Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Are we the right osteopathy school for you?

Yes, we are. 

We offer three schools of manual osteopathy (NUMSS (Spain), NUMSS (USA), and NAO) that are among the best in the world. What sets up apart is that we graduate successful manual osteopaths because we teach them everything we know about business. 

Most our graduates become fully booked within a short period of time after graduation. The reason we have become the largest providers of manual osteopathic education in the world (teaching in 68 countries) is that our students are happy with the education we provide.

Certified personal trainer & manual osteopath from Newfoundland & Labrador (Canada); Dr Matt Gibbons, DOMP, BSc (O), DO (Spain) is one of our happy students. Matt was one of our graduates of the Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice (DOMP) program at National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada). 

Upon graduation, he continued his osteopathic education at our National University of Medical Sciences (Spain), graduating from a dual degree bachelor of science in osteopathy and doctor of osteopathy degree programs. This is what he sent me today:

“Sincerely thank you Dr Pourgol. For everything. My brother is applying for NAO soon. You have created an amazing opportunity for us to improve health care, enrich the lives of others as well as our own. Hope to meet you in person soon.”

Dr. Shahin Pourgol, MBA, DC, DO, PhD
National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada) 
National University of Medical Sciences (Spain)  
National University of Medical Sciences (USA)  

Using Dr in Canada

Did you know graduates of the DO (doctor of osteopathy) program of National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) in the Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, British Columbia, Newfoundland & Labrador are permitted to use the title doctor “Dr” after graduation?

Our Canadian graduates of the DO program in Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba cannot use the “Dr” before their names. However they can say “John Smith, DO (Spain), doctor of osteopathy graduate of NUMSS (Spain) in their business cards, websites, etc. 

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Taekwondo: Here I come!

I recorded a new business lecture today titled “The four reasons why clients do not use your services and what you could do about them”. Apparently students liked the lecture so much I got applaud after the lecture was over!

After the business lectures we went over some ribs and scapula techniques. It was many days I did not see my students so I wore my Taekwondo uniform to surprise them and it worked! (This week I have started practicing martial arts for the first time in 30 years!) 

Had a lot of fun today at school.

Dr Shahin Pourgol, MBA, DC, DO, PhD

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Beautiful Post from a Massage Therapist

A post from one of my students at National Academy of Osteopathy, licensed massage therapist Dawn Howthorne Simpson (owner of Nisku Massage Clinic in Alberta, Canada). Such posts makes me the happiest teacher in the world!
Thanks Dawn. You made me so happy!

Dawn Hawthorne Simpson feeling blessed.
2 hrs ago
we love osteopathy 

Dr Pourgol - I love your video lectures ! You have a great mix of humour and technical information that really creates enjoyable and effortless learning.

Thank you so much. 

Thursday, 2 June 2016

What Makes Us The Best?

Our education differs from other schools because we teach our students everything we know about managing their business. Our students learn a lot about how to run, market and manage their clinics effectively. Our lectures include varied topics such as tax planning, asset protection, marketing, public relations, accounting, investing and financial planning.

We strongly believe a successful graduate is a happy graduate and that society as a whole improves with success of our graduates. A successful graduate spends more, and helps charities more often. This would result in the economy being stimulated once a person has better purchase power.

It is a common knowledge that money improves quality of life. However there was not much research available to back this up. In the past few years a number of research projects have shown this to be true.

The most recent research published by the Toronto Star, and done by PhD graduate student, Annie Xiaoyu Gong and her team at McGill University indicates that “Higher income increases people’s life satisfaction in general”.

The word “money” is a taboo in healthcare. We do not agree. We believe you can be a great health professional while also being financially successful.

We graduate successful health professionals and that is what helped us become the number one provider of manual osteopathic education in the world, teaching in 68 countries.

You can study manual osteopathy in many schools. However to learn about how to manage and grow your practice with proven effective tips, then we are your only choice. 

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Still Techniques: the Forgotten Osteopathic Techniques

Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, MD, DO (founder of osteopathy) developed many methods of treatments. In one such method (commonly known as the Still Techniques) the patient is initially moved away from the dysfunctional barrier, then a well-directed focusing force is applied, during which the dysfunctional joint is carried through a path of least resistance into the barrier.

The Still technique loosens the ligaments and tendons binding a joint by first moving away from the barrier into relaxation, and then reverses direction to allow the joint to slide back into place while the supporting ligaments and tendons are relaxed.

The Still techniques never gained popularity with early osteopaths because easier and quicker osteopathic manual therapy techniques were available to osteopaths.

Still techniques, the ground breaking methods of relaxing the soft tissue and then settling the joint were somewhat forgotten until Dr. Richard VanBuskirk, DO published “The Still Technique Manual” in 2000.

Now these techniques have regained the popularity they deserve as a number of schools including National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada), National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) and National University of Medical Sciences (USA) have added them to the curriculum of their manual osteopathy diploma and degree programs.

Dr Daniel Nuzum, NMD, DO teaches Still Techniques which is uploaded to our video servers for our registered students to watch.