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
it long ago! Understanding human anatomy is vital
to healthcare practitioners…and their patients! Anatomy study typically
was through dissection, but today novel technology permits
knowledge of the body without it. (1) Your Severna Park chiropractor is
well-trained in anatomy. Your Severna Park chiropractor’s knowledge of
anatomy informs your treatment plan from exam to nutrition to treatment for Severna Park back pain relief.
ANATOMY IN SCHOOL: Motivation
Learning new material 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 esteemed anatomy education more
than med students. Chiropractic students’ motivation and anatomy
performance were intertwined in one study. If they were
motivated to learn, they did better in anatomy. (2) Your Severna Park
chiropractor was very motivated to learn anatomy!
ANATOMY IN SCHOOL: Technology
Challenging the impact 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% saw 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 created to enrich anatomy knowledge every
year of the program. Remembering the knowledge when useful
in clinical practice is the target. A survey of chiropractic
students found that they demonstrated significant increase
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 seeing
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 topics
in chiropractic education. Its importance is well-acknowledged.
Connecting clinical skills to anatomy knowledge in the latter
years of school help chiropractors as they enter
clinical practice upon graduation and after. (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 pertinent
to clinical practice. (8) Your Severna Park chiropractor at
Back And Neck Care Center 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 Severna Park chiropractic
appointments with Back And Neck Care Center. There is no need to be grossed
out by anatomy! Be pleased that your chiropractor knows anatomy
to ease your Severna Park back pain, neck pain, and
other spine-related pain.