Thursday, 2 June 2016

What Makes Us Different From Other Schools?

Our education differs from other schools because we teach our students everything we know about managing their business. Our students learn a lot about how to run, market and manage their clinics effectively. Our lectures include varied topics such as tax planning, asset protection, marketing, public relations, accounting, investing and financial planning.

We strongly believe a successful graduate is a happy graduate and that society as a whole improves with success of our graduates. A successful graduate spends more, and helps charities more often. This would result in the economy being stimulated once a person has better purchase power.

It is a common knowledge that money improves quality of life. However there was not much research available to back this up. In the past few years a number of research projects have shown this to be true.

The most recent research published by the Toronto Star, and done by PhD graduate student, Annie Xiaoyu Gong and her team at McGill University indicates that “Higher income increases people’s life satisfaction in general”.

The word “money” is a taboo in healthcare. We do not agree. We believe you can be a great health professional while also being financially successful.

We graduate successful health professionals and that is what helped us become the number one provider of manual osteopathic education in the world, teaching in 68 countries.

You can study manual osteopathy in many schools. However to learn about how to manage and grow your practice with proven effective tips, then we are your only choice.


Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Still Techniques: the Forgotten Osteopathic Techniques

Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, MD, DO (founder of osteopathy) developed many methods of treatments. In one such method (commonly known as the Still Techniques) the patient is initially moved away from the dysfunctional barrier, then a well-directed focusing force is applied, during which the dysfunctional joint is carried through a path of least resistance into the barrier. 
 
The Still technique loosens the ligaments and tendons binding a joint by first moving away from the barrier into relaxation, and then reverses direction to allow the joint to slide back into place while the supporting ligaments and tendons are relaxed
 

The Still techniques never gained popularity with early osteopaths because easier and quicker osteopathic manual therapy techniques were available to osteopaths. 
 
Still techniques, the ground breaking methods of relaxing the soft tissue and then settling the joint were somewhat forgotten until Dr. Richard VanBuskirk, DO published “The Still Technique Manual” in 2000. 
 
Now these techniques have regained the popularity they deserve as a number of schools including National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada), National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) and National University of Medical Sciences (USA) have added them to the curriculum of their manual osteopathy diploma and degree programs. 
 

Dr Daniel Nuzum, NMD, DO teaches Still Techniques which is uploaded to our video servers for our registered students to watch.




Monday, 30 May 2016

The Lost Techniques of Manual Osteopathy


The Lost Techniques of Manual Osteopathy

Did you know we are the only manual osteopathic school teaching the manual mechanotherapy techniques of H. R. Spitler, MD, DC, DO, PhD?

Dr Spitler was a medical doctor, chiropractor, osteopath and optometrist in Ohio, USA who invented a model of osteopathy techniques about a hundred years ago that dealt with soft tissue as well as osseous manual therapy.

As his techniques focused mainly on orthopedic conditions of musculoskeletal system, he fell out of favor with the osteopathy leadership of the time and his techniques were not taught in most osteopathic schools.

Manual mechanotherapy is now mainly practiced in Ohio by a group of practitioners calling themselves mechanotherpists. The techniques are considered the lost techniques of osteopathy.
Dr. Daniel Nuzum, NMD, DO (from Ohio, USA) has done six lectures on this technique which is now available for our registered students to watch at our video server.





A Thank You Note to Our Staff

I wish to thank you, our administrative staff for doing such a superb job managing the work. Without you we could not have become the largest provider of manual osteopathic education in the world.
You are the best!


Dr Shahin Pourgol, MBA, DC, DO, PhD
President







Sunday, 29 May 2016

Photo by NUMSS Student (from St Lucia)

"I Love NUMSS" photo posted by Matt Gibbons, one of our National University of Medical Sciences students (from St John's, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada). The photo is taken at the Caribbean island of St Lucia (he is on his honeymoon there).

