National Academy of Osteopathy offers a DOMP (Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice) to Italian physiotherapists and other health practitioners that can be completed in as little as six months 100% online across Italy (classes are in English).
Those Italian health professionals interested to study in-campus can attend the York University Heights campus of NAO in Toronto (Canada). Optional practical technique classes (for online Italian students) are provided in Spain, Canada and elsewhere.
NAO has graduated many osteopaths in Italy in the past 4 years. Our Italian graduates are permitted to work in Italy and other European countries. You are eligible to open your own osteopathy clinic in Italy upon graduation or you may seek employment in other clinics and medical centers as an osteopath.
NAO is an accredited manual osteopathy college (and the largest provider of manual osteopathic education worldwide, teaching in 45 countries, including Italy), accepted by many associations, such as Ontario Osteopathic & Alternative Medicine Association (that is accepted by most insurers), College of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners of Ontario, Ontario Association of Osteopathy & Alternative Medicine, British Columbia College of Osteopathic Rehabilitation Sciences, Canadian Manual Osteopathy Examining Board, International Osteopathy Examining Board, International Osteopathic Association, Society of Osteopaths of Canada, Ontario Association of Osteopathic Practitioners, & Alberta College of Osteopathic Rehabilitation Sciences amongst others.
NAO is the only manual osteopathy college to be accepted as an affiliate member by the Ontario Hospital Association.
Our students are also eligible for full scholarships from the Metis Nation of Ontario and the WorkBC program of the Canadian government.
Manual osteopathy is one of the top 25 professions in Canada as reported by the CIBC. There is zero unemployment in this profession. Average income is $90,000/yr.
A 2012 survey indicates that manual osteopathy is the #1 choice of Canadians for low back pain relief as compared to physiotherapy, chiropractic, massage therapy, acupuncture and medication.
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