Sunday, 30 September 2018

British Columbia Osteopathy Association Workshops

The first continuing education workshops of the British Columbia Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners was a success! Congratulations to BCAOMP board for an amazing job. 

This is the first time my blog has been printed as a poster!

I was just informed my blog was published as a poster by Vigurus for the upcoming massage therapy conference! They have a booth in this upcoming conference.

I recommended the products of Vigurus after an in dept evaluation because they are made of high quality materials that can help my students in their clinics.

It was a nice gesture by Vigurus president Brian Jamieson to showcase my blog. I am grateful. This is the first time my blog has been printed as a poster!



IMPORTANT: Working as an osteopathic manual practitioner in US


This is our official recommendation for our alumni at National University of Medical Sciences (USA), National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada) and National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) who wish to practice as an osteopathic manual practitioner in the United States of America. 

In our communication with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) in 2016 we were requested by AOA to ensure our alumni refrain from misleading the public into thinking that they are osteopaths. We have implemented the recommendation of AOA and in our lectures have asked alumni to clearly distinguish themselves from osteopaths (osteopathic physicians) in US. 

We are grateful that none of our alumni has broken any laws in US in the past 8 years and we would like to keep it like this for many years to come. By publishing this post we want to ensure alumni of other schools also follow the AOA recommendations to ensure public is not misled into believing they are receiving osteopathy from an osteopath. 

You work in US as an osteopathic manual practitioner providing osteopathic manual practice. You do not practice osteopathy and you are not an osteopath in US, no matter what term you are allowed to use outside US.

Here are some of the most important points you must follow if you plan to practice in US:

-          You must obey all federal, state & municipal laws as they apply to you.

-          Each state has its own laws and regulation which may differ from other states.

-          Municipalities may have additional requirements that you must follow in addition to the requirements of the federal government and state health authorities. 

-          The profession of osteopathy (also known as osteopathic medicine) is regulated across US. You do not practice osteopathy there. Our profession is called Osteopathic Manual Practice.

-          You cannot call yourself an osteopath anywhere in US. 

-          You cannot use the title of DO anywhere in US. 

-          You cannot call yourself a doctor, or use the title “Dr” before your name.

-          You cannot offer medical diagnosis in any states.

-          You cannot perform HVLA techniques (manipulation) anywhere in US.

-          You cannot insert fingers inside vagina or anal cavity anywhere in US. 

-          You cannot read or take x-rays anywhere in US.

-          You cannot use electrotherapy and modalities in some states such as California. 

-          You must get each patient to sign a consent form. Its content may differ in each state. But all must mention that you do not offer medical treatments, that you are not a doctor, that you do not offer medical diagnosis, and that you offer alternative health care.

-          You have to correct people who call you doctor. If someone calls you a doctor you must inform that you are not a doctor.

-          If you have a non-health related doctoral degree, for example a PhD in physics, you still cannot call yourself a doctor.

-          Foreign graduated osteopathic manual practitioners from Quebec, Spain and UK that are awarded the title of “DO” cannot use this title in US. Our alumni from National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) who have a DO degree can either convert their DO degree to a PhD in Osteopathic Clinical Sciences – PhD(OCS) or join the American Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners (https://www.facebook.com/osteopathicmanualpractice) to receive the title of COMP (Certified Osteopathic Manual Practitioner).

-          To receive the COMP title, osteopathic manual practitioners must first graduate from an osteopathic school accredited by the US Council on Osteopathic Manual Practice Education (www.ucompe.org). All our three schools are accredited by UCOMPE. They must then successfully complete the board exams of the American Osteopathic Manual Practice Examining Board (www.aompeb.org). After passing the board exams they can apply for membership to the Association.

-          Osteopathic manual practice is provided on cash basis in US. There is no insurance coverage.

-          You must have malpractice (errors and omission) insurance when you treat clients in US.
-          The people who use your services are called clients. You should not use the term patients unless you are authorized by law. 

-          You must understand that laws and regulations can change at any moment without prior notice to anyone. It is your responsibility to keep updated with current legislation as they affect you. 



Thursday, 27 September 2018

Manual osteopaths: Solution for your tired feet


I have started recommending this product to my students a while back as it does wonders in helping you with tired feet.

If you see 10 or more patients per day and find it hard to stand for prolonged period, you should use these special Canadian made cushions around your treatment table. They are great for pressure relief while standing. The cushion is designed with an anti-slip bottom to grip the floor. They are made with durable, rubber-like EVA for industrial durability.

I have evaluated them personally (thanks to Vigurus CEO, Brian Jamieson brian@vigurus.com for providing samples to National Academy of Osteopathy) and they are amazing! I highly recommend them for your practice.

Standing all day is hard on the body. Get a Sp1ke mat and save your feet! 

