Tuesday, 28 March 2017

نپراپاتی چیست؟

نپراپتی یک سیستم منوال تراپی است که در سال ۱۹۰۷ در آمریکا به وجود آمد توسط دکتر اکلی اسمیت که یک کایروپراکتور و استئوپات بود.
معنی‌ لغوی نپراپتی یعنی‌ درمان علت بیماریها.
دکترهای نپراپتی متخصص بافت‌های نرم بدن حساب میشوند و روی بافت‌های نرم بسیار کار میکنند. در درمان از منوال تراپی، تغذیه، ورزش، و دستگاه‌های فیزیوتراپی استفاده میکنند.
دورهٔ تدریس دکترای نپراپتی ۴ سال می‌باشد. در دو ایالات آمریکا و در کشور سوئد بیمه خدمات اجتماعی دولت هزینه درمان نپراپتی را میدهند.
این رشته در کانادا وجود نداشت و ما برای اولین بار این رشته را به کانادا معرفی‌ کردیم.
درمان نپراپتی بسیار شبیه درمان استئوپتی می‌باشد. فرقشان این است که در استئوپتی بیشتر روی تکنیک‌های آرتیکولار استخوانی تکیه میکنند و در نپراپتی بیشتر روی تکنیک‌های بافت‌های نرم.
نپراپتها دردهای ماهیچه، مفاصل و استخوانها را درمان میکنند مثل کمر درد، سردرد، زانو درد، و غیره.

Monday, 27 March 2017

I have the sweetest mom EVER!!

I have the sweetest mom EVER!!

Osteopathy Regulation: an open letter to the profession

Dear Osteopathic Manual Practitioners:

I am excited to announce that the presidents of a number of Ontario based osteopathic associations will get together soon to form the Coalition for the Promotion of Osteopathy in Ontario.
This is necessary if we wish to get osteopathy regulated in Ontario.

The government has three rules for regulating a profession. Number one rule is that the profession must be united.

In Quebec they understood this and the Coalition for the Promotion of Osteopathy in Quebec has been founded a while back and now includes all the major Quebec associations. That coalition is the voice of profession in Quebec now.

We can do the same in Ontario. When all associations of osteopathy get together and form a coalition and that coalition become the voice of the profession we will have a united voice and that is what the government of Ontario requires.

We have the other two requirements. Number 2 being the profession must have a defined scope of practice which we do. And #3 being there must be enough practitioners which we have over 1000 in Ontario.

I am quite excited about this and I support the regulation in anyways I can. I ask all of you my colleagues to contact your associations and ask them to join the coalition.

Manual osteopath, Dr Andrew Chan, DOMP, DO (Spain), president of National Osteopathic Practitioners Association will contact presidents of the other Ontario based associations soon to invite them to join the coalition.

Let us unite to get osteopathy regulated in Ontario.

Thank you.

Dr Shahin Pourgol, MBA, DC, DO, PhD
Canadian Union of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners
National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada)
National University of Medical Sciences (Spain)
National University of Medical Sciences (USA)

Shahin Pour GOLD?

Thx to my student Hoa Ngo for making a new variation of my last name. He called me PourGOLD!!! :) Should I change Pourgol to PourGOLD?

My Student in India Wrote me a Letter

"Thank you so much Dr Pourgol. Your advise always works. And you are the only teacher in the world who is always available for the students. Its my pleasure to have you."

Dr. Pallav Mishra, (PT) MPT (Neurology), DO (Spain Candidate) Member of Indian Association of Physiotherapist.
Fellowship in neurological rehabilitation (Apollo Hospital).
National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) student of the Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) program.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Goodbye Old Friend

I love Caribbean, its islands and its people. They idealize for me moments of light, bright, happy and relaxation times.

When I am not there I read and watch and imagine things Caribbean.
One of the poets I read often is Derek Walcott, a St Lucia poet & Nobel laureate. He passed away yesterday at the age of 87. May he RIP.

"The sea is always present. It's always visible. All the roads lead to it. I consider the sound of the sea to be part of my body". Such beautiful words from this old friend.

Here is a poem of his called Love After Love:

The time will come
when, with elation
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror
and each will smile at the other's welcome,

and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you

all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,

the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life. 

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Manual Osteopaths: I thank you

They said it was impossible. They said it could not be done. But thanks to your support, my dear colleagues, we were able to register the first ever manual osteopathic university in the states!
National University of Medical Sciences (USA) in Naples, Florida has graduated its first class last week.

We made history by registering the first university offering manual osteopathic education in the states. This was due to the support of all manual osteopaths around the world who supported us in this project.

And last month we received notification from Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education & Skills Development that NUMSS (USA) is exempted from being registered with the ministry. Once again we made history. We are now the first ever university that is offering a diploma program in osteopathic manual practice on campus in Toronto (Canada).

Manual osteopaths; I thank you. It is because of your support that we were able to expand manual osteopathy in 68 countries. It is because of your support that provinces such as Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut in Canada (as well as Alaska in the states) now, for the first time ever have access to manual osteopaths.

I am grateful for your support. Since the past 7 years when I founded National Academy of Osteopathy and then National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) your love and support enabled us to help expand osteopathy in 68 countries. There are countries that never had access to a manual osteopath (like Tanzania, Iran, Bermuda, Trinidad & Tobago, Brunei, & Mauritius) and now because of your support we have graduates there helping people.

Without your support we could not have become the number one provider of manual osteopathic education in the world. I am humbled and grateful and I love you all for your passion, energy and support.

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