West Palm Beach Chiropractor is Well Trained in Anatomy to Care for Your Spine

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 started anatomy long ago! Aware of human anatomy is critical to healthcare practitioners…and their patients! Anatomy knowledge usually was through dissection, but today novel technology allows knowledge of the body without it. (1) Your West Palm Beach chiropractor is well-trained in anatomy. Your West Palm Beach chiropractor’s knowledge of anatomy informs your treatment plan from exam to nutrition to treatment for West Palm Beach 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; 2nd year chiropractic students appreciated anatomy education more than medical students. Chiropractic students’ motivation and anatomy performance were interwoven in one study. If they were motivated to learn, they performed better in anatomy. (2) Your West Palm Beach chiropractor was very motivated to learn anatomy!

ANATOMY IN SCHOOL: Technology

Testing 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 also use video to learn 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 necessitates a solid knowledge foundation of musculoskeletal anatomy. Chiropractic school curricula is designed to enrich anatomy knowledge each year of the program. Retrieving the knowledge when needed in clinical practice is the target. 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 appears that learning anatomy in the classroom linked with observing how the knowledge is utilized in the clinical context enhanced students’ learning and motivation to learn. (6)

ANATOMY IN PRACTICE

Anatomy has been one of the main preclinical subjects in chiropractic education. Its importance is well-acknowledged. Connecting clinical skills to anatomy knowledge in the latter 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 next in line of importance. Anatomy is highly relevant to clinical practice. (8) Your West Palm Beach chiropractor at Moses Chiropractic ties everything together: exam 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 describes spinal stenosis anatomically and how The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management helps ease its pain.

Schedule your next West Palm Beach chiropractic appointments with Moses Chiropractic. There’s no need to be grossed out by anatomy! Be pleased that your chiropractor knows anatomy to ease your West Palm Beach back pain, neck pain, and other spine-related pain.

Moses Chiropractic proudly delivers chiropractic care based on knowledge of anatomy to diagnose and treat spine related pain. 
 
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