Friday, September 22, 2017

NAO Graduate Wins Science & Technology Award

We wish to congratulate manual osteopath, Liza Egbogah, DC, DOMP (a graduate of Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College & the National Academy of Osteopathy) for receiving the SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY award at the Excellence awards.

The awards take place on Oct 21st at the International Center at 9600 Airport Road in Toronto. The awards will be broadcasted by the AfroGlobal Television (Rogers channel 708). Tickets are $150 per person and you are all welcome to attend.

We are proud of you Dr Liza. You are amazing!

Our Students Practicing Lumbar MET

National Academy of Osteopathy students practicing lumbar muscle energy techniques at the York University Heights campus of NAO under supervision of Dr Shawn Pourgol, Nicholas Zancai and Dr Eid.


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Osteopathy Students - Class of Sept 2017

We present to you the National Academy of Osteopathy on-campus class of September 2017. The future manual osteopaths. Some travelled all the way from USA, Italy, Romania, Chile and Mexico to be in this class.

We love these students! They are so much fun!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Our New Faculty Member

Professor Vahid Karbassi, MD has been hired to teach some courses of the certified osteopathic fertility practitioner program.
Dr Karbassi will teach anatomy, physiology, & pathology of the reproductive system as well as medical & pharmaceutical management of male & female reproductive disorders.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Osteopathy in the Toronto International Film Festival

The manual osteopath representing osteopathy in the Toronto International Film Festival is Liza Egbogah, DC, DOMP, a graduate of National Academy of Osteopathy & the Canadian Chiropractic Memorial College.

Dr Liza is a manual osteopath to the stars with many celebrities as clients. She has a fully booked practice, charging $500 for two hours of manual osteopathic care in her downtown Toronto boutique clinic.

She also has a line of stylish orthopedic shoes that have a lot of admirers, including actress Emma Thompson.

A number of celebrities signed her blackboard at the TIFF including Angelina Julie, Nicolas Cage, George Clooney & Emma Thomson. We are proud of our alumni and grateful to Dr Liza for introducing osteopathy to the celebrities. 


Osteopathy improves behaviour in the elderly

Did you know research shows osteopathy improves behavior in elderly patients?

Elderly living in a long term facility who received osteopathic care showed reduced agitation and related behavioral problems such as verbal aggression, wandering and repetitive movements.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Osteopathy for type 2 Diabetes

Did you know research shows osteopathic foot techniques improve balance, foot sensation, & functional mobility in patients with type 2 diabetes who suffer from peripheral neuropathy?

Osteopathy Helps You Sleep Better!

Did you know research shows elderly patients with sleep problems who receive osteopathic care sleep longer?

Saturday, September 9, 2017

NAO Student with George Clooney

Manual osteopath, Liza Egbogah, DC, DOMP with George Clooney.

Dr Liza Egbogah is a graduate of National Academy of Osteopathy & the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. She has many celebrities as clients.

Osteopathy is quite popular with chiropractors & other health professionals because of its ability in treating chronic pain. Most cases seen by manual osteopaths are last resort cases. This is why most manual osteopaths have fully booked practices. In some cities, such as London, Ontario a year long waiting list is not uncommon for manual osteopathic care! 

Here is what Dr Egbogah posted on her blog about why she chose to study osteopathy:
The main reason I chose to pursue osteopathy instead of chiropractic is that while chiropractic focuses primarily on spinal manipulation, osteopathy involves head to toe treatment to help the body work more efficiently. Whether someone has a wrist fracture, back pain or a knee injury, manual osteopaths will treat the entire body to optimize functioning. I have always felt that with the multitude of interconnections in the body, addressing the entire system is the only way to effectively treat.

To request our information package on how you can become a manual osteopath please send an email to

NAO is the largest provider of manual osteopathic education in the world with alumni in 68 countries. We are the only osteopathic college with alumni in all Canadian provinces and territories including Yukon, Nunavut and Northwest Territories. Over half of manual osteopaths in Canada are our alumni. Our alumni are accepted by most osteopathic associations in Canada. Manual osteopathic care is accepted by almost all extended health plan insurance providers in Canada.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Shirin Poorgol, Manual Osteopath

Did you know Dr Pourgol's sister Shirin is a manual osteopath?

Here is a testimonial she received from her patient Shawna Robbins that is suffering from chronic pain.

Osteopathy offers the most effective treatment system for chronic pain. Most patients manual osteopaths see are the last resort cases. They truly do miracles with their hands, treating cases where all else failed.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Nova Scotia Osteopathic Association President is an NAO graduate

NAO graduate elected as president of NSOA

We wish to congratulate Halifax based manual osteopath Jodi Livingston, DOMP (a graduate of National Academy of Osteopathy) for being elected as the first president of the newly formed Nova Scotia Osteopathic Association (NSOA).

Jodi is a Canadian fitness and body building champion and the top fitness coach in Nova Scotia (Canada). 

The Coolest Teacher!

Without a doubt we have the coolest teacher ever!
You are positive, funny, kind, & compassionate.
You are a builder!
You motivate!
You inspire!
I'm so happy to have chosen NAO! I am grateful for the positive learning environment you provide us with.
You're the best teacher ever!!!
Alina Turturica

This is a post written about Professor Shawn Pourgol by our student, massage therapist Alina Turturica from Romania who is studying osteopathy at the York University Heights campus of National Academy of Osteopathy in Toronto.

Thank you Alina for the kind words.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Becoming a Canadian

Veterinarian physician, Dr Lizbeth Ordonez Trujillo (from Mexico) was able to apply for the Canadian permanent residency after enrolling at the on-campus DOMP program of National Academy of Osteopathy. She is now an NAO graduated manual osteopath as well as a current student of the master of science in athletic therapy of National University of Medical Sciences (Spain).

Congratulation Dr Trujillo for becoming a Canadian as well as a manual osteopath! 

Monday, September 4, 2017

I Love NAO in Cuba

Thanks to our professor Oleg Bagrin, MD, DOMP, DO for posting this photo. Dr Bagrin is one of the instructors that teaches visceral manipulation at National Academy of Osteopathy (NAO).