Gross. Macroscopic. Microscopic. Topographical. Sounds like we’re talking about geography or something, but it’s
really human anatomy. Anatomy is a 2000+ years old study. The ancient Greeks did
it long ago! Aware of human anatomy is vital
to healthcare practitioners…and their patients! Anatomy study typically
was via dissection, but today novel technology permits
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; second year
chiropractic students esteemed anatomy education more
than medical students. Chiropractic students’ motivation and anatomy
performance were intertwined 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 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% 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 obliges
a solid knowledge foundation of musculoskeletal anatomy. Chiropractic school
curricula is designed to enhance anatomy knowledge each
year of the program. Remembering the knowledge when useful
in clinical practice is the goal. A survey of chiropractic
students revealed that they showed significant increase
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 linked with observing
how the knowledge is applied 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 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 reported
that the most applicable 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 West Palm Beach chiropractor at
Chiropractic Care ties everything together: exam
findings and anatomy to care for and alleviate your
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Schedule your next West Palm Beach chiropractic
appointments with Chiropractic Care. There is 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.