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

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 revealed 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 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 ease its pain.

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.

Layden Chiropractic proudly delivers chiropractic care based on knowledge of anatomy to diagnose and treat spine related pain. 
 
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