Friday, January 29, 2016

NAO's First Billboard Ad

Expanding Osteopathy to Small Towns

Our goal is to make osteopathic care available in every city around the world, no matter how small.
To introduce osteopathy to small towns National Academy of Osteopathy has decided to advertise on large billboards near small towns.

We start in Ontario, Canada followed by other Canadian provinces, then USA and other countries.

Here is our first billboard ad in Oakwood, Ontario.





Thursday, January 28, 2016

Viceral & Cranial Osteopathy Instructors at NAO

Who are the instructors teaching visceral & cranial osteopathy?

National Academy of Osteopathy teaches visceral techniques of osteopathy (visceral manipulation) & cranial osteopathy (osteopathy in the cranial field) both online, as well as on-campus. 
 
Dr Oleg Bagren, MD, DOMP & Mr Jorje Andas, MSc (O) teach visceral techniques and Pamela Crosson Fournier, RMT, DOMP & Dr Daniel Nuzun, DO teach cranial osteopathy.
 

 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

NAO Sponsors Ontario MPP

Fundraising Event for Ontario Minister
 
We have become a sponsor of a fundraising event for honourable Dr Reza Moridi, PhD, MPP, member of the Ontario parliament and minister of training, colleges & universities of Ontario (Canada).

National Academy of Osteopathy registrar, Rachel Ligon, National University of Medical Sciences registrar Luary Perez, our president Dr Shahin Pourgol, and our student Dasha Veprjitska have been selected to attend this event on February 25th, 2016 on behalf of NAO & NUMSS. 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

American Massage Therapist Practicing Osteopathy



American Massage therapist, Alec Destroismaisons (from New Hampshire) practicing osteopathic temporomandibular joint (TMJ) techniques at the York University Heights campus of National Academy of Osteopathy in Toronto. 


Monday, January 25, 2016

Many Thanks!

I wish to thank all my students of the practical osteopathy technique classes in Toronto for this wonderful gift. It is much appreciated. Any time I wear this tie, I will be thinking of you!

I am humbled and honored to see some of you traveled from such far places as Cyprus, France and UK to be here to learn osteopathy with me.

And I wish to thank Canada for being such a great host country that provides such environment that Russian, French, English, Mexican, Egyptian, Iranian, American & Peruvian can get together to study osteopathy.

This is truly a miraculous age we live in, borders are disappearing and we are close to become one people, the people of the world.

Dr Shahin Pourgol, MBA, DC, DO, PhD
Professor
National Academy of Osteopathy



 

The Art of Reading Manual Osteopathy; a Poem

A beautiful poem by a National Academy of Osteopathy student; Dr Chris Vincent, MBBS:

The Art of Reading Manual Osteopathy

A Poem

All book covers can create
the borders of a country
as chapters become cities
with titles as their names.
The pages are the warriors
embellished in suits of armour
designed with the chain-mail
of single words and sentences.
Hold a book in your hands,
then close your eyes and feel
the weight of ideas and thoughts.
Open the book to spread the wings.
Like a regal eagle flying upward
in the sky of ideas and creativity
to reach the snow capped peaks
of the mountains of knowledge.
Information, history, fiction,
biography, drama and Science
are magnificent hues painted
on the resplendent dawn
of the incredible human mind,
as viewed from the peak.
Punctuations become the echelon
of noisy birds tearing the mind,
away from a fixed viewpoint
towards the direction of relevance.
Pictures, diagrams and art
along with graphs and photos
warn us about the cougars, lions,
panthers and jaguars crouching
by the caves, hiding behind rocks
and prowling at the foothills
to test the beliefs, superstitions,
fears and the unbreakable resolve
of the powerful human spirit.
The four principles of osteopathy
become the four cardinal winds
blowing from all four directions
turning the pages of curiosity
to vindicate the inquiring mind.
The pen that wrote the premise
and the brush that painted the art,
prove that human bodies are like
many different kinds of books
that tell different kinds of stories
but fundamentally very similar.
Manual Osteopathic Practice,
addresses the patient’s concern
cover to cover, in a combination
of methodical chapter reads,
selective topic reads, summary
and also in its entirety,
to understand and heal the body
while standing on the shoulders
of giants: the spoken word, written
notes, audio books, paperbacks,
hard cover textbooks and Braille.

