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  • Continuing Education

    The continuing education seminars of National University of Medical Sciences (NUMSS) are available in-campus in Toronto (Ontario, Canada) as well as worldwide through online on-demand education. New seminars are added regularly.

    These seminars are open to everyone, including manual osteopaths, physiotherapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, pedorthists, naturopaths, and athletic therapists. They may also be used as Continuing Education Units (CEU) to fulfill requirements of a number of regulatory associations such as the College of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners of Ontario (COMPO), International Osteopathic Association (IOA), Ontario College of Osteopathic Rehabilitation Sciences (OCORS), International Board of Certified Athletic Therapists (IBCAT), & the College of Certified Pedorthists of Ontario.

    To register and to receive information about seminar dates please email us at admissions@numss.com.

    Seminar:

    Dr Pourgol’s Osteopathic Wellness Protocol (OWP)

    Seminar Presenter: manual osteopath; Dr. Shahin Pourgol, president and a professor of NUMSS

    Time: 2 hours. Includes lectures & practical demonstration of manual osteopathic techniques

    Format: campus based at the National Academy of Osteopathy campus at York University Heights campus located at 121 Limestone Crescent in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, as well as online video lectures worldwide. The in-campus Attendees get the opportunity to practice the techniques at our classroom in Toronto on each other under supervision of Dr. Pourgol and ask questions. Both campus based & online attendees have the ability to watch the videos on-demand for a period of one month after registration.

    Fee: 52.50 EURO . A receipt is issued for you to use as a business expenses for tax deduction purposes.

    CEU: This seminar is eligible to be used for two hours of continuing education unit (CEU)

    Eligibility: open to all health practitioners.

    Seminar Aim: Osteopathic Wellness Protocol (OWP) has been developed by Dr Shahin Pourgol in April 28, 2014. OWP is a combination of manual osteopathic techniques that manual osteopaths can provide to their clients in an hour long session, billed as osteopathic wellness session. These techniques are known to promote production of Oxytocin & endorphin which are known to increase immunity & well-being of individuals while also decreasing stress & anxiety. Additionally these techniques increase flexibility, motion, lymph & blood circulation, while also promoting a better posture and deeper breathing, which overall increase health & well-being.

    Manual osteopaths are famous for being the last resort of patients for chronic pain relief. And most patients visit manual osteopaths only when they have acute or chronic pain. However aside from offering pain relief, manual osteopathy increases quality of life in individuals by combating stress, increasing immunity, flexibility, lymph and blood flow, & eliminating toxic from the body. Manual osteopaths save lives of elderly by increasing their mobility which is known to prevent deadly fractures and organ failures. The focus of manual osteopaths so far has been on pain relief but we can offer much more than just pain relief to our clients.

    OWP is especially of importance to seniors as it improves their quality of life by keeping them mobile. Wellness sessions are commonly offered by chiropractors and massage therapists. We believe manual osteopaths should also incorporate wellness into their services.

    By developing Osteopathic Wellness Protocol, Dr Pourgol is evolving the profession of manual osteopathy, from one that is focused mainly on pain relief to one that aside from pain relief also keep people healthy.

    Seminar Outcome: Upon completion of the seminar; attendees will be able to offer hour long osteopathic wellness services to their clients on a weekly basis.

    Certified Kinesiology Taping Therapy Program offered by NUMSS


    Course Description

    The practical postgraduate continuing education program in kinesiology taping is for learning how to use the kinesiology tapes to help athletes. Attendees learn how to assess an athlete, tape and correct movement patterning. Over 80% of the lectures are dedicated to practical demonstration.



    Course Aim

    This CE program is specifically designed for users to be able to use taping techniques that can allow them to reduce pain, improve performance and correct postural issues. This program teaches you how to integrate different tapes and have ONE technique for all types of kinesiology tape. You will learn how the tapes differ and which is better for your usage.

    Course at a Glance:

    Practical application Contraindications for taping "Recoil System" Case study Injuries
    Preventative injury taping Postural taping Edema taping Movement taping Fascia lines taping


    Course Outcome

    Upon completion of the program you will be able to correctly apply techniques taught and have a strong understanding and clinical application on how and when to use them.



    Pre-Requirement

    There is no pre-requirement. Program is open to all interested individuals.



    Who the Course Is For

    This program is ideal for health professionals such as manual osteopaths, chiropractors, athletic therapists, sports physicians, naturopaths, kinesiologists, physiotherapists & physical therapists as well as athletes or anyone involved with athletes such as coaches and personal trainers.



    Course Format

    In-campus or online. The program is offered in campus at the York University Heights campus of National Academy of Osteopathy located at 121 Limestone Crescent in Toronto, as well as online on-demand. Those students who plan to attend the campus based program are recommended to wear comfortable athletic clothing. A password will be issued for online students which is valid for one months from the date of registration.



    CEU

    The program is 10 hours total and constitutes 5 Continuing Education Units (CEU) towards the CEU requirements of the College of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners of Ontario (COMPO), Ontario College of Osteopathic Rehabilitation Sciences (OCORS), the International Osteopathic Association (IOA), and others.



