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 did
it long ago! Understanding human anatomy is critical
to healthcare practitioners…and their patients! Anatomy study typically
was via dissection, but today new technology permits
knowledge of the body without it. (1) Your Vancouver chiropractor is
well-trained in anatomy. Your Vancouver chiropractor’s knowledge of
anatomy informs your treatment plan from exam to nutrition to treatment for Vancouver 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 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 Vancouver
chiropractor was highly motivated to learn anatomy!
ANATOMY IN SCHOOL: Technology
Challenging the effect of
technology on anatomy knowledge, researchers presented videos with
chiropractic students as bonus resources for their study.
Of the 71% of students who chose to study anatomy on
video in addition to dissection, 82% said 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 enhance anatomy knowledge each
year of the program. Retrieving the knowledge when useful
in clinical practice is the goal. A survey of chiropractic
students found 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, especially
for topographical anatomy and neuroanatomy. (5) It appears that
learning anatomy in the classroom linked with observing
how the knowledge is utilized in the clinical context boosted
students’ learning and motivation to learn. (6)
ANATOMY IN PRACTICE
Anatomy has been one of the main preclinical subjects
in chiropractic education. Its significance is well-known.
Connecting clinical skills to anatomy knowledge in the later
years of school help chiropractors as they start
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 the next two top important
courses. Anatomy is highly relevant
to clinical practice. (8) Your Vancouver chiropractor at
Vancouver Spine Care Centre brings 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 Vancouver chiropractic
appointments with Vancouver Spine Care Centre. There is no need to be grossed
out by anatomy! Be pleased that your chiropractor knows anatomy
to relieve your Vancouver back pain, neck pain, and
other spine-related pain.