International Osteopathic Association

International Osteopathic Association International Osteopathic Association (IOA) is a self-governing body, established by the manual osteo
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The International Osteopathic Association (IOA), based in North York, Ontario, Canada, is an international professional association; with members across North America, Latin America, Africa, Caribbean, Europe, Asia & Australia, that promotes the highest standards of ethics and patient care in European style osteopathy, contributing to the health and well-being of millions of osteopathy patients. O

n behalf of its members, IOA lobbies for pro-osteopathy legislation and policies, promotes a positive public image of osteopathy, supports research, protects the public, and offers leadership for the advancement of the osteopathy profession. IOA issues certificates of registration & license numbers to osteopaths who are graduated from accredited osteopathic schools and who have successfully passed osteopathy board exams. IOA members are permitted to practice European style of osteopathy worldwide and to bill insurers when applicable. Osteopaths registered with IOA adhere to the code of ethics and professional guidelines set up by IOA.

Insurance Direct Billing is now available in Canada for Registered Manual Osteopaths members of the College of Registere...
11/13/2023

Insurance Direct Billing is now available in Canada for Registered Manual Osteopaths members of the College of Registered Manual Osteopaths (www.manualosteopaths.org).
Please note only members of CRMO are permitted to use the title of RMO (Registered Manual Osteopath) as it is a copyrighted title awarded only to full members of CRMO.

We wish to congratulate CRMO for getting insurance direct billing for its members.

Osteopathy is a heritage of indigenous peoples. https://www.susanraffo.com/blog/aligning-the-relational-field-a-love-sto...
09/08/2023

Osteopathy is a heritage of indigenous peoples.
https://www.susanraffo.com/blog/aligning-the-relational-field-a-love-story-about-retelling-the-creation-of-craniosacral-therapy-and-a-lot-of-other-touch-based-bodywork-as-well

Since writing this piece a few months ago, I have learned so much more. Gratitude to the many who have shared your stories and memories. I have added a paragraph to the bottom of this piece, reflecting on the learning…and I also wanted to begin by linking to this statement from Dr Shawn Pourgol, M

Congratulations to the Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada for opening two new clinics in Guelph and Waterloo (Ont...
07/31/2023

Congratulations to the Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada for opening two new clinics in Guelph and Waterloo (Ontario, Canada). With 380 clinics in 34 countries OCPCC is the largest chronic pain clinic in the world.

Victoria Woolridge, B.Kin, MScKin (candidate), DOMP, is the osteopathic manual practitioner in both clinics. Victoria is a graduate of the National Academy of Osteopathy with a fellowship in osteopathy chronic pain management from the same school.

Osteopathic manipulative treatment for concussions and postconcussive syndrome in athletes: a literature reviewhttps://w...
07/29/2023

Osteopathic manipulative treatment for concussions and postconcussive syndrome in athletes: a literature review
https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/jom-2022-0217/html

Context Concussions are the most common type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and can often occur in athletes. These injuries have many deleterious acute symptoms and can lead to the development of postconcussive syndrome (PCS). Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) is a treatment option that may....

Happy World Osteopathy Day!
06/22/2023

Happy World Osteopathy Day!

CE program Offered at Pourgol Osteopathy Chronic Pain Hospital in Panama - June 05 to June 09, 2023Pourgol Osteopathy Ch...
04/22/2023

CE program Offered at Pourgol Osteopathy Chronic Pain Hospital in Panama - June 05 to June 09, 2023

Pourgol Osteopathy Chronic Pain Hospital in Panama City (Panama) is offering a 5 days continuing education program on Osteoarticular and Muscle Energy Techniques & clinical skills to 4 people. The program is 8 hours per day from Monday June 05 to Friday June 09, 2023.

The CE program is open to students and graduates. Tuition is US$1170 for the full program.

