Monday, 27 March 2017

Our Students Made Us #1

The graduation day was about a week ago and already so many of our graduates found employment as manual osteopaths. This makes us so proud!
It is because of such great students that our schools have become #1 provider of osteopathic education in the world, teaching in 68 countries. The success of our students is what attracts many new students to enrol at one of our three schools.
National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada) is the largest provider of osteopathic education in Canada. Over half of manual osteopaths in Canada are our graduates.
We have introduced osteopathy to many countries for the first time. Countries such as Brunei, Mauritius, Tanzania, Iran & Colombia now have access to osteopathic care, thanks to our alumni.
Our university in Florida, National University of Medical Sciences (USA) is the only university in the states offering manual osteopathic education.
Our university in Madrid, National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) is the largest provider of doctor of physical therapy (DPT) & doctor of osteopathy (DO) programs in Europe.
Our growth and expansion is the result of our students being successful in practice. While the average income for manual osteopaths in Canada is $90,000 per year, We are happy to say that our annual alumni survey showed that many of our graduates are making over $150,000 per year way above the average.

Osteopaths: I thank you

They said it was impossible. They said it could not be done. But thanks to your support, my dear colleagues, we were able to register the first ever manual osteopathic university in the states!
National University of Medical Sciences (USA) in Naples, Florida has graduated its first class last week.
We made history by registering the first university offering manual osteopathic education in the states. This was due to the support of all manual osteopaths around the world who supported us in this project.
And last month we received notification from Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education & Skills Development that NUMSS (USA) is exempted from being registered with the ministry. Once again we made history. We are now the first ever university that is offering a diploma program in osteopathic manual practice on campus in Toronto (Canada).
Manual osteopaths; I thank you. It is because of your support that we were able to expand manual osteopathy in 68 countries. It is because of your support that provinces such as Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut in Canada (as well as Alaska in the states) now, for the first time ever have access to manual osteopaths.
I am grateful for your support. Since the past 7 years when I founded National Academy of Osteopathy and then National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) your love and support enabled us to help expand osteopathy in 68 countries. There are countries that never had access to a manual osteopath (like Tanzania, Iran, Bermuda, Trinidad & Tobago, Brunei, & Mauritius) and now because of your support we have graduates there helping people.
Without your support we could not have become the number one provider of manual osteopathic education in the world. I am humbled and grateful and I love you all for your passion, energy and support.
Dr. Shahin Pourgol, MBA, DC, DO, PhD
Founder, President, Professor
National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada)
National University of Medical Sciences (Spain)
National University of Medical Sciences (USA)

Posters for osteopathy promotion

We made these posters awhile back. You can remove our clinic name and add yours and use them without the need to ask our permissions.
Or you can use the text on any other photos you wish.

Manual osteopathy in Los Vegas

Congratulations to Dr. Curtis M. Wildes, DO (Spain), a graduate of the doctor of osteopathy program of National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) for opening his private manual osteopathy/sportsmedicine clinic in Los Vegas (Nevada, USA).
Dr. Wildes is a former Performance Medicine healthcare provider & athletic therapist with the USA Olympic Committee Medical provider program.
Manual osteopathy has become a popular postgraduate program for athletic therapists.
To make an appointment with Dr Wildes visit his website at:

#1 provider of DPT education

Did you know National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) has over 300 doctor of physical therapy (DPT) students and graduates from Iran?
This is our 5th term of teaching DPT in Iran. We welcome all these distinguished Iranian physiotherapists who have chosen NUMSS (Spain) for their DPT education.
We welcome you and wish you success in your academic studies.

Thank you Andrew!

We wish to thank manual osteopath & registered massage therapist Andrew Subieta, RMT, DOMP for hiring 5 graduates of National Academy of Osteopathy in his clinic in Concord (Ontario).
Andrew was a manual osteopath (studied at Canadian College of Osteopathy) prior to enrolling at the DOMP program of National Academy of Osteopathy. He is now studying the doctor of osteopathy program of National University of Medical Sciences (Spain).
To make an appointment with Andrew or the other NAO graduates manual osteopaths in his clinic please visit his website at:

20% of Physicians in US are Osteopaths!

20% of physicians in the States are osteopaths. 25% of medical students in the US are osteopathic students.
Out of over 80,000 osteopaths in the US, only about 700 perform manual osteopathy techniques. The rest works exactly as a medical doctor in fields such as surgery, dermatology, gynecology, psychiatry, radiology, and general medicine.

