In today’s society there is an abundance of opportunities for osteopathic manual practitioners to utilize their professional health care credentials. Manual osteopathy is one of the fastest growing health professions in Canada and the World. The current employment prospects for osteopathic manual practitioners are good across the country and particularly strong in the province of Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec and Alberta. There is almost zero unemployment rate in this field as virtually all graduates find employment upon graduation.
Most manual osteopaths work in private practice, often as sole proprietor or associate. However, the increase in multidisciplinary health care facilities and physical rehabilitation clinics in Canada has opened new opportunities for osteopathic manual practitioners to collaborate with other health care professionals and benefit patients with interprofessional care.
A small numbers of manual osteopaths also work in hospitals, health spas, sports teams, insurance companies claims services department, fitness clubs, osteopathic colleges, motor vehicle accident (MVA) assessment centres and other institutions.
A post published on LinkedIn by NAO student, osteopath, Hep (Alvin) Rebellon who works in Dubai, UAE.
Previously, mainstream osteopathic schools and their alumni thought of Dr. Pourgol's vision for online osteopathic education was inadequate by providing its schools curriculum all online. In my opinion those schools are not visionaries as they failed to harness the full potential of digital learning in their osteopathic educational programs and have chosen to stay with the traditional classroom learning setting. Dr. Pourgol is leading by years away in providing online osteopathy education. Honestly, I chose to study under Dr. Pourgol’s institutions (National Academy of Osteopathy & then National University of Medical Sciences) due to their proactive effort to uplift the osteopathic profession, their continuous innovations in education and learning platform, the professional support that they provide to their graduates, and to get a cost-effective education (which other schools are shying away from). Kudos to Dr. Pourgol and the faculty of both schools in Canada and Spain. Dr Pourgol, Thank you for your vision. Please do share this in your network - so more people can have the privilege to benefit from your vision, knowledge, experiences and teachings. Many thanks Dr. Pourgol. Looking forward to meet you in person one day.
"The course (DOMP program offered by National Academy of Osteopathy) was well organized and easy to follow. Studying at my own pace was excellent. The Practical was well taught and highly valuable. The expanded opportunities well be a good challenge. As a Chiropractor I find these procedures as effective with no possibility of after effects. More Chiropractors should get on board "
Student Testimonial from Alberta, Canada
" ……………I'd like to also add that I've taken many, many courses across a variety of industries in as many different countries, and never have I come across a lecturer that is so sincerely determined to set his students up for success in both business and life as Dr Pourgol. I'm sure I speak on behalf of many students who feel the same. We are very fortunate to have such a mentor. Thank you Dr Pourgol. "
Student Testimonial from Bermuda
Today's salute goes to .......drum roll please.....Dr.Habibinia of NAO teaching and endlessly complex subject of clinical nutrition and breaking it down to practical, interesting and useful format with a lot of color and charts for all of us visual learners...there is a real skill in conveying information ...thanks Dr. You are appreciated.
A post by Dr Bashar Alazzam, MD, DOMP, a recent graduate of National Academy of Osteopathy (from London, Ontario).
"Thank you so much Dr Shahin Pourgol for giving me the honor to be one of your student at national academy of osteopathy.... It was a big challenge for me, changing my field of helping patients from Anaesthesia and intensive care dealing with patients who want to sleep in Operation Rooms or already in Coma in ICU , and now becoming a manual osteopathy treating awake patients.... Thank God and Thanks everybody who makes this dream come true, all teachers at NAO; Dr. Shahin Pourgol, Dr Oleg Bagrin, Dr Abazar Habibinia, Dr Daniel Nuzum, Pamela Crosson-Fournier, & Nicholas Zancai All the nice and supper kind ladies and staff at NAO , thank you sOoOoOoOo much."
A post from Dr Mercedeh, one of our students at National Academy of Osteopathy
Dr Mercedeh, one of our students at National Academy of Osteopathy who is a physician, a black belt martial artist and now a manual osteopath in Toronto!
"I love Osteopathy and NAO. Dr. Pourgol you changed my life. Thank you"
A post from NAO graduate, Dr Mercedeh Ghazi, MD, DOMP written for National Academy of Osteopathy technique instructor, Nizholas Zancai, DOMP
I would like to thank you for all the encouragement you have given me during the course. I cannot thank you enough for your endless support and effort. I loved every wonderful minute of NAO and always came home full of enthusiasm and motivation. You are the best TA!"
A post from NAO graduate Dani Reid, DOMP (August 2016) to Dr Pourgol
"Thank you, you are the best teacher in the world!"
A letter from one of our students in Mexico
Dear Dr. Pourgol
I first want to thank you for the great lectures the school has. I've passed through other Osteopathy schools and none of them have taught me how to become a real osteopath as this school does. I live in México City, single mom of two boys, and osteopathy has become very important to me, a way of life.
I'm very proud to be part of the best osteopaths in the world.
A post by our student Jodi, who is a Canadian Fitness Champion
When I started this program (diploma in osteopathic manual practice) I wasn't sure if I could do it, but honestly my school is the best and the amount of knowledge I have gained is immeasurable! National Academy of Osteopathy has the best profs, staff and alumni that are always available to answer questions.
Osteopathy is such an amazing profession!! I am so excited to embark on this next chapter and coincide it with Lean Aesthetics.
A post from kinesiologist and osteopathy student, Christina Anderson from Beeton, Ontario
"Dr. Pourgol is the best teacher I have ever had the pleasure to know. I have never met such an intelligent man. He is such a positive influence in my life and I feel grateful everyday to have someone with such influence guiding me."
" Dear NAO I want to say thank you for a fantastic course. I have loved every minute of it and now looking forward to doing my Bachelor in osteopathy. I have worked as a massage therapist for 6 years and I love my job but I felt more and more I was missing something in the treatments and I wanted to do more. The NAO ad popped up as I searched the net for courses and I am so grateful it did. Osteopathy is a fantastic profession, gentle but very effective. It is a perfect match to massage therapy and the two makes the perfect couple. I love my job and look forward to going to work every day. I feel so privileged to be able to do this every day. Being able to help people live pain free lives is so rewarding and a true inspiration every single day. Dr Pourgol have been such an inspiration and I have learned so much that will absolute make me a better therapist and better in business . Dr Habibinia is a fantastic teacher and I have looked forward to his lectures every day and thanks to Luary who has helped me so much and been so patient. I am looking forward to seeing you all in June so I can thank you all in person. Looking forward to another year with you and become the absolute best I can be Thank you. "
"...Dr. Pourgol; I wanted to thank you for the passion you show in the class.That makes me so motivated to wake up early on weekends and come to class..."