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
Email: info@hanwellness.com
Phone: Phone: +60 16-208 7500

Clinic #134:
Jalan Jinjang Setia 3, Jinjang Utara, 52000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
info@hanwellness.com
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
President
NAO (Canada), NUMSS (Spain), NUMSS (USA), CUOMP, OCPCC
 

 

$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.

Sunday, 12 November 2017

We do miracles!

Why do I wake up at 2AM most days to help more people know about osteopathy? Because I believe it offers the best treatment available for chronic musculoskeletal related pain.

I want everyone to know about this miraculous amazing healthcare system. That is why I keep working hard to expand this profession worldwide, so every patient, no matter where they are could have access to osteopathic care.

My Facebook groups and pages are one way I spread the word about osteopathy. And today I realized the group I founded a few years ago has now over 19,000 members! We Love Osteopathy group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/weloveosteopathy/ ) is the largest osteopathy group in the world.

A big thanks to my students who are my osteopathy ambassadors. It is through them that osteopathy is spread worldwide. You are the reason for our success in becoming the number one provider of osteopathic education worldwide. Thank you my students. You do miracles on a daily basis.

Shawn Pourgol, MBA, DC, DO, PhD
President
National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada)
National University of Medical Sciences (Spain)
National University of Medical Sciences (USA)
Canadian Union of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners
Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada
www.pourgol.com


Thursday, 9 November 2017

Free Seminar

There will be a free continuing education seminar for our students and alumni on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 1PM to 4PM.

The seminar will be on custom made foot orthotics. The program is eligible to full-fill your continuing education requirements.

The seminar will be presented by a chiropodist and manual osteopath. Certificate will be issued upon completion of the seminar.

To reserve a seat please contact NAO Registrar at admissions@nationalacademyofosteopathy.com no later than Friday, November 24th.

Seminar will be held at our York University Heights campus in Toronto.

Thank you. 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Our OCPCC Clinic #127 is in Ottawa (Canada)

We are happy to announce that osteopathic manual practitioner Antonieta Verzosa, DOMP will represent our clinic, the Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada (OCPCC) Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. We now have 127 OCPCC clinics across the world (2 in Ottawa).

Antonieta is a graduate of the National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada) as well as a member of the National Osteopathic Practitioners Association and the Canadian Union of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners.

OCPCC becomes operational in Spring of 2018. With 127 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 Antonieta! We are happy to have you in our team.

Clinic address:
1061 Marconi Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K2K 0C3
Telephone: 613-784-0573
anver40@gmail.com
 
 

Our First OCPCC Clinic in San Diego, California (Clinic #126)

We are happy to announce that osteopathic manual practitioner Roeshan Shadravan, MSc, DOMP will represent our clinic, the Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada (OCPCC) in the town of Solana Beach in San Diego County (California, USA). We now have 126 OCPCC clinics across the world (3 in California).

Roeshan is a graduate of the National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada) as well as a member of the International Osteopathic Association.

OCPCC becomes operational in Spring of 2018. With 126 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 Roeshan! We are happy to have you in our team.

Clinic address:
1505 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, CA, USA 92075
Phone: +1 (760) 212-1678
roeshan@sdpainandperformance.com 
 
 

Our First OCPCC Clinic in Calgary, Alberta (Clinic #125)

We are happy to announce that manual osteopath Dan Renaud, BPE, RMT, DOMP, DO (Spain), PhD (candidate) will represent our clinic, the Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada (OCPCC) in Calgary, Alberta (Canada). We now have 125 OCPCC clinics across the world (one in Alberta).

Dr Renaud is a graduate of the National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada) and National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) as well as a member of the Canadian Union of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners.

OCPCC becomes operational in Spring of 2018. With 125 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 Dr Renaud! We are happy to have you in our team.

Clinic address:
#32 - 20 Douglaswoods DR SE, Calgary, AB, Canada T2Z 1K4
Tel.: 403-266-4535
info@relaxingwellness.ca 
 
 

Our First OCPCC Clinic in South Korea (Clinic # 124)

We are happy to announce that physiotherapist & osteopath James Jung-Seok Kim, DO, DOMP, DNM, DPT, PhD will represent our clinic, the Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada (OCPCC) in the city of Seongnam-si in Gyeonggi-do province (Korea). We now have 124 OCPCC clinics across the world (9 of them in Asia).

