Our Osteopathic Doctor: Dr. David Johnston
Dr. Johnston is a board-certified and hospital-trained osteopathic physician who, through osteopathic medicine, offers Tompkins residents a safe alternative to invasive surgical procedures and pharmaceutical treatments. He treats the body as a whole, caring for it a holistic fashion. Many injuries, such as neck and back pain, migraines, and accident trauma, benefit from osteopathic treatments.* With his decades of medical experience, Dr. Johnston helps to heal patients at Our Tompkins, NY, clinic.
Our Osteopathic Clinic serving Tompkins, NY
Natural procedures—healthy alternatives to invasive or pharmaceutical treatments—are at the center of practice at the Osteopathic Wellness Center. Dr. Johnston’s natural procedures help your body achieve equilibrium, allowing you to enjoy a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Call our office and we will schedule an appointment for you ASAP.
In order to mend the causes of bodily injury and other illnesses, we care for the body with natural supplements, consequently avoiding the potential for uncomfortable side-effects.* Dr. Johnston strives to treat the underlying causes of pain instead of resolving only the symptoms of an injury.
There is one more component to consider in a quest for overall wellness. Testing for nutritional issues is important in order to establish whether your diet could be contributing to any health issues. You shouldn’t have to deal with the damages of injury or illness. Dr. Johnston believes all patients should be encouraged to seek a healthy, natural and active lifestyle, helping you achieve that is our goal.
We offer our Tompkins, NY patients:
Tompkins, NY Osteopathic Treatment for:
Osteopathy is an excellent choice for residents of Tompkins who are trying to maintain or restore a healthy, active lifestyle. As a prospective patient of the Osteopathic Wellness Center, you might be struggling with an illness, suffering pain from an accident or fall, or have lost strength or mobility—and our practices are designed to help restore your strength and bodily state. Some of the practices we employ are myofascial release, lymphatic drainage, and others—all of which can reduce the pain and swelling resulted from an injury.*
Tompkins, NY-area patients can regain strength and restore proper range of bodily motion through Dr. Johnston’s guided care. His methods decrease the formation of scar tissue, which causes unnecessary stress on joints and fascia. By improving mobility, you can avoid injury and even surgery. Patients who have recently undergone surgery, suffered from a concussion, experienced whiplash from an accident, have swollen limbs, or are dealing with a wide range of other injuries and illnesses, can benefit from osteopathic rehab.
Back Pain & Neck Pain
Back, neck, and similar injuries can be treated and sometimes resolved completely with osteopathic treatments. Sustained back and neck injuries can be caused by a number of activities, some of which include heavy lifting, unnatural movements, lengthy periods of stress, weight issues, and other problems. Hands-on techniques—including gentle muscle massage and loosening strained joints—do wonders to help relax the body and bring it back to its natural state.* Every patient receives specialized treatment that is designed to meet the particular illness or injury they sustained. With careful examination, Dr. Johnston works to establish the best osteopathy techniques to employ by using x-rays, scans, and other traditional medical tests. As a patient of Osteopathic Wellness Center, you will receive personalized care, quality treatment, and relief from pain.
Chronic Health Conditions: Lyme, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue…
By paying close attention to symptoms, Dr. Johnston finds the proper treatment for chronic conditions such as Lyme, Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, autoimmune disease, and hormonal imbalances. These illnesses create an uncomfortable, sometimes distressing imbalance in a person’s body and well-being. Dr. Johnston’s holistic care treats patient’s individual needs. Every situation is truly unique, so Dr. Johnston works closely with the patient to diagnose and resolve underlying sources of pain.
At the Osteopathic Wellness Center in Tompkins, NY, we combine the technical and integrative approaches to treatment. We support and complement these approaches with laboratory testing.
Concussions that go untreated (or are treated improperly), the sufferer, who is likely experiencing uncomfortable and disruptive side effects, might experience even more detrimental health issues down the road. Dr. Johnston can often minimize concussion recovery time and decrease the risk of long-term side effects for Tompkins patients through his practiced osteopathic manipulative treatment.
Jaw Issues: Jaw Pain, TMJ, Sleep Apnea…
The Osteopathic Wellness Center also treats for injuries or illnesses associated to the teeth, the jaw, and the face. Our treatments for TMJ problems, difficult breathing, blocked airways, clicking, dentals issues, and other issues focus around cranial osteopathy and holistic dentistry. We also use Advanced Light Force (ALF) methods. All of these help the body heal on its own and function the way it is supposed to.
Our treatment works toward properly aligning the jaw in order to restore balance to dental structures and the tongue,* consequently improving proper airway function.*
Overbites, underbites, grinding of the teeth, snoring, other sleep related issues and related jaw problems can cause discomfort and sometimes even pain. If you are experiencing these problems and live in the Tompkins area, schedule an appointment with us.
Migraines & Headaches
Migraines and headaches sufferers can often find relief with osteopathic manipulative treatments. Dr. Johnston is able to sort through a variety of factors and identify the underlying cause of migraines. Anxiety, stress, a poor diet, improper posture, neck issues, muscle spasms, and other lifestyle problems can be addressed by Dr. Johnston and his years of experience providing expert care.
Whatever the cause of the migraines may be, Dr. Johnston provides patients with gentle, hands-on osteopathic treatment that helps resolve pain and discomfort.
Athletes with injuries such as sprains, strains, tears, and other sports-related medical problems benefit from osteopathic medicine. The Osteopathic Wellness Center can bring an athlete’s body back in to balance by reducing inflammation and decreasing swelling. We help athletes with a natural recovery through hands-on care and natural supplements.
Pain from Whiplash
Injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents can sometimes last much longer than necessary when treated too late, treated improperly, or not treated at all. Hyperextension of the neck, shoulder, or torso region (such as whiplash) can be extremely painful—but it can also be cared for through our specially designed techniques.Our osteopathic treatments can help move you toward a full recovery. At the Osteopathic Wellness Center, Dr. Johnston can diagnose, treat, and mend damage cause by the motor vehicle accident.
Pregnancy & Post-Delivery Therapy
Pregnant and postpartum women from the Tompkins area who are experiencing discomfort or pain during or after their pregnancy may benefit from osteopathic treatment By working with the recent changes your body undergoes during pregnancy, Dr. Johnston can reduce stress during pregnancy and support a quick recovery after delivery.
Integrative & Holistic Medicine in Tompkins
The Osteopathic Wellness Center designs treatments that promote a healthy lifestyle while avoiding the risk or negative side-effects from pharmaceutical approaches and invasive practices, such as surgery. Through whole-body integrative and holistic medicine, we care for you using osteopathic treatments and encourage self-healing—the natural way.
What is integrative medicine?
Integrative medicine is a holistic approach that takes the entire person into consideration. This includes the patient’s lifestyle, as well as the following:
Your Integrative & Holistic Practitioner: Dr. Johnston
The high quality care delivered to all of our patients is credited to Dr. David L. Johnston’s years of medical and osteopathic experience paired with a goal of healthy and holistic care. This holistic, integrative approach eliminates the risk of surgery or other medicinal procedures.
Osteopathic Medicine in Tompkins, NY
Osteopathic manipulation treatment is an excellent alternative to pharmaceutical and surgical medicine and addresses the causes of an injury or illness and not just the symptoms. Our practice helps your body heal on its own. We want to start you off on a lasting, healthy recovery.