Monday, September 26, 2016

NOPA President Gives Lecture at NAO

Guest Professor

Manual osteopath Andrew Chan, DOMP, president of National Osteopathic Alumni Association dropped by today to give a lecture on osteopathic philosophy as well as shoulder evaluation & treatment to our students.

We know how busy he is and are grateful he cares so much about his Alma Mater. 


NAO Guest Professor

Our president, Dr Pourgol, with guest professor, manual osteopath Andrew Chan, DOMP, president of National Osteopathic Alumni Association, and Dr Oleg Bagrin, MD, DOMP.

Andrew gave a lecture on osteopathy philosophy as well as shoulder evaluation to the class of Sept 2016 at the York University Heights campus of NAO in Toronto.

We Made History (again!)

Did you know we introduced manual osteopathy to Bermuda?

Anyone wishing to receive manual osteopathic care in an exotic beautiful island setting in Bermuda should contact Thomas Andrew at the Reefs, a five star luxury resort in Southampton, Bermuda (

Thomas is the only practicing manual osteopath in Bermuda. He is one of the students of National Academy of Osteopathy (Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice – D.O.M.P.) & National University of Medical Sciences (Doctor of osteopathy - DO). 


Top Athlete Becomes Osteopath

Canada’s member of National Soccer Team, osteopath Ann Shivas, MT, DOMP (a graduate of National Academy of Osteopathy in Montreal) writes about NAO:

I had a really good experience with NAO

I did my research looking at a school which fit my style of independent learning. I loved the on campus practicals for learning techniques.

The teachers/professors answered all of my questions and were easily accessed by email……………………….. Currently, I have my own business in Montreal called On The Go Osteo. The business lectures helped me set up a good model and now I am expanding.

I would invite you to come see my office space or make an appointment to experience the benefits of Manual Osteopathy. 

This is one of the best life decisions I have made. I love when people walk out of my office with a smile on their face because they are feeling better and more energized! …........Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the school. I am happy to answer!

Ann Shivas, BSc, MT, DOMP 

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Chiropractic & Naprapathy Origin

Did you know health professions of chiropractic and naprapathy originated from osteopathy?

Did you know most manual therapy techniques used by physiotherapists are osteopathic in origin?

Osteopathy is the grandfather of most manual therapy primary health care systems.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Fitness Champion Joins NAO

Jodi Livingston has enrolled at the Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice program of National Academy of Osteopathy.

Jodi has competed 11 times in fitness events and placed top three at 3 Canadian Nationals and also won Nova Scotia East Coast Classic NS provincials and 3rd at the Atlantic Championships this past year.

Jodi was so impressed with osteopathy and our style of teaching that she plans to continue her education by enrolling at the doctor of osteopathy (DO) program of National University of Medical Sciences.

We welcome this top athlete to our school and wish her success in her new academic endeavors. 

First Osteopathy Association in History

Until this week, the province of Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada had no manual osteopathy association. For the first time in history an association has been set up in this Canadian province and manual osteopath, Dr Matt Gibbons, DOMP, DO has been chosen as its president.

Dr Gibbons has a diploma in osteopathic manual practice from National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada) and a doctor of osteopathy degree from National University of Medical Sciences (Spain).
We are proud of Dr Gibbons and are sure under his direction the Newfoundland and Labrador Osteopathic Association will promote the profession effectively.

The association website will be ready within a month. The contact information is:

Newfoundland & Labrador Osteopathic Association
48 Bannister street
Mount Pearl, Newfoundland
Canada A1N 1W1
Phone: (709) 747-7463