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 our dedicated 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 & NUMSS.

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 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 :)
I am ready to continue my education through NUMSS. I am contemplating between the DO or the DO/BSc (osteopathy) combo…….

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.