Monday, June 26, 2017

A Post by a Canadian Fitness Champion

A post by our student Jodi, who is a Canadian Fitness Champion:

When I started this program (diploma in osteopathic manual practice) I wasn't sure if I could do it, but honestly my school is the best and the amount of knowledge I have gained is immeasurable!
National Academy of Osteopathy has the best profs, staff and alumni that are always available to answer questions.
Osteopathy is such an amazing profession!! I am so excited to embark on this next chapter and coincide it with Lean Aesthetics.

Jodi Livingston
5X Canadian Bodybuilding Federation National Competitor



Best Education I have Received!

If you are thinking of getting into manual therapy, I highly suggest checking out the National Academy of Osteopathy, the best education I have received thus far in my life! I am so glad I chose this school to further my education.

Samer Naoum
National Academy of Osteopathy student – Kuwait

Thank you Samer for the wonderful post. We are grateful to you all for choosing NAO for your osteopathic education. 
 
 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

NAO Student From Mexico

A letter from one of our students in Mexico:

Dear Dr. Pourgol
I first want to thank you for the great lectures the school has. I've passed through other Osteopathy schools and none of them have taught me how to become a real osteopath as this school does.
I live in México City, single mom of two boys, and osteopathy has become very important to me, a way of life.
I'm very proud to be part of the best osteopaths in the world.
Sincerely,
Astrid Klee


Monday, June 12, 2017

Group Photos with Professors

National Academy of Osteopathy students with professors Pamela Crosson-Fournier​ and Darren Wigginton.



Saturday, June 10, 2017

NAO Alumna in Texas (USA)

A post by American athlete, personal trainer and osteopathic manual practitioner, Chaynade Knowles (from Texas), an alumna of National Academy of Osteopathy and National University of Medical Sciences (Spain):

“So it has been a long road. I graduated with my diploma from NAO in 2015 and will be now graduating with my doctorate from NUMSS. ……….. Manual osteopathy is my field and it is what I love to do…………………..I chose NAO and then jumped right into NUMSS, and I do not regret a thing. These school s while young are growing like wild fire and I am so excited to have been there for the beginning years. If you are looking for a school of well rounded students, with people that want to learn and teachers that have a passion for teaching then check them out.
So I say goodbye to Chaynade Knowles and say hello to Chaynade Knowles Doctor of Osteopathy of Spain, Manual Practitioner.”
 
 

Cranial Osteopathy vs Craniosacral Therapy

These are similar yet a bit different systems. Both techniques originated from the works of Dr. William Garner Sutherland, DO, who introduced his cranial concept in 1929. It was originally called osteopathy in the cranial field which later was known as cranial osteopathy.

Craniosacral therapy was formed by Dr John Upledger, an osteopath from Michigan.

The main difference between the two techniques are that cranial osteopathy is taught only to osteopaths & manual osteopaths, while craniosacral therapy is taught to everyone else.

Dr Sutherland had been struck by an idea as a student that the bones of the head were beveled as if to indicate motion. He spent the next 20 years or so trying to prove himself wrong. Through a detailed examination of the anatomy of the skull, followed by a series of experiments on his own head and on his patients, he became convinced that there was a subtle motion of the head which could be palpated with experience; and that distortions of the joints between the bones of the skull would create problems in the machine of the body just as distortions of the joints of the body create problems. His treatments were gentle, almost imperceptible movements aimed at restoring free motion of the skull.

Dr. John Upledger was a practicing Osteopath in Michigan when he attended his first cranial osteopathy course. He began practicing, and researching, the motion of the cranial bones. He later decided to rename his technique Craniosacral therapy and begin to teach it in 1983. 
 
Cranial osteopathy is taught by four teachers at the National Academy of Osteopathy. 
 
 

Friday, June 9, 2017

One of Our Most Popular Professors

Manual osteopath, registered massage therapist and cranial sacral therapist, Professor Pamela Crosson-Fournier (a graduate of National Academy of Osteopathy) is one of our most popular teachers.

She teaches cranial osteopathy to our students. We are proud to have her as a member of our faculty.