Gross. Macroscopic. Microscopic. Topographical. Sounds like we’re talking about geography or something, but it is
really human anatomy. Anatomy is a 2000+ years old study. The ancient Greeks did
it long ago! Understanding human anatomy is critical
to healthcare practitioners…and their patients! Anatomy knowledge typically
was via dissection, but today novel technology allows
knowledge of the body without it. (1) Your Plainville chiropractor is
well-trained in anatomy. Your Plainville chiropractor’s knowledge of
anatomy informs your treatment plan from exam to nutrition to treatment for Plainville 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 are different: first year dental
students were more anxious than chiropractic students; second year
chiropractic students esteemed anatomy education greater
than medical students. Chiropractic students’ motivation and anatomy
performance were interwoven in one study. If they were
motivated to learn, they performed better in anatomy. (2) Your Plainville
chiropractor was highly motivated to learn anatomy!
ANATOMY IN SCHOOL: Technology
Challenging the impact of
technology on anatomy knowledge, researchers shared videos with
chiropractic students as additional resources for their study.
Of the 71% of students who chose to also use video to learn in addition to dissection, 82% stated 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
Anatomy is put to
good use in chiropractic. Chiropractic necessitates
a solid knowledge foundation of musculoskeletal anatomy. Chiropractic school
curricula is designed to enrich anatomy knowledge every
year of the program. Remembering the knowledge when needed
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, particularly
for topographical anatomy and neuroanatomy. (5) It appears that
learning anatomy in the classroom combined 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 main preclinical subjects
in chiropractic education. Its importance is well-acknowledged.
Connecting clinical skills to anatomy knowledge in the later
years of school help chiropractors as they enter
clinical practice upon graduation and beyond. (7) Surveyed practicing chiropractors stated
that the most relevant 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 Plainville chiropractor at
Layden Chiropractic brings everything together: exam
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 Plainville chiropractic
appointments with Layden Chiropractic. There is no need to be grossed
out by anatomy! Be pleased that your chiropractor knows anatomy
to lessen your Plainville back pain, neck pain, and
other spine-related pain.