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 did
anatomy long ago! Aware of human anatomy is vital
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 Pensacola chiropractor is
well-trained in anatomy. Your Pensacola chiropractor’s knowledge of
anatomy informs your treatment plan from exam to nutrition to treatment for Pensacola 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 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 Pensacola
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 additional resources for their study.
Of the 71% of students who chose to also use video to learn in addition to dissection, 82% said 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
Chiropractic puts anatomy to good use! Chiropractic requires
a solid knowledge foundation of musculoskeletal anatomy. Chiropractic school
curricula is created to enrich anatomy knowledge every
year of the program. Remembering the knowledge when useful
in clinical practice is the goal. A survey of chiropractic
students revealed 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, especially
for topographical anatomy and neuroanatomy. (5) It seems that
learning anatomy in the classroom linked with observing
how the knowledge is utilized in the clinical context increased
students’ learning and motivation to learn. (6)
ANATOMY IN PRACTICE
Anatomy has been one of the key preclinical subjects
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 after. (7) Surveyed practicing chiropractors reported
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 next in line of importance. Anatomy is highly pertinent
to clinical practice. (8) Your Pensacola chiropractor at
Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center ties everything together: examination
findings and anatomy to care for and alleviate your
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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
Schedule your next Pensacola chiropractic
appointments with Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center. There is no need to be grossed
out by anatomy! Be pleased that your chiropractor knows anatomy
to relieve your Pensacola back pain, neck pain, and
other spine-related pain.