Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Our OCPCC clinic #197 is in Calgary, Alberta

We are happy to announce that manual osteopath, MyNga To, RMT, DOMP represent the Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada in Calgary, Alberta (Canada). We now have 197 clinics worldwide in 15 countries across 4 continents (America, Europe, Asia, Africa).

MyNga is a graduate of the National Academy of Osteopathy. She is also a member of the Canadian Union of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners.

OCPCC (www.osteopathypainclinics.com) was founded in September 2017. With 1967 locations across the world OCPCC is now the largest privately owned chronic pain clinic in the world.

All manual osteopaths joining OCPCC are chronic pain specialists who have graduated from one of our three schools, the National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada), National University of Medical Sciences (USA), or National University of Medical Sciences (Spain).

Welcome to OCPCC MyNga! We are happy to have you in our team.

Clinic # 197
3227 25 St. SW, Calgary, Alberta T3E 1Y3
Tel: 587-918-1250
info@elanholistichealth.com
 
 

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Time is keeping me awake!

I started reading "The Order of Time" by Carlo Rovelli, an Italian physicist about quantum mechanics and time. It is such an interesting book. It shattered so many of my beliefs to the point that I could not fall sleep last night.

All night I lay awake in the bed, then went for a walk to contemplate on this wonderful amazing life.

Now at 2AM, back to work.

Interesting stuff. It is all about observer. For example, depending on where you are that no time is the same, your height and speed makes your watch goes faster than the next person.

Or that almost in all cases we live in the past, even when we are in the same room and you look at me, you do not see me in the now and current moment. You see me as I was in the past, as I no longer am in present and what you see is not me, but the light that hits me and come back to your eyes. This light takes some time to reach you, so in most cases you are not seeing the world in the present moment but slightly the past.

On the other hand, depending on where you are, the present always exists, and as such you exists forever. For example, if I am in the room with you I may see you almost instantly. If I am on Mars I see you in 15 minutes, if I am on the closest star to earth, I see you in a million or more years, as that is the amount that the light that hit you takes to reach that star. So you can basically continue to live "living forever" from now to millions of years from now, meaning, almost there is no past or future, depending on where you observe the moment.

Another interesting stuff, was that I always thought this is a physical world and things exists in it. While quantum physics shows that this model is not correct, the same way that time as we know it does not exists and is not universal.

We can think of the world as made of things. Of substance. Of entities. Of something that is. But this is wrong. This world is not made of things. Things persist in time and are stable across time. No such things exists in this world. Instead the world is made of events. Events have a limited duration. Even things that are things like are nothing more than long events. An iron for example, even though looks like a thing that has physical presence, in reality is a long event. It has an expiration date and with time it will change its shape and what it is.

Instead, the world is made of events. Something that does not last. Of something that occurs. Everything in this world undergoes continual transformation and is not permanent in time. Even at subatomic level, there is no structure, but a movement, which is a change.

Interesting stuff! Keeps you awake at night!


Monday, 9 July 2018

Best Manual Osteopaths

We have many students who chose to study osteopathy with us because of the treatments they received from National Academy of Osteopathy graduated manual osteopaths. Our alumni provide amazing osteopathic care.

Here is a post from our student, Adrienne Wolfe-Koukharski from Montreal:

"After receiving a treatment from an NAO graduate, I was hooked! I'm currently finishing up my studies and look forward to helping others in the near future."
 
 

Massage Therapist from Yukon writes about my business lectures


We graduate successful manual osteopaths because we teach them everything we know about business management. Here is a post from Amy Jacobsen, a massage therapist from Whitehorse in Yukon Territory (Canada) who studied osteopathy at National Academy of Osteopathy:

"……….One of the first lines I heard from Dr. Pourgol was "I have been successful and learned a lot in business over the years and I'm going to teach you everything I know" TERRIFIC, I'M ALL EARS! Who knew that the business courses would be my favorites? ……… I've already put many of the things into practice and I feel I've matured 10 years. ………… I've increased my passive income. I've listened to financial advice and advertising advice and I only wish I had heard this advice ten years ago! My time is now *less* wasted with nothings, but very much enhanced with newfound energy to learn about all subjects to make me richer and more successful………."
 
 

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

An Important Asset


One of the most important assets in your business is “The List”. Do you have a list? If not, you are missing out on a great way to build up your practice. 

The list is a database of names and email addresses of potential clients for your clinic. 