Osteopathic pedal pump reduce lower limb volume in healthy subjects.https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/jom-2...
03/28/2023

Osteopathic pedal pump reduce lower limb volume in healthy subjects.
https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/jom-2022-0127/html

Context Lymphatic treatments are gentle and passive techniques believed to enhance movement of lymph back into the central circulatory system. Animal studies provide supportive evidence, yet there are few studies in humans. Objectives The aim of this study is to investigate whether the osteopathic p...

The first European style manual osteopathy university in California has been registered on February 26, 2023 by osteopat...
03/07/2023

The first European style manual osteopathy university in California has been registered on February 26, 2023 by osteopath, Dr. Shawn Pourgol.
California Health University is based in Los Angeles.

www.californiahealthuniversity.com

The California Health University is a new private university in Los Angeles, founded by Dr. Shawn Pourgol. Once registered with the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE), the University plans to offer a number of health related degree programs in the Los Angeles metropolitan a...

Congratulations to the Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada for opening their first clinic in Croatia.  https://www...
03/02/2023

Congratulations to the Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada for opening their first clinic in Croatia.
https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=672596014867644&set=a.475541494573098

First OCPCC in Croatia (clinic # 378)

We are happy to announce that osteopath & naprapath, Dr. Luka Samarzija, a graduate of the BSc (Ost) and DO programs of National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) is now offering chronic pain care at the first OCPCC clinic in Croatia.

Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada has 378 clinics in 34 countries to help you. To make an appointment with Dr. Samarzija please visit OCPCC website at www.osteopathypainclinics.com or contact him directly at:

Dr. Luka Samarzija, BSc (Ost), DO, DN
Kastanjer 5, 52100 P**a, Croatia
[email protected]
Phone: +385953864541

Osteopathic treatments effectively reduced disability associated with dizziness, dizziness severity, and dizziness frequ...
01/31/2023

Osteopathic treatments effectively reduced disability associated with dizziness, dizziness severity, and dizziness frequency.

https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/jom-2022-0119/html

Context Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) has been utilized by osteopathic clinicians as primary or adjunctive management for dizziness caused by neuro-otologic disorders. To our knowledge, no current systematic reviews provide pooled estimates that evaluate the impact of OMT on dizziness. Ob...

Thanks to National Health Freedom Coalition, the State of Maine became the latest state to create the Right To Practice ...
01/23/2023

Thanks to National Health Freedom Coalition, the State of Maine became the latest state to create the Right To Practice Complementary and Alternative Health Care Act which allows manual osteopaths to practice manual osteopathy without the need to join an association to obtain a license number.

The profession of osteopathy will soon have a free non-profit hospital in Panama.
01/17/2023

The profession of osteopathy will soon have a free non-profit hospital in Panama.

Congratulations to osteopath, Dr Parvin Akberov, a graduate of the National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) for b...
01/13/2023

Congratulations to osteopath, Dr Parvin Akberov, a graduate of the National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) for being promoted to the post of Special Advisor to the Minister of Health in Azerbaijan. This is the first time an osteopath has been offered this government position.

Cranial osteopathy may be what is needed to treat Alzheimer's disease and memory loss. this is a different way of lookin...
09/27/2022

Cranial osteopathy may be what is needed to treat Alzheimer's disease and memory loss. this is a different way of looking into this disease that affects so many people.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YSh4oR8xc0

Michael Morgan's talk begins by looking at what differentiates brains of "normal" patients and those of patients suffering from senile dementia and Alzheimer...

ON THE ORIGINS OF MANIPULATIVE MEDICINE, OSTEOPATHY AND ORTHOPEDICS  By Ricki Sheldon  OMS 3, Arkansas College of Osteop...
09/10/2022

ON THE ORIGINS OF MANIPULATIVE MEDICINE, OSTEOPATHY AND ORTHOPEDICS By Ricki Sheldon OMS 3, Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine

College of Registered Manual Osteopaths and the Indigenous Peoples Association of Osteopathy are referenced in this paper.

To read the paper please visit CRMO website at www.manualosteopaths.org . Thanks.

