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 email@example.com. 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.
We offer more than osteopathic education. We graduate successful manual osteopaths because we teach them everything we know about business and self improvement. Here is an email received from one of Dr Pourgol’s students in Toronto (Ontario, Canada).
Hi Dr. Pourgol,
When I signed up to study Osteopathy through online studies I had no idea that I would gain more than Osteopathy knowledge. Ever since I watched the Schultz hour lecture in the Business management module my life has never been the same. I am a single mother of 3 and work in a hectic health setting and now deliberately take time every week to myself to relax and allow my Frontal Cortex to work. This has helped me not only to visualize how I want to pursue my career as a Manual Osteopath after graduation but also helped me put my personal life into perspective.
I will never forget this lecture and appreciate all you do to inspire us to think bigger than our current limitations.
World famous natural health expert, American naprapath & osteopath, Dr Daniel Nuzum (from Idaho, USA) is one of our alumni as well as being one of our professors. Dr Nuzum also serves as a member of Board of Governors of National University of Medical Sciences. Thank you Dr Nuzum for this kind and beautiful post.
Today I wish to honor my good friend Dr. Shahin Pourgol. He is an amazing Doctor, friend and President of a University. He has impeccable integrity and is always striving to improve himself, his family and his University. Thank you Dr. Pourgol for all that you do for us at both National Academy of Osteopathy and the National University of Medical Sciences!
Dr. Daniel Nuzum
Our graduates provide the best osteopathic care possible, as we focus on techniques that are systematic, global, and scientifically proven to be effective. Our alumni routinely help chronic last resort cases that could not be helped by other health professionals.
This is why our graduates have a 98% job satisfaction rate, the highest among all other health professionals.
Here is a post by Dr Ernest Makram, MD, DOMP, DO (Spain) (from Oakville, Ontario, Canada), a graduate of National Academy of Osteopathy & National University of Medical Sciences (Spain):
“Today I had a patient, a kinesiology graduate who works as an athletic therapist. This patient was treated regularly by a chiropractor and manual osteopath (not a graduate of NAO or NUMSS), it was a challenge for me, but the response after I finished the session was “wow” (I wrote the word as it is said), I had a very good feeling that I was able to help this patient.”