Matt Gibbons
to
NAO & NUMSS Alumni Group
in
Castries, St. Lucia

Our honeymoon in St.Lucia


Thursday, 26 May 2016

Patient Retention Rate for Osteopathic Manual Practitioners

Over 95% of Canadian patients are more loyal to osteopathic manual practitioners than any other health professionals (family physicians, chiropractors, massage therapists, physiotherapists and acupuncturists) who treat chronic low back pain . Manual osteopathic practice  offers one of the best available care for chronic musculoskeletal pain.







Thursday, 19 May 2016

Malpractice Insurance in States

$159.99 per year Malpractice Insurance in the USA for our graduates


Our graduates can obtain malpractice insurance in USA at a rate of $159.99 (per year) which is a great deal.


The liability insurance will be under "muscle work".



AMTA School Membership

American Massage Therapy Association school membership certificate.


PhD in Osteopathic Clinical Sciences

Physical Therapists: become specialized in disability & chronic pain management


A recent research at North Texas University (published in Journal of the American Osteopathic Association) demonstrated that 6 sessions of manual osteopathy (in 6 weeks) done on 500 patients reduced their disability and chronic low back by over 50%!


Manual osteopathy offers a proven, safe and effective treatment system for chronic musculoskeletal pain. Over 25% of osteopathic manual practitioners are physical therapists. 

 By offering manual osteopathic treatments you help your patients recover from chronic pain.

National University of Medical Sciences (USA), based in Naples, Florida offers a four years doctor of philosophy (PhD) program in osteopathic clinical sciences, online or on-campus. Please note this program will not make you an osteopath. We teach European style manual osteopathy, which includes only hands-on treatments, no surgery, no medications. Our graduates cannot call themselves osteopaths in the states as that is a regulated term reserved for osteopathic physicians. We graduate osteopathic manual practitioners.

Physical therapists can enrol in our accelerated PhD program to complete it in 1 year. The full tuition is $7,000 for the online program and $12,000 for the on-campus.


NUMSS (USA) offers seven programs including a postgraduate doctor of physical therapy, a master of science in athletic therapy, a doctor of botanical medicine, a master of business administration, a bachelor of science in osteopathic clinical sciences, a master of science in pedorthics and a bachelor of science in massage therapy.


Our sister schools, National University of Medical Sciences in Spain (www.numss.com) and National Academy of Osteopathy in Canada (www.nationalacademyofosteopathy) offer 33 degree and diploma programs, online or on-campus since 2010.


We are industry accredited by Council on Manual Osteopathy Education, International Board of Certified Athletic Therapists, and a number of other organizations. Our graduates can join American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), and International Osteopathic Association among many other organizations.


To receive our information package please send an email to admissions@numss.us. You can also visit our website at www.numss.us.


Thank you.



MSc in Athletic Therapy

Master of Science in Athletic Therapy for athletic trainers & other health professionals


National University of Medical Sciences (USA), based in Naples, Florida offers a one year master of science in athletic therapy – MSc (AT), available to all health professionals such as athletic trainers, physical therapists, osteopaths and chiropractors.


The program is available online worldwide (total tuition $7,000) or on-campus (total tuition $12,000). We also offer other health related online or on-campus degree programs in osteopathic manual practice (PhD), physical therapy (DPT), MBA, botanical medicine, pedorthics and massage therapy.


Our athletic therapy program is accredited by the International Board of Certified Athletic Therapists. We are also accredited by other agencies for our other programs such as Council on Manual Osteopathy Education.


Our graduates can join many organizations (if they qualify) such as American Physical Therapy Association, American Massage Therapy Association, & International Osteopathic Association.


To receive our information package please send us an email to admissions@numss.us. You may also visit our website at www.numss.us for more information.



DBM for Health Professionals

Doctor of Botanical Medicine for chiropractors & other health professionals


National University of Medical Sciences (USA), based in Naples, Florida offers a doctor of botanical medicine (DBM), available to all health professionals such as chiropractors, athletic trainers, physical therapists, naturopaths & osteopaths.


The accelerated program for health professionals such as chiropractors is one year, online (total tuition $7,000).


We also offer other health related online or on-campus degree programs in osteopathic manual practice (PhD), physical therapy (DPT), MBA, athletic therapy, pedorthics and massage therapy.
We are accredited by a number of organizations such as Council on Manual Osteopathy Education & International Board of Certified Athletic Therapists.


