National Academy of Osteopathy has been registered on June 02, 2010 by Dr. Shahin (Shawn) Pourgol, who since then continues to be its president and one of the professors. NAO is licensed by the province of Ontario (license # 200607893) and the Canadian government (license # 757053-8).
Dr. Pourgol’s outstanding education and accomplishments began in 1989 when he attended Eastern High School of Commerce in Toronto 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 program for a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) Degree. Dr. Pourgol also has post graduate training in physical rehabilitation, sports medicine, osteopathy, ergonomics and work related injuries program.
Since 1995, Dr. Pourgol has practiced chiropractic medicine and is a licensed chiropractor in the province of Ontario.
Dr. Pourgol is a member of major chiropractic, osteopathy, safety and ergonomic organizations in Canada and USA such as: International Osteopathic Association, Association of Canadian Ergonomists, Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, International Association of Safety Professionals, and Human Factors And Ergonomics Society. Dr. Pourgol has passed examinations administered by Canadian Manual Osteopathy Examining Board, Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board and National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and is a registered licensed member of College of Chiropractors of Ontario.
Dr. Pourgol is also 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 an author of numerous published articles everywhere in the world and he is also author of the books "Clinical Ergonomics: Joint Specific Exercises" and "Canadian Guide to Healthy Feet and Legs".
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.