    Designation

    Upon successful completion of the program a certificate of completion is awarded by the National University of Medical Sciences (NUMSS) which will be emailed to attendees (printed certificates can be provided and mailed at a cost upon request). You may use the title of Certified Kinesiology Taping Therapist￿ to indicate your expertise in kinesiology taping. And you may use CKTT designation after your name.



    Fee

    The fee for the complete program is 157.50 EURO for the students & graduates of National Academy of Osteopathy and National University of Medical Sciences. For all others it is 210.00 EURO. An invoice will be issued for tax purposes. The fee can be applied as a business expense to reduce your tax.



    Instructor

    Manual osteopath; M. R. Jab, DOMP, CKTP, CPT



    Day 1

    10am: Introductory lectures for Kinesiology Tape and usages.
    (Contraindication/ When/ How/ What & Why’s to taping)
    (Physiology of the skin and how taping works)
    11am-noon: 11am-noon: Assessment, Inhibition & Activation Techniques
    (Practical/ Hands on)-
    (Contraindication/ When/ How/ What & Why’s to taping)
    12-1pm: Tendon / Ligament Taping techniques.
    (Hands on/ Practical)
    (Contraindication/ When/ How/ What & Why’s to taping)
    1-2pm: Multi de- compression techniques
    (Hands on/ Practical)
    (Contraindication/ When/ How/ What & Why’s to taping)
    2-3pm: Neuromuscular Impingement Taping techniques
    (Practical/ Hands on)
    (Contraindication/ When/ How/ What & Why’s to taping)


    Day 2

    10-12noon: Review/ Case study Lympoedema Taping techniques
    (Practical/ Hands on)
    (Contraindication/ When/ How/ What & Why’s to taping)
    Noon-1pm: Lecture/ Fascia / Movement Taping/ Muscles
    (Practical/ Hands on)
    (Contraindication/ When/ How/ What & Why’s to taping)
    (Discussion on a case scenario)
    1- 2pm: Plantar Fasciitis/ Discussion/ Extra Techniques
    (Practical/ Hands on)
    (Contraindication/ When/ How/ What & Why’s to taping)
    (Discussion on a case scenario)
    2-3pm: Case scenario to show proficiency/ Question & Answer.
    Online attendees have one month to complete the program.

    Seminar:

    Diagnosis & Osteopathic Treatment of Leg Length Discrepancy (LLD)

    Seminar Presenter: manual osteopath; Dr. Shahin Pourgol, president and a professor of NUMSS

    Time: 2 hours. Includes lectures & practical demonstration of manual osteopathic techniques and tests

    Format: campus based at the National Academy of Osteopathy campus at York University Heights campus located at 121 Limestone Crescent in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, as well as online video lectures worldwide. The in-campus Attendees get the opportunity to practice the techniques at our classroom in Toronto on each other under supervision of Dr. Pourgol and ask questions. Online attendees have the ability to watch the videos on-demand.

    Fee: 52.50 EURO . A receipt is issued for you to use as a business expenses for tax deduction purposes.

    CEU: This seminar is eligible to be used for two hours of continuing education unit (CEU)

    Eligibility: open to all health professionals.

    Course Aim: Up to 75% of the population have leg length discrepancy including 2/3 of patients with low back pain. Leg length discrepancy will be discussed in detail with focus on diagnosis and osteopathic treatment. Attendees learn how to diagnose LLD and how to differentiate between structural and functional causes of LLD. Tests to detect and measure LLD will be shown. Additionally specific manual osteopathic techniques are demonstrated that can help patients with LLD.

    Course Outcome: Upon completion of the seminar; attendees will be able to diagnose Leg Length Differences and to treat it. Over 80% of patients with LLD respond positively to manual osteopathic care.


    Seminar:

    Certified Decompression Traction Therapy Program

    Seminar Presenter: manual osteopath & certified decompression traction therapist; Professor Amir Kazemi, DOMP, DCMOEB, CDTT

    Time: 2 hours of lectures & demonstration

    Format: campus based at the National Academy of Osteopathy campus at York University Heights campus located at 121 Limestone Crescent in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, as well as online worldwide. The in-campus Attendees get the opportunity to practice with the Chattanooga DTS Decompression traction computerized table.

    Fee: 105.00 EURO (a receipt is issued for you to use as a business expenses for tax deduction purposes, where applicable)

    CEU: This seminar is eligible to be used to fulfill continuing education unit (CEU) requirements of COMPO, IOA, OCORS and other associations.

    Eligibility: open to all health professionals; including osteopaths, massage therapists, physical therapists, kinesiologists, athletic trainers, homeopaths, occupational therapists, nurses, physicians, athletic therapists, manual therapists, physicians, chiropractors and naturopaths

    Topics Covered: Indication and contraindications of traction therapy is covered as well as a brief explanation of the science of traction therapy. Attendees learn all that is required in order to be able to offer traction therapy services in their clinics.

    Designation: Upon successful completion of the program a certificate of completion is awarded by the National University of Medical Sciences (NUMSS) which will be emailed to attendees (printed certificates can be provided and mailed at a cost upon request). You may use the title of Certified Decompression Traction Therapist to indicate your expertise in traction therapy. And you may use CDTT designation after your name.