Our graduates can join British Herbal Medicine Association, National Herbalist Association of Australia and a number of other botanical medicine associations.


To receive our information package please send us an email to admissions@numss.us. You may also visit our website at www.numss.us for more information.



Council on Manual Osteopathy Education

Did you know National University of Medical Sciences (USA) is accredited by the Council on Manual Osteopathy Education?



WorkBC (Canada) covers manual osteopathy treatments now

WorkBC is now covering manual osteopathic treatments in British Columbia, Canada for qualified patients injured in a work related accident.


The manual osteopathic treatment rate is $70 for first visit and $60 for subsequent treatments.



Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Prime Minister of Canada sends letter to NUMSS (USA) president

A letter from honorable Justin Trudeau, prime minister of Canada to Dr Shahin Pourgol, MBA, DC, DO (Spain), PhD, president of National University of Medical Sciences (USA).


In the letter Justin asks Shahin for help in building the future of Canada.





Thursday, 12 May 2016

Better than McGill University!


A post from Adrienne Wolfe-Koukharski, our student in Montreal:

“Dr. Shahin Pourgol, I'm loving your business lectures. I took management at McGill University and your classes are 10x more interesting. Keep up the good work!”




Friday, 6 May 2016

Please Help Alberta

Fellow Alumni and Students,
 
"The Canadian Red Cross has mobilized to help the people affected by wildfires in Alberta. Massive wildfires have triggered the largest fire-related evacuation in Alberta’s history, and due to high temperatures and wind the situation has the potential to become more serious. 12 communities, including Fort McMurray, are currently impacted by the fires, which have damaged and destroyed homes and property. When people evacuated their communities, they left not knowing if they would have homes to return to. Evacuated residents find themselves in need of a place to stay, food, water and basic supplies. The Red Cross has a network of highly-trained volunteers who are there to help, and we’re actively scaling up our operations in response to the fires. We are supporting registration, family re-unification, assisting in shelters in Edmonton and Lac La Biche, as well as providing accommodation and basic necessities like food and water. Specially-trained volunteers are providing care and comfort to those who have suffered emotional trauma. Additional personnel are on standby and ready if needed. We will be working alongside those affected not just today, but for the weeks and months and even years that follow as they recover."
 
As the President of National Osteopathic Practitioners Alumni Association representing National Academy of Osteopathy and National University Medical Science Spain/USA, I implore everyone to offer your help in this fundraising.
 
Together We Make The Difference.
 
Regards,
 
Andrew Chan, RHN, DOMP, BSc, DO(candidate)
President of National Osteopathic Practitioners Alumni Association 
 


Students Love Dr Pourgol

Here is a post an osteopathic manual practice student of our sister school, National Academy of Osteopathy wrote to Dr Pourgol:



Friday, 29 April 2016

Union Board Members Elected

 
The executive board members of the newly founded Canadian Union of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners have been elected today by the manual osteopaths across Canada.

The new CUOMP board members are:
Secretary-Treasurer: Dr Jennifer Confalone-Pottruf, DBM, DO (36% of the votes)
Vice President: Dr Oleg Bagrin, MD, DOMP (41% of the votes)
President: Dr Shahin Pourgol, MBA, DC, DO, PhD (82% of the votes)

CUOMP is the first and only union in Canada dedicated to the profession of osteopathic manual practice.





Student writes about NUMSS (Spain)



Osteopathic manual practitioner, Dr. Martin Bouska, DO (Spain) writes about why he chose to study osteopathic manual practice at National University of Medical Sciences (Spain):

…………………………This is the first school I was attending where teachers listen to students and the school grows day by day in its contents……………………… university has provided me with huge amount of techniques in very understandable format……………… We had also learned Andrew Taylor Still techniques, which are original techniques of osteopathy´s founder and Dr Spitler´s Manual mechanotherapy which is now mainly practiced in Ohio by a group of practitioners calling themselves mechanotherpists. The techniques are considered the lost techniques of osteopathy……………………………. I really like my teachers there. Starting with Dr. Pourgol who teaches Mobilizations and Muscle energy techniques, but also business management which made us prepared for business life, marketing , safety and promotions………… We could ask him any time and he answered all the questions either in lectures or online. University staff are very kind and were nice to meet them in person. They helped me with every problem or question I have had. I am happy I chose NUMSS. They prepared me to be skilled manual osteopath, entering the door to osteopathy. 