Many people will not use your services for variety of reasons such as not having pain, not having money, etc. However those who may use your services (potential clients) on average need to see/read your message 5 times before deciding to use your services. And the list gives you this opportunity to introduce your unique selling proposition (USP) to them over and over on a regular basis.

There are many companies who rely solely on the list to generate income. It is that important. 

Compiling a list is time consuming and cannot be done quickly. It takes time and patience. But you must do it for many years and continue to build on your list of potential clients.

An easy way to build your list is to offer something for free to your target market. Large multi-million dollar companies offer free sample products. You, as a manual osteopath do not have such budget. You should offer free information, such as a guide to so and so, how to so and so. An e-book, newsletter, information video, etc. is what most businesses use. 

Once you compile a list, on a regular intervals (weekly or bi-weekly or monthly) you send an email to your list with an offer exclusive to them. You build a relationship this way with those on the list. The list screens those who are not interested in your services, so you can spend your time and energy on those who can become one of your clients.

So, get the list! It is one of the most valued assets of many businesses. 


Sunday, 1 July 2018

Congratulations Goes to Honorable Dr Merrilee Fullerton

On behalf of National Academy of Osteopathy, the largest provider of osteopathic education in Canada, we wish to congratulate Honorable Dr Merrilee Fullerton, MD for being chosen as the new minister of Training, Colleges & Universities in Ontario. Dr Fullerton is a new PC member of provincial parliament from Kanata-Carlton area. 

Friday, 29 June 2018

Our Clinic # 195 is in BC

Our OCPCC clinic #195 is in Parksville, British Columbia.

We are happy to announce that manual osteopath Scott Kellsey, RMT, DOMP represent the Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada in Parksville, BC (Canada). We now have 195 clinics worldwide in 15 countries across 4 continents (America, Europe, Asia, Africa).

Scott is a graduate of the National Academy of Osteopathy. He is also a member of the Canadian Union of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners as well as the British Columbia Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners.

OCPCC (www.osteopathypainclinics.com) was founded in September 2017. With 195 locations across the world OCPCC is now the largest privately owned chronic pain clinic in the world.

All manual osteopaths joining OCPCC are chronic pain specialists who have graduated from one of our three schools, the National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada), National University of Medical Sciences (USA), or National University of Medical Sciences (Spain).

Welcome to OCPCC Scott! We are happy to have you in our team.

Clinic # 195
196 Marks Ave, Parksville, BC V9p 1L8
Phone: (250) 951-5593
Scott.dynamic.touch@gmail.com

Professor Rachel Orr

Professor Rachel Orr teaching osteopathy techniques integration for different conditions at National Academy of Osteopathy campus in Toronto (Canada). 
 
 



Monday, 25 June 2018

Our New OCPCC Clinic #191 is in Cornwall (Ontario)

We are happy to announce that manual osteopath Meaghan Clouthier, DOMP represents the Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada in Cornwall, Ontario (Canada). We now have 191 clinics worldwide in 15 countries across 4 continents (America, Europe, Asia, Africa).

Meaghan is a graduate of the National Academy of Osteopathy as well as being a member of the Canadian Union of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners.

OCPCC (www.osteopathypainclinic.com) was founded in September 2017. With 191 locations across the world OCPCC is now the largest privately owned chronic pain clinic in the world.

All manual osteopaths joining OCPCC are chronic pain specialists who have graduated from one of our three schools, the National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada), National University of Medical Sciences (USA), or National University of Medical Sciences (Spain).

Welcome to OCPCC Meaghan! We are happy to have you in our team.

Clinic # 191
109 York Street, Cornwall, Ontario K6J3Y9
Tel.: 613-330-3478

How much are you worth?

How you answer this question directly relates to how much you make per year!

Research has shown most people make anywhere between 40% lower to 10% above of what they think they are worth, income wise.

For example if you feel you are worth $100,000 per year, your annual income will most likely be between $60,000 to $110,000.
The law of expectation comes to play here and usually what you expect comes true. Your annual income is like a thermostat. If you make less than what you think you are worth, you will work harder to bring your income up. And if you make more than what you think you are worth, you will spend it freely to subconsciously bring your income down to the level you are comfortable with.

The first step to increase your income is to truly believe that you are worth more. What you expect, will come true most of the times. 
 
 
 

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Marketing is the key!

Wine was not a top selling alcoholic beverage for centuries until recently. Do you know how this happened? Marketing! As I always teach my students, marketing is the key to success.