Dr Kim is a graduate of the National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada) and National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) as well as a member of the International Osteopathic Association.

OCPCC becomes operational in Spring of 2018. With 124 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 Dr Kim! We are happy to have you in our team.

Clinic address:
4F(402 & 413), Daedok Plaza, Yatop-dong 361-5, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
Phone N. : +82-031-709-5508 or +82-031-707-5509
E-mail address : k2m888@naver.com

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Four New OCPCC Clinics in USA & Canada (123 Clinics Worldwide)

We are happy to announce that the following manual osteopaths will represent our clinic, the Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada (OCPCC) in 4 different locations across New York and Ontario. We now have 123 OCPCC clinics across the world.

Clinic #120
Lauren Burns, DOMP
235 East 49th St #1, New York, NY, USA 10017
Phone: (347) 624-7671
lauren@pilatesmidtowneast.com
Clinic #121
Menashe Rakhamimov, BSc, DOMP
372 Tower Hill Rd, Richmond Hill, ON L4E 0T8
Clinic Number: 905 770 7333
info@personacare.ca
menasheosteopathy@gmail.com

Clinic #122
Benji Niss, DOMP
11 Frank St., Strathroy-Caradoc, Ontario, N7G 2R2
Phone: 519-495-4296
Yogaandmassagespot@gmail.com

Clinic #123
Jackelyn Hurtado, DOMP
21 Surrey St. W., Unit 202, Guelph, ON, N1H 3R3
Phone number: (519) 827-9519
Email Address: tranquileosteopathy@gmail.com

OCPCC becomes operational in Spring of 2018. With 123 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.
 



 

Friday, 3 November 2017

Eleven New OCPCC Clinics in Mexico & Canada (119 Clinics Worldwide)

We are happy to announce that the following manual osteopaths will represent our clinic, the Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada (OCPCC) in 11 different locations across Mexico, Ontario & British Columbia. We now have 119 OCPCC clinics across the world.

Clinic #109
Mariko Reilly, DOMP
Wellington, Ontario, Canada
416-624-7088
mariko@kenkopec.ca

Clinic #110
Astrid Klee, DOMP
Hospital Medica Sur,
Torre 1 consultorio 731. Puente de Piedra 150, col. Torriello Guerra, cp.14050, Tlalpan, Mexico City, Mexico
Tel.: 528-5357
astridkm@yahoo.com
 

Clinic #111
Jamie Hatheway, DOMP
250 City Centre Ave Suite 808, Ottawa, ON, K1R 6K7
Telephone number: 613-274-3333
jamie@ohpc.ca

Clinic #112
Anna Berger, R.Hom., DOMP
27 Roytec Rd., unit 1, Woodbridge, ON, L4L 8E3
Phone: (905) 850-2617

Clinic #113
Joan Fay Ganaba-Bhargav, DOMP
8787 Woodbine Ave. Unit 235, Markham, ON, L3R 9S2
647-761-6308/416-623-7393
joanosteopathy@gmail.com/
osteo.pains@gmail.com

Clinic #114
Dr. Ross Ralph, Dr.TCM, R.Ac., DOMP
104-2456 Rosewall Crescent, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 8R9
Phone: 250-338-2866

Clinic #115
Kyle Perks, RMT, DOMP, DO (candidate)
5-3405 South Millway, Mississauga, Ontario L5L 3R1
Phone: 905-607-3405
Kyle.perks@chcnetwork.ca
Clinic #116
Johanna Ruth Kenworthy, BSc (Psych), RMT, DOMP
603 Rue William 703, Montreal (QC) H3C 4C9
978 407 5363
santoshaconnection@hotmail.com

Clinic #117
Fernando Azevedo, BSc (Physio), DOMP
1217 st Clair Avenue west, Toronto, Ontario
647-628-4075
Fernazefisio@hotmail.com

Clinic #118
Vezubuhle Nkomo, DOMP
705 Welland Avenue, St Catharines, Ontario
Phone number: 289 303 8616
Email: vnkomoosteopathy@gmail.com

Clinic #119
Kris Oliveira, DOMP
131 wharncliffe road South, London Ontario N6J 2K4
Clinic number 519-434-3881
Koliveira@neuphysio.com or info@neuphysio.com

OCPCC becomes operational in Spring of 2018. With 119 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.
 










