whiplash from a motor vehicle accident or similar trauma.* When left untreated, whiplash can result in pain and disability for months or even years. Dr. Johnston will also examine you and treat for conditions like hyper-extension of the neck, upper back and thoracic cage as well as the spine and rib cage. Please give us a call to schedule an appointment.

Pregnancy & Post-Delivery Therapy

The hormonal fluctuations of pregnancy can result in a variety of aches and pains as joints relax, and low back pain in many women. Although these discomforts are normal, they can be treated. Dr. David Johnston uses his training and experience to provide safe, gentle manipulation to help with prenancy-related problems like back pain, sciatica, swollen ankles and breathing difficulties.* After the birth, we also offer osteopathic treatment to help speed recovery. We can help with strain and discomfort from breastfeeding.* To help you return to a healthy state, we offer advice on feeding postures, lifting, and re-strengthening exercises.

Integrative & Holistic Medicine in Stamford

The goal of integrative medicine is to promote health without the use of pharmaceutical medications and to provide alternatives to these as well as surgery. At Osteopathic Wellness Center, we use integrated medicine services to help find and provide you with the possible solutions most likely to be right for your medical issues.*

What is integrative medicine?

The goal of integrated medicine is to care for the whole person. The focus is on healing by taking many factors – including lifestyle – into consideration. A major component of this approach is the therapeutic relationship between the physician and patient, which is enhanced by evidence-based treatment with all appropriate therapies. Among the aspects considered in holistic or integrative medicine are:

  • Environmental
  • Physical
  • Psychological
  • Social
  • Spiritual

Your Integrative & Holistic Practitioner: Dr. David Johnston

Our osteopathic physician, Dr. David L. Johnston, uses integrative and holistic medicine techniques to provide treatment. He does not limit himself to dealing with illness but also focuses on identifying and improving the elements of a healthy lifestyle. The focus is on helping our Stamford patients by providing the level of care they deserve.

Osteopathic Medicine in Stamford, CT

At the Osteopathic Wellness Center, Dr. Johnston strives to provide Stamford residents with friendly care and high-quality treatment for their health issues. Our non-invasive treatment methods offer alternatives to surgery of other invasive forms of treatment. We take pride in our clinic and take care of our patients. Please contact us today.

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