The wine industry got together, formed an association, and started a heavy marketing campaign a long time ago, associating wine with romance (same way beer has done with fun times with friends). This relationship between wine and romance has elevated the wine to new heights never seen before. The whole industry benefited from this clever marketing.

I always found the vineyards romantic. I guess I have also been influenced by their marketing! In any trips I do, whether for business or pleasure, I make sure to visit some local vineyards to have some quite time for relaxation and meditation. I do not drink wine however and neither should you! Love the grape juice however!

Wine has tons of sulfites in it, which is a dangerous preservative (except a few natural sour tasting wines that are made without sulfites). Even though research shows one or two glasses of wine are good for you, I feel the preservative in wine is just way too much. Also some people may not be able to stop at one or two glasses of wine per day.

I feel for health reasons, it is best to avoid the wine all together. Some of the research you read about may be supported by multinational industries. Alcohol is simply the worst thing that you can take inside you. This chemical is responsible for more death and misery of human beings than any other chemical in history.

Monday, 18 June 2018

Root Causes of Poverty in Canada

A report released by Campaign 2000, a national coalition of more than 120 organizations dedicated to ending child poverty claims that discrimination and inequality is the root of poverty in Canada.
I am sure many people disagree with this conclusion. This takes the responsibility away from individuals and blames others.

I believe bad things can happen to people but how you respond to it is what makes you successful or not.

You are in charge of your own success, not the government, not the economy, discrimination, inequality, family connections, or luck.

There is an old saying from 5000 years ago, as within so without, that brings us the universal law of cause and effect, or the law of causality, which basically states you reap what you sow. Your life at this moment is EXACTLY the result of all the choices you made before.

It is you, who is the cause of your success or failure. Blaming others for one's success or failure is to take responsibility away from the person. If you do not have a hand in becoming a success then it means you have no control over your life.

Yes, it is painful to understand that you are ultimately responsible for your failure in life because of choices you made or did not make. But the good news is that once you accept responsibility for your own life and success, it means you can change it the way you want.

If you are not happy with the story of your life, tell a different story!

I know many women, immigrants, indigenous people, whites, orientals, African American people and other minorities that are wealthy and successful. I also know many of them who are not.

Success is individualistic, and it is something that you attract, as an individual. Not something that happens to you or is given to you by others. Yes, in a very small cases you can become wealthy by winning a lottery or an inheritance. But most of the millionaires in North America are self made, first generation millionaires.

Take responsibility for life and change it for the better.

Sunday, 17 June 2018

The Agriculture Age

One of the most tragic things that happened to the human beings health and happiness was the agriculture age that started 12,000 years ago.

Prior to that we were hunters and gatherers for 2 million years. Our population was in check with average of 1 baby every 4 years or so. As they had to move often, they could not afford carrying too many babies with them. They had no or minimal possessions, and as such fights were small. Only 5% of people died due to violence.

There was no arthritis, disc disease or many of the current bone conditions at that time. And people were more skilled and therefore smarter (their brain was bigger).

Wheat domesticated human beings about 12,000 ago. Taking care of wheat is a full time and hard job that we were not meant to do. As such our bodies suffered and all sorts of health conditions appeared that we started to see in the fossilized bones of homo sapiens from 12,000 years go onward. People started to sit more often.

Additionally they now had land and homes, which could be taken from them by others. With more food population exploded. They started to have babies every year. Large scale wars started over food and land. At this time over 50% of deaths were due to violence.

Previously when a tribe was met with other aggressive tribes, they just packed and left when they were hunters and gatherers. After the agriculture age they could not do that as their farms could not be moved. Large scale massacres started to appear in human history.

This caused some individual to offer protection and solders to defend the farmers. Leaders and kings started to appear in history.

Farmers domesticated animals which caused many deaths in human beings due to infection. Large population that stayed in one location meant disease spread quickly. Large number of people were wiped out due to disease from farm animals.

Human beings lived longer as hunter/gatherers. Were smarter, and healthier and we can conclude happier and more in tune with nature. Agriculture age changed all that.

The sole purpose of agriculture age was to increase population, something that our DNA considers success and the main mission of DNA is to duplicate itself at all cost, no matter the cost to health and happiness. That is the sole reason of DNA for being. When DNA doubles in number it considers itself a success.

I find our history fascinating.

Friday, 15 June 2018

Congratulations to all Iranians!


Iran beat Morocco one zero. I think this is the 3rd time in history Iran has won a game in the World Cup!

