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 did it long ago! Aware of human anatomy is critical to healthcare practitioners…and their patients! Anatomy knowledge usually was via dissection, but today novel technology allows knowledge of the body without it. (1) Your Augusta chiropractor is well-trained in anatomy. Your Augusta chiropractor’s knowledge of anatomy informs your treatment plan from exam to nutrition to treatment for Augusta 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; second year chiropractic students appreciated anatomy education greater than med students. Chiropractic students’ motivation and anatomy performance were intertwined in 1 study. If they were motivated to learn, they did better in anatomy. (2) Your Augusta chiropractor was highly motivated to learn anatomy!
ANATOMY IN SCHOOL: Technology
Challenging 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 in addition to dissection, 82% said the videos were “helpful” and 73% saw them as “an enjoyable way to study”. (3) That’s 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 created to enrich anatomy knowledge every year of the program. Retrieving the knowledge when needed in clinical practice is the target. A survey of chiropractic students found 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 appears that learning anatomy in the classroom linked with seeing 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 topics in chiropractic education. Its value is well-acknowledged. Connecting clinical skills to anatomy knowledge in the latter years of school benefit chiropractors as they enter clinical practice upon graduation and beyond. (7) Surveyed practicing chiropractors stated 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 relevant to clinical practice. (8) Your Augusta chiropractor at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic ties everything together: examination findings and anatomy to treat 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 ease its pain.
Schedule your next Augusta chiropractic appointments with Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic. There’s no need to be grossed out by anatomy! Be pleased that your chiropractor understands anatomy to lessen your Augusta back pain, neck pain, and other spine-related pain.