Saturday, April 29, 2017

MIGRAINE gone after one OSTEOPATHIC treatment

What our alumni do seem like a miracle sometimes.

We just found out manual osteopath Nicholas Zancai, DOMP a graduate of National Academy of Osteopathy and one of its teacher assistants, treated a patient in Burlington (Ontario, Canada) who was suffering from migraine. Right after first osteopathic session the migraine was completely cured 100%.

This patient had seen his family physician, a chiropractor and a number of other health professionals without result. He was referred to Nicholas and got cured in one session.

This is the power of osteopathy. We hear cases like this all the time from patients of our alumni.

Nicholas receives a lot of referrals from massage therapists, physiotherapists, naturopaths and family physicians because of his ability to treat chronic pain. He is fully booked until June 2017. There is a month long waiting list for patients to make an appointment with him. He charges $110 per hour of osteopathic care. His fee is set to increase to $140 per hour in near future.

Thank you Nicholas! You make us so proud! 

NAO Graduate Speaks About Hard Drive

Our student writes about benefits of online education & the external hard drive

Canadian manual osteopath & registered massage therapist, Thomas Andrew practices in Bermuda, charging $400 Canadian ($300 US) for 90 minutes of osteopathic care. Thomas is a graduate of the National Academy of Osteopathy.

He posted this today:

I am so happy I have my classes on new hard drive...there are benefits to having classes stored. In a classroom setting it's a one shot deal. The lecture happened, its over whether you get it or not....I can get my professor to repeat his words and demonstrations over and over for ever...without driving him crazy...I think students can learn more from their lectures in this manner ....there is a positive side to everything ....getting the hard drive was the best move I could make. No freezing sputtering and frustration....some lectures I listen through a wireless headset as I do chores ....the very best..for many years to come...

I love NAO!

Photo taken in the Grand Bahamas (April 2017).

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Thank you Frederic!

Thanks to National Academy of Osteopathy graduate, manual osteopath and Brazilian Jujitsu master, Frederic Koomsatira, DOMP for permitting NAO student Speranza to practice techniques in his gym/clinic in Montreal, Quebec (Canada).
We hope more of our alumni reach out to our students and allow them to practice techniques. Any NAO graduates who wishes to do so please let Rachel at the admissions office know.
Thank you.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Fixing the technical issue permanently!

Every 6 months we are almost doubling the size of National Academy of Osteopathy dedicated online video servers because with increased enrollment, more students log-in to our dedicated video servers and the videos slow done. This occurs frequently as we keep growing.

To fix this situations, starting June 01, 2017 we have made it mandatory for all students for the next term to purchase external hard drives from NAO.

This would fix this issue once and for all. Students then use the online video server only when we add new videos or when they are away from home and do not have access to the external hard drive.

Shea Andersen writes why he chose NAO

Shea Andersen, DOMP writes about why he chose to study at National Academy of Osteopathy.

Student Write Poem for Dr Pourgol

A poem written by one of Dr Pourgol's students.

Online vs On-campus Education

Which one is better? The answer may surprise you!
Here is a research article by the US Department of Education that indicates online students perform better than on-campus students. "The meta-analysis found that on average, students in online learning conditions performed modestly better than
those receiving face-to-face instruction."

We teach online as well as on-campus education. However our on-campus students have full access to all our online video lectures as well.

A Letter to NAO Presidnet

A letter from a National Academy of Osteopathy student in Uxbridge, Ontario:

Hey Dr. Pourgol;

………It’s been an incredible journey thus far practicing and building a business... My decision to study Osteopathy at NAO was one of the best! You have truly given me the power and ability to carve out my own path in life. The tools that I have acquired though your guidance has already changed the lives of many!!! I am forever thankful :)
Thanks so much!!

Trevor Cragg, DOMP
Balanced Body Osteopathy

Manipulation vs Mobilization

Cervical manipulation is not better than cervical mobilization. Through clinical work we have noticed that mobilization is far superior to manipulation. This research shows that both help neck pain and that neck manipulation is not more effective than neck mobilization.

Student Loans for Osteopathic Education

Many banks, trusts, credit unions, and financial companies in Canada, US, Europe and elsewhere provide non-governmental private educational loans to students with a good credit history towards tuition payment of our osteopathy program.
You will need a letter from us which you can ask our school registrar to provide prior to applying for a loan.
The acceptance of the loan application depends almost entirely on your credit score and the bank. Some banks do provide student loans and some do not. Prior to applying it is best to ask the bank if they do provide student loans.

Clinic Jacket/Uniform

National Academy of Osteopathy Interns:
Please note that using a uniform or clinic jacket is mandatory when you treat a patient at NAO teaching clinic.

I love NAO!

I love National Academy of Osteopathy (NAO)! Photo taken at the Vanderbilt Beach in Naples, Florida, January 15, 2017.

