Tuesday, 6 December 2016

We graduate successful manual osteopaths!

Our business lectures are one of the reasons we graduate successful manual osteopaths. We teach students everything we know about business management.

Here is a comment I received from my student, manual osteopath, Dani Reid (graduated August 2016) who opened her own private osteopathy clinic recently in London (Ontario, Canada):

“Your help has been immeasurable. I'm so booked I haven't had time to implement a quarter of your tips from business lectures. Thank you!”

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Fully booked clinic in 3 weeks!

Here is a message sent to me today by one of my National Academy of Osteopathy students, manual osteopath Nik Jovanović:

“Hey dr p! So I'm 3 weeks into my employment as an osteo and I'm almost FULLY BOOKED!!! This has been great so far! Thank you for everything you taught me.”

We graduate successful manual osteopaths because I teach them everything I know about running a business.

Secure your future. Become a manual osteopath.


Sunday, 13 November 2016

Coffee with a Member of Canadian Parliament

It was such a nice surprise to receive yesterday an invitation for coffee for today at the Starbucks near NAO from Honorable Michael Levitt, the member of Canadian parliament for the York University Heights, where our Canadian school, National Academy of Osteopathy is located.

We spoke about osteopathy, our schools; NAO, NUMSS (Spain), & NUMSS (USA) as well as the Canadian Union of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners. Honorable Michael Levitt promised to visit us at NAO in near future. 

In the Canadian parliament, this MP currently sits on the House Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs & International Development while also representing York Centre.



قهوه با نماینده مجلس کانادا

بسیار خوشحال و متعجب شدم که آقای مایکل لویت، رئیس امور خارجه و توسعهٔ بین‌المللی مجلس کانادا و نماینده مجلس کانادا از منطقهٔ دانشگاه یورک که آکادمی ملی‌ استئوپاتی ما در آن منطقه قرار دارد مرا امروز به قهوه در استارباکس دعوت نمودند

در این ملاقات ما در مورد آستئوپتی و مدارس ما در کانادا، اسپانیا و آمریکا صحبت نمودیم. ایشان قول دادند که از آکادمی ما در تورنتو به زودی دیدار نمایند

دکتر شاهین پورگل
رئیس و بنیانگذار
آکادمی ملی‌ استئوپاتی - کانادا
دانشگاه ملی‌ علوم پزشکی‌ - اسپانیا
دانشگاه ملی‌ علوم پزشکی‌ - آمریکا

Sunday, 6 November 2016

With Prime Minister of Canada

At an event with Honorable Justin Trudeau, the prime minister of Canada to celebrate his first anniversary of becoming the prime minister.

I was honored to receive this letter from him:

"Shahin -- one year ago today, we made history together.

On November 4, 2015, I had the honour of being sworn in as Prime Minister, and I named our country's Cabinet. A cabinet as diverse and as strong as Canada itself.

It was your hard work and your unwavering support that made this historic achievement possible. Thank you so very much, Shahin.

Justin Trudeau
Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada"

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Dream Big, Take Action

I have chosen “Dream Big, Take Action” as the motto for the Pourgol Family Coat of Arms because it signifies my life philosophy and the reason for my success.

When I started National Academy of Osteopathy, I dreamed big. I set a goal of teaching in 100 cities across the world. Now we teach osteopathy in 68 countries (well over 100 cities worldwide). While “dreaming big” gives me the motivation and energy to persevere “taking action” is the part that makes my big dreams come true.

I teach my students everything I know about business because I want them to achieve financial success. You can also achieve your goals if you take action and do three things daily that bring you closer to your goals.

Dr. Shahin Pourgol, MBA, DC, DO, PhD

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Meeting the Canadian prime Minister

I just received invitation to an event featuring Rt Hon Justin Trudeau, the prime minister of Canada this Friday at the Niagara Fallsview Resort.

I am so excited to meet him again. It has been a long time since our last meeting.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Osteopathy Business Tip #48

Professional Headshots

In my lectures I recommend you to use a professional looking photo. Here is an example used by manual osteopath Adam Hanaei, BSc, DOMP, DO (candidate) one of my students in Vancouver. And this is what he says about how effective they are:

"Professional headshots are doing magic for your business...listen to Dr Shahin Pourgol and use a professional headshot for your marketing."

