Student Clinic

Dear Patient,

It is with pleasure that we welcome you to the National Academy of Osteopathy teaching clinic that offers free osteopathic care to the public who suffer from chronic pain and other conditions. It is our privilege to be part of your choice in caring for your health.

Patients like yourself can benefit from manual osteopathic care in leading healthier lives and staying active in doing the things that you love.

Clinical education at National Academy of Osteopathy uses evidence based practice to teach manual osteopathic patient care. Our clinic provides an invaluable part of our education and training, allowing NAO students to perfect their skills under the guidance of our engaging manual osteopaths. The result is interns who excel, along with highly satisfied patients.

Thank you for being part of this process. We hope you reap the benefits of manual osteopathic care and that it supports your goal of making positive changes to your health and life. If you know of someone else who would benefit from our services, we invite you to share our contact information form with them.

What to Expect on Your First Visit

Your manual osteopath or intern may be treating your muscle or joint pain, but he or she needs to understand how your body functions as a whole. In particular he or she will focus on your spine, joints, muscles, and nervous system. Your intern needs a complete picture of your health history and overall current health in order to provide the best possible treatment for you.

Set aside at least 60 minutes for your visits to our teaching clinic. Here’s what you might expect.

Types of Manual Osteopathic Care

  • Acute and chronic pain relief is provided for relief of immediate pain, restricted mobility, and discomfort. Depending on the osteopathic diagnosis, your age, physical condition, how long you have had the current complaint, and previous injuries, a few or several visits over a relatively short period of time, may be necessary.
  • Corrective manual osteopathic care treats conditions that are more severe, recurring or have existed with or without pain for some time. These may require a longer, more complex period of care. Once the severity of your condition has decreased through relief care, corrective care helps to restore normal function to your spine, muscles, supporting tissues, and the nerves affected by them.
  • Supportive manual osteopathic care helps you maintain and preserve the benefits you’ve achieved from relief and corrective care. Manual osteopaths are also trained to detect conditions in their early stages, often before you feel pain or reduced mobility. Continuing to work with your intern and having periodic spinal check-ups and treatments, if needed, will keep your spine and you as healthy as possible. Your intern will work with you to find a maintenance schedule that suits your condition, health care goals, and lifestyle.


All our services are offered free of charge. Clients do not pay anything for the hands-on manual osteopathic care they receive. Sessions generally last about one hour.

Our services include assessments and treatments. As this is a teaching clinic we do not charge patients any fees for osteopathic services which are usually between $140 per hour, however, we would require for patients to book in advance and to comply with their appointments. Our interns are highly qualified and skilled in Manual Osteopathy. We provide the utmost care and ensure that the teaching clinic follows all proper protocol and standards of care.

Clinic Location

NAO student clinic is operated by the Division of Clinical Sciences to prepare the student and intern with practical clinical experience by providing excellence in manual osteopathic patient care to various community populations. We are located at:

375 Canarctic Drive Unit 21-22, Toronto, ON M3J 2P9
To make an appointment, please feel free to contact us at 416-635-6550.