Groton Chiropractor is Well Trained in Anatomy to Care for Your Spine

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, especially 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 pain.

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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 pain.

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.

Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office proudly delivers chiropractic care based on knowledge of anatomy to diagnose and treat spine related pain. 
 
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