Our Philosophy

Ontario Academy of Progressive Osteopathy (OAoPO)

Ontario Academy of Progressive Osteopathy (OAoPO) was established with the aim to impart the best osteopathic education to its students and transform them into top professionals in the field. Our philosophy is simple – Provide outstanding education to produce exceptional talent.

The approach of Ontario Academy of Progressive Osteopathy towards learning has always been about embracing traditions while being open to new changes, developments, and challenges. Our philosophy to the education of osteopathy is grounded in the fact that we want to create outstanding professionals. We want our students to be at the top of the profession whether they decide to join an organization or start their own practice.

We will empower you with all the existing tools and teach you how to use the tools of the future successfully.


The approach of Ontario Academy of Progressive Osteopathy towards learning has always been about embracing traditions while being open to new changes, developments, and challenges.

Our philosophy to the education of osteopathy is grounded in the fact that we want to create outstanding professionals. We want our students to be at the top of the profession whether they decide to join an organization or start their own practice.

We will empower you with all the existing tools and teach you how to use the tools of the future successfully.

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Progressive Curriculum

We understand that a sound curriculum is the backbone of any effective educational program. So, the OAoPO curriculum has been designed after years of research and consultation. The curriculum designer has completed two osteopathic programs in Canada and a post-graduate program in the United States and another in Europe. Apart from this, he has a deep understanding of the fields of human anatomy, cadaveric dissection, and physiology. Moreover, he also has advanced training in Functional Neurology from the Interdisciplinary Association of Functional Neurosciences and Rehabilitation (IAFNR).

The OAoPO curriculum also takes into account the practical knowledge of the best osteopathy practitioners. These professionals have worked for decades in the field, and their expertise is far-ranging. This gives our curriculum a significant edge over the other program offerings in the market.

Professionals as Faculty Members

All the members of the faculty at OAoPO are reputed osteopathic practitioners themselves. We have put in place strict criteria for appointing our faculty members, and each of them has come out at the top of the selection process laid down by the institution.

We look for practitioners who have maintained a busy practice and are highly educated. The combination helps us find faculty members who have not just learned the techniques but also mastered them.

The instructors of OAoPO have not only demonstrated excellence in their skills and knowledge but they are also compassionate and concerned healers. They demand excellence, and are highly motivated to impart their years of teaching experience to students who want to become world-class practitioners.

Embracing both Art and Science

We want our students to excel in the exciting field of osteopathy. In a world driven by changes in diagnostic and communication technologies, it is essential for the students to be comfortable and current with ongoing scientific developments so that they not only are they aware of changes in scientific diagnostics, but as well they develop the skills and critical thinking to keep themselves informed and up to date with research.

We equip our students with the knowledge of traditional techniques as well as coach them on how to update their techniques with the latest advances in osteopathic and medical development.

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We focus on the most trusted techniques of well trained successful professionals who have a well established and easily verified pedigree. This reference to pedigree indicates that our teachers are well trained osteopathic practitioners who were themselves trained by full fledged credentialed osteopathic teachers. We have incorporated educators who display critical thinking and have done years of significant personal study. Your instructors will not be a recent graduate with little experience or suspect previous training, your teachers will be experienced practitioners who have solid national if not international reputations. If a potential student wants to become an excellent practitioner, then they need to study with excellent teachers. Why would anyone want to become a mediocre osteopathic practitioner?

Formulaic education dissuades students from adapting to unique scenarios, and prevents independent thinking. Poor technical training produces poor practitioners, and the public deserves well-trained practitioners, especially during these times when intractable syndromes and autoimmune disease is so prevalent. Formulaic education and the lack of critical thinking that proceeds from that type of education, discourages the graduates from understanding the unique needs of individual patients, thereby preventing these practitioners from creating innovative treatments that match the needs of difficult therapeutic scenarios. Successful osteopathic professionals do not focus on localized problems, but look at the patient as a whole. We encourage our students to understand that patients are complex systems living within sometimes chaotic environments, and that the issues these patients are facing may be caused by one, several or multiple factors that need to be addressed.

By distancing ourselves from formulaic thinking, we train our students to think, reason, make decisions and devise a plan for the patient. We encourage our students to learn, make mistakes, grow and then attempt to do it better. We want our graduates to develop into effective practitioners who live the type of lives they want to enjoy.