NAO

NAO

For more information you can visit National Academy of Osteopathy

NUMSS

NUMSS

For more information visit National University of Medical Sciences

  • Manual Osteopath, with postgraduate studies in ergonomics, rehabilitation, business management & sports medicine
  • Member of International Association of University Presidents
  • Professor: National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada) & National University of Medical Sciences (Spain)
  • Founder & President: National Academy of Osteopathy && National University of Medical Sciences
  • Founder & CEO: Osteopathy TV
  • Founder of not-for-profit charity based Osteopathy Health Clinics
  • Past Editor: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
  • Past President: Iranian Chiropractic Association (Canada)
  • Diplomate of the Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board
  • Diplomate of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (USA)
  • Member of the College of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners of Ontario
  • Member of the Ontario College of Osteopathic Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Member of the International Osteopathic Association
  • Diplomate of Canadian Manual Osteopathy Examining Board
  • Founder: World Osteopathy Day (Canada Post published WOD stamps in 2014)
  • Past team doctor of Footbal Club of Porto, Arya Footbal Club and Iftin Footbal Club
  • Bronze Medal winner - Provincial Tae Kwon Do Championship - Gilan, 1985
  • Author of the book: Clinical Ergonomics: Joint Specific Exercises
  • Publisher of the book: The Burgeoning Songs of Rain
  • Author: Canadian Guide to Healthy Feet & Legs
  • Developer of Osteopathic Sports Energy Technique (SET)
  • Author of the book: Manual Osteopathy Techniques: Lumbar
  • Author of the book: An Introduction to the Profession of Manual Osteopathy
  • Author of the book: Manual Osteopathic Management of Common Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Certified Decompression Traction Therapist
  • Certified Clinical Ergonomist

Dr Shahin Pourgol is a Canadian manual osteopath who has founded and serves as the president and one of the professors of the National Academy of Osteopathy (2010) & National University of Medical Sciences (2012). NAO & NUMSS teach 33 health related programs (with 9 being in manual osteopathy) in 45 countries. They are currently the largest provider of European style osteopathic education worldwide.
Dr. Pourgol’s outstanding education and accomplishments began in 1989 when he attended Eastern High School of Commerce in Toronto, Canada and became Ontario and Toronto scholar of the same year. Later on, in his continuous pre-doctoral education at Ryerson University in Applied Chemistry and Biology, he managed to obtain the highest academic average of 97‰ (A+) between 11,000 university students, for which he was rewarded with the Merit Award, from Honorable David Peterson, the premier of Ontario. Subsequently, Dr. Pourgol was accepted to Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College where he finished the Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) Degree program in 1995 (Dr Pourgol resigned as a chiropractor on March 06, 2014). Dr. Pourgol has post graduate training in physical rehabilitation, sports medicine, manual osteopathy, ergonomics and work related injuries. His accomplishments also include obtaining a Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice (DOMP) and a Doctor of Osteopathy (DO).

Dr. Pourgol is a well known sports specialist in Portugal and Toronto, where he served as a doctor of Football Club of Porto (FCP) in Portugal and Iftin Football Club and Arya Football Club in Toronto. He is also a bronze medal winner in the Provincial Tae Kwon Do championship held in Gilan in 1985. Dr. Pourgol established himself as an editor, health spokesperson, and as a well known international and local author. He is a past founder and editor of the Chiropractic Medicine Journal and past president and founder of Iranian Chiropractic Association (Canada). Dr. Pourgol is author of numerous published articles and books including Clinical Ergonomics: Joint Specific Exercises, Canadian Guide to Healthy Feet & Legs, & Manual Osteopathy Techniques: Lumbar. Dr. Pourgol appeared as a health spokesperson on radio and Live on TV health shows in Toronto. Dr. Pourgol's continuous involvement with many charities has led him to become a regularly invited spokesperson for seminars presented to seniors, workers and students regarding ergonomics and other health related issues.

In December 2013, Dr Pourgol was successful in making National Academy of Osteopathy an affiliate member of the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA). NAO is now the first and only manual osteopathic college that has ever been accepted as a member by OHA. Later on Dr Pourgol founded the OSTEOPATHY TV, the first TV station dedicated exclusively to the profession of manual osteopathy. Currently Dr Pourgol is working on setting up the not-for-profit charity based Osteopathy Health Clinics.

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