Saturday, 8 October 2016

همکاری علمی‌ ما با دانشگاه علوم پزشکی‌ اهواز

دانشگاه ملی‌ علوم پزشکی‌ ما در اسپانیا کلاسهای عملی‌ و حضوری خود را در دانشکده داروسازی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی‌ اهواز برگزار می‌کند برای چهارمین دورهٔ دکترای فیزیوتراپی

ما تنها دانشگاه هستیم که رشته دکترای فیزیوتراپی را به صورت حضوری در ایران درس میدهیم. هیچ دانشگاه ایرانی‌ و یا خارجی‌ در داخل ایران در حال حاضر این رشته را ارائه نمیدهد. در حال حاضر بیشتر از ۳۰۰ فیزیوتراپیست در دانشگاه نامز ما در ایران درس می‌خوانند

من بسیار متشکر هستم که دانشگاه علوم پزشکی‌ اهواز مکان و پروفسورهای خود را در اختیار دانشجویان ما قرار داده است. این همکاری باعث پیشرفت رشته فیزیوتراپی در ایران میشود که سلامتی‌ جامعه را بالا میبرد

بسیار خوشحال هستم که توانستم خدمتی به هموطنان عزیز ارائه دهم

دکتر شاهین پورگل
رئیس و بنیانگذار
اکادمی ملی‌ آستئوپاتی - کانادا
دانشگاه ملی‌ علوم پزشکی‌ - اسپانیا
دانشگاه ملی‌ علوم پزشکی‌ - آمریکا


Thursday, 6 October 2016

My First Flying Kick in 30 Years!

For decades I could not jump because I was overweight (I was 118kg 5 months ago). Any jumping movement gave me knee pain before.

Today after 30 years for the first time I tried flying side kick (one of my favourite Taekwondo techniques). It was scary as I was nervous about damaging my knee. But everything went fine and I did it!

I am so happy that I changed my life style, cut the bad food, added health food and started exercising (weight lifting, Taekwondo and Yoga).

I am feeling young again and my energy levels are getting back to how it was 30 years go when I was a Taekwondo champion. 

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Thank you note from Ontario Premier

I am grateful to receive a thank you note from honourable Kathleen Wynne, MPP, the premier of Ontario (Canada). 

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Letter from Prime Minister

I am surprised, honored and happy to receive a handwritten message from honourable Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada, thanking me for everything I do!

I am happy the work I do for osteopathic education has reached the prime minister's ears :) 

Dr Shahin Pourgol, MBA, DC, DO, PhD
Manual osteopath 

نامه‌ای از آقای جاستین ترودو، نخست وزیر کانادا

خوشحال شدم، متعجب شدم، و باعث افتخار بود که نامه‌ای از آقای جاستین ترودو، نخست وزیر کانادا دیروز دریافت کردم که از من تشکر نمودند برای کارهایی که انجام میدم. خوشحالم که کار من در آموزش آستئوپتی به گوش نخست وزیر رسیده است.

دکتر شاهین پورگل

رئیس و بنیانگذار
اکادمی ملی‌ آستئوپاتی - کانادا
دانشگاه ملی‌ علوم پزشکی‌ - اسپانیا
دانشگاه ملی‌ علوم پزشکی‌ - آمریکا

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

کاهش ۲۷ کیلو وزن در عرض ۴ ماه

۴ ماه پیش من ۱۱۸ کیلو بودم. الان ۹۱ کیلو. از سایزه ۴۲ اومدم ۳۲. نه گشنگی کشیدم، نه ورزش زیاد کردم. بسیار ساده و آسان بود و لذت بسیار بردم در این مدت. هر چه خواستم نیز خوردم

