Gross. Macroscopic. Microscopic. Topographical. Sounds like we
are talking about geography or something, but it is
really human anatomy. Anatomy is a 2000+ years old study. The ancient Greeks did
it long ago! Understanding human anatomy is vital
to healthcare practitioners…and their patients! Anatomy knowledge usually
was via dissection, but today new technology allows
knowledge of the body without it. (1) Your Fernandina Beach chiropractor is
well-trained in anatomy. Your Fernandina Beach chiropractor’s knowledge of
anatomy informs your treatment plan from exam to nutrition to treatment for Fernandina Beach back pain relief.
ANATOMY IN SCHOOL: Motivation
Learning new material can be intimidating.
Healthcare and chiropractic schools are full of learning and students. Students’
reactions to learning anatomy are different: first year dental
students were more anxious than chiropractic students; 2nd year
chiropractic students valued anatomy education greater
than med students. Chiropractic students’ motivation and anatomy
performance were interwoven in 1 study. If they were
motivated to learn, they performed better in anatomy. (2) Your Fernandina Beach
chiropractor was highly motivated to learn anatomy!
ANATOMY IN SCHOOL: Technology
Testing the impact of
technology on anatomy knowledge, researchers shared videos with
chiropractic students as bonus resources for their study.
Of the 71% of students who chose to study anatomy on
video as well as dissection, 82% said the
videos were “helpful” and 73% saw them as “an enjoyable way to
study”. (3) That’s a good use of tech!
ANATOMY IN CHIROPRACTIC SCHOOL
Chiropractic puts anatomy to good use! Chiropractic requires
a solid knowledge foundation of musculoskeletal anatomy. Chiropractic school
curricula is designed to enhance anatomy knowledge every
year of the program. Retrieving the knowledge when useful
in clinical practice is the target. A survey of chiropractic
students revealed that they showed significant rise
in knowledge throughout the program as expected. (4) Anatomy instruction in
chiropractic education is similar in design, delivery and assessment, especially
for topographical anatomy and neuroanatomy. (5) It seems that
learning anatomy in the classroom combined with seeing
how the knowledge is applied in the clinical context boosted
students’ learning and motivation to learn. (6)
ANATOMY IN PRACTICE
Anatomy has been one of the main preclinical subjects
in chiropractic education. Its importance is well-known.
Linking clinical skills to anatomy knowledge in the late
years of school benefit chiropractors as they enter
clinical practice upon graduation and beyond. (7) Surveyed practicing chiropractors reported
that the most pertinent and applicable course for
clinical practice in chiropractic school was neuroanatomy (100% agreement).
Gross anatomy (99.2%) and histology (86%) were the next two top important
courses. Anatomy is highly pertinent
to clinical practice. (8) Your Fernandina Beach chiropractor at
Amelia Chiropractic Clinic ties everything together: exam
findings and anatomy to care for and alleviate your
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Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Michael McMurray on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson as he explains spinal stenosis anatomically
and how The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management helps relieve its
Schedule your next Fernandina Beach chiropractic
appointments with Amelia Chiropractic Clinic. There is no need to be grossed
out by anatomy! Be pleased that your chiropractor understands anatomy
to relieve your Fernandina Beach back pain, neck pain, and
other spine-related pain.