Monday, February 24, 2014

NAO Graduate Testimonial from Norway: Wenche Lian

Here is a testimonial from a massage therapist who studied manual osteopathy with National Academy of Osteopathy. She is from Norway. 

Dear NAO:

I want to say thank you for a fantastic course. I have loved every minute of it and now looking forward to doing my Bachelor in osteopathy. I have worked as a massage therapist for 6 years and I love my job but I felt more and more I was missing something in the treatments and I wanted to do more. The NAO ad popped up as I searched the net for courses and I am so grateful it did.

Osteopathy is a fantastic profession, gentle but very effective. It is a perfect match to massage therapy and the two makes the perfect couple. I love my job and look forward to going to work every day. I feel so privileged to be able to do this every day. Being able to help people live pain free lives is so rewarding and a true inspiration every single day.

Dr Pourgol have been such an inspiration and I have learned so much that will absolute make me a better therapist and better in business . Dr Habibinia is a fantastic teacher and I have looked forward to his lectures every day and thanks to Luary who has helped me so much and been so patient. I am looking forward to seeing you all in June so I can thank you all in person. Looking forward to another year with you and become the absolute best I can be Thank you. 

Wenche Lian, DOMP, DIOEB
NAO Class of September 2013

Success at COMPO Board Exams

National Academy of Osteopathy graduates did great on the board exams of the College of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners of Ontario (COMPO) which were held on February 17, 2014. We only had 4 students who failed the board exams. They have to re-write the exams in March.

Congratulations to NAO class of September 2013 for such successful results. We are proud of you.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

10% Tuition Increase Scheduled for 2015

The tuition of the February 2015 Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice (DOMP) program of National Academy of Osteopathy (NAO) will increase by 10% for both the campus based as well as the online program.

The tuition for the September 2014 DOMP programs remains the same as our current tuition.

Friday, February 21, 2014

NAO Graduate Finds Work Within One Week After Graduation

National Academy of Osteopathy is well known to prepare graduates for the real world. Our business lecture series are legendary.

Here is a testimonial we received from one of our students who started working within a week after graduation.

Dear Dr. Pourgol,

I want to thank you and other faculty members for providing us this great opportunity. 

The education, training, and practice that I gained from National Academy of Osteopathy allowed an easy and smooth progression from my psychology background to manual osteopathy.   

The provided curriculum, faculty, and classmates encouraged me to learn and compete more to become successful. 

Also, your business management lectures and ideas were the best advice and support.  I am pleased to tell all that I am an NAO graduate who has found her career less than a week after graduation.

Nazanin Eshghi Moghaddam, DOMP
NAO class of September 2013

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

50% of Manual Osteopaths in Newfoundland are NAO Graduates!

Newfoundland Needs More Osteopaths.

Manual osteopath and National Academy of Osteopathy graduate, Mr. Matt Gibbons, DOMP is one of the two practicing manual osteopath in the province of Newfoundland, Canada. The province is in need of more manual osteopaths.

To learn more about osteopathy and how you can become a manual osteopath please visit our website at : or email us at


London NEEDS You

Severe shortage of osteopaths in London (Canada). Become a manual osteopath and help people. 

We just received a letter from a patient telling us that manual osteopaths in London (Ontario) have a waiting list of one to three years! This means many people who would benefit from osteopathic care are unable to find help. (to read the letter click on the link:

We urge the people of London to study manual osteopathy with us so they could help others. Manual osteopathy is a rewarding profession and has been chosen as one of the top 25 occupations in demand by the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in 2012.

Currently the Province of Ontario (Canada) has a shortage of osteopathic manual practitioners and as per report of CMOE needs 2,500 more manual osteopaths.

National Academy of Osteopathy is the largest provider of manual osteopathic education in the world.

We are the only osteopathic college in Canada that has been accepted as an affiliate member of the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA). We are accredited by the Council on Manual Osteopathy Education of the International Osteopathic Association. Are graduates are permitted to write the board exams of the Canadian Manual Osteopathy Examining Board, the College of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners of Ontario, the International Osteopathy Examining Board, the Ontario College of Osteopathic Rehabilitation Sciences, Ontario Board of Osteopathy, and others.

We offer a Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice program, which takes between 4 to 8 months to complete (depending on your prior health education). Tuition starts from $5,026. We offer an online on-demand DOMP with 2 weeks of practical training, or a campus based program at our campus at York University Heights in Toronto. 

Our in-campus program is World Health Organization (WHO) compliant. Our graduates are eligible to work in all countries, including all Canadian provinces. Actually we are the one who introduced osteopathy to the province of Nova Scotia. The only practicing osteopath there is an NAO graduate!
NAO continues to elevate the profession of manual osteopathy. Our president Dr Pourgol had founded the World Osteopathy Day, and the OSTEOPATHY TV (, the only TV station dedicated to the profession of osteopathy.

To read more about osteopathic research visit our Facebook page at  And to remain up-to-date with NAO news visit our blog at
To receive more information about our program please email us at or visit our website at

Thank you.

PS. Do not forget to watch the video” Introduction to National Academy of Osteopathy” at

A Letter From an Osteopathy Patient

Osteopathy Patient Becomes Osteopathy Student!

This letter was handed in to National Academy of Osteopathy president; Dr Shahin Pourgol by an osteopathy patient who after a long time of suffering from low back pain was healed through osteopathic treatments. She fell in love with manual osteopathy and decided to enrol in the Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice program of NAO.

Dear Dr. Pourgol,

I am including this letter with my application to explain why I am determined to become an excellent osteopath and to pass osteopathy on as the “gift of healing” that it has been for me.

Exactly five years ago I had a “simple” accident that changed my life………..within a few weeks I lost almost all my mobility………………….….continued going to chiropractor, massages, and acupuncture,……………..…….I was given injections right into my back……………..…..tried the strongest pain medications………………… NOTHING even made the smallest difference…………………… I had no life other than a painful experience, crying from horrific pain every day, unable to sleep at night, until someone mentioned to me I should see an osteopath. 

I had no idea what osteopathy was but immediately grabbed the straw and tried to find an osteopath in London, Ontario. They all had wait lists of one to three (!) years, which crushed me in my desperation. Unwilling to give up, I continued my search and found a student of osteopathy who took me as her patient and the day after the first session a miracle happened. I felt an ever so slight relief of pain. I went to see her two to three times per week and slowly regained mobility, my pain became manageable and my symptoms improved and later disappeared…………………………I am not exaggerating when I say that I owe my life to this amazing osteopath.

Since December I have not seen my osteopath again……………………I am grateful for a normal, fully functional, strong back and body, with only small traces of pain in particularly strenuous situations. I can do heavy lifting and other things just as well as I could before my accident five years ago but have a new appreciation for the gift of mobility and freedom from pain.

The one single regret I have been having throughout my life was that I did not follow my dream and passion to pursue a career in the medical field……………………………now that I am healthy and strong again, after the humbling experience of suffering from physical pain for so long, I want to finally follow my passion and help people with what has resulted in a miracle for me: osteopathy………………………

With kindest regards,

Christina Vonn