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 useful
in clinical practice is the target. A survey of chiropractic
students revealed 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, 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
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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
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.