Gross. Macroscopic. Microscopic. Topographical. Sounds like we
are 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! Aware of human anatomy is vital
to healthcare practitioners…and their patients! Anatomy knowledge usually
was via dissection, but today novel technology allows
knowledge of the body without it. (1) Your Baton Rouge chiropractor is
well-trained in anatomy. Your Baton Rouge chiropractor’s knowledge of
anatomy informs your treatment plan from exam to nutrition to treatment for Baton Rouge 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 are different: first year dental
students were more anxious than chiropractic students; 2nd year
chiropractic students appreciated anatomy education greater
than med students. Chiropractic students’ motivation and anatomy
performance were intertwined in 1 study. If they were
motivated to learn, they performed better in anatomy. (2) Your Baton Rouge
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 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 created to enhance anatomy knowledge every
year of the program. Retrieving the knowledge when needed
in clinical practice is the target. 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 seeing
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-acknowledged.
Connecting clinical skills to anatomy knowledge in the late
years of school help chiropractors as they enter
clinical practice upon graduation and beyond. (7) Surveyed practicing chiropractors stated
that the most pertinent 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 Baton Rouge chiropractor at
Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation 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 relieve its
Schedule your next Baton Rouge chiropractic
appointments with Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation. There’s no need to be grossed
out by anatomy! Be pleased that your chiropractor understands anatomy
to relieve your Baton Rouge back pain, neck pain, and
other spine-related pain.