Monday, 31 March 2014

REASON # 23: Why You Should Study at National Academy of Osteopathy

Reason # 23: Why you should choose NAO for your eduction

Manual osteopaths are in high demand everywhere. The province of Ontario for example needs more than 2,500 manual osteopaths and National Academy of Osteopathy (www.fb.com/osteopathycollege) provides the quickest manual osteopathic education possible.

Students without prior health education can become a manual osteopath in less than a year and those with prior health education need only 4 months to earn a Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice (DOMP).

This is possible because we offer full time condensed manual osteopathic programs. The total teaching hours of our program is similar to most other Canadian osteopathic colleges. However they usually teach one weekend a month while we teach full time.



Dr Abazar Habibinia, MD, sports specialist teaches therapeutic joint specific exercises at National Academy of Osteopathy.

National Academy of Osteopathy Graduates Can Join OOAMA

National Academy of Osteopathy graduates are accepted for membership to the Ontario Osteopathic & Alternative Medicine Association (www.osteoassociation.com), the second oldest manual osteopathic association in Canada. OOAMA is accepted by most insurers in Canada.

Discounted OHA Seminar Rates for National Academy of Osteopathy Students

National Academy of Osteopathy students are eligible to join the annual 3 days seminars of Ontario Hospital Association at discounted rates of only $40 for the full program, as NAO is an affiliate member of OHA.


Tuesday, 25 March 2014

My New Book: An Introduction to the Profession of Manual Osteopathy

Finished authoring my new book: An Introduction to the Profession of Manual Osteopathy. Now it is being designed and edited and hopefully soon will be released.

Dr Shahin Pourgol
President
National Academy of Osteopathy
National University of Medical Sciences
www.pourgol.com




Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Osteopathy Business Tip #68



To increase your income, become more productive. While at work, focus on activities that generate income. Between treating patients, work on projects that generate income (marketing, etc) instead of checking your Facebook or chatting with friends. At work do work. Productive manual osteopaths become wealthy manual osteopaths.  

Dr Shahin Pourgol
Manual Osteopath



Osteopathy Business Tip # 66



From all the investment vehicles I know; owning your own business gives you the highest rate of return on your investment. More become wealthy through owning a business than any other types of investment including stocks and real estate. It is okay to start your professional life working for others; however if you wish to become a wealthy manual osteopath, then you must have your own manual osteopathic clinic. 

Dr Shahin Pourgol
Manual Osteopath

 

Saturday, 15 March 2014

My Seminar on Pulsed Sports Osteopathy

I was so thankful today for being given the opportunity to teach some pulsed sports osteopathic techniques to a number of health professionals; including those in the fields of manual osteopathy, chiropractic, physiotherapy and massage therapy in a seminar sponsored by the National University of Medical Sciences.
The seminar "Improving Athletic Performance Through Manual Osteopathy" was held at the York University Heights campus of National Academy of Osteopathy in Toronto.
Had a great time so much that I will try my best to offer a seminar once a month to health professionals.





My First Seminar for NUMSS

I am so excited! My seminar starts at 10AM today. This is the first seminar I am doing for the National University of Medical Sciences. The seminar is titled 'Improving Athletic Performance Through Manual Osteopathy". The seminar is presented in campus in Toronto as well as online. Health professionals such as manual osteopaths, chiropractors, massage therapists & physiotherapists have registered from across the world! I love the internet. Allows me to connect with others across the oceans in a heartbeat. What a wonderful world!

بسیار خوشحال هستم! اولین سمینار من برای دانشگاه ملی‌ علوم پزشکی‌ در ساعت ۱۰ امروز شروع می‌شه. عنوان سمینار هست "بهبود عملکرد ورزشی توسط تکنیک‌های استئوپتی". سمینار در کلاس در تورنتو و همچنین آنلاین انجام می‌شه. از اکثر کشورهای دنیا پزشکان، فیزیوتراپیست، کایرپرککتورها و دیگران ثبت نام کردند. عاشق اینترنت هستم. به من اجازه میده که با دیگران در انور اقیانوسها در یک لحظه تماس پیدا کنم و درس بدم. چه دنیای جالبی‌











Friday, 14 March 2014

This Seminar is a MUST for all Manual Therapists

National University of Medical Sciences (NUMSS) is offering a new two days seminar in Kinesio Taping.

I highly recommend this seminar to all manual osteopaths as well as chiropractors, physiotherapists, massage therapists and other health practitioners involved in manual therapy.

