Wednesday, 19 July 2017

A Post From Dr Nuzum

World famous natural health expert, American naprapath & osteopath, Dr Daniel Nuzum (from Idaho, USA) is one of our alumni as well as being one of our professors. Dr Nuzum also serves a member of Board of Governors of National University of Medical Sciences. Thank you Dr Nuzum for this kind and beautiful post.

Today I wish to honor my good friend Dr. Shahin Pourgol. He is an amazing Doctor, friend and President of a University. He has impeccable integrity and is always striving to improve himself, his family and his University. Thank you Dr. Pourgol for all that you do for us at both National Academy of Osteopathy and the National University of Medical Sciences!
Dr. Daniel Nuzum

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Osteopathy in the Caribbean Islands

Did you know most manual osteopaths in the Caribbean islands are our alumni?

We are proud that because of the osteopathic education we provide, most people of the Caribbean islands now have access to osteopathic care, this wonderful miraculous profession that offers one of the best treatments available for chronic pain.

Here is a before/after x-ray of a patient after receiving osteopathic care for neck pain from Christian pastor/naturopath/osteopath, Dr Randy Nagir, one of our alumni in Trinidad & Tobago.

Dr Nagir has two clinics in Trinidad. To make an appointment with him please call Natural Health Clinic at 463-3379 or 399-1152.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Try manual osteopathy before surgery

Dr Mehrdad Darvish an orthopedic surgeon with post specialty fellowship in ankle & foot surgery from Germany is one of our osteopathy students.

In a post published recently, Dr Darvish mentions that since incorporating osteopathic care into his surgical practice, the number of surgeries as well as injections in his practice has decreased which not only decreases risks, surgical complications and pain for patients; it also reduces health care costs.
Osteopathy does wonders in treating chronic pain. Physicians & surgeons can cut a large number of invasive medical procedures by adding osteopathic care to their practices.

Here is the post from Dr Darvish:

I am Dr. Mehrdad Dervish, an orthopedic specialist from the University of Shahid Beheshti in Tehran, and a foot and ankle surgery, fracture and sports injury fellowship from Germany.

From 2012, I became acquainted with the discipline of osteopathy. Osteopathy is very effective in improving chronic pain, and can be very helpful in cases such as chronic low back pain or shoulder pain, and even pelvic and knee pain that do not respond to common treatments.

I use these techniques in my surgical practice to decrease the risk of surgery and its complications on my patients. These techniques can lower the cost of treatments for patients and eliminate potential dangers of surgery, such as infection and bleeding, anesthesia and hospitalization.

Patients are very pleased with osteopathy and even the use of injections have been reduced in my practice in some cases. This method is complementary to orthopedic techniques and is a substitute for more aggressive methods.

Monday, 10 July 2017

Did you know we have alumni in 68 countries including Vietnam?

We have expanded osteopathy to more countries than any other school in the past 140 years. Here is a post from one of our students in Vietnam.

My name is St├ęphane Laporte. I live in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. I am a DOMP from NAO and a BSc (O) and DO (Spain) from NUMSS. I am also a Certified Personal Trainer (ACSM) and a Certified Triathlon Coach (ITCA).
To me, finding a recognized school was of primordial importance. The quality of the teaching is primordial. Over the 4 years that I have spent with the National Academy of Osteopathy and the National University of Medical Sciences, I have seen teachers that gave me a strong will to study and some highly skilled professors who would always challenge me to study more. I am now stuck in that routine of self-education, on top of the materials provided by the school, and I love it! I learn everyday more and more fascinating things and feel like I understand the body so much better than I thought. Or more like: I understand how much I didn't understand the human body before.

I enjoyed that the first year, the online videos were posted in a structured daily manner, to ease into this new contemporary way of learning. I enjoyed that the hours were flexible due to the distance learning nature of the program I chose. However, this did not mean less hours of studying at all!

As I went through the program, the videos got better, the fact that you can now send videos of yourself to your teachers for review, the homework given by the professors, the hands on classes, all of this contributes to me feeling proud of studying at NUMSS.

I still have a few hours to do to complete my 1,000 hours of clinical training, but I was lucky enough to have attended many workshops and training in clinics available in my region.

What I didn't expect was very useful business education, how to set up a clinic, how to manage it and cope with the legal aspects of it. It's so important, because once you've graduated, what do you do? You need to have a plan so you can use your talents in real life. If you can't fill up the paperwork to be able to legally work, all those skills you've spent so much time to learn might go to waste. The University makes sure you are not alone, with a strong business education and a solid and hyperactive alumni network.

I have applied for another degree, but have been on waiting list for a year, that's how in-demand NUMSS is.

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.