    Pre-Requirement: This course is open only to health professionals such as manual osteopaths, chiropractors, massage therapists, acupuncturists, athletic therapists, & physical therapists. This seminar is not suitable for those without prior health education.

    Course Outcome: Upon completion of this seminar attendees learn how to use the decompression traction machine and how to set up the patient on it. This course is highly recommended as traction therapy is a great tool health professional can use in helping patients with low back pain, specially of the type of pain that originates from disc conditions.


    Seminar:

    Sports Osteopathy: improving athletic performance through manual osteopathy

    Seminar Presenter: manual osteopath; Dr. Shahin Pourgol, president and a professor of NUMSS

    Time: 2 hours of lectures & demonstration

    Format: campus based at the National Academy of Osteopathy campus at York University Heights campus located at 121 Limestone Crescent in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, as well as online worldwide. The in-campus Attendees get the opportunity to practice the techniques at our classroom in Toronto on each other under supervision of Dr. Pourgol.

    Fee: 52.50 EURO (a receipt is issued for you to use as a business expenses for tax deduction purposes)

    CEU: This seminar is eligible to be used for continuing education unit (CEU)

    Eligibility: open to all health professionals; including massage therapists, physical therapists, kinesiologists, athletic trainers, pedorthists, athletic therapists, physicians, chiropractors and naturopaths

    Topics Covered: Demonstrating a number of osteopathic techniques that help athletes perform better. Using these techniques on athletes has been shown to increase their speed and power.


    Seminar:

    Management of Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) of Lumbar Spine Through Manual Osteopathy

    Seminar Presenter: manual osteopath; Dr. Shahin Pourgol, president and a professor of NUMSS

    Time: 2 hours of lectures & demonstration

    Format: campus based at the National Academy of Osteopathy campus at York University Heights campus located at 121 Limestone Crescent in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, as well as online video lectures worldwide. The in-campus Attendees get the opportunity to practice the techniques at our classroom in Toronto on each other under supervision of Dr. Pourgol and ask questions. Online attendees have the ability to watch the videos on-demand.

    Fee: 52.50 EURO . A receipt is issued for you to use as a business expenses for tax deduction purposes.

    CEU: This seminar is eligible to be used for two hours of continuing education unit (CEU)

    Eligibility: open to all health professionals; including massage therapists, physical therapists,kinesiologists, athletic trainers, pedorthists, athletic therapists, physicians, chiropractors and naturopaths.


    Seminar:

    Management of Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD or osteoarthritis) of the knees Through Manual Osteopathy

    Seminar Presenter: manual osteopath; Dr. Shahin Pourgol, president and a professor of NUMSS

    Time: 2 hours of lectures & demonstration

    Format: campus based at the National Academy of Osteopathy campus at York University Heights campus located at 121 Limestone Crescent in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, as well as online video lectures worldwide. The in-campus Attendees get the opportunity to practice the techniques at our classroom in Toronto on each other under supervision of Dr. Pourgol and ask questions. Online attendees have the ability to watch the videos on-demand.

    Fee: 52.50 EURO . A receipt is issued for you to use as a business expenses for tax deduction purposes.

    CEU: This seminar is eligible to be used for two hours of continuing education unit (CEU)

    Eligibility: open to all health professionals; including massage therapists, physical therapists, kinesiologists, athletic trainers, pedorthists, athletic therapists, physicians, chiropractors and naturopaths


    Seminar:

    Management of Cervicogenic Headaches Through Manual Osteopathy

    Seminar Presenter: manual osteopath; Dr. Shahin Pourgol, president and a professor of NUMSS

    Time: 2 hours of lectures & demonstration

    Format: campus based at the National Academy of Osteopathy campus at York University Heights campus located at 121 Limestone Crescent in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, as well as online video lectures worldwide. The in-campus Attendees get the opportunity to practice the techniques at our classroom in Toronto on each other under supervision of Dr. Pourgol and ask questions. Online attendees have the ability to watch the videos on-demand.

    Fee: 52.50 EURO . A receipt is issued for you to use as a business expenses for tax deduction purposes.

    CEU: This seminar is eligible to be used for two hours of continuing education unit (CEU)

    Eligibility: open to all health professionals; including massage therapists, physical therapists,kinesiologists, athletic trainers, pedorthists, athletic therapists, physicians, chiropractors and naturopaths.


    Seminar:

    10 Common Habits of highly Successful Health Professionals

    Seminar Presenter: manual osteopath; Dr. Shahin Pourgol, president and a professor of NUMSS

    Time: 2 hours of lecture

    Format: campus based at the National Academy of Osteopathy campus at York University Heights campus located at 121 Limestone Crescent in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, as well as online video lectures worldwide.

    Fee: 52.50 EURO . A receipt is issued for you to use as a business expenses for tax deduction purposes.

    CEU: This seminar is eligible to be used for two hours of continuing education unit (CEU)

    Eligibility: open to all health professionals; including massage therapists, physical therapists,kinesiologists, athletic trainers, pedorthists, athletic therapists, physicians, chiropractors and naturopaths.