Saturday, 31 March 2018

New President of Manitoba Osteopathic Association

Congratulations!

National Academy of Osteopathy graduate, Manual osteopath, Tiffanie Bruneau has been elected as the new president of Manitoba Osteopathic Association (MOA).

Professor Flo Lassnig, who studied at the Canadian College of Osteopathy and National Academy of Osteopathy is the new vice president of MOA.

We are proud of our alumni!


What is your business personality?

There are four types of basic business personalities: dominant, expressive, relational and introverted.

The most successful manual osteopaths are those who are in the expressive category. The business personality of an individual can be changed with proper brain modification techniques that we teach at our school. 
 
 

I dance

Under the bright sun
under the silhouette of a palm tree
hearing the flamingos
for all to see
I dance with you
I dance within me
I dance all day on the cool sands of time


Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Our Deepest Condolences to SOC

The faculty and employees of National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada), National University of Medical Sciences (USA) and National University of Medical Sciences (Spain), wish to convey their deepest condolences to the Society of Osteopaths of Canada for the passing of its president. The manual osteopathy profession has lost a leader.

Monday, 26 March 2018

My Second Book with Dr Bordoni

I am happy to announce that I have co-authored a chapter of the new book written by the world famous osteopathic researcher, Italian physiotherapist/osteopath, Dr Bruno Bordoni, DPT, DO, PhD. The book is titled The Respiratory Diaphragm: Assessment and manual treatment. The book is scheduled to be published in English language by the end of 2018 by EdiErmes Medical Publishing House in Milan, Italy.

Dr Bordoni is a member of the board of governors of our two universities in USA and Spain as well as being one of our alumni.

Regulation

The Toronto Star published a front page news today, basically recommending Ontario develop what happened in UK. In United Kingdom, health professions regulatory colleges lost the right to be self governed. They have now a government organization that controls and audits all health regulatory boards.

They are now thinking about updating the system in Ontario.
It is both bad and good. Good in a way that no one single person or group can control the whole profession and exclude others. Governments are neutral and would accept everyone who meet their requirements. Even though illegal, it is known that some health regulatory boards, during oral board exams, fail those who they do not like. Governments hopefully will not be biased.

Bad is the part that those outside the profession will set up rules and regulations without knowing the profession in detail. In UK after the change they added so many regulations that has made the job of osteopaths there very hard. With government always comes a lot of paperwork and time consuming procedures.

What is your idea on this? Do you support a government controlled central regulatory board for all health professionals or do you prefer what is currently available, each profession self regulating itself?

Sunday, 25 March 2018

Meeting the Mayor

Congratulations to our student manual osteopath Jackelyn Hurtado, DOMP for the the open house of her new clinic and also for meeting city of Guelph mayor, honourable Cam Guthrie who attended the clinic open house.

It is always your fault!

Here is an article posted by a friend. It is what I always say as well. If there is a problem in your business, it is always you. It is not the economy, tax, people, competition, etc. It is always you.

The Mirror

People don’t have business problems, they have life problems that reflect in their business.

Most people try to start a business by focusing on logical business things like their website, sales skills, marketing etc. When they experience a business problem they think it’s a business problem and they attempt to solve it by focusing on the same things. This rarely works.

To put it simply, business is like a mirror. It’s like holding a mirror up to yourself and looking at the reflection. Whatever habits and behaviors you display yourself will be reflected right back at you in your business. As above, so below.

Let me give you some examples:

Most people believe that nobody will pay for their skills and they won’t get customers. They don’t believe in investing in themselves so how can they believe others will invest in them? They’re seeing a mirrored image of their own belief.

We see this with sales people too. If they struggle to get people to make a decision and they keep getting “let me think about it”. They’re likely “thinking about it" when they’re buying themselves. People sell the way they buy and buy the way they sell.

90% of the time the problem in your business is coming from your own personal life. Clean it up there and it vanishes. When you’re starting your own business you must be aware of the mirror and display the behavior you want to receive.

Thursday, 22 March 2018

30,000 Orange Trees

Two of my students just informed me that they are moving with their families to Spain to work as manual osteopaths. One of them is a US military officer who will now work as a manual osteopath after completing his DO degree from NUMSS (Spain). The other one is an NAO graduate.

I always recommend to my students to travel and work abroad before settling down somewhere. Osteopathy provides an opportunity for anyone to work almost anywhere in the world as manual osteopaths are in demand everywhere. Our ability to treat chronic pain is what makes us so popular!

Seville in Andalusia (south of Spain) has over 30,000 orange trees. It is a beautiful city and the fragrance of orange blossoms fills the air everywhere. I stopped so many times in front of each tree to smell the blossoms and the leaves! :) 
 
 

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Choose the Side That Makes You Happy!

A mentor taught me a valuable lesson in Portugal: whenever you have to make a choice and take a side, choose the side that makes you happy.

This is so simple yet so powerful. It literally changed my life & happiness level when I changed some theoretical beliefs based on this principle.

Monday, 19 March 2018

My Trip to Portugal

While I went to Portugal to speak with osteopaths regarding osteopathic regulation (they got the profession regulated there a few years back), I ended up learning a lot about mathematics and quantum physics as applied to the physical world, evolution and creation.

I had many preconceived ideas that were shattered in this trip and I could not be happier! That is the nature of science. As a scientist I am flexible and accept new ideas when they make sense to you.
But no matter what, when in Europe, I always find time to visit olive groves! For me olive trees are so romantic. Just looking at them fills my heart with love and happiness. I love them unconditionally. I am grateful to have the chance to see them, to touch them, and to share space in this world with them. They bring so much beauty to my world.


