Gross. Macroscopic. Microscopic. Topographical. Sounds like we
are discussing geography or something, but it is
really human anatomy. Anatomy is a 2000+ years old study. The ancient Greeks started
it long ago! Understanding human anatomy is critical
to healthcare practitioners…and their patients! Anatomy study typically
was via dissection, but today novel technology allows
knowledge of the body without it. (1) Your Carrolltown chiropractor is
well-trained in anatomy. Your Carrolltown chiropractor’s knowledge of
anatomy informs your treatment plan from exam to nutrition to treatment for Carrolltown back pain relief.
ANATOMY IN SCHOOL: Motivation
Learning new information can be intimidating.
Healthcare and chiropractic schools are full of learning and students. Students’
reactions to learning anatomy vary: first year dental
students were more anxious than chiropractic students; second year
chiropractic students valued anatomy education greater
than medical students. Chiropractic students’ motivation and anatomy
performance were intertwined in 1 study. If they were
motivated to learn, they performed better in anatomy. (2) Your Carrolltown
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 extra resources for their study.
Of the 71% of students who chose to study anatomy on
video in addition to dissection, 82% said the
videos were “helpful” and 73% saw them as “an enjoyable way to
study”. (3) That is a good use of tech!
ANATOMY IN CHIROPRACTIC SCHOOL
Anatomy is put to
good use in chiropractic. Chiropractic necessitates
a solid knowledge foundation of musculoskeletal anatomy. Chiropractic school
curricula is created to enhance anatomy knowledge each
year of the program. Retrieving the knowledge when needed
in clinical practice is the target. A survey of chiropractic
students found 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 key preclinical topics
in chiropractic education. Its significance is well-acknowledged.
Connecting clinical skills to anatomy knowledge in the latter
years of school benefit chiropractors as they start
clinical practice upon graduation and beyond. (7) Surveyed practicing chiropractors stated
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 next in line of importance. Anatomy is highly pertinent
to clinical practice. (8) Your Carrolltown chiropractor at
Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation brings 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 ease its
Schedule your next Carrolltown chiropractic
appointments with Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation. There’s no need to be grossed
out by anatomy! Be pleased that your chiropractor understands anatomy
to lessen your Carrolltown back pain, neck pain, and
other spine-related pain.