Written by – Dr. Chris Vincent, MBBS (NAO student, class of September 2015, Toronto) 
 
 

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Osteopathy Ad on Billboards

Expanding Osteopathy to Small Towns

Our goal is to make osteopathic care available in every city around the world, no matter how small.
To introduce osteopathy to small towns National Academy of Osteopathy has decided to advertise on large billboards near small towns.

We start in Canada on February 15, 2016, followed by USA and other countries.



NAO DOMP Student from California (USA)

Massage therapist, Surya Anderson from California, USA practicing osteopathy techniques at the York University Heights campus of National Academy of Osteopathy in Toronto (January 2016).




NAO German DOMP Student

NAO student from Germany, Suada Jelic practicing TMJ techniques at York University Heights campus of National Academy of Osteopathy in Toronto (January 2016).



Dr Pourgol's Sister Joins NAO DOMP Program

What a nice surprise!

I just found out my two sisters will become my students next term!

My youngest sister, Dr Matin Pourgol, JD (a juris doctor and lawyer in Ontario) will start the MBA program of National University of Medical Sciences next month. I teach a number of business lectures in this MBA program.

My other sister, Shirin (a paralegal n Ontario) will start the osteopathy program at National Academy of osteopathy in March.

I am so happy to have them join our schools.

Dr Shahin Pourgol, MBA, DC, DO, PhD
President
National Academy of Osteopathy - Canada
National University of Medical Sciences - Spain



French DOMP student of NAO

NAO student Dr. Lucian Dick from France, practicing osteopathic TMJ technique at the York University Heights campus of National Academy of Osteopathy in Toronto.

World Famous Manual Osteopath

World famous manual osteopath, Professor Shahin Pourgol, MBA, DC, DO, PhD teaching osteopathic osteoarticular techniques at the York University Heights campus of National Academy of Osteopathy in Toronto.

Gift to Dr Pourgol

Thank you students for a wonderful week. It was my honor teaching you osteopathy and I thank you for taking the time to travel to Toronto from as far places as Cyprus, France, and UK to be here to learn osteopathy. Your dedication to osteopathy is amazing and we are honored that you trust us with your education.

Dr Shahin Pourgol, MBA, DC, DO, PhD
President
National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada)
National University of Medical Sciences (Spain)


PS. Thank you for the gift! It is such a beautiful tie. Every time I wear it I will be thinking of you.

Free Lunch!

After an educational day of practicing osteopathic techniques, students were treated to lunch by us.

NAO Student from Calgary Speaks About Dr Pourgol

Such a beautiful letter one of my students at National Academy of Osteopathy posted on “We Love Osteopathy” group. Letters like this makes me the happiest teacher in the world!

Dr Shahin Pourgol, MBA, DC, DO, PhD
NAO President

“Dr. Shahin Pourgol, I just wanted to reach out and tell you how much I appreciate seeing your proud and positive posts as well as all of amazing things that this school has accomplished in such a short period of time. 

NAO is setting the bar high for the practice of Manual Osteopathy in Canada as well as the rest of the world. Your passion and commitment Comes through loud and clear. From a student and alumni perspective it's refreshing and encouraging to see so much passion! 

This profession is going to change so many lives for the better thanks to this school! So thanks for that! 

Sheridan Sayer, DOMP
Calgary, Alberta, Canada “




Saturday, January 16, 2016

NAO Sponsors Syrian Refugees

Osteopathy College & University Sponsor Syrian Refugees

Honorable Dr Reza Moridi, PhD, the minister of training, colleges & universities of Ontario invited us to sponsor a charity event to raise money to help Syrian refugees.

Dr Shahin Pourgol, MBA, DC, DO, PhD, president of National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada) and National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) accepted this invitation and we became a sponsor of this event, which was held yesterday in Richmond Hill, Canada.

Dr Pourgol had a chance to speak with a number of distinguished guests including honorable Dr John McCallum, the minister of immigration, refugees & citizenship Canada, honorable Adrienne Clarkson the 26th Governor General of Canada, & honorable Dr Reza Moridi.

We at NAO & NUMSS believe strongly in charitable giving to those less fortunate. Dr Pourgol in his business lectures recommends to students to give 10% of their annual net profit to charities.