Welcome to The College of Registered Manual Osteopaths News Contact Us ABOUT CRMO The College of Registered Manual Osteopaths (Canada), based in Thornhill, Ontario is registered as a national nonprofit Indigenous organization on June 27, 2019. CRMO registers and supervises its members practicing on....

Effect of visceral manipulation on menstrual complaints in women with polycystic ovarian syndromehttps://www.degruyter.c...
08/24/2022

Effect of visceral manipulation on menstrual complaints in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome
https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/jom-2021-0255/html

Context Research is lacking regarding osteopathic approaches in treating polycystic o***y syndrome (PCOS), one of the prevailing endocrine abnormalities in reproductive-aged women. Limited movement of pelvic organs can result in functional and structural deficits, which can be resolved by applying v...

A thesis project by National University of Medical Sciences graduate, naprapath & manual osteopath, Dr. Jaz Ibarra, DMT,...
08/08/2022

A thesis project by National University of Medical Sciences graduate, naprapath & manual osteopath, Dr. Jaz Ibarra, DMT, BFA, BSc (Ost), DN:

Effects of Aquatic Osteopathy-Naprapathy Therapy on Parkinson’s Disease, A Case Study

https://www.postureffect.com/thesis-doctor-of-naprapathy?fbclid=IwAR0Y1GusRpHXiVItOW_st4RdsQiEdGzAMe9cm5SJSodBHS370rDf8FbvmEU

These techniques do not cause pain when applied on healthy tissues. However, pain or discomfort may be experienced when conditions such as muscle "tightness", myofascial adhesions, restricted blood flow (ischemia), nerve compression, and tissue injury are present.

International Osteopathic Association wishes everyone a Happy World Osteopathy Day!
06/22/2022

International Osteopathic Association wishes everyone a Happy World Osteopathy Day!

06/08/2022

Osteopaths are chronic pain specialists. Here is a video showing a young man who was unable to use hands/legs and had to use a wheelchair, now able to use hands and can walk with the use of an assisted device after one month month of osteopathic chronic pain management.

Trinidad & Tobago based osteopath, Dr. Randi Nagir, DO, a graduate of National University of Medical Sciences in Madrid, Spain treated this patient in his Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada in the Caribbean Island.

If you have chronic pain others cannot treat, you should see an osteopath. The treatment is pain free and in many cases you see immediate improvement after just one visit.

Here is a recent article by Dr Bruno Bordoni, DPT, DO, PhD published by the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine of American ...
05/26/2022

Here is a recent article by Dr Bruno Bordoni, DPT, DO, PhD published by the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine of American Osteopathic Association.

Dr Bordoni is an executive board member of the National University of Medical Sciences (USA), the only university in the United States offering degree programs in manual osteopathy.

https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/jom-2021-0297/html

Article Sacroiliac joint dysfunction: hypomobility and hypermobility was published on June 1, 2022 in the journal Journal of Osteopathic Medicine (volume 122, issue 6).

Cardiac autonomic response after cranial technique of the fourth ventricle (cv4) compression in systemic hypertensive su...
05/11/2022

Cardiac autonomic response after cranial technique of the fourth ventricle (cv4) compression in systemic hypertensive subjects
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30100295/

The data showed a BP reduction in the HT group in pre-intervention/15min and an increase in parasympathetic activity and decreased sympathetic activity in both groups. This suggests a change in the sympathetic-vagal balance. However, further studies are needed to elucidate the data on BP reduction m...

Effects of osteopathic manipulative treatment vs. osteopathic cranial manipulative medicine on Parkinsonian gaithttps://...
04/29/2022

Effects of osteopathic manipulative treatment vs. osteopathic cranial manipulative medicine on Parkinsonian gait
https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/jom-2021-0203/html

Context Sixty thousand people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) each year, making it the second most common neurodegenerative disorder. PD results in a variety of gait disturbances, including muscular rigidity and decreased range of motion (ROM), that increase the fall risk of those affl...

