Gross. Macroscopic. Microscopic. Topographical. Sounds like we
are discussing geography or something, but it is
really human anatomy. Anatomy is a 2000+ years old study. The ancient Greeks did
anatomy long ago! Aware of human anatomy is critical
to healthcare practitioners…and their patients! Anatomy study usually
was through dissection, but today new technology permits
knowledge of the body without it. (1) Your Colorado Springs chiropractor is
well-trained in anatomy. Your Colorado Springs chiropractor’s knowledge of
anatomy informs your treatment plan from exam to nutrition to treatment for Colorado Springs 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 more
than med students. Chiropractic students’ motivation and anatomy
performance were interwoven in 1 study. If they were
motivated to learn, they performed better in anatomy. (2) Your Colorado Springs
chiropractor was very motivated to learn anatomy!
ANATOMY IN SCHOOL: Technology
Challenging the impact of
technology on anatomy knowledge, researchers shared videos with
chiropractic students as bonus resources for their study.
Of the 71% of students who chose to study anatomy on
video as well as 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 enhance anatomy knowledge each
year of the program. Retrieving the knowledge when needed
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, particularly
for topographical anatomy and neuroanatomy. (5) It seems that
learning anatomy in the classroom combined 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 main preclinical subjects
in chiropractic education. Its significance is well-known.
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 relevant 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 relevant
to clinical practice. (8) Your Colorado Springs chiropractor at
The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR 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 explains spinal stenosis anatomically
and how The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management helps relieve its
Schedule your next Colorado Springs chiropractic
appointments with The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR. There’s no need to be grossed
out by anatomy! Be pleased that your chiropractor understands anatomy
to ease your Colorado Springs back pain, neck pain, and
other spine-related pain.