Thursday, August 17, 2017

NAO practical technique class - August 2017

The osteopathic techniques practical class students of National Academy of Osteopathy at the York University Heights campus (121 Limestone Crescent, Toronto, Ontario, Canada   M3J 2R1).

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

NAO Student Opens Medical Marijuana Clinic

Registered nurse, Marisa Comacchia, RN, MBA, a student of National Academy of Osteopathy has opened Aleafia Total Health Network, a multidisciplinary wellness and health clinic, with family physicians, pharmacy, chiropractic, physiotherapy and osteopathic services onsite in Concord, Ontario ( at 8810 Jane Street. The clinic offers medical marijuana and other services for chronic pain patients.

This is the first time one of our alumni has opened a medical marijuana clinic.
We are also grateful that Marissa has just hired two graduates of National Academy of Osteopathy to work in this wellness clinic.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Miss North Ontario Pageant Winner Joins NAO

Osteopathic Education for athletes 
Osteopathy has become a popular career for athletes. A growing number of top Canadian athletes have become our alumni already. Osteopathy and sports go well together.

We wish to welcome certified athletic therapist Nichelle Kenzie (from Sudbury, Ontario, Canada) to National Academy of Osteopathy. Nichelle is an exceptional athlete who has won a number of beauty pageants in Canada, including the 2012 Miss North Ontario Pageant and best talent Miss Teen Canada World 2012. 


Sunday, August 13, 2017

Is it time to increase your fees?

While majority of manual osteopaths charge $80 to $140 per hour, we are seeing more and more alumni charging higher fees in Canada and abroad as per our request.

We reported before Dr Kenny Wong (physiotherapist/osteopath) a National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) alumni in Malaysia charging $400 per hour for osteopathic care and Dr. Thomas Andrew (massage therapist/osteopath), an alumnus of National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada) and NUMSS (Spain) charging $400 for 90 minutes of osteopathic care in Bermuda. We have now been told that our alumna Dr Liza Egbogah (chiropractor/manual osteopath) is charging $270 per hour in downtown Toronto (Ontario, Canada). 

In our business lectures we went over how to effectively increase your fees. A small increase in your fees will not deter patients from utilizing your services. However even a small increase have a huge impact on your net profit, as your expenses remain the same. So any increase in service fees translate into profit.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Osteopathic Education for the hearing impaired

Due to our innovative advanced teaching methods, we have been able to introduce osteopathic education to the hearing and visually impaired individuals. Here is a post from Chanez Ouchene, a hearing impaired student (from Paris, France and now residing in Canada) of National Academy of Osteopathy on why she chose to study osteopathy with us:

"The art of gesture that relieves"

I have always loved the human body since childhood. I did not yet know what profession I will do. I knew one thing, that my handicap will make me barrage for certain trades. I have a disability: I'm deaf.

When I communicate with patients, the barrier is present, I read the lips of the patients and if I do not understand, we will either mime or we write on paper.

But thanks to this handicap, I have another sense that has developed: the touch and thanks to the touch, I manage to break the barrier that hangs between the patient and me.

Especially I can feel the body of the patient, his muscles, his bones.

It always requires much more effort, more concentration than a listener, but when this profession becomes a passion, one forgets all the difficulty of the handicap.

You feel stronger, you feel more helpful to help your patient.

What I also like about osteopathy is its originality of not using any medicine or instrument.
I looked for a school of osteopathy and the only school that seemed to me the best was NAO. I feel that this school is listening to each student and allows you to evolve to the maximum, and my handicap did not disturb them which seemed logical to go to them and I thank them very much for being able to make me discover this magnificent trade.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Athletic Therapists Love Osteopathy!

We have many athletic therapists as alumni. Here is a post by National Academy of Osteopathy student certified athletic therapist Marylène Audet, B. Eng., CAT(C), CSCS, FMS2 (from Montréal, Québec) on why she chose to study ostéopathie :

Initially trained as an Aerospace Engineer and now an Athletic Therapist, I found a true passion for the challenges of understanding complex systems from a functional perspective.

The rich set of manual techniques available to the manual osteopath allows a more exhaustive evaluation of the clients to maintain a delicate balance between all the functions of the body and the person as a whole.

What really attracted me to this profession is the gentle, respectful, thoughtful healing touch. One that is rationally exercised to achieve better mind-body movement.

From the fast pace of an Athletic Therapist life, osteopathy is an invitation to reconnect with Nature, appreciate the gift that was given to me: a passion to aid my client reach a balanced life and well-being.


Monday, August 7, 2017

NAO Student Completes Spartan Super 2017

Congratulations to National Academy of Osteopathy student Carolyn Smith for successfully completing the Spartan Super 2017!