Our graduates are blessed with a high income career ( average income of manual osteopaths is $90,000 per year). As such they are recommended to give back to those less fortunate as a way of giving their thanks for being blessed with a rewarding health career.

If you wish to inquire how to become a manual osteopath, feel free to email us at admissions@nationalacademyofosteopathy.com or admissions@numss.com.

We offer diploma and degree programs in osteopathy, through online or on-campus programs in 54 countries.

Thank you. 
 


 

Minister of Training, Colleges & Universities

Honorable Dr Reza Moridi met with Dr Shahin Pourgol, president of National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada) at a charity event last night.

Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA)

JOAO Publishes Osteopathy Article by NAO Graduate

I am so proud to have students such as Paul Roberts, DOMP, a graduate of National Academy of Osteopathy in Hong Kong, who published an osteopathy related article in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA). This is such an honor for him and for me to have a student like him. Thanks Paul. You made me immensely happy :)

Dr Shahin Pourgol, MBA, DC, DO, PhD
President
National Academy of Osteopathy

To read the article click on the link below:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxSz3r0JPPb4cERCeGZnOUk5amc/view?pref=2&pli=1

NAO teaches a 1 year Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice program, online or on-campus in 54 countries. We are the largest provider of osteopathic education in the world and the only one who has been accepted as an affiliate member of Ontario Hospital Association.

To receive our information package on how you can become a manual osteopath send us an email to admissions@nationalacademyofosteopathy.com. The program is open to anyone with a high school diploma (prior college or university education not required).

NAO offers the only full time year long (Mondays to Fridays) osteopathy program in Canada. However there are other schools of osteopathy that also offer excellent education on a part time basis which takes 3 to 5 years toi be completed (one weekend a month for 6 months per year). The total teaching hours of all the accredited Canadian schools of osteopathy are similar).

Those wishing to obtain a bachelor of science in osteopathy (3 years) or a doctor of osteopathy (4 years) should contact our sister school; National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) to receive NUMSS info package at admissions@numss.com. NUMSS offers 33 online as well as campus based degree programs.

Become a manual osteopath to secure your future. 
 
 

JAOA Publishes Article by NAO Graduate

Paul Roberts, DOMP, a graduate of National Academy of Osteopathy co-authored an osteopathy related article that was published by the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA) in January 2016. We are so proud of Paul. Such high caliber students are what makes all the hard work we do worth it!

Here is the link to the article titled Primo Vascular System: A Unique Biological System Shifting a Medical Paradigm:

Minister of Immihration, Refugees & Citizenship with NAO President

Honorable Dr John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees, & Citizenship Canada with Dr Shahin Pourgol president of National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada).

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Why Osteopathic Osteoarticular Techniques are so effective?

Osteopathic spinal osteoarticular techniques are proven through scientific research to cause neurophysiological effects resulting in hypoalgesia (local and/or distal), sympathoexcitation, reduction in spinal stiffness, heterogeneous in location and timing, and improved muscle function.

These techniques also produce increased nociceptive flexion reflex threshold, improved posture, decreased concentration of substance P, and improved sway index.

The evidence for effectiveness of osteopathic osteoarticular techniques suggests involvement of an endogenous pain inhibition system mediated by the central nervous system.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Wow! What a Great Osteopathy Intern!

Wow! We have such great interns!

Nicholas Zancai, a National Academy of Osteopathy intern (class of Feb 2015) treated two patients today at NAO student clinic in Toronto. One patient was so impressed with his treatment that she plans to continue her treatments with him even after he graduates.

And the second patient was so impressed with osteopathy that she visited NAO registrar Ms. Rachel Ligon to get information on how to become a manual osteopath!

Nick did not have prior health education at the time he enrolled at NAO. You do not need prior health education to become a great manual osteopath. Nick is a great example of this.

Thank you Nick. You made us so proud. 
 
 

Chinese Language Osteopathic Education

Did you know National Academy of Osteopathy also teaches osteopathy in Chinese language?

To receive our information package about NAO and its programs please send an email to info@nationalacademyofosteopathy.com. We teach osteopathy in 54 countries and along with National University of Medical Sciences (www.numss.com) are the largest provider of osteopathic education in the world.