Saturday, March 3, 2018

NAO President Co-authors book

National Academy of Osteopathy president, manual osteopath, Dr Shawn Pourgol is a co-author of the chapter on cardiac system of the new osteopathy book: Evaluation and osteopathic treatment of the visceral mediastinal system, written by a member of our board of governors, Italian osteopath/physiotherapist, Dr Bruno Bordoni, DO, DPT.

Dr Bordoni is one of the best known osteopathic researchers in the world. He has published a number of original unique research papers. 

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Our 1st OCPCC Clinic in Morden, Manitoba (151 Clinics Worldwide)

We are happy to announce that manual osteopath, Professor Florian Lassnig, RMT, MPhil, DOMP represents our clinic, the Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada (OCPCC) in the city of Morden, Manitoba (Canada). This is our first clinic in Morden.

Professor Lassnig has studied osteopathy at the Canadian College of Osteopathy (CCO) as well as the National Academy of Osteopathy (NAO) while also being a member of the Canadian Union of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners and the Manitoba Osteopathic Association (MOA). Professor Lassnig is a faculty member of NAO (Canada) teaching advanced cranial osteopathy.

OCPCC becomes operational in Spring of 2018. With 151 locations across the world OCPCC is the largest privately owned chronic pain clinic in the world.

All manual osteopaths joining OCPCC are chronic pain specialists who have graduated from one of our three schools, the National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada), National University of Medical Sciences (USA), or National University of Medical Sciences (Spain).

Welcome to OCPCC Professor Lassnig! We are happy to have you in our team.

Clinic #151
10058 Road 28W, Morden, Manitoba R6M2A1
Tel.: 204-3848805

Monday, February 19, 2018

NAO Graduation Day - Feb 17, 2018

You are now manual osteopaths! We are grateful you chose National Academy of Osteopathy for your osteopathic education. We wish you success in your business and life. 

Monday, February 12, 2018

High Income Career for High School Graduates in the States

Did you know with annual income of $90,000, osteopathic manual practice (also known as manual osteopathy or European style osteopathy) is the highest paid health profession high school graduates can enter directly in the US without the need for prior university/college prerequisites or prior health education?

There is zero unemployment in this profession. Osteopathic manual practitioners either find employment (starting salary $30/hour) or open their own clinics, charging $80 to $140 per hour.

Currently there are about 2,000 osteopathic manual practitioners in the states.

We offer a diploma program in osteopathic manual practice. It takes 1 year full time to complete the DOMP program. It is offered online across US or on-campus in Toronto (Canada). Tuition is $14,850 (Canadian dollars) which is approximately $11,770 (US dollars).

We graduate osteopathic manual practitioners, not osteopaths. In the states osteopaths practice surgery and prescribe medications. We do not teach surgery & pharmacology.

National Academy of Osteopathy (founded in 2010) & our two sister schools the National University of Medical Sciences – Spain ( and the National University of Medical Sciences – USA ( are the largest provider of manual osteopathic education in the world with alumni in 68 countries. Our sister university in Naples, Florida is the only university in the states offering degree programs in osteopathic manual practice.

Our graduates are eligible to work in all US states as osteopathic manual practitioners.

We are founder of Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada ( With over 144 clinics across the world OCPCC is the largest privately owned chronic pain clinic in the world. All manual osteopaths working in these clinics are our alumni. Currently we have 6 clinics across California, New York and other states.

A great high income career awaits you. Classes start September & March of each year. Become an osteopathic manual practitioner & secure your future.

To receive our information package please send us an email to For more information please visit

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Toronto Star Publishes Article on NAO Graduate

The Toronto Star, Canada's largest newspaper published two full pages of article on Saturday, February 03, 2018 on Dr Liza Egbogah, DC, DOMP, a graduated of the National Academy of Osteopathy and Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.

Our alumni make news and we are proud of them!

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Prime Minister of Canada sends holiday wishes to NAO students

Honorable Justin Trudeau has sent a season greetings card for the National Academy of Osteopathy students.
We are grateful that the prime minister is a friend of manual osteopathy. He has been kind enough to send NAO students a card every year.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

CAT writes about NAO

Certified athletic therapist Nichelle Thomson, CAT 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. Below is a post she wrote on why she chose to study at NAO:

For me, it's all about quality over quantity. National Academy of Osteopathy (NAO), is the only school world-wide that offers manual osteopathy in six months, five days a week, for students with prior health backgrounds. During these six months, we practice hands-on techniques daily. Since I am primarily a hands-on learner, this aspect was very important to me and made NAO stand out.

Although everyone's way of learning is different and some may prefer to go to school once a month for three to five years, for me, NAO's method of delivery suited my academic needs more effectively. Not to mention NAO's extensive business lectures! This alone puts NAO above every other school as no one else offers business lectures on how to run a successful practice/clinic. And who better to learn it from than from someone how has actually done it themselves!

After watching over 160 of Dr. Pourgol's business and ethics lecture videos, I have exemplary confidence and I know I will continue to expand on the knowledge he has taught me. I am no longer intimidated by the thought of running my own clinic(s).

When someone can manage to successfully combine both therapeutic skills and business smarts in one program, you create highly competent practitioners who can better serve the public. And for this I will be forever grateful. Thank you NAO! Thank you Dr. Pourgol!

Nichelle Thomson
NAO Student - Class of September 2017