To read the full article click on the link below please:




http://martinmosteopath.blogspot.ca/2016/04/why-i-chose-national-university-of.html



Wednesday, 27 April 2016

We Graduate the Best Osteopathic Manual Practitioners!

We just read a post a patient put about osteopathic manual practitioner Mark Filipov, one of our students in Quebec (Canada). Letters like this makes us so proud. Our graduates are instant success, because we teach them everything we know about business and they learn more techniques than any other schools. (In Quebec, our graduates are permitted to call themselves osteopaths. In the rest of Canada as well as the States our graduates must use the title osteopathic manual practitioner).

Bia Fabia
April 25 at 7:54pm ·
I just had the most amazing Osteopath appointment. I finally found the best Osteopath. I have gone through 4 different Osteopaths in the past 6 months. This guy Mark Filipov is simply amazing. He is on the West Island. Check out his website and call for an appointment. Tell him Bia sent you.
https://www.facebook.com/Bia.Apostolos?fref=nf

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Professor Andrew Chan

Professor Andrew Chan teaching the differences between isotonic and tablet supplementation.



DO to PhD

Doctor of Osteopathy to Doctor of Philosophy in Osteopathic Clinical Sciences

NUMSS (Spain) doctor of osteopathy (DO) graduates who wish to obtain NUMSS (USA) doctor of philosophy in osteopathic clinical sciences (PhD) can do so in 6 months (1 semester) if they already have a master’s degree (in any field). Tuition for them will be $3,500 (US).

Those who do not have a master’s degree have to take the dual degree MSc/PhD or MBA/PhD. The master’s program could be the master of science in athletic therapy, master of science in pedorthics or master of business administration. The dual degree program takes one year (2 semesters) to be completed and tuition is $5,000 per semester ($10,000 for the complete program).

To receive an application please contact Desi at admissions@numss.us. Thank you.


Friday, 22 April 2016

Want to Practice in the States?

Would you like to practice manual osteopathy in the States?

Join us for a live Question & Answer session.

I have invited American osteopathic manual practitioner, Dr. Daniel Nuzum, NMD, DO (a graduate of National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) and one of its professors) to Join us on Monday, Apr 25, 2016 at 8 pm (EST) on live broadcast to talk about our profession in the States!

If you have questions that would like some answers regarding the topic, feel free to message me on FB .

Andrew Chan, DOMP
President
National Osteopathic Practitioners Alumni Association

Link to the event:

American Massage Therapy Association accepts NUMSS (USA)

AMTA accepts NUMSS

We just received a letter from the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) indicating that the National University of Medical Sciences (USA) can be accepted as a school member of AMTA.
We are grateful to AMTA for accepting our bachelor of science in massage therapy program.

Our students are eligible now to join AMTA as a member. AMTA was nice enough to also offer about 25% discount in membership to our students.


Thursday, 21 April 2016

First Manual Osteopathy Union in Canada

For the first time in history, osteopathic manual practitioners in Canada will have a union of their own!


Today, April 21, 2016 Dr. Shahin Pourgol, MBA, DC, DO, PhD president of National University of Medical Sciences (USA) registered the Canadian Union of Osteopathic Manual Practitioner (CUOMP).


There will be an election held on Friday, April 29, 2016 between 9AM to 2PM at the York University Heights campus of National Academy of Osteopathy in Toronto. Osteopathic manual practitioners can vote in person or online through email.


Rachel Ligon, Luary Perez and Desi Burgos will be the election monitors.


Osteopathic manual practitioners, who are Canadian residents can nominate themselves for one of the positions (president, vice president & secretary-treasurer). Deadline for nomination is 5PM on Monday, April 25, 2016. All manual osteopaths are welcome to nominate themselves.


