Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Power of Unity

The Power of Unity

To get Osteopathic Manual Practice (OMP) regulated in Ontario we must unite. There are only 2 osteopathic physicians (DO) in Ontario (21 in Canada) and they got osteopathic medicine regulated in Ontario and all other Canadian provinces! We have more than 1000 osteopathic manual practitioners in Ontario and yet so far we are not regulated in any Canadian province.

I call for all osteopathic schools, associations, students, businesses and practitioners to set aside political differences to unite and help us get OMP regulated in Ontario. I have donated $200,000 to this campaign. We have the financial backing and budget to get this done, but we need your help for grass root work for mobilizing the public and patients. If all of your patients and the people you know send letters to the members of parliament, the government will notice us. We are starting to mobilize the public and need you to join us.

Please help OMP get regulated in Ontario. Your future depends on it.

Dr Shahin Pourgol
Chiropractor, Ergonomist, Osteopath
National Academy of Osteopathy
National University of Medical Sciences

New Employment Trend for Osteopaths

New Employment Trend for Osteopaths

With the popularity of osteopathy with patients and its ability to help athletes function better, National Academy of Osteopathy decided that osteopathy could be the right fit inside gyms across Canada and USA.

NAO approached a number of gyms to send their personal and fitness trainers to study manual osteopathy.  This has become such a successful phenomenon that NAO is receiving many applications from personal trainers.

Soon most gyms in North America will have manual osteopaths/personal trainers on site for their members.  This is another way NAO is expanding osteopathy. No other osteopathic college in history has ever done so much for osteopathy. NAO is the single most reason osteopathy is now offered worldwide to millions of patients.  

A Different Type of Employment

A Different Type of Employment

A number of National Academy of Osteopathy graduates of the DOMP program who enjoy travelling, have found employment in the luxury Caribbean hotels & resorts as well as European spas to provide osteopathic soft tissue work for whole body relaxation. This is a new field in osteopathy. While osteopathy is used mostly to treat pain, a number of osteopaths are providing services for whole body relaxation and this is becoming very popular with clients.

This field has been created by National Academy of Osteopathy. This is one of the ideas taught to students by NAO professor Dr Pourgol in his “Creating a Million Dollar Practice” lecture series.

Monday, July 29, 2013

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Sunday, July 28, 2013

We have now 82,000 Facebook Fans!

82,000 Facebook fans for NUMSS & NAO!

Thank you our fans, for helping us remain the most popular and the largest osteopathic schools worldwide. We will continue bringing you the best osteopathic education in the world.

Dr Shahin Pourgol
Chiropractor, Ergonomist, Osteopath
National Academy of Osteopathy
National University of Medical Sciences

NAO Graduate on Brazilian TV

NAO Graduate on NOSSA TV

National Academy of Osteopathy graduate Mr. Fernando Azevedo, DOMP on Brazilian TV station; Nossa TV which aired a segment on osteopathy.

As well as being a physiotherapists and osteopathic manual practitioner, Mr. Azevedo is also the director  of NAO and National University of Medical Sciences (NUMSS) admission offices in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

We are so proud of Mr. Azevedo. He is working hard to introduce the Brazilians to this wonderful health profession that is osteopathy.

Keep the good work up Mr. Azevedo. We need more osteopaths like you!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Mr Azevedo, Director of NAO & NUMSS in Brazil

Mr Azevedo, Director of NAO & NUMSS in Brazil

Manual osteopath & physiotherapist, Mr Fernando Azevedo, BSc (PT), DOMP is the director in charge of the National Academy of Osteopathy and National University of Medical Sciences admission offices in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

With a passion for natural healing and compassionate care Mr. Fernando Azevedo started his endeavours in the health care system by providing direct patient care in hospitals in diverse areas: orthopedics, emergency room, intensive care units.

Looking for further training and knowledge on natural rehabilitation and focusing on manual therapy he graduated in Physiotherapy and specialized as a Manual Therapy practitioner with postgraduate studies in Chiropractics, Osteopathy and Massage Therapy in Brazil.

He now sums almost 20 years working in the healthcare system with more than 10 years dealing with spine and musculoskeletal disorders. He founded the Spinal Clinic in São Paulo where he helped in the rehabilitation of many patients. Participated in a Canadian Radio and Brazilian TV program and has scientific articles published on repetitive strain injuries. In Canada, he graduated from the Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice of NAO, became a Diplomate of the Canadian Manual Osteopathy Examining Board and is a member in good standing of the International Osteopathic Association as well as a member of the Brazilian Association of Chiropractic Physiotherapists.

He is also a Certified Fitter: Foot Orthotics and Support Hose and a Certified Osteopathic Manipulative Therapist.

In Toronto, he funded “Osteopathy Care - Hands on for your health", a space where the Brazilian, Portuguese and Hispanic community receive language accessible care and all communities feel welcomed. Osteopathy Care’s mission is to provide accessible and client-centered osteopathic care to the community, promoting pain relief and healthy lifestyles.


