Friday, 31 January 2014

Happy Chinese New Year

On behalf of all staff and faculties of Canadian College of Pedorthics (CCP), National Academy of Osteopathy (NAO) and the National University of Medical Sciences (NUMSS) I wish a great new year year for all of our Chinese students.


Thursday, 30 January 2014

First Osteopathy TV Station in History

Since the profession of osteopathy was founded by Dr Andrew Taylor still over a century ago, there was never a TV station set up dedicated solely to the osteopathic profession. This is the first such TV station and I am proud to be the founder of it.

Osteopathy TV will become a great instrument in introducing osteopathic health care to the public.

Dr Shahin Pourgol
Manual Osteopath

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

VIDEO: An Introduction to National Academy of Osteopathy

In this video I speak about NAO.

Can Health Programs be Taught Online?

Definitely! With the advancement in communication technology online education is improving rapidly. Time has shown that many of health related programs can indeed be taught online. Here are some examples:

- Since 2003; many universities in the USA have been offering transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (tDPT) through 100% online education. The tDPT is available only to physiotherapists as a post professional degree. However the older generation of physiotherapists did not study diagnostic imaging, medical diagnosis or manual therapy. And the tDPT program teaches these subjects. So it is possible to learn diagnosis, radiology and manual therapy through online programs.

- Since 2010; National Academy of Osteopathy has been offering online osteopathic education. NAO teaches in 65 cities and as such has graduates many manual osteopaths. These osteopaths are working now in Europe, Asia, Africa and America treating many patients. Since 2010, there has not been even one reported complaint against any of the NAO graduates. This is a clear indication of the safety and efficacy of online osteopathic education.

- Since a decade ago; the University of Western Ontario has been offering a Diploma in Pedorthics program. The program has 6 courses which are online. These courses includes assessments and pedorthic examinations. The university has graduated many students and they are currently working as certified pedorthists in Canada. This shows that pedorthic education can be learned online.

- A United Kingdom university is offering a 100% online specialty program in orthopedic surgery to medical doctors since the past few years.

- Many universities in the USA are offering online master's degrees in nursing since the past decade.

- A college in Alberta, Canada is offering a diploma program in massage through online education.

- Many colleges and universities in USA and elsewhere offer naturopathy diplomas and degrees through online format.

- A school in USA has just started teaching needle-less acupuncture online.

- Traditional Chinese Medicine is offered online through many schools.

- Clinical nutrition is offered by hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide.

- Kinesiology & human kinetics is offered through online education by a number of schools.

- Degrees in clinical psychology is offered by many universities.

Osteopathy Business Tip # 33

Opportunities here, there, everywhere. If you spend more time on improving your brain than you spend watching TV, you will be a lot closer to achieving your goals; whatever they may be. Continuing education in clinical osteopathy is a must for you (and required by many associations). However you must also spend time learning more about business, marketing and finances as well. The more you learn, the more you will realize the opportunities around you. 

Dr Shahin Pourgol

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Teaching Osteopathy in 65 Cities

Through our two schools; NAO & NUMSS, we offer osteopathic education worldwide in an online on-demand format; with in-campus classes in Toronto, Ontario (Canada) and practical technique classes in 65 cities across 35 countries.

Our schools are the largest provider of education in the field of osteopathy. NUMSS offers nine degree programs in osteopathy, including a bachelor, master of art, master of science, doctor of osteopathy and PhD.
NAO offer a diploma program in osteopathy (DOMP) and a fellowship program as well.

Friday, 17 January 2014

One of the Most Amazing Moments of My Life

I was just informed that one of my students; manual osteopath, Jay David, a graduate of the DOMP program of National academy of Osteopathy (NAO), and a current student of the Doctor of Osteopathy program at the National University of Medical Sciences (NUMSS), who was also elected as the vice president of the College of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners of Ontario (COMPO), has saved the life of a person. Jay was attending a church when someone’s heart stopped working. He performed CPR and brought back the person to life.

Moments like this make me so proud to be teacher of such fine students. It is thanks to the osteopathic education jay received at NAO that a person in Mississauga, Ontario is now alive.
Thank you Jay. You made me the happiest teacher ever.

Dr Shahin Pourgol
National Academy of Osteopathy
National University of Medical Sciences
Canadian College of Pedorthics


Thursday, 16 January 2014

Most Affordable CAMPUS BASED Manual Osteopathy Education

With tuition of only $6,428 for the campus based four months DOMP program, National Academy of Osteopathy offers the most affordable campus based WHO (World Health Organization) compliant manual osteopathy education in Canada. 

