Gross. Macroscopic. Microscopic. Topographical. Sounds like we
are 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! Understanding human anatomy is vital
to healthcare practitioners…and their patients! Anatomy knowledge typically
was via dissection, but today novel technology allows
knowledge of the body without it. (1) Your Groton chiropractor is
well-trained in anatomy. Your Groton chiropractor’s knowledge of
anatomy informs your treatment plan from exam to nutrition to treatment for Groton 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; 2nd year
chiropractic students appreciated anatomy education more
than medical 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 Groton
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 additional resources for their study.
Of the 71% of students who chose to also use video to learn as well as dissection, 82% said 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
Chiropractic puts anatomy to good use! Chiropractic necessitates
a solid knowledge foundation of musculoskeletal anatomy. Chiropractic school
curricula is designed to enrich anatomy knowledge every
year of the program. Retrieving the knowledge when needed
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 appears that
learning anatomy in the classroom linked with seeing
how the knowledge is applied in the clinical context boosted
students’ learning and motivation to learn. (6)
ANATOMY IN PRACTICE
Anatomy has been one of the main preclinical topics
in chiropractic education. Its value is well-known.
Connecting clinical skills to anatomy knowledge in the later
years of school benefit chiropractors as they enter
clinical practice upon graduation and beyond. (7) Surveyed practicing chiropractors reported
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 next in line of importance. Anatomy is highly relevant
to clinical practice. (8) Your Groton chiropractor at
Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office brings everything together: examination
findings and anatomy to treat and alleviate your
CONTACT Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office
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 Groton chiropractic
appointments with Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office. There’s no need to be grossed
out by anatomy! Be pleased that your chiropractor understands anatomy
to lessen your Groton back pain, neck pain, and
other spine-related pain.