Whether you’re engaged in a competitive sport or you simply enjoy staying active, nothing is more frustrating than an injury that puts on you the sidelines. Dr. David Johnston at Osteopathic Wellness Center has extensive experience providing osteopathic manipulative therapy that relieves your pain, stimulates natural healing, and helps you rehabilitate back to optimal strength. To learn more about osteopathic care for sports injuries or to schedule an appointment, call the office in Ridgefield, Connecticut, or use the online booking feature.
As a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Johnston is fully trained in both medical and osteopathic care, which specializes in injuries affecting the musculoskeletal system.
Dr. Johnston doesn’t simply treat your symptoms, he looks at your body as a whole, considers the impact of one part on another, and treats all areas that contribute to your pain and are affected by your injury.
For example, the source of your shoulder pain could be a muscle strain in your back. Simply treating your shoulder may provide temporary relief, but your problem will return if your back problem isn’t identified and treated.
Additionally, the hands-on therapies that are the hallmark of osteopathic medicine effectively relieve pain and promote healing of all types of sports injuries.
Sports injuries affect everyone who’s active, whether you twist your ankle while out on an evening walk or you suffer more severe problems because you’re a competitive athlete.
Some of the most common sports injuries treated at Osteopathic Wellness Center include:
Dr. Johnston treats the full scope of sports conditions, helping you regain optimal function and manage pain.
After a thorough physical exam and possibly ordering X-rays or other diagnostic tests to determine the exact injury, Dr. Johnston develops a customized treatment plan that incorporates osteopathic manipulative therapy (OMT).
At every level of care and for every type of injury, osteopathic medicine offers a variety of techniques to manipulate muscles and joints in ways that improve mobility and promote your body’s natural ability to heal.
These are a few examples of the many osteopathic techniques:
When you develop a sports injury or any injury to your musculoskeletal system, call Osteopathic Wellness Center or book an appointment online.