Founder & President of NAO , NUMSS & OHC
Dr Pourgol is founder, president and one of the professors of the National Academy of Osteopathy; which teaches manual osteopathy (no surgery, no medications) in 70 cities across 45 countries. NAO is now the largest manual osteopathy college in the world & it is the only osteopathic college that has been accepted as an affiliate member of Ontario Hospital Association.
Canadian prime minister honourable Justin Trudeau and Dr. Reza Moridi, Ontario Minister of Training, Colleges & Universities, Dr. Shahin Pourgol, President of NAO & NUMSS.
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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.