Saturday, 3 March 2018

Co-authoring an Osteopathy Book

I am happy to announce that I am one of the contributors to a new osteopathy book written by Italian osteopath/physiotherapist, Dr Bruno Bordoni, DO, DPT, a member of the board of governors of our two universities in USA & Spain (National University of Medical Sciences).

Dr Bordoni is a world famous osteopathic researcher and we are proud to have him as a member of our board of governors.
The title of his new book is: Evaluation and osteopathic treatment of the visceral mediastinal system.

I am honoured to have been chosen as one of the contributors to this unique, academically valuable, research based book. My chapter is on the cardiac system. 

Our 1st OCPCC Clinic in Beaverton, Ontario (158 Clinics Worldwide)

We are happy to announce that manual osteopath, Kimberly Laine, RMT, DOMP represents our clinic, the Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada (OCPCC) in Beaverton, Ontario (Canada). This is our first clinic in Beaverton and #158 worldwide.

Kimberly has studied osteopathy at the London College of Osteopathy and the National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada). She is also a member of the Canadian Union of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners.

OCPCC becomes operational in Spring of 2018. With 158 locations across the world OCPCC is 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 Kimberly! We are happy to have you in our team.

Clinic #158
47 Shier avenue , Beaverton, Ontario L0K1A0
705-344-7339
Lanermt@gmail.com

Our New OCPCC Clinic in Winnipeg, Manitoba (159 Clinics Worldwide)

We are happy to announce that manual osteopath, Dmitrry Vasilyev, MD (Russia), PhD, DC, PT, CP, BPT, DOMP represents our clinic, the Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada (OCPCC) in Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada). This is our second clinic in Manitoba and #159 worldwide.

Dr Vasilyev has studied osteopathy at the National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada). He is also a member of the Canadian Union of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners and Manitoba Osteopathic Association.

OCPCC becomes operational in Spring of 2018. With 159 locations across the world OCPCC is 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 Vasilyev! We are happy to have you in our team.

Clinic #159
405 – 1157 St Anne`s Rd, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
canadimada@gmail.com
Phone: 204 -698-2997

Osteopathy Better Than Steroid Injection for Elbow Pain


Osteopathic Muscle Energy Technique better than steroid injection in treating chronic elbow pain.

Here is a research article done on 82 patients showing MET improved patients better than steroid injection in lateral epicondylities (tennis elbow).

Friday, 2 March 2018

OCPCC Members (national and International)

As of March 02, 2018 the Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada has 158 clinics Worldwide. Here are the manual osteopaths working in these clinics.

These health professionals are manual osteopaths with postgraduate studies in chronic pain management. They are all alumni of one or more of our three schools, the National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada), National University of Medical Sciences (USA) or National University of Medical Sciences (Spain).

OCPCC becomes operational within the next two months in mid spring of 2018.
 
 

Thursday, 1 March 2018

BREAKING NEWS: Unionized Manual Osteopaths; First in Canada

We are happy to announce that the members of Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada (OCPCC) have voted to become unionized. This is the first time in history manual osteopaths will become union members in Canada. Potential benefits of becoming union members include:

-insurance direct billing
-increased patient referrals
-becoming preferred providers of osteopathic care to union workers across Canada
-secured insurance coverage
-savings on a number of goods and services

OCPCC founded by Dr Shawn Pourgol currently has over 157 locations in Canada, US and elsewhere. It is now the largest private pain clinic in the world. All OCPCC manual osteopaths are alumni of National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada), National University of Medical Sciences (USA) and National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) who have taken postgraduate fellowship program in chronic pain management.

OCPCC goal is to have 500 clinics worldwide within the next two years. OCPCC has joined the Coalition for the Regulation of Manual Osteopathy in Ontario. All OCPCC members receive free membership to the Canadian Union of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners.

OCPCC is scheduled to open within the next two months. In the photo below you see some of the new members of OCPCC clinic in Canada. 
 
 

Money Does Buy Happiness!

Numerous recent studies have shown that money indeed buy happiness, while also improving health, longevity, and relationship.

In the past I have posted a number of recent research on this. Previously $70,000 was the amount needed to be most happy. More income did not increase happiness.

A recent study however done in the US shows the amount is $105,000 US now. This is the new amount in the states you need to be most happy. Less than this would decrease your happiness and more than this amount has no significant increase in your happiness. You should aim to have at least $105,000 in annual income if you wish to remain happy.

Good thing is most our alumni in the states have similar income, so they must be very happy! :) 
 

We need more space.

The March 2018 class of the National Academy of Osteopathy is the last class that will be held at the current location of NAO at 121 Limestone Crescent in Toronto. The space is not large enough to handle the workload. Our 5 year lease expires on September 01, 2018 and yesterday we gave notice to landlord that we will not renew it.

I always get sad when I leave a location. It feels part of my life and heart stays behind. I get emotionally attached to a space as it has so many memories for me. NAO was just a baby when we moved to this location in September 01, 2013. Now it is a full grown adult and I watched it grow in this location.

I remember one on-campus class many years ago in another location, that we had only 2 on-campus students, one from Alberta and one from Ontario! Look at us now!

It was this location that we expanded our NAO program from 4 months full time to 1 year full time. It was here that we started the Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada, which with 157 locations worldwide has become the largest chronic pain clinic in the world, prior to its first day of work!

This location has brought so much success to us and to the profession. It is with sadness in my heart that I have to let it go.

The new location will be announced soon.