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
anatomy long ago! Understanding human anatomy is critical
to healthcare practitioners…and their patients! Anatomy knowledge usually
was via dissection, but today new technology allows
knowledge of the body without it. (1) Your Tonawanda chiropractor is
well-trained in anatomy. Your Tonawanda chiropractor’s knowledge of
anatomy informs your treatment plan from exam to nutrition to treatment for Tonawanda 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 are different: first year dental
students were more anxious than chiropractic students; 2nd year
chiropractic students appreciated anatomy education greater
than medical 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 Tonawanda
chiropractor was highly motivated to learn anatomy!
ANATOMY IN SCHOOL: Technology
Testing the impact 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 also use video to learn as well as dissection, 82% stated the
videos were “helpful” and 73% saw 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 obliges
a solid knowledge foundation of musculoskeletal anatomy. Chiropractic school
curricula is created to enhance anatomy knowledge every
year of the program. Retrieving the knowledge when needed
in clinical practice is the goal. 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 observing
how the knowledge is applied in the clinical context enhanced
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-acknowledged.
Linking clinical skills to anatomy knowledge in the late
years of school benefit chiropractors as they start
clinical practice upon graduation and beyond. (7) Surveyed practicing chiropractors stated
that the most pertinent 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 Tonawanda chiropractor at
Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation brings everything together: examination
findings and anatomy to treat and relieve your
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and how The
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Schedule your next Tonawanda chiropractic
appointments with Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation. There’s no need to be grossed
out by anatomy! Be pleased that your chiropractor knows anatomy
to relieve your Tonawanda back pain, neck pain, and
other spine-related pain.