Kinesiology taping is a great system of pain relief and injury prevention for your patients. It is also used to improve athletic performance.

NUMSS is offering this seminar in-campus at the York University Heights campus of NAO. Those interested who cannot attend the campus have the opportunity to watch the seminar online on-demand.

The seminar fee is $300 Canadian ($200 for NAO & NUMSS students and graduates). You become a Certified Kinesiology Taping Therapist (CKTT) upon completing the program.The certificate is issued by NUMSS.

This 10 hours seminar is counted as 5 CEU (Continuing Education Unit) which can be used towards your CEU requirements as set by your regulatory board or association, such as the International Osteopathic Association (www.internationalosteopathicassociation.org), College of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners of Ontario (www.compontario.com), and the Ontario College of Osteopathic Rehabilitation Sciences (www.ontarioosteopathyboard.org).

To read more about this seminar please visit the Continuing Education page of NUMSS at:
http://numss.com/continue-education.html or send an email to receive information to admissions@numss.com.








National University of Medical Sciences Seminars for Manual Osteopaths

My first seminar at NUMSS is starting tomorrow. I am scheduled to give a number of post graduate continuing education seminars for manual osteopaths as well as other health professionals. The first one is titled "Improving Athletic Performance Through Manual Osteopathy". The seminar will be held at the York University Heights campus of NAO, but will also be available online from next week.

To receive more information visit the Continuing Education page of National University of Medical Sciences at:

http://numss.com/continue-education.html







Monday, 10 March 2014

Testimonial from my student; Dr Hussein Eid, MD, DOMP

I am so proud of my students. Here is a testimonial from one of my students at the National Academy of Osteopathy who graduated in February 2014. Dr Eid is a medical pathologist.

Dear Dr. Pourgol,

I am pleased to inform that the 'quality training' of your prestigious Academy has shown to be very fruitful. I had an interview, the owner was amazed by the techniques- I gave him a treatment session by your wonderful techniques  - and I received an offer to work two days a week, as a start. More shifts will be added to my schedule in the health clinic after I get to know the team more and become familiar with the workplace. (I am replacing a manual osteopath who used to work in clinic for years).

Thank you in advance for your expert teachings which always stemmed from your wisdom. 
  
Dr Hussein Eid, MD, DOMP
NAO Class of Sept 2013

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Seven Reasons Why Manual Osteopathy is so Effective in Treating Low Back Pain



Seven Reasons Why Manual Osteopathy is so Effective in Treating Low Back Pain 

There are a few known mechanism affecting individuals who receive manual osteopathic treatment for low back pain. 

1- The treatment increases joint mobility by producing a barrage of impulses in muscle spindle afferents and smaller-diameter afferents ultimately silencing facilitated γ (gamma) motoneurons.

2- The second mechanism is that the treatment, by mechanically opening the intravertebral foramina (IVF), decreases pressure on the dorsal roots. 

3- The third mechanism is that the treatment works by applying non-noxious mechanical inputs to neuronal circuits in the spinal cord. 

4- The fourth mechanism is that the treatment causes an increase in the production of beta-endorphin, the natural pain killer of the body. 

5- Substantial evidence also shows that the treatment activates paraspinal muscle reflexes and alters motoneuron excitability.

6- The sixth mechanism involves inhibition of somatosomatic reflexes by alterations in muscle spindle input produced by the treatment. It is thought that the treatment may normalize spindle biomechanics and improve muscle spindle discharge.

7- Lastly, in humans, manual osteopathic treatment can decrease heart rate and blood pressure while increasing vagal afferent activity as measured by heart-rate variability. 


What is the difference between a manual osteopath & osteopath?



What is the difference between a manual osteopath & osteopath?

 In Canada and USA; osteopaths refer to osteopathic physicians who provide surgery and prescribe medications (similar to medical doctors). Manual osteopaths on the other hand are manual therapists who provide only hands-on treatment (no surgery, no medications).
In all other countries the terms “manual osteopath” and “osteopath” are generally mean the same professionals.


What is the difference between osteopathy & manual osteopathy?



What is the difference between osteopathy & manual osteopathy?

In Canada and USA; osteopathy refers to osteopathic medicine that includes surgery and pharmaceuticals. Manual osteopathy refers to the European style of osteopathy that provides only hands-on treatment (no surgery, no medications).
In all other countries the terms “osteopathy” and “manual osteopathy” are generally mean the same profession.