Cranial Osteopathy & Visceral Techniques Added to DOMP Curriculum

Cranial Osteopathy & Visceral Manipulation Techniques Added to NAO Curriculum

To make the Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice (DOMP) program of National Academy of Osteopathy (NAO) World Health Organization (WHO) compliant; a number of advanced osteopathic techniques have been added to NAO DOMP curriculum.

These osteopathic techniques are taught to all NAO students starting September 28, 2013. Previous NAO graduates have the option of taking these courses as continuing education units (CEU) to satisfy the requirements of the College of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners of Ontario (COMPO).

Thursday, July 25, 2013

NAO Teaches Lymphatic Drainage Techniques

National Academy of Osteopathy teaches Lymphatic Drainage techniques.

NAO Teaches Counterstrain Techniques

National Academy of Osteopathy teaches counterstrain techniques (strain/counterstrain).

NAO Teaches Visceral Manipulation

National Academy of Osteopathy teaches Visceral Manipulation (visceral techniques).

NAO Teaches Cranial Osteopathy

National Academy of Osteopathy teaches cranial osteopathy (osteopathy in the cranial field).

Cranial Osteopathy, Visceral Manipulation, Counterstrain Techniques Offered at NAO

Continuing Education Course

Advanced Osteopathic Techniques (Cranial Osteopathy (osteopathy in the cranial field), Visceral Manipulation, Counterstrain techniques, Lymphatic Drainage)

Start Date; September 20, 2013

Program consists of approximately 144 hours of lectures and self directed studies.
Professor: Dr Jorge Aranda, Professor at Escuela Universitaria de Osteopatía (Barcelona, Spain) & British College of Osteopathic Medicine (UK)

Tuition: Free for all NAO graduates who have enrolled in either the National Academy of Osteopathy Fellowship Program in Osteopathic Rehabilitation Sciences or the Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) program of National University of Medical Sciences. For NAO students and graduates not enrolled in these two programs the tuition is set at $1,000 plus HST. For all others the tuition is set at $1,500.

To enquire about enrolment in this CEU program please contact

Monday, July 22, 2013

Videos: NAO Class of Feb 2013

National Academy of Osteopathy practical osteopathic techniques class for February 2013 Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice (DOMP) graduates

Friday, July 19, 2013

NAO Class of Feb 2013

Dr Shahin Pourgol, president of National Academy of Osteopathy handing out diplomas to a graduate of February 2013 class. We are proud of our graduates. They are destined to be great osteopathic manual practitioners. Congratulations Class of Feb 2013. You are now manual osteopaths.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

NAO Students Practicing Osteopathic Technqiues

Students practicing osteopathic techniques at National Academy of Osteopathy campus in Toronto.

National Academy of Osteopathy Invited by Ontario Ministry

Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities has invited the National Academy of Osteopathy (NAO) along with other private colleges for a roundtable meeting on “Strengthening of the Outcomes of Private Postsecondary Institutions to Help Graduates Succeed and Contribute to Ontario’s Economy.”
NAO president, Dr Shahin Pourgol will represent NAO in this meeting.


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Osteopathic Technique Class at NAO

National Academy of Osteopathy students (Class of Feb 2013) practicing osteopathic techniques at NAO's Toronto campus. Future osteopaths!



NAO President Meets Ontario Minister & Liberal Leader

Dr Shahin Pourgol, president of National Academy of Osteopathy with Dr Reza Moridi, Ontario Minister of Research & Innovation & Justin Trudeau, leader of Liberal Party of Canada (and future prime minister of Canada?).

Friday, July 12, 2013

September 15, 2013 is the Registration Deadline

Registration Deadline
National Academy of Osteopathy fall term classes starts September 28, 2013. The registration deadline is September 15, 2013. To endure admittance please register prior to the deadline. Thank you.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

92% Passing Rate in the Board Exams. Congratulations Class of Feb 2013

92% Passing Rate for NAO Feb 2013 Graduates in the CMOEB Boards

We are happy to announce that the National Academy of Osteopathy class of Feb 2013 had a 92% passing rate in the board exams administered by the Canadian Manual Osteopathy Examining Board.

They are now eligible to apply for membership to the International Osteopathic Association to receive a license number to practice osteopathic manual practice in Canada.

Congratulations. You made us feel so proud.

Monday, July 8, 2013

NAO Toronto Students, Class of Feb 2013

Osteopathic Technique Classes Started

The practical technique classes of National Academy of Osteopathy have started for the Toronto campus Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice (DOMP) class of Feb 2013.

Welcome to the first day of class!

76,000 Facebook Fans!

76,000 Facebook Fans!

It is because of your support that we are growing exponentially! National University of Medical Sciences & National Academy of Osteopathy have now over 76,000 Facebook fans. Thank you for helping us grow. Your support motivates us to continue providing unique affordable osteopathic education worldwide.

Dr Shahin Pourgol

Professor of NUMSS & NAO