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Burlington and Hamilton 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! Aware of human anatomy is vital to healthcare practitioners…and their patients! Anatomy study usually was via dissection, but today novel technology permits knowledge of the body without it. (1) Your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor is well-trained in anatomy. Your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor’s knowledge of anatomy informs your treatment plan from exam to nutrition to treatment for Burlington and Hamilton 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 are different: first year dental students were more anxious than chiropractic students; 2nd year chiropractic students valued anatomy education more 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 Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor was highly motivated to learn anatomy!

ANATOMY IN SCHOOL: Technology

Testing the effect 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% viewed them as “an enjoyable way to study”. (3) That is a good use of tech!

ANATOMY IN CHIROPRACTIC SCHOOL

Chiropractic puts anatomy to good use! Chiropractic necessitates a solid knowledge foundation of musculoskeletal anatomy. Chiropractic school curricula is created to enhance anatomy knowledge every year of the program. Remembering the knowledge when needed 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 linked with observing how the knowledge is utilized in the clinical context boosted students’ learning and motivation to learn. (6)

ANATOMY IN PRACTICE

Anatomy has been one of the key preclinical subjects in chiropractic education. Its value is well-acknowledged. Linking clinical skills to anatomy knowledge in the later years of school benefit chiropractors as they start clinical practice upon graduation and beyond.  (7) Surveyed practicing chiropractors reported that the most applicable 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 Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor at Spinal Care Clinic brings everything together: examination findings and anatomy to treat and relieve 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 describes spinal stenosis anatomically and how The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management helps relieve its pain.

Schedule your next Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic appointments with Spinal Care Clinic. There is no need to be grossed out by anatomy! Be pleased that your chiropractor understands anatomy to relieve your Burlington and Hamilton back pain, neck pain, and other spine-related pain.

Spinal Care Clinic proudly delivers chiropractic care based on knowledge of anatomy to diagnose and treat spine related pain. 
 
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