Monday, May 30, 2016

The Lost Techniques of Osteopathy

The Lost Techniques of Osteopathy

Did you know we are the only manual osteopathic school in Canada teaching the manual mechanotherapy techniques of H. R. Spitler, MD, DC, DO, PhD?

Dr Spitler was a medical doctor, chiropractor, osteopath and optometrist in Ohio, USA who invented a model of osteopathy techniques about a hundred years ago that dealt with soft tissue as well as osseous manual therapy.

As his techniques focused mainly on orthopedic conditions of musculoskeletal system, he fell out of favor with the osteopathy leadership of the time and his techniques were not taught in most osteopathic schools.

Manual mechanotherapy is now mainly practiced in Ohio by a group of practitioners calling themselves mechanotherpists. The techniques are considered the lost techniques of osteopathy.
Dr. Daniel Nuzum, NMD, DO (from Ohio, USA) has done six lectures on this technique which is now available for our registered students to watch at our video server.

Best Staff EVER!

I wish to thank you, our administrative staff for doing such a superb job managing the work. Without you we could not have become the largest provider of manual osteopathic education in the world.
You are the best!

Dr Shahin Pourgol, MBA, DC, DO, PhD

Friday, May 27, 2016

Cranial Osteopathy Class

Students practicing cranial osteopathy today. 

Professor Pamela Crosson-Fournier teaching cranial osteopathy

Professor Pamela Crosson-Fournier teaching cranial osteopathy today.


NAO Patient Testimonial

A post by one of the patients who has been treated by our interns at National Academy of Osteopathy student clinic:

Hilda Fernandez‎
National Academy of Osteopathy

I would like to thank the Academy for the job they do and also for the change that their student Trevor Cragg, Nick Zancai, Bashar Alazzam, Rasif Iftessam, , Ladan Jebheh, Dasha Veprjitska, Jillian Macphee, represent in my health improvement. Than you all from the bottom of my heart. I recommended the Academy to anyone living with pain and no hope. Thank you Rachel and Luary for your support.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Manual Osteopaths Have Most Loyal Patients

Canadian patients are more loyal to manual osteopaths than any other health professionals who treat chronic low back pain. Manual osteopathy offers one of the best available care for chronic musculoskeletal pain.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Malpractice Insurance in USA

$159.99 per year Malpractice Insurance in the USA for our graduates

Our graduates in the states can purchase malpractice insurance at the rate of $159.99 (per year) which is a great deal.
The liability insurance will be under "muscle work".

London Manual Osteopath Writes About NAO

London manual osteopath writes about National Academy of Osteopathy: 

WorkBC covers osteopathy treatments now

WorkBC is now covering manual osteopathic treatments done by our graduates in British Columbia (Canada) for qualified patients injured in a work related accident.
The rate is $70 for initial visit and $60 for subsequent visits.

NAO Full Time Students in Toronto - May 2016

National Academy of Osteopathy full time students at York University Heights campus in Toronto. — with Dasha Veprjitska, Wisam Sandy, Emma Rose, Nicholas Zancai, Mercede Gh, Shahin Pourgol, Sean Dawkins, Trevor Adam Cragg and Nikita Kiryukhin

A Post from Nikita

A post from Nikita Kiryukhin, a National Academy of Osteopathy student in Toronto.

Proud to be one of your students! I couldn't be happier with my choice to come learn osteopathy at NAO from such passionate and knowledgeable teachers -- also very entertaining with many interesting yet informative stories.
I truly feel honored.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Prime Minister of Canada sends letter to NAO president

A letter from honorable Justin Trudeau, prime minister of Canada to Dr Shahin Pourgol, MBA, DC, DO, PhD, president of National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada).

In the letter Justin asks Shahin for help in building the future of Canada.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Better Than McGill University!

A post from Adrienne Wolfe-Koukharski, our student in Montreal:

“Dr. Shahin Pourgol, I'm loving your business lectures. I took management at McGill University and your classes are 10x more interesting. Keep up the good work!”

We are the only osteopathy school teaching students everything we know about business. Our graduates learn about how to manage their practice effectively. They learn about tax planning, investment, accounting, marketing, public relations, asset protection, life improvement skills, and networking among other things.

This is one reason why our graduates are instant success and why so many manual osteopaths from other schools register in our programs to learn the business skills we teach.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Please Help Alberta

Fellow Alumni and Students,
"The Canadian Red Cross has mobilized to help the people affected by wildfires in Alberta. Massive wildfires have triggered the largest fire-related evacuation in Alberta’s history, and due to high temperatures and wind the situation has the potential to become more serious. 12 communities, including Fort McMurray, are currently impacted by the fires, which have damaged and destroyed homes and property. When people evacuated their communities, they left not knowing if they would have homes to return to. Evacuated residents find themselves in need of a place to stay, food, water and basic supplies. The Red Cross has a network of highly-trained volunteers who are there to help, and we’re actively scaling up our operations in response to the fires. We are supporting registration, family re-unification, assisting in shelters in Edmonton and Lac La Biche, as well as providing accommodation and basic necessities like food and water. Specially-trained volunteers are providing care and comfort to those who have suffered emotional trauma. Additional personnel are on standby and ready if needed. We will be working alongside those affected not just today, but for the weeks and months and even years that follow as they recover."
As the President of National Osteopathic Practitioners Alumni Association representing National Academy of Osteopathy, I implore everyone to offer your help in this fundraising.
Together We Make The Difference.
Andrew Chan, RHN, DOMP, BSc, DO(candidate)
President of National Osteopathic Practitioners Alumni Association 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Best Teacher in the World!

Our instructors are experts in their fields. They use a fun teaching method to make the lectures easy to understand. This makes them quite popular with our students.

Here is a post from Dani Reid (from Toronto), a National Academy of Osteopathy student (class of Feb 2017):

Thank you Dr. Pourgol! You are an inspiration to me! Thanks for being the best teacher in the world