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How Can Osteopathy Help My Newborn? Aug 6th, 2019

Being born isn’t easy on a baby. Traversing the birth canal requires flexibility from virtually every part of your baby’s body, with their skull being the biggest challenge. In an attempt to ease the birthing process, the plates of your baby’s skull aren’t fully bonded. However, despite numerous mechanisms to...

Suffering From Jaw Pain? Osteopathic Treatment Could Be the Answer Jul 22nd, 2019

A feeling that your bite is just not right can cause strain and discomfort that radiates to other parts of your body. You may have jaw pain and clicking or popping in the jaw. But earaches, headaches, blurred vision, and a tight, stiff neck may also be caused by jaw...

IV Therapy Treatment Can Help Lyme Disease and Other Chronic Pain Conditions Jun 20th, 2019

Intravenous nutrition therapy helps you feel your very best, whether or not you have a chronic condition. When you receive a high dose of nutrients directly into your system, your body’s ability to heal and function is automatically triggered. If you have Lyme disease or other chronic pain conditions, such...

Not Feeling Your Best? Increase Your Energy Level with Vitamin Infusions May 20th, 2019

The rigors of day-to-day life can wear you down. Combine that with a diet that is missing essential nutrients, and you just don’t feel like yourself. Thankfully, IV therapy can help. By delivering specially formulated combinations of IV fluids, electrolytes, vitamins, and antioxidants directly into your bloodstream, the vitamin infusions...

5 Impressive Benefits of Nutritional IV Therapy Apr 11th, 2019

If hooking up to an IV sounds like something you’d only see in a hospital, think again. Nutritional IV therapy offers life-changing benefits to countless people dealing with a wide range of issues, including slow metabolism, dehydration, low energy, chronic pain, and more. The Osteopathic Wellness Center offers it right...

Why More Athletes are Choosing Osteopathic Medicine For Treating Their Injuries Mar 4th, 2019

Athletes count on their bodies to perform at their highest level. When an injury sidelines you, you can feel lost and frustrated. David Johnston, DO, at the Osteopathic Wellness Center in Ridgefield, Connecticut, understands how devastating injuries can be, and he uses his osteopathic skills to get his patients back...

The Connection Between Poor Posture and Back Pain, What You Can Do About It Feb 7th, 2019

Many are familiar with acute back pain from an event such as an awkward twist or an improper lift. The pain is instant or emerges within minutes or hours of the incident. It isn’t always that moment, however, that creates back pain. Chronic poor posture leads to changes in your...

Osteopathic Manipulation: The Drug-Free Remedy for Chronic Migraines and Other Headaches Jan 9th, 2019

Chronic migraines and headaches can be difficult to treat. Determining the type of problem from which you suffer, and the triggers, can be downright tricky. What if we told you there might be a better way to prevent and treat your painful headaches or migraines? Dr. Johnston at the Osteopathic...

Arm Yourself Against Colds and the Flu This Winter With Nutritional IV Therapy Dec 12th, 2018

While Americans certainly consume plenty of food each year, most of us (up to an alarming 90%) don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables so we can get the nutrients we need to stay healthy, especially during cold and flu season. If you’re not getting enough of the vitamins you need...

How Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy Can Benefit Children and Babies Nov 16th, 2018

Whether your newborn is suffering from colic or your toddler is having trouble sleeping, osteopathic manipulative therapy (OMT) can help. Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine specialize in treating the body systems as one unit and use different techniques to aid the body in healing and functioning optimally. OMT is especially effective...

Is Osteopathic Treatment Safe During Pregnancy? Oct 25th, 2018

Pregnancy is well known for the common pain associated with bearing a child. Your body endures a great amount of change, making it a physically and emotionally draining period. Although the pain and stress may be common, that does not mean that it is necessary. Osteopathic treatments can help ease...

Identifying And Treating Swimmer’s Shoulder Oct 25th, 2018

Swimming usually has little to no stress on your joints and bones, but swimmers exert most of their energy through the repetition of arm revolutions. This makes the shoulders the most vulnerable joint in the body which can lead to ‘swimmer’s shoulder.’ If your shoulders are more sensitive to touch...

What To Know About Whiplash: Symptoms And Treatment Oct 25th, 2018

Have you been feeling pain in your neck for several days after an accident? Do you have chronic headaches or pain spreading to your shoulders? You could be suffering from the neck injury known as whiplash.   Whiplash occurs when the head and neck experience hyper-extension followed by hyper-flexion. In...

How To Treat Your Tennis Or Golfer’s Elbow Oct 25th, 2018

Pain in the elbow that stretches throughout one’s arm and even hand is often referred to as ‘tennis elbow’ or ‘golfer’s elbow.’ If you are having a hard time accomplishing simple tasks such as picking up and drinking a cup of coffee, lifting a pencil or pen to write and...

Chronic Pain: An Interview With Ridgefield’s Dr. David Johnston Oct 25th, 2018

Chronic Pain is a condition plaguing over 25.3 million Americans every day.[1] When we talk about chronic pain, we refer to recurring pain in the body. The difference between a stubbed toe that won’t seem to stop hurting and chronic pain lies in the nervous system. Acute pain is immediate—a...

What Is Iliotibial Band Syndrome & How To Treat It Oct 25th, 2018

Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) is most commonly known as ‘runners knee,’ but can result from other factors as well the cause the iliotibial band (ITB) to become tight. Anything from overuse, tight tissues, weak hip muscles, poor running form and even shoe or orthotic issues can cause ITBS. Overall, the...

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – What To Know Oct 25th, 2018

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), is a chronic health condition that affects the nervous and immune symptoms. It serves as a cognitive blockade, hindering physical and mental activity along with the drive to perform them. It is a complicated disorder that has yet to explained...

What Schooling Do Doctors Of Osteopathy Have? Oct 25th, 2018

A doctor of osteopathic medicine is a fully-licensed, medical doctor. The schooling that a doctor of osteopathic medicine undergoes is much like the training any other type of medical doctor receives. However, osteopathic medicine focuses on treating the entire person with a focus on well-rounded treatment so a patient can live with...

DO Vs MD: What Is The Difference? Oct 25th, 2018

More and more patients are seeking treatment for their ailments from Osteopathic Doctors as holistic approaches to medicine are becoming increasingly commonplace in the field of medicine as a means of treating illness and injury. When a patient is in need of treatment they must first decide what type of...

The Benefits Of Cranial Osteopathy For Newborns Oct 25th, 2018

What Is Cranial Osteopathy? This holistic treatment is used for relieving pain and healing injuries. The philosophy of osteopathic treatment is based on the belief that your newborn’s body works best when it can move easily. Osteopathic doctors use a gentle hands-on approach to relieving strains in the body, allowing normal functioning. Those...

Exercises & Stretches For Sciatica Oct 25th, 2018

The Best Exercises & Stretches to Help Your Sciatica Sciatica Relief Do you have pain in your lower back? Does it sometimes course down through your buttocks into one or both legs? You may have sciatica. The large sciatic nerve extends from the lower back down the back of each leg....

What Is Osteopathy? Oct 25th, 2018

Prior to the early part of the 20th century, the term doctor could mean someone who was educated in one or more different types of medicine. These included medical systems such as homeopathy, chiropractic, electrotherapy, eclectic medicine, naturopathy and osteopathy, as well as allopathy, which is what we call conventional...