Until we find a suitable campus in Naples (Florida, USA) our campus based programs are held at the York University Heights campus of National Academy of Osteopathy (NAO) in Toronto (Ontario, Canada). NAO has a student clinic offering free manual osteopathic care to patients. NUMSS (USA) students enrolled in the on-campus osteopathy manual practice programs are eligible for two months of clinical manual osteopathic internship in the NAO student clinic once they pass the practical exams.
What to Expect on Your First Visit to the Student Clinic
Your 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 manual osteopathic 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 pain relief is provided for relief of immediate pain, restricted mobility, and discomfort. Depending on the manual osteopathic assessment, 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. Osteopathic manual practitioners are 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.
$20 for each hands-on manual osteopathic care. Sessions generally last about one hour.
The fees mentioned above includes assessment and treatment. As this is a teaching clinic we do not charge patients full fees for osteopathic services which are usually between $80 to $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.
The student clinic is operated by the Faculty of Osteopathy of National Academy of Osteopathy to prepare the interns with practical clinical experience by providing excellence in manual osteopathic patient care to various community populations. The clinic is located at:
National Academy of Osteopathy
York University Heights 121 Limestone Crescent, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3J 2R1
To make an appointment for a free manual osteopathic treatment, please call the student clinic at 416-635-6550 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The clinic is open to the public as well as our students, employees and faculty. Treatments are provided by National University of Medical Sciences (USA) and National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada) students and interns.
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Dana Reid,Manual Osteopathy Student
I sincerely appreciate all your advice and your work to give us the best means to improve our odds to succeed in this new path. Your speech at graduation ceremony was very inspiring. As you said, you will always be part of the change in our lives, an important part, let me complete, and I will always be grateful to you for all the knowledge that you have transferred to us but most of all, for your devotion as a teacher and your engagement to your students to make successful people of us. Words are not enough. Thank you. .