Gross. Macroscopic. Microscopic. Topographical. Sounds like we are talking about geography or something, but it’s really human anatomy. Anatomy is a 2000+ years old study. The ancient Greeks started it long ago! Aware of human anatomy is critical to healthcare practitioners…and their patients! Anatomy knowledge usually was through dissection, but today new technology allows knowledge of the body without it. (1) Your Easley chiropractor is well-trained in anatomy. Your Easley chiropractor’s knowledge of anatomy informs your treatment plan from exam to nutrition to treatment for Easley 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 valued anatomy education more than med 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 Easley chiropractor was very motivated to learn anatomy!
ANATOMY IN SCHOOL: Technology
Testing the effect of technology on anatomy knowledge, researchers presented 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% 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. Retrieving the knowledge when needed in clinical practice is the goal. 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, particularly for topographical anatomy and neuroanatomy. (5) It seems that learning anatomy in the classroom linked with seeing how the knowledge is applied 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 significance is well-known. Connecting clinical skills to anatomy knowledge in the late years of school benefit chiropractors as they enter clinical practice upon graduation and after. (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 next in line of importance. Anatomy is highly pertinent to clinical practice. (8) Your Easley chiropractor at Young Chiropractic brings everything together: examination findings and anatomy to treat and alleviate 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 explains spinal stenosis anatomically and how The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management helps ease its pain.
Schedule your next Easley chiropractic appointments with Young Chiropractic. There is no need to be grossed out by anatomy! Be pleased that your chiropractor understands anatomy to relieve your Easley back pain, neck pain, and other spine-related pain.