Iran, along with Spain and Portugal are my most favourite teams in this World Cup in Russia. However Spain is in my heart and my number one choice as National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) is there! :)

I love all the teams though. They all did great work to get to Russia. We have alumni in most of the 32 countries that made it to the World cup this year!
 
 

Two New OCPCC Clinics in Alberta & Ontario (186 Clinics Worldwide)

We are happy to announce that manual osteopaths, Amy Anderson, DOMP and Nancy Storr, BSc (Kin), DOMP represent the Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada in Edmonton, Alberta and Hastings, Ontario (Canada). We now have 186 clinics worldwide in 14 countries across 4 continents (America, Europe, Asia, Africa).

Amy and Nancy are graduates of the National Academy of Osteopathy. They are also members of the Canadian Union of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners.

OCPCC (www.osteopathypainclinics.com) was founded in September 2017. With 186 locations across the world OCPCC is now the largest privately owned chronic pain clinic in the world. It is also the largest osteopathy clinic globally.

All manual osteopaths joining OCPCC are chronic pain specialists who have graduated from one of our three schools, the National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada), National University of Medical Sciences (USA), or National University of Medical Sciences (Spain).

Welcome to OCPCC Amy and Nancy! We are happy to have you in our team.

Clinic # 185
181 Morrow Rd., Hastings, ON K0L 1Y0
Tel.: 705-957-2234
osteoamy@gmail.com

Clinic #186
10324 Whyte Ave, Suite B02,
Edmonton NW, Alberta T6E 1Z8
Tel.: 780 756 5265
contact@resetwellness.ca
 

 

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

New Changes to Canada Pension Plan (CPP)


There have been some changes to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) recently that will affect manual osteopaths. These laws have been changed as the population in general is living longer and many opt to not stop working at the age of 65. 

1)      Under new rules, manual osteopaths can wait until they reach the age of 70 to receive the CPP payment that is 42% more than if they start receiving it at the age 65.

2)      Under new rules manual osteopaths can choose to continue participating in the Canada Pension Plan once they start receiving a pension. Their contribution will be added to their post retirement benefits that increase their retirement income.

3)      Under new rule, manual osteopaths can delay receiving the Old Age Security (OAS) pension for 5 years after the eligibility age of 65. Their payments increase by 36% if they wait until the age of 70.

4)      At the age of 71 manual osteopaths have to collapse their registered retirement saving plan (RRSP). They can then cash out the whole plan (not recommended as the tax rate is high). They can put a portion to tax free savings account (TFSA). This is recommended but the contribution limit are quite low. Or they can roll over their RRSP to a registered retirement income fund (RRIF). Aside from providng an income, the RRIF can also be used to buy an annuity which is a life insurance product that pays a guaranteed income until death. 



Shawn Pourgol, MBA, DC, DO, PhD
President
National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada) 
National University of Medical Sciences (USA)
National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) 
Canadian Union of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners 
Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada




Friday, 8 June 2018

Congratulations to the new Ontario Premier

On behalf of National Academy of Osteopathy, Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada and the Canadian Union of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners we wish to congratulate Honorable Doug Ford for winning a majority in the Ontario Provincial Election to become the next premier of Ontario.

One of the promises that the Progressive Conservative party has made is to decrease the personal and corporation income tax in Ontario which would benefit all manual osteopaths. At about 26% for corporation tax and up to 53% for personal income tax, we have one of the highest tax rates in the world. 
 
 

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Can you protect your assets while increasing happiness & love?


One of the most common causes of losing wealth is divorce. And one of the reasons of being unhappy is having a bad relationship with your significant other. 

For your own happiness and well being, and also to protect your assets it is a wise choice to make sure you are in a loving relationship. 

What gets measured, get managed. And when you can manage something, you can improve it the way you wish. Relationship can also be improved when you start measuring. 

This is a tip that many of my students have followed with amazing results. It rejuvenated their relationships and brought more love and happiness into their lives. 

Buy a beautiful diary at Chapters. Everyday write in it one thing you loved/liked/enjoyed about your wife/husband/boyfriend/girlfriend. It could be how she dressed, how she fixed her hair, what he did at home for you, what he cooked, etc. Put the date as well. It will not take more than a couple of minutes.

Do this for a few months, without letting your partner know about it. And give it to her/him as a birthday gift. I can assure your spouse will tell you that this is the best gift he or she has ever received!

You will have a happier life, with more love in it, and as a result your assets are protected as well!