روش کاهش وزن من به این صورت بود که گوشت قرمز، نمک، چربی‌ و شکر را از غذا کم کردم. به جای آن مرغ، ماهی‌، لوبیا، شیر، ماست، تخم مرغ، پنیر، سبزیجات، لوبیا و عدس و نخود و میوه‌جات استفاده کردم. پستا، برنج و نا‌ن جز شکر حساب می‌شه. خوردن آنها را با چیزهای بد تجسم کردم که هر بار به فکر خوردن آنها شدم حالم بد بشه. به طور مثال، خوردن گوشت گاو را با خون، و سر بریدن گاو همراه کردم که هر بار گوشت قرمز میبینم یاد خون میفتم و اشتهایم از بین میره

کار اصلی‌ این بود که فکرم را با تلقین عوض کردم. اینقدر تکرار کردم که از گوشت بدم میاد، از برنج و نا‌ن بدم میاد، از شیرینی‌ بدم میاد تا خودم باورم شد

در ضمن متابولیسم خودم را بالا نگاه داشتم که به صورت اتوماتیک چربی‌ بسوزه. این کار را با خوردن غذا سبک در ۶ وعده در روز و ۵ دقیقه حرکت، قدم زدن، ایستادن و ورزش سبک در هر ساعت انجام میدم،(۶ بار در روز)

رمز دائمی بودن کاهش وزن در این است که فکر را عوض کنید و از آن لذت ببرید

وزن کمتر، سلامت بیشتر

دکتر شاهین پورگل
رئیس و بنیانگذار
اکادمی ملی‌ آستئوپاتی کانادا
دانشگاه ملی‌ علوم پزشکی‌ اسپانیا
دانشگاه ملی‌ علوم پزشکی‌ آمریکا

Before & After

Before & After photos. Lost about 60 pounds (27 kg) in 4 months and went from size 42 to 32! :)

The before photo was taken on the beach in Naples, Florida and the after photo is also near the beach but in Ontario. 

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Best Exercise for Weight Loss

I have lost over 59.5 pounds since 4 months ago. Do you know what exercise helped me lose weight? For the first 6 weeks of changing my diet and lifestyle I did not do any exercise. All I did was a bit of activity. I stood and walked for 5 minutes every hour. Now I do weight lifting, Yoga and Taekwondo.

But I started with just standing and walking 5 minutes every hour. This is my advice to you. Start slowly. Just get up from the sofa, stop watching TV, go outside, and walk for 5 minutes. Enjoy the fresh air, the trees and nature and just get out of the house for a few minutes.
After a while you will have new found energy, you get more in shape and you can start exercising other things that are more intense. But in my opinion the best exercise to start your weight loss journey is getting up from a sitting position, and walking.

Even if you do not walk outside, just do it inside home. Once your body gets used to walking every hour, your activity level will increase exponentially.

Getting up is the first step to your new healthy life. And it is the best exercise to start your weight loss. 

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Letter from US President, Barack Obama

I sent a letter to Mr Barack Obama, president of the United States of America a few weeks ago and he answered me. I am honored!

Dr Shahin Pourgol, MBA, DC, DO, PhD
National University of Medical Sciences (USA)

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

A Post From Dr Alazzam, MD, DOMP

A post by my student Dr Bashar Alazzam, MD, DOMP, a recent graduate of NAO from London, ON.

“Thank you so much Dr Shahin Pourgol for giving me the honor to be one of your student at national academy of osteopathy………….... It was a big challenge for me, changing my field of helping patients from Anaesthesia and intensive care dealing with patients who want to sleep in Operation Rooms or already in Coma in ICU , and now becoming a manual osteopathy treating awake patients……….. Thank God and Thanks everybody who makes this dream come true, all teachers at NAO; Dr. Shahin Pourgol, Dr Oleg Bagrin, Dr Abazar Habibinia, Dr Daniel Nuzum, Pamela Crosson-Fournier, & Nicholas Zancai
All the nice and supper kind ladies and staff at NAO , thank you sOoOoOoOo much.” 

My NAO & NUMSS Students

I proudly present my students at National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada) and National University of Medical Sciences (Spain), the future successful osteopathic manual practitioners in Canada and elsewhere who attended our schools graduation day ceremony in Toronto held at the York University Heights campus of NAO in Toronto, Ontario on August 27, 2016.