Tuesday, 26 February 2019


Did you know many of our students at National Academy of Osteopathy continue their osteopathic education by enrolling at the doctor of osteopathy (DO) program of National University of Medical Sciences (Spain)?

NUMSS (Spain) DO program is the most comprehensive manual osteopathy program in the world.

Here I am with my students Dr Shirin Pourgol, BA, DOMP, DO (Spain), who is also my sister, Dr Mercede, MD (Iran), DOMP, DO (Spain) and Dr Andrew Subieta, RMT, DOMP, DO (Spain) enjoying a great dinner at Gilaneh Restaurant in North York.

These three doctors are all NAO and NUMSS alumni and work together at Osteoklinica Pain Management & Rehabilitation Clinic. 

Monday, 25 February 2019

The three doctors of Pourgol family!

Dr Shirin Pourgol, BA, DOMP, DO (Spain), manual osteopath
Dr Shawn Pourgol, MBA, DC, DO, PhD, manual osteopath
Dr Mateen Pourgol, JD (Juris doctor), lawyer

Thursday, 21 February 2019

A beautiful heartfelt letter from my student

I was grateful to receive a beautiful card filled with such kind words from one of my students at National Academy of Osteopathy, Daniel Thomas, DOMP who thanked me for changing his life. This is what we do. We change lives. Our business lectures and our scientific approach to osteopathy are what make us so popular with students.

I am honoured to have such great students. He also wrote a letter about his education at National Academy of Osteopathy, part of which is posted below:

..............From the very first day Dr. Pourgol's opening speech set the stage that something great was going to unfold in my life.................

.............Doctor Pourgol also gives so much amazing business advice on running clinics that he could charge big money for an entire stand-alone business course if he wanted - and he gives it to us all for free. He wants his students to truly succeed and his support for his graduates doesn't end after graduation - He always goes above and beyond to make sure each and every graduate succeeds not just in passing exams but in finding work and being a successful practitioner afterwords. His positive attitude and fatherly approach to teaching really shines and when he speaks students always listen and smile as his lectures are so much fun............

Thank you so much National Academy of Osteopathy! You are the best!

Daniel Fow, DOMP
Yoga Teacher & Manual Osteopath

Monday, 18 February 2019

We have the best staff and faculty!

I wish to thank those National Academy of Osteopathy staff (Stephanie, Dasha, Ana, Liana, Jaswinder and Professors Amir Kazemi and Hossein Khorrami) who helped us organize the February 2019 graduation day ceremony of NAO.

I also like to thank the rest of NAO staff and faculty who work hard to keep NAO a success story. We could not have become the largest provider of osteopathic education without your help.

Thank you for your hard work.

Saturday, 16 February 2019

You Made It!

Congratulations my students. You made it!
You are now some of the best manual osteopaths in the world! I am so proud of you and I love each one of you. My support for you does not finish with your graduation. I am always one email away (pourgol@pourgol.com).

Monday, 11 February 2019

First in History: Manual Osteopath Chosen as Health Minister in USA

Honorable, professors Daniel Nuzum, NMD, DN, DO (Spain), PhD, one of our top students who is also one of our professors at National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada), National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) and National University of Medical Sciences (USA) has been chosen as the Minister of Health for the Southern CherokeeNation & the Red Fire Nation in the United States.

This is a historic achievement as it is the first time in history that an osteopathic manual practitioner has been chosen as a minister of health. We are proud of our alumni and wish the best for Honorable Dr Nuzum in his new position as the SCNRFN Minister of Health.

Saturday, 9 February 2019

Voted the best in Bradford

My student, National Academy of Osteopathy graduated RMT/DOMP (who is also a member of the Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada) has been voted the best in Bradford for the past two years! I am so proud of my students!

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Do you really own a business? Do this test and find out!

What is the best way to become wealthy? 

I had a meeting the other day at National University of Medical Sciences office in Panama City and one of the people I met asked what is the best way to become wealthy?

There are many ways to become wealthy but owning a business is the number one way people become wealthy.

This is what I teach my students. They must all own a business if they wish to become wealthy. However most businesses fail because the people who own them are not really businesspersons.

Many people think they own a business by registering a business but in reality they are employees who just register a business. These people will not become wealthy.

How do you know if you truly own a business? There is a simple test you can do to find out if you are an employee who registered a business or you are truly a business person destined to become wealthy.

And that test is a simple one. Can your business operate and continue to generate money for 6 months without you doing any work in it? If not, then you do not own a business. You are just an employee who has registered a business. If you do the technical part of your business for money you are not a businessperson. To become wealthy your business must not need you to do technical work at it. It must generate money without the need for your technical work. Your absence must not be felt in your business, if you truly own a real business that is destined to make you wealthy.

I teach my students that if in 20 years I still see them treating patients for money full time I will be disappointed. By that time I want them to own a real business, having other newly graduated manual osteopaths as employees and they only treat patients on a part time basis, not for money but because they love to do so. Only then they will have the freedom to do what they want.

Some love to be an employee and there is nothing wrong with that if this is what they want. But those who wish to become wealthy have no choice but to own a business. And to own a business, you must not be the one who does the technical work. A business has three parts, the technical part, the management part and the entrepreneurship part. A true businessperson who is destined for riches becomes the entrepreneur and let others do the management and the technical part of the business, with his/her only job being to come up with ways to improve business. It is okay to initially the owner do all the three parts by him/herself. But he/she must have a timeline when he/she delegates the other parts to others if he/she desires to become wealthy.

Becoming wealthy is not just to make more money. It is the freedom to do what you like, when you like and where you like to do it. That for me is the definition of success. The ability to do what you love to do without worrying about getting paid.

Becoming wealthy gives you this chance and I wish all my students become successful entrepreneurs so they could benefit from the freedom they acquire.

Friday, 1 February 2019

I am Panamanian now!

On January 30, 2019 I have officially became a Panamanian resident!

I went to the immigration office last Monday to hand in my request and on Wednesday, 9 days later they made me a permanent resident!

In 5 years I will be eligible to become a full citizen with a passport and the eligibility to vote.

On Wednesday it took me 6 hours wait inside immigration to complete everything. Panama, like almost all other countries have government rules and regulations that are made to make your life hard!!!!  The 6 hours wait was because some of my translated notarized documents were stamped on one page (this is how it is done by all notarizing agents). But the immigration officer wanted stamp on both sides of the paper!!! Can anyone explain why this is necessary? So I had to send ALL documents to my lawyer to get them stamped on both sides while waiting in the immigration center.

All in all it was an experience! I am not complaining though!  In Canada it took me 6 years to get my permanent residency!  So 9 days is great and I am grateful to Panamanian government to grant me permanent residency.

In 5 years I will be citizen of three countries, Iran, Canada, and Panama. 
so I am now Iranian/Canadian/Panamanian!