In the following states, osteopathic manual practitioners can work without license as long as they get the clients sign ...
04/06/2022

In the following states, osteopathic manual practitioners can work without license as long as they get the clients sign a specific consent form indicating that they are not providing medical care, they are not doctors, physiotherapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, and that they do not provide electrotherapy, manipulation or massage.

-California
-Colorado
-Maine
-Minnesota
-Nevada
-New Mexico
-Rhode Island

There are a few other states that have specific exemptions. We will provide information on those states soon.

https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/jom-2021-0189/html
03/04/2022

https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/jom-2021-0189/html

Pfizer-BioNTech BNT162b2 is one of the three U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved vaccines for the prevention of COVID-19. Its most common side effect, injection site pain, occurs because of locally recruited inflammatory mediators and is mitigated by the lymphatic system. Side effects m...

International Osteopathic Association (IOA) wishes to congratulate Dr. Farjoud Shokouhi, president of the Iranian Osteop...
12/15/2021

International Osteopathic Association (IOA) wishes to congratulate Dr. Farjoud Shokouhi, president of the Iranian Osteopathic Association for being elected to the position of executive director of the rehabilitation board of the Iranian Medical Council (IMC), the highest medical authority in Iran in charge of all things related to the delivery of rehabilitation care in Iran.

This is the highest authority/position in Iran in the field of rehabilitation that covers all things related to physiotherapy, occupational therapy and other rehabilitation professions.

Additionally the Medical Council recently appointed Dr Shokouhi as the head of the public relations and medical-legal commissions of the IMC. This is the first time in history an osteopath has been appointed to these prestigious positions.

Dr Shokouhi is a graduate of the doctor of osteopathy program of National University of Medical Sciences (Spain).



Osteopathy is a heritage of Indigenous Peoples and we are proud to see creation of the Indigenous Peoples Association of...
07/31/2021

Osteopathy is a heritage of Indigenous Peoples and we are proud to see creation of the Indigenous Peoples Association of Osteopathy in Canada.

http://www.indigenousosteopathy.org

Indigenous Peoples Association of Osteopathy Who We Are Indigenous Peoples Association of Osteopathy (Canada) is registered as a non-profit organization to promote the profession of manual osteopathy as a heritage of Indigenous Peoples. Osteopathy has roots in the Cherokee Bodyworks and healing arts...

Another video by OSTEOPATHY TV showing 5 stretches for triceps. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqwrup9Hl0k
07/26/2021

Another video by OSTEOPATHY TV showing 5 stretches for triceps.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqwrup9Hl0k

TRICEPS BRACHII MUSCLEThe triceps brachii muscle is located on the dorsal (back side) of the upper arm in between the shoulder and elbow. Its main function i...

This post was published by the College of Registered Manual Osteopaths in Canada. The London College of Osteopathy and H...
07/23/2021

This post was published by the College of Registered Manual Osteopaths in Canada. The London College of Osteopathy and Health Sciences is under investigation by the Ontario Ministry of Training, College and Universities for giving out a fake master of science degree to students. No osteopathy school in Canada can issue a degree. They all provide certificates or diplomas. Please be aware of fraud in osteopathy.

Fraud Alert: London College of Osteopathy & Health Sciences

A manual osteopath forwarded to CRMO an email he received from the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities when he reported this school for issuing a fake online Master of Science degree in osteopathy. The email indicates this online school is not authorized to issue a degree in Ontario:

Thank you for your email concerning activities undertaken by the London College of Osteopathy and Health Sciences in London, Ontario. As the Director of the Postsecondary Accountability Branch, I am pleased to respond and apologize for the delay.................................In Ontario, degree programs are subject to the requirements of the Post-secondary Education Choice and Excellence Act, 2000 (the Act). Under the Act, any organization advertising or offering a degree or part of a degree program in Ontario must have the authority to do so by way of an Act of the Legislature or by consent from the Minister of Colleges and Universities...................Our team is reviewing this issue............................
Thank you again for writing.

Sincerely,

Ivonne Mellozzi
Director,
Postsecondary Accountability Branch

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