Friday, 17 November 2017

Pay It Forward!

I taught osteopathy to Dr Andrew Chan in Toronto.

Dr Chan loved osteopathy so much he talked about it to everyone.

Stephen Ng Koon Han and Peggy Tai Pek Yiong (both in Malaysia) heard Dr Chan talk about osteopathy.

They registered at National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada) and National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) to become osteopaths.

They now have two Osteopathy Chronic Health Clinics of Canada in Malaysia. One of the clinics is a government health clinic offering osteopathic treatments to seniors through government health plan (the first in Malaysia).

Seniors have now access to government paid osteopathic care because someone in Canada talked about osteopathy.

This is why I ask my students to always speak about osteopathy. You never know how far your words travel and who may be listening.

You can literally change a nation by what you say. In this case thousands of seniors in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia have now access to this beautiful miraculous health care thanks to what Dr Chan said about osteopathy.

Students; osteopathy has given you so much. Pay it forward. Speak about it. Let everyone know what osteopathy is and what kind of miracles it performs on daily basis.
Spread the word, pay it forward, it starts with you!

Dr Shawn Pourgol

Our First Two OCPCC Clinics in Malaysia (134 Clinics Worldwide)

We are happy to announce that osteopaths Stephen Ng Koon Han, DOMP and Peggy Tai Pek Yiong, BSc(O) will represent our clinic, the Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada (OCPCC) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (our first in Malaysia). We now have 134 OCPCC clinics across the world (12 in Asia).

Stephen is a graduate of National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada) and Peggy is a graduate of the National University of Medical Sciences (Spain). They both are members of the International Osteopathic Association.

OCPCC becomes operational in Spring of 2018. With 134 locations across the world OCPCC became 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! We are happy to have you in our team.

Clinic # 133:
Unit 7-R10, 7th Floor Pudu Plaza, 1 Jalan 1/77C, Pudu,
55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone: Phone: +60 16-208 7500

Clinic #134:
Jalan Jinjang Setia 3, Jinjang Utara, 52000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone: Phone: +60 16-208 7500

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Professor Pamela Crosson-Fournier

Professor Pamela Crosson-Fournier, one of our most popular instructors teaching cranial osteopathy.


Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Massage inside the public bathhouses in Iran

I do not know if there are still public bathhouses (hamams) in Iran or not, but when I was a kid there were a few in city of Rasht.

Massage and body work was offered in most of them. It actually did not look like massage at all. It was more like Thai massage than Swedish massage. Very hard, and painful but rejuvenating (I was told). I never had one because as a kid I was scared of them! :)

However I saw others getting this treatment and it looked torturous! What I recall is that after the treatment the clients always looked so red! 

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

I travel through my students!

Whenever I see photos of my students working around the world, it feels like I am there with them. It is such a great feeling as I imagine being there with them. In a way, in my mind, I travel to so many places thanks to them.

Here is my Canadian student Dani Reid doing manual osteopathic work in Wallowa county in Oregon, USA. Such a beautiful area.
Dr Shawn Pourgol


$1000 gift for manual osteopaths in Ontario

Thanks to the Government of Ontario (Canada) for reducing the provincial corporation tax for small businesses by 1% (effective January 01, 2018).

This would reduce annual business income tax of manual osteopaths in Ontario by $1000 on average.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Congratulations to the new COMPO Council members

Congratulations to the new Council members of the College of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners of Ontario.

COMPO (founded in 2014) is a member of the Coalition for the Regulation of Manual Osteopathy in Ontario.

COMPO differs from other osteopathic association as it's mandate is to protect the public not the manual osteopaths. It is the only organization in Ontario that requires its members to pass written and practical exams. It is the only organization that has funding for therapy & counselling ($13,130) available for sexual abuse victims, and it is the only organization that requires all its members to take a mandatory Fraud Prevention and Abuse Prevention ethics course.

To get manual osteopathy regulated the profession has to have a structured College structured to protect the public. COMPO has been found for this purpose. It is an important part of the push to get profession regulated.