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Carrolltown Chiropractor is Well Trained in Anatomy to Care for Your Spine

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 vital to healthcare practitioners…and their patients! Anatomy study usually 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 pain.

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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 pain.

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.

Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation confidently delivers chiropractic care based on knowledge of anatomy to diagnose and treat spine related pain. 
 
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