Sunday, 30 November 2014

VIDEO: How to Choose The Right Osteopathy School

Here is a video on how to choose the right osteopathy school.

How to Choose the Right Osteopathy School

How to Choose the Right Osteopathy School 

1-      Tuition. Accredited European style osteopathy schools (ie manual osteopathy) range in tuition from $5000 to over $100,000. Choose a school that offers affordable tuition. 

2-      Location. Is there a school in your town? If not, consider a school that offers online osteopathic education.

3-      Size. Choose a large popular school. Larger schools have more budget which allows them to hire better instructors.

4-      Business. Choose a school that offers business, marketing, financial, accounting and management skills. You need these to become a successful manual osteopath. 

5-      Techniques. Choose a school that teaches more practical techniques and focuses less on theoretical aspects of osteopathy. 

6-      Affection. How much does the school love osteopathy? What have they done for the profession? What are they doing to elevate the profession?

7-      Professors. Who are the professors? Are they well known manual osteopaths? Are they successful?

8-      Success. How successful is the school? A successful school can make you a successful osteopath. If the school cannot achieve success for itself, how can it teach you to become a successful osteopath?

9-      Science. Does the school teach scientific principles & techniques? Some schools teach outdated osteopathic principles that have no benefit in the current health system.

10-    Regulation. What has the school done to help manual osteopathy become regulated?

11-   Accreditation. Are they accredited by the Council on Manual Osteopathy Education and other accreditation agencies? 

12-   Promotion. Is the school actively promoting osteopathy? What type of promotion do they to celebrate World Osteopathy Day?

13-   WHO. Does the school offer osteopathic education that is World Health Organization compliant?

14-   Continuing Education. Does the school offer continuing education seminars to upgrade your skills after graduation?

15-   Auxiliary skills. Aside from osteopathy, what other clinical skills the school teaches that can be useful in your practice? Does the school teach orthotic casting, physiotherapy modalities, kinesiological taping, orthopedic bracing, supports hose dispensing & decompression traction therapy?

16-   Support. Does the school support you after graduation? Are you able to ask questions and seek help if you need after graduation?

17-   Scholarships. Does the school offer scholarships? Do they have bursaries available for unemployed?

18-   Reputation. Is the school well known? Is the founder well known?

19-   Popularity. How popular is the school? How many members they have in their Facebook page and group? How many people read their blogs?

20-   Charity. What has the school done for charity? Have they set up any charity based clinics? Do they donate regularly to charity?

21-   Work schedule. Are you a working professional? If yes, you need to choose a school that offers part time education or online education so you can study at your free time.

22-   Malpractice insurance. Is the school accepted by malpractice insurance providers? Can you get malpractice insurance after graduation?

23-   Clinic set up. Does the school teach you what type of clinic to choose and how to set it up?

24-   Program length. There are schools offering 6 months diploma programs in osteopathy and then there are schools offering 4 years degree programs. All allow you to work as manual osteopaths, however some teach medical diagnosis & radiology and others don’t. Choose a school that offers you the type of education you need or want. 

25-   IOA. Is the school accepted by International Osteopathic Association, the largest organization for manual osteopaths? 

        Dr Shahin Pourgol, MBA, DC, DOMP, DO (
        National Academy of Osteopathy (
        National University of Medical Sciences (

My Vision for NAO & NUMSS

My vision for National Academy of Osteopathy & National University of Medical Sciences is to produce among their outstanding students, successful osteopaths & potential ambassadors of the osteopathy profession, who aspired for more than a career, who understood their duty to heal patients and the importance of the world having osteopaths at its every corner. 

Dr Shahin Pourgol, MBA, DC, DOMP, DO

Friday, 28 November 2014

A letter from a physician in British Columbia (Canada)

Here is a letter one of my students at National Academy of Osteopathy wrote today. He is a medical doctor from Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada) attending the diploma in osteopathic manual practice of NAO at the York University Heights campus in Toronto.

Dear NAO;

I would like to say how thankful I am to join you. I appreciate each moment I spend with you. Special thanks and appreciation to doctor Pourgol who is the founder of NAO. Thanks and appreciations are expanded to all staff of NAO and class of Sep 2014.

Dr Muhammad Alsoroghli, MD
NAO Student, Class of Sept 2014 

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

تدریس دکترای فیزیوتراپی به ۲۰۰۰ فیزیوتراپیست در بنگلادش

با خوشحالی‌ به اطلاع می‌رسانم که انجمن فیزیوتراپی بنگلادش از دانشگاه ملی‌ علوم پزشکی‌ ما خواست که رشته دکترای فیزیوتراپی ما را به ۲۰۰۰ فیزیوتراپیست‌های که عضوشان هستند ارائه بدهیم
از ۲۱ دانشگاهی که در دنیا رشته ترنزیشینال دکترای فیزیوتراپی را بصورت ۱۰۰% آنلاین ارائه میدهند از سال ۲۰۰۳، که تا به حال ۲۰،۰۰۰ فیزیوتراپیست را فارغ التحصیل کردند، ۲۰ دانشگاه آمریکایی‌ هستند که فقط به فیزیوتراپیست‌های که مدرک آمریکا را دارند درس میدهند. ما تنها دانشگاهی هستیم که این رشته را بصورت ۱۰۰% آنلاین به تمام فیزیوتراپیست‌های دنیا درس میدیم

دکتر شاهین پورگل
مدیر و بنیانگذار
دانشگاه ملی‌ علوم پزشکی‌ (اسپانیا)
تدریس استئوپتی و دکترای فیزیوتراپی در ۴۵ کشور از جمله ایران

Friday, 21 November 2014

To My Osteopath; a poem

Until now there were only one osteopathy poem which was written in the 1920. I wrote this second osteopathy poem today, November 21, 2014; titled "To My Osteopath".

Dr Shahin Pourgol, MBA, DC, DOMP, DO
National Academy of Osteopathy
National University of Medical Sciences

یک شعر کوچک که امروز نوشتم تحت عنوان به استئوپت من

A poem by Dr Shahin Pourgol

To My Osteopath:
I want to tell you something
Which you must have heard before
Your hands, your techniques, what you do
The kind of healing you do
Makes your patients to thank you.
How you treat chronic pain
How you relieve acute pain
Osteopathy, the miracle, day in day out.
May you receive all wishes in life
May you achieve all dreams you have
My best wishes are with you
My healer, my osteopath.