Currently the following osteopathic manual practitioners have been nominated (the final list will be published on Tuesday):
Dr Jennifer Confalone-Pottruf, Dr Oleg Bagrin, Dr Ernest Makram, Dr Shahin Pourgol, Andrew Chan, Reyaz Rattan, Ladan Jebhe, Shirin Pourgol, Morgan Donaldson & Candace Terry.


Membership in this union is open free of charge to all osteopathic manual petitioners.







Monday, 18 April 2016

Attention Canadian Students

Quebec (Canada) Students:

One of the alumni of our sister school, National University of Medical Sciences (Spain), chiropractor/osteopath; Dr Sylvain Desforges, DC, DO, who is also a board of governor member of NUMSS (USA) is president of two associations in Quebec.

Any NUMSS (USA) alumni interested in joining these associations or need more information please feel free to contact Dr Desforges.

Dr Desforges is also a board of governors member of NUMSS (Spain).

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Lymphatic Pump Technique Improves Immune System

A new research done on nursing home residents & published by the JAOA (Journal of the American Osteopathic Association) shows manual osteopathic lymphatic technique enhances the immune system:


Here is the link to the original article printed by JAOA:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23843375/



New Lectures on Lymphatic Techniques:

Professor Darren Wigginton, PT, RMT, DOMP has recorded some new lymphatic techniques. They will be processed and up within a couple of weeks to our video server for our registered students to watch.


Friday, 15 April 2016

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Quarter of a Million Facebook Fans!

Thank you everyone for making us the most popular schools of osteopathy in the world. We now have approximately 250,000 Facebook fans for National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada), National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) and National University of Medical Sciences (USA).



Wednesday, 13 April 2016

The Lost Techniques of Osteopathic Manual Practice

Did you know we (National University of Medical Sciences (USA) along with NUMSS (Spain) and National Academy of Osteopathy) are the only schools of osteopathic manual practice teaching the manual mechanotherapy techniques of H. R. Spitler, MD, DC, DO, PhD?



Dr Spitler was a medical doctor, chiropractor, osteopath and optometrist in Ohio, USA who invented a model of osteopathy techniques about a hundred years ago that dealt with soft tissue as well as osseous manual therapy. As his techniques focused mainly on orthopedic conditions of musculoskeletal system, he fell out of favour with the osteopathy leadership of the time and his techniques were not taught in most osteopathic schools.

Manual mechanotherapy is now mainly practiced in Ohio by a group of practitioners calling themselves mechanotherpists. The techniques are considered the lost techniques of osteopathy.

Dr. Daniel Nuzum, NMD, DO (from Ohio, USA) has done six lectures on this technique which is now available for our students to watch at our video server.

 To celebrate opening the first and only manual osteopathy university in the United States, in the month of May 2016 we are giving free access to all our updated and new videos to all NAO and NUMSS graduates once they complete an assignment. Contact Rachel or Luary if you wish to receive information on how to get your free user ID and password to our video server.


Saturday, 9 April 2016

List of Osteopathic Titles Granted by Schools


Designations Used in Osteopathy

There are a number of different designations offered by accredited schools of osteopathy across the world. Please note that there are two types of osteopathy being taught across the world. In the United States, osteopathy means American style osteopathy, also known as osteopathic medicine. The education of osteopathic physicians and surgeons in USA is quite similar to medical education. In Canada the titles DO and MD can be used interchangeably by American style osteopaths. American style osteopathic education is available only in the US. In the rest of the world European style osteopathy, also known as manual osteopathy or osteopathic manual practice is being taught. The title “DO” means three different things. It could mean American style doctor of osteopathy, European style doctor of osteopathy or a diploma in osteopathy.