 

My Mission in Life

I want to see the day that all chronic pain patients around the world have access to manual osteopathic care.
I am working tirelessly to bring this goal to reality. I just hope I live long enough to see a day that all patients across the world have access to this beautiful miraculous health care.
Manual osteopathy does miracles in treating chronic pain and every patients, no matter where they are should have access to this amazing health care.
I live to make this happen. It is my mission in life.

Dr Shawn Pourgol
President
Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada


 

the scent of fallen leaves

I love the smell of nature,
and the scent of fallen leaves.
I love the sound of the wind,
through the leaves of White Birch tree.
I love nature. And I love you!
DrSP


Thursday, 2 November 2017

My Mission in Life

I want to see the day that all chronic pain patients around the world have access to manual osteopathic care.

I am working tirelessly to bring this goal to reality. I just hope I live long enough to see a day that all patients across the world have access to this beautiful miraculous health care.

Manual osteopathy does miracles in treating chronic pain and every patients, no matter where they are should have access to this amazing health care.

I live to make this happen. It is my mission in life.

Dr Shawn Pourgol 
Manual Osteopath 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Three Physiotherapists Joined OCPCC today!


Three more physiotherapists joined OCPCC today! We now have 108 clinics!

Michelle Tiangco (Toronto, Canada) and Consuelo Fidelis Marie Bringas (Brampton, Canada) are students of the DOMP program of National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada). Dr. Mehdi Tafreshi (Oman) completed the doctor of physical therapy (DPT) and doctor of osteopathy (DO) programs of National University of Medical Sciences (Spain).

All three physiotherapists joined our Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada (OCPCC) on November 01, 2017.

OCPCC becomes operational in Spring of 2018. With 108 locations across the world OCPCC became the largest privately owned chronic pain clinic in the world. It is our mission to make osteopathic care available to patients across the world.

Osteopathy does wonders in treating chronic pain. Many of our patients are last resort cases. Our ability to treat chronic pain is what makes manual osteopathy so popular with patients and health professionals.

All osteopathic manual practitioners 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).
 
 

Eleven new OCPCC clinics in USA, Canada & Oman

We are happy to announce that the following manual osteopaths will represent our clinic, the Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada (OCPCC) in 11 different locations across California, Ontario and Oman. We now have 108 OCPCC clinics across the world.

Clinic #98
Emma Rose, BA, DOMP, RYT, DO (candidate)
415 Bridge St East, Belleville, ON, Canada K8N 1P7
613-210-1020
roseosteopathyandwellness@gmail.com

Clinic #99
Emma Rose, BA, DOMP, RYT, DO (candidate)
99 Dufferin Ave, Trenton, Ontario K8V 5E1
613-392-2010
roseosteopathyandwellness@gmail.com

Clinic #100
Michelle Tiangco, BSc (physio), DOMP (candidate)
Unit 215 - 2238 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON M6R 3G9

Clinic #101
Christina Anderson, BSc(Kin), DOMP, DO (candidate)
84 Daniele Ave. North, Beeton, ON, L0G1A0
(705) 440-0244
christina@wellbeingosteopathy.com

Clinic #102
Lisa Venzon, BHK, R.Kin, DOMP, DO (candidate)
3813 Black Creek Rd, Stevensville, Ontario
pure.balance.osteopathy@gmail.com
905.941.6199

Clinic #103
Nate Lambert, DOMP
8040 Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls, Ontario
905.358.0202

Clinic #104
Mehdi Tafreshi, BSc (physio), DO
Sib,Ezdehar street, South Mavaleh street, Oman
Tel.: 00968-24540393

Clinic #105
Consuelo Fidelis Marie Bringas, BSc (physio), RPT(Bahrain); CPMT; BSc (Zoology), DOMP (candidate)
134 Queen St., E Suite 301, Brampton, ON L6V 1B2
cfm.bringas@yahoo.com
647-717-1579

Clinic #106
Tosha Walper, BSc (OMP), PhD (candidate)
936 Dewing Ave, Suite B, Lafayette, California, USA 94549
Tel: 510-207-6519,
​toshawalper@yahoo.com

Clinic #107
Tosha Walper, BSc (OMP), PhD (candidate)
2414 Ashby Ave., Suite 201, Berkeley, California, USA 94705
Tel: 510-207-6519,
​toshawalper@yahoo.com

Clinic #108
Jacinda Thomson, DOMP
92 Main St, Brighton, Ontario
613-475-0606
jacindathomson@icloud.com

OCPCC becomes operational in Spring of 2018. With 108 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.