Our Osteopathic Doctor: Dr. David Johnston
Dr. Johnston, our hospital-trained, board-certified osteopathic physician, offers Washington residents natural, safe alternative to traditional invasive surgical treatments. He cares for the body in a holistic fashion, treating it as a whole rather than in individual parts. Dr. Johnston offers non-invasive treatments for myriad injuries. He can help sufferers of migraines, neck and back pain, and accident trauma* with his professional knowledge and expertise. He provides the Washington, CT, clinic with years of osteopathic expertise, having treated many patients with his decades of medical experience.
Our Osteopathic Clinic serving Washington, CT
The holistic procedures implemented at the Osteopathic Wellness Center are a healthy and safe alternative to more invasive treatments.* We look forward to helping you live a balanced, healthy life. Our practice wants to help you achieve equilibrium in all aspects of your life. Call to schedule an appointment with us today.
Our hands-on treatments help address the causes of bodily injury and illness. We care for the body with natural supplements as opposed to surgery or pharmaceutical intervention, which have the potential to cause negative side-effects.* Instead of strictly resolving the symptoms of an injury, Dr. Johnston works to treat the underlying causes of discomfort and imbalance.
Additionally, we explore the possibility that nutritional issues might be causing the problem. Addressing this can help you shift toward overall wellness. We want you to be able to live without injury, illness, or pain and be active in your life. Dr. Johnston believes all patients should be able to lead a healthy, natural lifestyle.
We offer our Washington, CT patients:
Washington, CT Osteopathic Treatment for:
Osteopathy can help you to lead a more balanced life. Whether you have have lost strength or find yourself with lessened mobility, are experiencing pain from an accident or fall, or are suffering from an illness, Dr. Johnston can help restore your body to equilibrium. Techniques such as lymphatic drainage and myofascial release can reduce the pain and swelling that might from an injury.*
The guided care of Dr. Johnston, our osteopathic physician, will help improve your mobility by inhibiting the formation of and treating existing scar tissue caused by injury and surgery. This scar tissue has a negative impact on the body and, among other things, can place stress on joints and fascia. Resolving issues like tough scar tissue will help Washington-area patients recover their proper range of bodily motion. We provide relief to patients recovering from surgery, suffering from a concussion or from whiplash after an accident, experiencing swollen limbs, and suffering a range of other injuries and illnesses.
Back Pain & Neck Pain
Osteopathic treatments help especially with injuries to the back and neck. Pain resulting from heavy lifting, unnatural movements, extended periods of stress, issues with body weight, and other problems can cause long-term injuries to related parts of the body. We address these conditions with our specialized osteopathic treatments.
By using hands-on techniques, such as gently massaging the muscle and loosening strained joints, Dr. Johnston can help to relax the body and bring it back to its natural state.* A patient’s individual needs and circumstances will determine what type of care and treatment will be implemented. Through tests such as x-rays and scans, we are able to establish which technique and osteopathic medicine plan will work best for the patient. Dr. Johnston provides each of his patients with personalized care, high quality treatment, and relief from pain no matter what the condition.*
Chronic Health Conditions: Lyme, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue…
Chronic conditions, autoimmune diseases, and hormonal imbalances can all be addressed by Dr. Johnson. His care takes into account each patient’s individual needs in an integrative, holistic way. Illnesses like the aforementioned ones can create an uncomfortable imbalance in a person’s body and negatively impact their wellbeing. By closely examining symptoms, Dr. Johnston decides on the proper treatment for each patient’s unique circumstances. He works closely with each patient to both diagnose and resolve the underlying causes of pain.
At the Osteopathic Wellness Center in Washington, CT, we combine the integrative and technical approaches to treatment. We support and complement these approaches with laboratory testing.*
Without prompt, appropriate treatment, concussions can negatively affect normal brain function and can be detrimental to health in the long run. Through osteopathic manipulative treatment, Dr. Johnston helps reduce the chance of long-term side effects and maximizes the time it takes for Washington residents to recover.*
Jaw Issues: Jaw Pain, TMJ, Sleep Apnea…
The Osteopathic Wellness Center also treats for injuries or illnesses associated with the face, jaw, and teeth. Treatments, such as holistic dentistry and cranial osteopathy, can solve clicking, blocked airways, difficult breathing, TMJ problems, dental issues, and other problems related to the head, jaw, and neck. In addition, Advanced Light Force (ALF) methods can also help resolve discomfort.
Dr. Johnston works to align the jaw properly and, as a result, establish the correct balance of the tongue and other dental structures. This allows for proper airway function.*
If you live in the Washington, CT, area and are experiencing grinding of the teeth, snoring, sleep issues, overbite, underbite, or others related to the neck, head, and jaw, schedule an appointment with us.
Migraines & Headaches
Osteopathic manipulative treatments can greatly benefit those who suffer from migraines and chronic headaches. Even though many things can cause migraines and headaches, Dr. Johnston can examine your situation and identify the underlying cause. Dr. Johnston’s years of expertise allows him to find and treat the source of the migraines, which can sometimes be triggered by anxiety, stress, a poor diet, improper posture, neck issues, muscle spasms, or other related problems. He administers the appropriate osteopathic treatment for whatever the migraine cause may be. His gentle, hands-on care helps resolve pain and discomfort.
Our hands-on care and natural supplements pave the way for a healthy, natural recovery. The care provided to our patients can help cure sprains, strains, tears, and other sports injuries. We can help reduce inflammation, decrease swelling, and bring bodily balance back to the athlete.
Pain from Whiplash
Motor vehicle accidents often result in injury. These injuries can sometimes worsen or become long-term problems if not treated immediately or with the appropriate care. Painful hyperextension of the neck, shoulder, or torso region, including whiplash, can be treated through our practice techniques. Our practice can diagnose and resolve damage caused by a motor vehicle accident. It will set you on the path to a complete recovery.
Pregnancy & Post-Delivery Therapy
Prenatal and postpartum women can benefit greatly from osteopathic treatments. By working with the body changes experienced during pregnancy, our techniques aid in reducing stress during pregnancy and assist in a quick recovery after delivery.
Integrative & Holistic Medicine in Washington
We love to see our patients achieve a healthy lifestyle as a result of our treatments and without risking the side effects of surgical or pharmaceutical intervention.We provide both integrative and holistic medicine, caring for the body as a whole, and encouraging it to heal itself—the natural way.*
What is integrative medicine?
Integrative medicine is a holistic approach to treatment, taking one’s entire body into consideration. This includes the patient’s lifestyle, as well as the following:
Your Integrative & Holistic Practitioner: Dr. David Johnston
Dr. David L. Johnston combines his years of medical and osteopathic experience with his goal of treating patients through healthy and holistic care. He offers high quality treatment without the risk of surgery or other medicinal procedures.
Osteopathic Medicine in Washington, CT
Osteopathic manipulation treatment is one of the best alternatives to surgical or pharmaceutical medicine. By addressing the causes and not the symptoms, our practice helps your body heal and itself and begin a lasting, healthy recovery.