Sandra Jost is an Osteopath D.O. BSC
From 2000 till 2002 she followed a Full-time Program in Medical Massage, but already in 2002 she started the 5 year training in Osteopathy at the SICO in Switzerland. A Canadian School based in Montreal. Since then she works only as an osteopath in her own practice in Switzerland. In the last 11 years since she graduated she followed many different postgraduate courses and learned many new interesting techniques.
Osteopathy relies on manual contact for diagnosis and treatment. It respects the relationship of body, mind and spirit in health and disease; it lays emphasis on the structural and functional integrity of the body and the body’s intrinsic tendency for self-healing. Osteopathic practitioners use a wide variety of therapeutic manual techniques to improve physiological function and/or support homeostasis that has been altered by somatic (body framework) dysfunction, i.e. impaired or altered function of related components of the somatic system; skeletal, arthrodial and myofascial structures; and related vascular, lymphatic, and neural elements. Osteopathic practitioners use their understanding of the relationship between structure and function to optimize the body’s self-regulating, self-healing capabilities. This holistic approach to patient care and healing is based on the concept that a human being is a dynamic functional unit, in which all parts are interrelated and which possesses its own self- regulatory and self-healing mechanisms. The practice of osteopathy is distinct from other health-care professions that utilize manual techniques, such as physiotherapy or chiropractic, despite some overlap in the techniques and interventions employed.