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St. Francisville Chiropractor is Well Trained in Anatomy to Care for Your Spine

Gross. Macroscopic. Microscopic. Topographical. Sounds like we’re discussing geography or something, but it’s really human anatomy. Anatomy is a 2000+ years old study. The ancient Greeks started anatomy long ago! Aware of human anatomy is critical to healthcare practitioners…and their patients! Anatomy study typically was via dissection, but today new technology allows knowledge of the body without it. (1) Your St. Francisville chiropractor is well-trained in anatomy. Your St. Francisville chiropractor’s knowledge of anatomy informs your treatment plan from exam to nutrition to treatment for St. Francisville 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 vary: first year dental students were more anxious than chiropractic students; second year chiropractic students esteemed anatomy education greater than med students. Chiropractic students’ motivation and anatomy performance were interwoven in one study. If they were motivated to learn, they did better in anatomy. (2) Your St. Francisville chiropractor was very motivated to learn anatomy!

ANATOMY IN SCHOOL: Technology

Testing the impact of technology on anatomy knowledge, researchers shared videos with chiropractic students as bonus resources for their study. Of the 71% of students who chose to study anatomy on video 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 requires a solid knowledge foundation of musculoskeletal anatomy. Chiropractic school curricula is created to enrich anatomy knowledge each year of the program. Remembering the knowledge when needed in clinical practice is the target. A survey of chiropractic students found that they demonstrated 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 appears that learning anatomy in the classroom combined 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 main preclinical topics in chiropractic education. Its importance is well-acknowledged. Linking clinical skills to anatomy knowledge in the latter years of school help chiropractors as they start clinical practice upon graduation and after.  (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 the next two top important courses. Anatomy is highly pertinent to clinical practice. (8) Your St. Francisville chiropractor at Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville brings everything together: examination 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 explains spinal stenosis anatomically and how The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management helps relieve its pain.

Schedule your next St. Francisville chiropractic appointments with Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville. There’s no need to be grossed out by anatomy! Be pleased that your chiropractor knows anatomy to ease your St. Francisville back pain, neck pain, and other spine-related pain.

Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville confidently delivers chiropractic care based on knowledge of anatomy to diagnose and treat spine related pain. 
 
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