Currently we are registering students for the February 28, 2014 class. Please apply early as space is limited. Students who have registered for the online Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice (DOMP) program may switch to the campus based, if they wish, by paying additional tuition of $1,584.26.

Those students who register for the online DOMP program, pay only $5,026 for tuition. Both the online and campus based DOMP program start on February 28, 2014.

NAO campus is located at York University Heights (121 Limestone Crescent, Toronto, Ontario, Canada   M3J 2R1). To register for the upcoming class or to receive information about manual osteopathy please contact Ms. Luary Perez at 416-635-6550 or

NAO is a fully accredited manual osteopathy college with the College of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners of Ontario, Council on Manual Osteopathy Education, International Osteopathic Association, Canadian Manual Osteopathy Examining Board, International Osteopathy Examining Board, Ontario College of Osteopathic Rehabilitation Sciences, & a number of other entities.
NAO is the only manual osteopathy college in Canada that has been accepted as an affiliate member of the Ontario Hospital Association.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Osteopathy Business Tip # 32

To have a busier osteopathic practice, learn to trust people. The more you trust others, the more others trust you. And the more they trust you, the more referrals you get.  

Dr. S. Pourgol

Monday, 13 January 2014

دکتر حبیبی نیا

از دکتر حبیبی نیا، یکی‌ از پروفسورهای دانشگاه علوم پزشکی‌ و آکادمی ملی‌ استئوپتی ما دعوت شد که به برزیل بیاید برای یک مصاحبه. اگر مصاحبه را قبول شود ایشان به عنوان دکتر تغذیه تیم فوتبال برزیل برای جام جهانی‌ امسال در ریو استخدام خواهد شد. ایشان تخصصش در بیماریهای ورزشی است و دکتر تیم وزنه برداری المپیک ایران نیز بودند

Friday, 10 January 2014

National Academy of Osteopathy: Class of September 2013

Final days of National Academy of Osteopathy class of September 2013. Good luck on your exams!

Testimonial from one of my NAO students: Dr Ross Andersen, DC, ND, DOMP

Here is a testimonial from one of my great students at National Academy of Osteopathy;
Dr Ross Andersen, chiropractor, naturopath and manual osteopath.

یکی‌ از دانشجویان من در آکادمی ملی‌ استئوپتی، دکتر راس اندرسون در کانادا، لطف نمودند و از تدریس ما بسیار تعریف نموده و دیگر دکتران را تشویق به تدریس در این آکادمی نمودند. من بسیار مغرور هستم از داشتن دانشجویان بسیار برزنده مثل این دکتر

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

دکترای فیزیوتراپی

با خوشحالی‌ به اطلاع می‌رسانم که دانشگاه ملی‌ علوم پزشکی‌ ما در اسپانیا اجازه گرفت که از ماه سپتامبر ۲۰۱۴ رشته دکترای فیزیوتراپی را به صورت آنلاین در ایران ارائه دهد. زمان تدریس این دورهٔ ۲ سال است برای فیزیوتراپیست‌هایی‌ که لیسانس دارند (شهریه شش هزار یورو). زمان آموزش یک سال برای آنهایی که فوق لیسانس دارند (شهریه ۳۰۰۰ یورو). تدریس به زبان انگلیسی‌.

Dr Shahin Pourgol
National University of Medical Sciences

Teaching Balanced Ligamentous Tension (BLT) technique at NUMSS

Teaching osteopathic Balanced Ligamentous Tention technique at National University of Medical Sciences.

Monday, 6 January 2014

Rest in Peace Eusebio

It is with sadness in my heart that I announce passing away of Eusebio, who after Pele was the best football player of the world in the 1960s. He played for Benfica in Portugal. I had the honor of treating him over a decade ago.

Rest in peace Eusebio. You showed us beautiful football and our love is with you always.

Dr Shahin Pourgol
National Academy of Osteopathy
National University of Medical Sciences
Canadian College of Pedorthics

Saturday, 4 January 2014

My Rashti Food Facebook Page Has Now Over 10,000 Fans!

صفحهٔ فیس‌بوک غذاهای شمالی از مرز ده هزار دوستدار گذشت. مرسی‌ دوستان از اینکه این سایت را دوست دارید.

دکتر شاهین پورگل


My Rashti Food Facebook Page Has Now Over 10,000 Fans!

Dr Shahin Pourgol