Dr Pourgol has worked tirelessly to promote the profession of manual osteopathy. He has met with a number of politicians such as the prime minister of Canada, premier of Ontario, and Toronto mayor to increase awareness of osteopathy in the government. He has received award of excellence from Ontario minister of Training, Colleges & Universities for providing education that improves health of society.
Dr Pourgol’s recent accomplishments include founding and registering the first manual osteopathy university in the United States (March 08, 2016), founding the first union for the manual osteopaths (April 21, 2016) and founding the World Osteopathy Day (June 22, 2012).
Dr. Pourgol's outstanding education and accomplishments began in 1989 when he attended Eastern High School of Commerce (Toronto, Canada) and became the Toronto & Ontario scholar of 1989. 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, by Honorable David Peterson, the premier of Province of Ontario in Canada. Subsequently, Dr. Pourgol was accepted in 1991 to the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College where he finished with a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) Degree in 1995 (Dr Pourgol resigned as a chiropractor on March 06, 2014). Dr. Pourgol has post graduate training in physical rehabilitation, sports medicine, clinical ergonomics, business management (MBA), work related injuries, and manual osteopathy; including a DOMP (Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice), and a DO (Doctor of Osteopathy).
Dr. Pourgol is a member of major manual osteopathy organizations such as: the Ontario College of Osteopathic Rehabilitation Sciences (OCORS), & International Osteopathic Association (IOA). Dr. Pourgol has passed the board exams administered by the College of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners of Ontario (COMPO), Canadian Manual Osteopathy Examining Board (CMOEB), Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board (CCEB) and the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE).
When practicing, Dr. Pourgol was 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. 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 clinical articles. He has also published a poetry book "The Burgeoning Songs of Rain. 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).
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