 

Designation
 
Name
Education Length
Location Offered
DO
Doctor of Osteopathy or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
7 to 9 years full time, campus based (3 years bachelor, 4 years osteopathic school, 2 years residency)
American style DO (osteopathic medicine) is offered only in the USA by 30 universities
DO
Doctor of Osteopathy
7 years full time, campus based or online (3 years bachelor, 4 years manual osteopathic school)
European style DO (manual osteopathy) offered only in Spain by the National University of Medical Sciences (Spain)
DO
Diploma in Osteopathy
2 to 5 years full or part time, campus based
Offered across the world, mostly in Europe and Quebec (Canada)
DOMP
Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice
1 year full time, campus based or online, 2 to 5 years part time
Offered only in Canada. The title of DOMP is copyrighted by Dr Shahin Pourgol on behalf of National Academy of Osteopathy in Toronto.  
BSc
Bachelor’s degree in Osteopathy
3 to 4 years full time, campus based or online
Offered by a number of schools in United Kingdom, Spain and USA
MSc
Master’s degree in osteopathy
5 years full time, campus based as entry level program, 1 year full time as postgraduate program
Offered mainly in Australia and Spain
PhD
Doctor of Philosophy in Osteopathy
6 to 9 years full time, online or campus based as an entry level program. 2 to 4 years full time as a postgraduate program.
Offered only by the National University of Medical Sciences (USA) and the National University of Medical Sciences (Spain).

 

 


Thursday, 7 April 2016

Andrew Chan Hired to Teach Advanced Trigger Point Therapy

Two New Advanced Lecture Series: Trigger Point Therapy & ROM Measurements

Osteopathic manual practitioner, Andrew Chan (who is also president of the National Osteopathic Alumni Association) has been hired to give 12 advanced lectures on trigger point therapy, as well as up to 12 lectures on active and passive range of motion measurements.

We welcome Andrew to our teaching faculty.


Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Earn your Bachelor of Science in MASSAGE THERAPY

One year program, online or on-campus


The newly founded National University of Medical Sciences (USA) based in Naples, Florida offers an accelerated degree program available only to massage therapists. The program is 1 year, online or campus based. Total tuition is $7,000 (US) for the online program & $12,000 for the campus based program.


We are the first university in the USA to offer a degree program in osteopathic manual practice. But we also offer other degrees in physical therapy, botanical medicine, athletic therapy, pedorthics and MBA.


You can also enrol in 33 other online or on-campus health related diploma or degree programs offered by our sister schools, National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada) and National University of Medical Sciences (Spain).

To receive our information package please send an email to admissions@numss.us.


Thank you.



New Lectures: Sports Specific Osteopathic Care

Quebec osteopathic manual practitioner, Ann Shivas, DOMP has joined our faculty to teach a number of lectures on sports specific osteopathic care. Ann is a graduate of National Academy of Osteopathy and a previous member of Canada’s National Female Soccer Team.


Her lectures cover advanced topics such as:

Testing sports specific arthro-kinematics
Analyzing whole body movements
Testing joint ‘buffers’
Athletic posture assessment
Mental stability/Concussions

We welcome Ann to our faculty.



Attention Online Students

We have added an optional service to help and improve your techniques.


Effective immediately you can videotape yourself practicing techniques, and then send the video to our technique instructor, Nicholas Zancai, DOMP to be evaluated. Nick can be reached at nick@numss.com.


Your video should not be larger than 25MB or else it will not be delivered to us. Best is if you upload it to Youtube as a private video (not visible to anyone else) and then send the link to Nick.


This is NOT mandatory. It is optional. It is designed to help evaluate your technique and to guide and improve you. It is not an exam. And you do not have to do it if you do not wish to.


As we just finished teaching lumbar osteoarticular and MET techniques, you can videotape these lumbar techniques and email it to Nick if you wish your techniques to be evaluated.



NUMSS (USA) New Board of Governors Member

We welcome Dr Daniel Nuzum, NMD, DO (Spain) as the new member of National University of Medical Sciences (USA) board of governors.


Dr Nuzum is an American (from Ohio) naturopathic medical doctor & osteopathic manual practitioner. He is also one of our distinguished professors at National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada), National University of Medical Sciences (Spain), and the newly founded National University of Medical Sciences (USA).


We are happy to have Dr Nuzum with us and know that we will benefit greatly from his expert knowledge in the field of natural health.

Welcome Dr Nuzum!