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 ( 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

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.