Birthplace of Osteopathy

Did you know osteopathy was founded in the state of Missouri in USA?
Acupuncturist, Bryan Wagner (seen in this photo with Dr Pourgol), is from Missouri!
Happy St Patrick's Day by the way. The green color today is because of St Patrick's day.

Manual Osteopaths Can Offer Physiotherapy Modalities in Canada

Manual osteopaths who wish to offer physiotherapy modalities such as ultrasound, laser, TENS, IFC, EMS, thermotherapy, cryotherapy, traction, & iontophoresis to patients are permitted to do in Canada once they take the appropriate courses.
The DO (doctor of osteopathy) program of National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) and the PhD program in osteopathic clinical sciences of the National University of Medical Sciences (USA) both offer physiotherapy modalities courses which enable manual osteopaths to offer physiotherapy modalities to patients.
Please note that while you are permitted to perform physiotherapy modalities after taking the appropriate courses, you CANNOT call yourself a physiotherapist and you CANNOT call what you do physiotherapy.
National Academy of Osteopathy graduates of the DOMP program receive scholarships to enrol at NUMSS (Spain) DO program for a total tuition of just 2,000 EUROS, a saving of over 5,000 EURO. A large number of NAO graduates continue their osteopathic education by enrolling at the DO program of NUMSS (Spain).

New Business Lectures Added This Month

The following business lectures have been added today to our osteopathy programs. These video lectures are now available on our online video server for our registered students to watch.
Session 71: Working in another country
Session 72: Disability Insurance and other types of Insurance
Session 73: Reward System
Session 74: Being Positive
Session 75: Fees and Prices you can charge
Session 76: Your ideal customers and to market to them
Session 77: How to add value to your practice
Session 78: Prepayments and many more, Happy Holidays
Session 79: Empathy and caring for your patients
Session 80: Camellion Effect

Osteopathy for chiropractors

Did you know we have many chiropractors and chiropractic students as alumni?
Dr. Matthew Schaer, DC, DO is one of our alumni in Netherlands who owns and operates two successful chiropractic clinics in Hague and Zoetermeer of Netherlands.
To make an appointment with Dr Schaer please visit his websites at: (for Hague clinic) or (for Zoetermeer clinic).

Quebec Association

Our graduates in Quebec (Canada) can join ACMA: Alliance Canadienne de M├ędecine Alternative (
This association is part of a group called the Coalition for the promotion of osteopathy in Quebec (CPOC
The Coalition for the Advancement of Osteopathy in Canada was created to answer the questions raised by the process of recognition of osteopathy in Quebec and to present to the different levels of government the existence of different groups of Osteopaths in Quebec.
The CPOC is a group of osteopaths from various schools and associations. Quebec based osteopaths, from National Academy of Osteopathy, National University of Medical Sciences (USA), & National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) who believe in the reason for being united, are welcome to participate in the reflections and work of the coalition for the recognition of Osteopathy through the future Order of osteopaths.

Osteopathy & HST

Just a reminder that osteopathic services are tax exempt in Canada and therefore you do NOT need to register for HST, and you should not collect HST from patients for osteopathic care.


The DO (doctor of osteopathy) program of NUMSS (Spain) is a great postgraduate program for NAO graduates. You will love it!
Some of the subjects you learn (that are not in the DOMP program) are ergonomics, sports medicine, radiology & diagnostic imaging, physiotherapy modalities, orthopedic bracing and taking, fitness assessment & training, lower limb patient assessment, pathomechanics and footcare, gait biomechanics, clinical laboratory diagnosis, auxiliary osteopathic therapy, microbiology & immunology.
NAO graduates are eligible for scholarships. The complete 2 years online DO program for NAO graduate is 2,000 EURO.

Doctor of Naprapathy (DN) Program starting Sept 2017

We are now accepting applicants for the September 03, 2017 class, for the DN (Doctor of Naprapathy) offered by the National University of Medical Sciences.
The program is offered 100% online with optional week long practical classes after each semester (in Madrid or Toronto). The DN program is 4 years full time for category 1 students (those with no prior health education). It is 2 years full time for most health professionals, and 1 year full time for doctors and physiotherapists.
Tuition is 1732.50 EURO per semester. For National Academy of Osteopathy graduates the whole program is 2000 EURO and they can complete the program in 2 years, unless if they are doctors or physiotherapists which in that case they can complete the program in 1 year.


When a graduate chooses to enrol at our university again for another program, it is a sign of utmost satisfaction of the student with our university.
We have many DPT (doctor of physical therapy) graduates who after completing the DPT program have enrolled in the DO (doctor of osteopathy) program of National University of Medical Sciences (Spain).
We are grateful! Thank you!