"Good evening Dr. Pourgol. I hope all is well with you these days. I see you are making great strides in the Osteopathic world! Congratulations to you and your support team…………….I have been very busy this past year growing my business, lately being booked weeks in advance. The osteopathy component to my practice is definitely what has stimulated the growth in the past year, almost doubling my income in one year! This has happened without advertising, simply by word of mouth, client referrals! And I can honestly say that working with others and helping them cope or relieve their pain is one of the most rewarding jobs I can imagine having."
Angele Boyle, RMT, DOMP
NAO graduate, class of 2011
Ballantrae Massage Therapy and Osteopathy
National Academy of Osteopathy (NAO), located in Toronto, Ontario is founded as a Canadian institution that would offer an excellent education nationally and internationally, be a catalyst for developing a unified profession, conduct research to further the scientific basis of manual osteopathy, become the home for knowledge related to manual osteopathy and be the face of the profession to governments, third party payers, and the general public.
We are a fully accredited, professional educational institution with professional faculty and staff who are experts in their fields. NAO receives no direct government funding and relies on tuition fees and donations for support.
NAO educates manual osteopathic practitioners with professional programs leading to a Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice (DOMP).
We conduct research that is recognized for its contribution to manual osteopathy. We provide manual osteopathic care for patients in our teaching clinic in North York. We support manual osteopathic practitioners with the knowledge, resources and services to help their businesses thrive, and we advocate to influence education and health care policies that affect these health care practitioners.
“I would like to thank Dr. Pourgol, founder of National Academy of Osteopathy, for trusting in my knowledge and for having me as a member of the teaching team of NAO. I always dreamed of teaching at academic level, as there is so much joy and pleasure in this profession. The applause from the students at the end of each lecture is the fuel that fills up my engine for the rest of my day. To me, to learn and never be filled, is wisdom; and to teach and never be weary, is love! At National Academy of Osteopathy, we do our job with love and passion. At the NAO, we teach, we demonstrate, and we practise. Here the students are clinically trained in manual osteopathy, and at the same time they learn basic & clinical sciences & are updated with the latest trend in health sciences. NAO students learn business skills such as marketing, tax planning, investments, patient retention, motor vehicle accident patient management, multidisciplinary referral systems, osteopathy rehab, and other practice related matters directly from Dr. Pourgol; one of the most successful osteopaths in the world. Therefore, if you are looking for a promising profession in health care, you are always welcomed at National Academy of Osteopathy”.
Abazar Habibinia, MD, CDTT, CSN
Department of Clinical Sciences (NAO)