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
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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
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.