Thursday, 29 June 2017

How Can NUMSS Degree be Legalized in Spain?

How to Legalize Your NUMSS Degree in Spain for $700 US

Legalization is the process of authenticating or certifying a document so a foreign country's legal system will recognize it as with full legal effect. Authentication by legalization is widely used in international commerce and civil law matters in those jurisdictions where the simpler apostille system has not been adopted.

Some countries require your degree to be legalized if you with them to accept your degree for whatever reasons you may have that require dealing with the government. For example, if you wish to immigrate to another country, the embassy may need your degree to be legalized.

Legalization is a complex procedure that can be done by yourself (cheaply) or by using a firm (more expensive). Doing it yourself is less expensive but time consuming and involves dealing with a number of agencies.

In Canada, it involves first notarizing the degree, then sending it to Canadian government to confirm the notarizing, and then to Spanish consulate for signature and stamp. To do it yourself costs in Canada about $200. In Spain it would cost about 50 EURO, but it is almost impossible to do it yourself. To do it yourself you must be present personally in Canada or Spain. In Spain the process of doing it yourself is:

1- Certified true copy of the diploma by public notary:
Don Angel Almoguera Gomez
2- Notarization by the chamber of notaries: Ilustre Colegio Notarial de Madrid
Dona Maria Eugenia Reviriego Picon
3- Legalization by the Ministry of Justice
4- Legalization by the Ministry  of Foreign Affairs
5- Authentication by the Embassy/Consulate of the country where the degree is to be used.

Extract from the Spanish government website :
"These shall be legalised by a notary public, in the following order: public notaries, chambers of notaries (see the following list of chambers of notaries in Spain), Ministry of Justice - Legalisations (C/ de la Bolsa, 8 - 28071 Madrid Tel. +34 902 007 214), Legalisations Section of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (C/ Juan de Mena, 4 – 28071 Madrid. Tel: +34 91 379 16 55), and, finally, at the diplomatic or consular mission, accredited to Spain, of the country in which the document is to take effect."

To use a law firm in Spain would cost about 1,000 EURO. However one of our alumnus used an agency in Spain that cost him only $700 (US) to get the whole process done.

We wish to thank National Academy of Osteopathy & National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) graduate in Vietnam, osteopath Dr Stephane Laporte, DOMP, DO for providing us with this agency’s contact information. By the way Dr Laporte has secured employment in a hospital in Vietnam. He is our second doctor of osteopathy graduate who has gained employment within a hospital.

Dr Laporte used Crown Worldwide (Daniel Martinez <>) as an agent. This is a private company that provides logistic services to clients. 

So, if you need to get your NUMSS (Spain) degree legalized then contact Mr. Daniel Martinez at the email address given above.

Thank you.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Our New Board of Governors Member

We are happy to announce that Dr Farjoud Shokouhi, BSc (PT), MBA, DBA, DPT, DO (candidate) has joined us as the new member of National University of Medical Sciences board of governors.

Dr Shokouhi has been instrumental in bringing DPT education to Iran. Under his guidance about 400 physiotherapists have studied DPT at our two universities in Spain and the States and now every province of Iran has DPT graduates. DPT graduates offer better patient care and as a result improve health of society.

Additionally Dr Shokouhi, who is one of the supreme members of the Medical Council of Iran, and also representative of the physiotherapy profession in the Council, was instrumental in changing the scope of practice of physiotherapy profession in Iran this year to include prescribing of limited medications as well as reading x-rays, and providing dry needling (acupuncture) and foot orthotics among other changes.

Dr Shokouhi is affectionately known as the father of DPT in Iran. We are happy this distinguished dedicated physiotherapist (and future osteopath) has joined the Board of Governors of our two universities.

Welcome Dr Shokouhi! We are proud to have you with us.

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Approved Provider of DPT Education to BPA Members

National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) has been chosen as the approved provider of transitional DPT (doctor of physical therapy) education to all members of Bangladesh Physical Therapy Association (BPA) for the next 5 years.

On-Campus DPT Education in Bangladesh for Physiotherapists

The National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) and Bangladesh Physical Therapy Association have worked in the past two years to implement a campus based transitional DPT program in Bangladesh. The first postgraduate class of DPT (doctor of physical therapy) is starting this term in Bangladesh.

NUMSS (Spain) campus based DPT program in Bangladesh is open only to physiotherapists who are members of the Bangladesh Physical Therapy Association. Our online DPT program is open to all other physiotherapists.