To see their full range of products please visit www.vigurus.com


Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Osteopathy for Massage Therapists

Manual osteopathy is a great postgraduate program for massage therapists in US, Canada and elsewhere.

Our 1st Pain Clinic in St Marys (226 OCPCC clinics worldwide)

We are happy to announce that manual osteopath, Rachel Hickey, DOMP represents the Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada (OCPCC) in St Marys, Ontario, Canada. We now have 226 clinics worldwide in 16 countries across 4 continents (America, Europe, Asia, Africa).

Rachel 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 226 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 Rachel! We are happy to have you in our team.

Clinic # 226
19 Water Street South, St. Marys, ON N4X 1A6
Tel: 226-661-0130
info@stonetownchiro.com

This is why I am the happiest teacher EVER!


Students like manual osteopath Ali Haghighi, DOMP, DO (candidate) who has studied with us at National Academy of Osteopathy and National University of Medical Sciences (Spain).

He made my day this morning by sending me this photo from his trip to Jamaica!

Ali works at Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada.

I love my students! They are the reason why I am so happy all the time!
 
 
 
 

Monday, 24 September 2018

Our 2nd Pain Clinic in Kanata, ON (225 OCPCC clinics worldwide)

We are happy to announce that manual osteopath, Kim Best, BSc (kin), DOMP represents the Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada (OCPCC) in Kanata, Ontario, Canada. We now have 225 clinics worldwide in 16 countries across 4 continents (America, Europe, Asia, Africa).

Kim 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 225 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 Kim! We are happy to have you in our team.

Clinic # 225
300 March Road, 4th Floor, Kanata, Ontario K2K 2E2
Tel: 613-805-2378
Elementosteopathy@hotmail.com

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Hi Friends!

As I have reached the limit of 5000 friends on Facebook I have created a public figure page that has no limit on the number of followers it can have. So please click like on it if you wish to follow my page.

Thank you.

Friday, 21 September 2018

My Condolences

Manual osteopath, Dr Leon Chaitow, ND, DO (UK), one of the most prolific authors of osteopathic books have passed away. Our condolences to his family. May there be comfort in knowing that someone so special will never be forgotten. 

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Tired after doing treatments all day?


While most manual osteopaths work normal hours, some of my students see 10 or more patients per day. Doing manual therapy over 10 hours per day is a hard job!

Here are some recommendations that will help you have more energy during the day if you stand for prolonged periods.

-Use special exhibition show foam around your treatment table. This foam is designed to absorb your weight allowing you to not get tired when you stand too long.

-Wear a pair of 8 to 155mmHG travel support socks. They are designed to move the blood towards your liver so lactic acid does not get accumulate in your lower limbs which would make your feet tired. These socks are amazing!

-Use a Hi-Lo table which does wonders. Instead of you changing your height for different techniques, you bring the treatment table up or down to match your height which saves you tons of energy!




-Take a 5 minutes break between each patient and put your feet up to make sure lactic acid does not accumulate in your feet.

Do you have any other suggestions that helps you? Please leave a comment below!

Thanks.

Our First Clinic in France!

We now have clinics in 16 countries! (224 OCPCC clinics worldwide)

We are happy to announce that osteopathic manual practitioner & naturopath, Marie Corvisart De Fleury, DOMP represents the Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada (OCPCC) in town of Anglet in the province of Labourd of the Northern Basque in the Southwestern part of France. We now have 224 clinics worldwide in 16 countries across 4 continents (America, Europe, Asia, Africa).

Marie is a graduate of the National Academy of Osteopathy. She is also a member of the International Osteopathic Association.

OCPCC (www.osteopathypainclinics.com) was founded in September 2017. With 224 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 Marie! We are happy to have you in our team.

Clinic # 224
1 Allée de l'Esquiro, 64600 Anglet, FRANCE
Tel:+336 48 79 11 88
cdf.marie@gmail.com

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Our New Faculty Member

We are happy to announce that Alex Filipova, DOMP has joined our faculty as a teaching assistant.
Alex who is a graduate of National Academy of Osteopathy will be in charge of evaluating homework, essays and assignments submitted by students among other duties.

OCPCC pays CMOA membership dues

We are paying for the membership fees of our manual osteopaths who wish to join the Canadian Manual Osteopathic Association.
This is another benefit of joining Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada and our way of saying thanks for the wonderful care these chronic pain specialists provide for the chronic pain patients.

Canadian Manual Osteopathic Association President

My student, Dr George Sandhu, DC, DOMP has been elected as the first president of the Canadian Manual Osteopathic Association! I am so proud of him.

Dr Sandhu is a chiropractor and manual osteopath and works in the clinic #135 of the Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada in Oakville, Ontario.
 
He also teaches in our three schools.