NAO graduate invited to speak at the Rotary Club

National Academy of Osteopathy graduate, manual osteopath Trevor Cragg, DOMP was the guest speaker of the Uxbridge Rotary Club on Thursday as part of a focus on health.
Trevor has started his own practice here in Uxbridge - Balanced Body Osteopathy.
Pictured below is Trevor with Secretary Cyndie Jacobs.

So why did I chose osteopathy?

A post from an NAO student:
So why did I chose osteopathy?
Visiting the National Academy of Osteopathy for a treatment was the best decision I ever made. That visit opened my eyes to a bigger and brighter future as I knew this was the perfect opportunity to enliven my mind into such an intriguing field where I knew I was highly motivated to succeed in.
The online videos and interactive classes allowed me put my hands on skills to use and still let me work at my own pace. I was able to get help when I needed it the most and also have the chance learn so much more! This program did not only teach me about osteopathy but also the fundamentals of opening my own business, so I can continue to strive and succeed in my future endeavors.
It is an honor to be taught by such knowledgeable and passionate teachers. Each professor brought such unique expertise and wisdom to share. Every day was filled with new ideas and skills I could use in my dream business. After completing this program, all I can say is positive and warm things about this school. I would definitely recommend every student to look into NAO’s Osteopathy program.
Sukhi Manku
National Academy of Osteopathy Student
Class of September 2016

Professor Daniel Nuzum, NMD, DN, DO

American naprapath and osteopathic manual practitioner, Dr Daniel Nuzum, NMD, DN, DO (from Ohio, USA) teaches a number of osteopathic techniques at National Academy of Osteopathy including the manual mechanotherapy, the lost techniques of osteopathy. NAO,is the only school of osteopathy in Canaa teaching manual mechanotherapy techniques.

Professor Darren Wigginton, RMT, DOMP

Registered massage therapist & manual osteopath, Professor Darren Wigginton teaching osteopathic soft tissue therapy at National Academy of Osteopathy campus in North York (Ontario).

Popular Professor: Pamela Crosson-Fournier

One of our most popular Professors, registered massage therapist & manual osteopath Pamela Crosson-Fournier, RMT, DOMP teaching cranial osteopathy at the York University Heights campus of National Academy of Osteopathy in North York (Ontario).

We love our students!

We love our students!

Professor Shahin Pourgol

Professor Shahin Pourgol, MBA, DC, DO, PhD teaching muscle energy techniques (MET) of osteopathy.

Olympic Powerlifter Joins NAO

Olympic powerlifter from British Columbia (Canada), kinesiologist Concetta D'Amato practicing osteopathic muscle energy technique at the York University Heights campus of National Academy of Osteopathy in Toronto.

Registered Massage Therapist Lisa Schiavo, RMT

Registered massage therapist & osteopathy student, Lisa Schiavo, RMT practicing osteopathic muscle energy techniques at the York University Heights campus of National Academy of Osteopathy in Toronto.

NAO Student from Etobicoke, Ontario

Kinesiologist Laura Hubley Robinson, from Etobicoke (Ontario) practicing osteopathic muscle energy technique at the York University Heights campus of National Academy of Osteopathy in Toronto.

NAO student from Prince Edward Island, Canada

Civil engineer, Nathalie Vendrys, from Prince Edward Island (Canada) practicing osteopathic muscle energy techniques (MET) at the York University Heights campus of National Academy of Osteopathy in Toronto.
Nathalie is enrolled in the Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice (D.O.M.P.) program of NAO.

NAO student from Northwest Territories, Canada

Kinesiologist Angela Waller, from Northwest Territories (Canada) practicing osteopathic muscle energy technique at the York University Heights campus of National Academy of Osteopathy in Toronto.
Angela is enrolled at the diploma in osteopathic manual practice of NAO.

Thanks Sherry!

A big thanks to National Academy of Osteopathy student Sherry Shifteh Essnaashari for bringing so many delicious cannoli pastries for her classmates as well as the staff.

NAO Student from London, Ontario

Gym owner & personal trainer Kristopher Oliveira practicing temporomandibular osteopathic osteoarticular techniques at the York University Heights campus of National Academy of Osteopathy in Toronto.

Adrian & Blake

@ NAO, we learn, we practice, we adjust all day... but we need to keep in mind what not to do...
Decompression time @ the end of the day...

NAO student from Manitoba

Kinesiologist & crossfit coach Tiffanie Bruneau, from Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada) practicing osteopathic TMJ techniques at the York University Heights campus of National Academy of Osteopathy in Toronto.

Technique instructor, Nicholas Zancai

Technique instructor, Nicholas Zancai teaching clavicle osteopathic osteoarticular techniques.

Métis Nation of Ontario full scholarship recipient

National Academy of Osteopathy Student from Timmins, Ontario (Canada), Kelsey Duquette practicing clavicle osteopathic osteoarticular technique.
Kelsey is a graduate of a physical education program and the recipient of a fully paid scholarship from the Métis Nation of Ontario.

Last day of technique class

Last day of technique class. We will miss our students

NAO Graduates - Feb 2017

National Academy of Osteopathy graduates and our new colleagues, some of the finest manual osteopaths in the world.