For information on how to register for the on-campus doctor of physical therapy program of National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) please contact Dr. Farid Uddin, the secretary general of Bangladesh Physical Therapy Association at or Phone: 01712-081578.

Registration for the on-campus DPT program is done only through Bangladesh Physical Therapy Association.

Professor Ali Irani, President of Indian Association of Physiotherapists

Our professor, Dr Ali Irani, PhD (SM), PhD (ABMD), DPT, who is also president of the Indian Association of Physiotherapists (IAP), giving speech at the National University of Medical Sciences DPT graduation ceremony. 

Saturday, 24 June 2017

DPT Education in India by NUMSS (USA)

DPT Education in India for Physiotherapists

Qualified physiotherapists in India have the option of taking the postgraduate DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy) program of National University of Medical Sciences (USA) through online or on-campus education in Mumbai.

The on-campus DPT program is open only to those physiotherapists who are members of the Indian Association of Physiotherapists (IAP). The online DPT program is open to all physiotherapists.

To request information about on-campus program please contact NUMSS (USA) Professor Dr Ali Irani, PhD (SM), PhD (ABMD), DPT president of the Indian Association of Physiotherapists (IAP), at . Dr Irani is in charge of coordinating the campus based transitional DPT program in Mumbai (India). For the online program contact the university directly at

Physiotherapists with a bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy can complete the online or on-campus DPT program in two years. Those with a master’s degree or equivalent in physiotherapy can complete the program in 1 year.

Tuition is $3,850 per semester ($7,700 per year). Tuition is same for online and on-campus programs. Scholarships are provided to qualified students excelling in first semester towards tuition fees of the second semester.

Paid clinical internship at a number of hospitals in Mumbai is available for selected qualified Indian physiotherapists who are members of the Indian Association of Physiotherapists.
To view the DPT curriculum please click on:

NUMSS (USA) is registered with the Department of States (Florida, USA) on March 02, 2016. Its license has been renewed by the Secretary of States on February 28, 2017. The registration number of NUMSS (USA) with the Department of States of Florida is P16000020575.

NUMSS (USA) post professional DPT students in India are eligible to join the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as international members for annual membership fee of $50.

Indian students who are residents of Canada are eligible to receive tuition and textbooks tax credit from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) as NUMSS (USA) is accepted as a foreign university by the Canadian government.

Indian students who reside in the United States of America are eligible to use the expenses associated with obtaining NUMSS (USA) DPT degree to reduce business income tax. In most other countries NUMSS (USA) tuition can also be used as business expenses to lower business tax.
To read more about the DPT program of NUMSS (USA) in India please visit:

Friday, 23 June 2017

Migraine Gone After 18 Years!

Migraine gone after 18 years with osteopathic care after all other therapies failed!

Osteopathy does miracles in treating chronic pain. No other profession is as effective in treating chronic pain as osteopathy.

Here is a testimonial from a patient that was treated by manual osteopath Trevor Cragg (a graduate of National Academy of Osteopathy, and current student of the doctor of osteopathy (DO) program of National University of Medical Sciences. Trevor practices in Uxbridge, Ontario at Balanced Body Osteopathy ( 

Here is the testimonial:
As a sufferer of severe migraines for over 18 years, I had tried pretty much everything in search of finding pain relief. From traditional medicine to massage, chiropractor, acupuncture, reike, reflexology, diets, homeopathic medicine, and bowen. Over the last few years the migraines had increased in frequency of up to three times per week with a soaring pain scale that left me in bed, feeling debilitated and unable to do anything. I was desperate to find something to relieve this pain. Just before hearing about Trevor, I was sent to another neurologist who, after reading my file, decided I needed to go on anti-seizure medication. This is something I did not want to do and I was feeling hopeless. A co-worker and her husband both recommended I go see Trevor Cragg at Balanced Body Osteopathy. Since osteopathy was something I had never tried before I was ready to give it a shot. Within the first few treatments that I had with Trevor, I felt a substantial amount of change and relief from pain. Over the course of my cranial treatments, Trevor released all of the tension in the back my neck and made gentle corrections to my cranial structure. After each treatment, I noticed major improvements and the overall intensity of my migraines drastically decreased. After 18 years of pain, I am now finally gaining my life back and am on no medication whatsoever. My only regret is that I wish I had gone to see him sooner. Thank you Trevor for caring, explaining and answering all my questions along the way. I highly recommend anyone, who experiences migraines or has had any type of head trauma, to seek cranial treatments from Trevor. It has made a world of difference for me. Thank you Trevor.
Lisa Black, RVT