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
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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.