Are you looking for a profession that is patient centred, hands-on, and rewarding? Do you enjoy solving challenging problems, interacting with others, and serving the public? Are you interested in science, health, and wellness? Do you have great people skills?
If so, becoming an osteopathic manual practitioner may be in your future. It’s one of the fastest growing health professions in Canada, with more than 1,500 osteopaths across the country providing valued health care to many Canadians each year. While European style osteopathy is drug free, non-invasive health care (compared to American style osteopathy that uses surgery and medications), it is a respected health profession recognised by statute by many insurers in Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand, and many other countries in Europe and Asia.
Osteopathic manual practitioners are community based, primary contact health care providers. Osteopaths assess disorders related to the spine, nervous system and joints of the extremities, and provide manual, hands-on treatment for these disorders. Osteopathic care is directed toward restoring, enhancing, improving, or maintaining the quality of life and health of the patient. This is achieved through the use of the osteopathic techniques and related manual medicine therapies, primarily to the musculoskeletal system, in order to affect the regulation of the body.
Why You Should Study Manual Osteopathy?
"Dear Dr. Pourgol:
I just want to thank you for all your help and support during past 3 months.
For the past year and half that I am in Canada I was looking to find a career not only a job and I was unsuccessful. Now that we are getting close to the end of this program I feel that I have found a career that I love and it is all because of you.
Three short months ago I had no idea how to treat back or neck disorders or any other muscle or skeletal pain, but today I really feel that I can do a proper treatment.
Thank you so much for the opportunity to be a part of this academy. You have no idea how much osteopathy affected my life.
I believe these kinds of opportunities are the reason they call North America land of opportunity.
Amir H Kazemi
(Full time student. Class of 2011)