Another Chronic Pain Clinic in Markham (223 OCPCC clinics worldwide)

We are happy to announce that manual osteopath, Tze (Sara) Ying Lee, DOMP represents the Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada (OCPCC) in Markham, Ontario, Canada. We now have 223 clinics worldwide in 15 countries across 4 continents (America, Europe, Asia, Africa).

Sara 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 223 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 Sara! We are happy to have you in our team.

Clinic # 223
8971 Woodbine Ave., Markham, ON L3R 0J9
sara.osteopromed@gmail.com

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Chronic Stress? Cranial Osteopathy Can Help!

Cranial Osteopathy (also known as osteopathy in the cranial field) offers effective care for chronic stress. It is a safe, gentle treatment.

Monday, 17 September 2018

Treat every Patient Like a Family Member!

I just watched an interview with one of the most famous chef in Panama. He was asked what was the secret to his success? He answered I cook for every customer like she is my mother!

This is exactly what I used to do. I was the number one chiropractor in Canada decades ago seeing over 150 patients a day, and I treated every patient like a family member.

When a new patient came to see me I considered the patient a bother, sister, mother or father and in my mind pretend the patient became a family member.

The same way I take care of my family, I took care of my patients. This made me to become the busiest chiropractor in Canada.

Care for patients like they are your family members. It will show in the way you act, behave, and talk.


Our 1st OCPCC Clinic in Qualicum Beach (222 OCPCC clinics worldwide)

We are happy to announce that manual osteopath, Teresa Nieman, BSc., TCMP, R.Ac, DOMP represents the Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada (OCPCC) in Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, Canada. We now have 222 clinics worldwide in 15 countries across 4 continents (America, Europe, Asia, Africa).

Teresa is a graduate of the National Academy of Osteopathy. She is also a member of the Canadian Union of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners as well as the British Columbia Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners (www.bcaomp.org).

OCPCC (www.osteopathypainclinics.com) was founded in September 2017. With 222 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 Teresa! We are happy to have you in our team.

Clinic # 222
617 Berwick Rd. N., Qualicum Beach, BC V9k 1L1
Tel: 250-951-2808
Acupunctureandosteopathy@gmail.com

Sunday, 16 September 2018

Money does buy happiness! Latest research agrees!

A new research published in Sweden this week, by the Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm University and New York University found that people with hundreds of thousands of dollars were substantially more satisfied and happy with their lives than those with tens of thousands of dollars.

There are many other such research. It is time for people to realize that having enough money makes you happier, healthier and also helps you live longer while decreasing chance of divorce and stress.

I teach over 200 business lectures to my students to prepare them for the real world and to make sure they become successful manual osteopaths. I want them to become wealthy because becoming financially stable is of utmost importance.

From your wealth, your country benefits, others benefit, your family benefits, charities benefit (hopefully! You should give 10% of your income to charities), and you also benefit.

Becoming wealthy is a win-win situation for you and everyone around you.

A New Chronic Pain Clinic in Whitby (221 OCPCC clinics worldwide)

We are happy to announce that manual osteopath, Alana McDaid, BSc (Kin), DOMP represents the Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada (OCPCC) in Whitby, Ontario, Canada. We now have 221 clinics worldwide in 15 countries across 4 continents (America, Europe, Asia, Africa).

Alana 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 221 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 Alana! We are happy to have you in our team.

Clinic # 221
36 Watersdown Cres., Whitby, ON, Canada L1R1Z1
Tel: (905)-925-1137
alanamcdaid95@gmail.com

Friday, 14 September 2018

400 Patients!

I just received a message from one of my students who in such a short time since graduation from National Academy of Osteopathy has now 400 patients!!!

I am so proud of my students for listening to my business lectures to become successful.

I always feel it is your ethical duty to become wealthy and financially successful. Your country benefits as you pay more tax, the economy benefits as your purchasing power improves, your family benefits as you can provide more for them and charities benefit as you can help them better.

You should aim to make more. To make more you have to become more. To become more you have to spend more money on your brain than you spend on your car!!

Congratulations Caitie!

We now have 220 clinics worldwide!

Our goal is to have at least one clinic in every town with the population of over 100,000.

Osteopathy does wonders for chronic pain. Most patients we see are last resort cases with years of pain. People in every corner of the world should have access to this miraculous health care.

We are happy to announce that manual osteopath, Caitie Morrissey, DOMP represents the Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada (OCPCC) in Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada. We now have 220 clinics worldwide in 15 countries across 4 continents (America, Europe, Asia, Africa).

Caitie 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 220 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 Caitie! We are happy to have you in our team.

Clinic # 220
304 Toronto St South, Unit #202, Uxbridge, Ontario L9P 1Y2
Tel: (905) 852-2929
caitiemorrissey@hotmail.com