Gross. Macroscopic. Microscopic. Topographical. Sounds like we
are discussing geography or something, but it’s
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 knowledge usually
was through dissection, but today novel technology allows
knowledge of the body without it. (1) Your Millville chiropractor is
well-trained in anatomy. Your Millville chiropractor’s knowledge of
anatomy informs your treatment plan from exam to nutrition to treatment for Millville 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 vary: first year dental
students were more anxious than chiropractic students; 2nd year
chiropractic students appreciated anatomy education greater
than medical students. Chiropractic students’ motivation and anatomy
performance were interwoven in 1 study. If they were
motivated to learn, they did better in anatomy. (2) Your Millville
chiropractor was highly motivated to learn anatomy!
ANATOMY IN SCHOOL: Technology
Challenging 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 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 obliges
a solid knowledge foundation of musculoskeletal anatomy. Chiropractic school
curricula is created to enhance anatomy knowledge each
year of the program. Remembering the knowledge when useful
in clinical practice is the target. A survey of chiropractic
students found that they showed significant increase
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 appears that
learning anatomy in the classroom linked with observing
how the knowledge is utilized in the clinical context enhanced
students’ learning and motivation to learn. (6)
ANATOMY IN PRACTICE
Anatomy has been one of the main preclinical subjects
in chiropractic education. Its significance is well-known.
Linking clinical skills to anatomy knowledge in the later
years of school benefit chiropractors as they enter
clinical practice upon graduation and beyond. (7) Surveyed practicing chiropractors stated
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 relevant
to clinical practice. (8) Your Millville chiropractor at
Wilson Family Chiropractic brings everything together: examination
findings and anatomy to care for 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 ease its
Schedule your next Millville chiropractic
appointments with Wilson Family Chiropractic. There is no need to be grossed
out by anatomy! Be pleased that your chiropractor understands anatomy
to lessen your Millville back pain, neck pain, and
other spine-related pain.