Friday, 28 February 2014

First day of class at National Academy of Osteopathy

First day of Class at the York University Heights campus of National Academy of Osteopathy!
Had a great time with my manual osteopathy students.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

National Academy of Osteopathy Graduate Testimonial From Norway

Here is a testimonial from one of my National Academy of Osteopathy (NAO) students from Norway.

Letters like this make all the work I do worthwhile. Thank you Wenchen for such a beautiful testimonial. I am honored to have such great students study manual osteopathy with me.

یکی‌ از دانشجویانم در آکادمی ملی‌ استئوپتی (نروژ) نامه بسیار زیبایی برایم نوشت. ایشان از تحصیلاتش در آکدمی ما بقدری راضی‌ بود که بعد از گرفتن دیپلم استئوپتی از این کالج تصمیم گرفت که لیسانس استئوپتی را نیز از دانشگاه ملی‌ علوم پزشکی‌ ما در اسپانیا بگیرد. نامه‌هایی‌ مثل این مرا خوشحال‌ترین معلم می‌کند و پاداش تمام زحمات من می‌باشد

Monday, 24 February 2014

Congratulations to my students for passing the COMPO board exams

Congratulations to my National Academy of Osteopathy students who passed the board exams of the College of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners of Ontario (COMPO) last week. Great job everyone!

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Osteopathy Business Tip # 52

One of the most important things I teach to osteopathy students is how to set goals and how to achieve them. Without goals success is unattainable. How can you get what you want When you do not know exactly what is the thing you want? It is a common habit of successful people to set goals for themselves. Before I set up goals for myself I make sure:

1-      The goal is attainable.
2-      The goal is big enough to make attaining it worthwhile.
3-      The goal is exciting enough  to make me passionate about it.
4-       I set up only one goal at a time.
5-      The goal has a time limit.
6-      The goal is specific.
7-      The goal is measurable. 

Friday, 21 February 2014

I am so proud of National Academy of Osteopathy!

I am so proud of NAO. Aside from elevating the profession of manual osteopathy in so many ways (such as becoming the first osteopathic college affiliate member of Ontario Hospital Association), it helps graduates find suitable employment.

Today I received an email from one of my students; Nazanin (NAO class of September 2013) who informed me that she started working within a week after graduating from NAO.

How many colleges can receive such testimonials? What other professions can offer employment so quickly?

It brings me so much joy and happiness to see students start working quickly in their chosen profession. News such as this makes me the happiest manual osteopath in the world!

Thank you Nazanin for such a great news and I wish you the best in your chosen profession.
Here is her testimonial:

"Dear Dr. Pourgol,

I want to thank you and other faculty members for providing us this great opportunity. 

The education, training, and practice that I gained from National Academy of Osteopathy allowed an easy and smooth progression from my psychology background to manual osteopathy.   

The provided curriculum, faculty, and classmates encouraged me to learn and compete more to become successful. 

Also, your business management lectures and ideas were the best advice and support.  I am pleased to tell all that I am an NAO graduate who has found her career less than a week after graduation."

My Student Finds Work 1 Week After Becoming a Manual Osteopath

My osteopathic schools are famous for preparing manual osteopaths that are ready for the real world.

Here is a testimonial one of my NAO graduates sent me.

Teaching Manual Osteopathy in Madrid, Spain

Had a great time teaching the Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) students at the National University of Medical Sciences (NUMSS) campus in Madrid, Spain.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Osteopathy Business Tip # 44

To be considered a wealthy osteopath, your passive income must surpass your active income. Most of your wealth initially originates from active income. However with time, your passive income must grow regularly. What are the sources of passive income for you? How are you receiving income without working for it? In my opinion, the most important source of passive income is your osteopathic clinic. Does your clinic make money for you even when you are not working there for months? If yes, that is the best source of passive income. Learn how to increase your passive income if you want to become wealthier. 

Dr Shahin Pourgol
Manual Osteopath


Wednesday, 12 February 2014

A Letter from an Osteopathy Patient

An osteopathy patient sent me this touching letter. This patients after many years of low back pain and receiving all sorts of treatments and injections, finally found relief through osteopathy.

She was so impressed that she has applied to become one of my students.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Chiropractic Sports Science & Rehabilitation - MSc (CSSR)

We have just received approval to add a new master's degree program to the National University of Medical Sciences.

The Master of Science in Chiropractic Sports Science and Rehabilitation - MSc (CSSR) is a one year online on-demand program available only to chiropractors. Tuition is 3000 EURO.

Contact NUMSS at to receive more information.

Sunday, 9 February 2014

My student is invited by the Ontario Boxing Medical Director

My student, manual osteopath, Jay David, DOMP, DCMOEB who graduated from National Academy of Osteopathy had attended an Ontario boxing game, on the request of the Ontario Boxing Medical Director, Dr Venturi.

Manual osteopaths never been invited to work as assistants to the medical director of a boxing match in Canada. This is the first time and once again NAO and its graduates make history!

I congratulate Jay on being such a source of joy and pride for me. First he was one of my top students. Then he got tons of satisfied happy patients who even came as far as Brazil to see him. Later on he was elected by manual osteopaths in Ontario to serve as the vice president of the College of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners of Ontario (COMPO). Later on he saved someone's life in a church by giving CPR. And now he is the first osteopathic manual practitioner working alongside the Ontario Boxing Medical director.

These are the moments that make the profession of teaching one of the most joyful professions of all times.

Thank you Jay. I am proud of you.