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Ashburn 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 is really human anatomy. Anatomy is a 2000+ years old study. The ancient Greeks started anatomy long ago! Understanding human anatomy is vital to healthcare practitioners…and their patients! Anatomy study usually was through dissection, but today new technology permits knowledge of the body without it. (1) Your Ashburn chiropractor is well-trained in anatomy. Your Ashburn chiropractor’s knowledge of anatomy informs your treatment plan from exam to nutrition to treatment for Ashburn 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 medical students. Chiropractic students’ motivation and anatomy performance were interwoven in 1 study. If they were motivated to learn, they did better in anatomy. (2) Your Ashburn 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 bonus resources for their study. Of the 71% of students who chose to also use video to learn as well as dissection, 82% stated the videos were “helpful” and 73% viewed them as “an enjoyable way to study”. (3) That’s 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 enrich anatomy knowledge each year of the program. Remembering the knowledge when needed in clinical practice is the goal. A survey of chiropractic students found 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 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 subjects in chiropractic education. Its significance is well-acknowledged. Connecting clinical skills to anatomy knowledge in the late years of school benefit chiropractors as they start clinical practice upon graduation and beyond.  (7) Surveyed practicing chiropractors reported 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 Ashburn chiropractor at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn brings everything together: exam findings and anatomy to care for and relieve 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 describes spinal stenosis anatomically and how The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management helps ease its pain.

Schedule your next Ashburn chiropractic appointments with Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn. There’s no need to be grossed out by anatomy! Be pleased that your chiropractor understands anatomy to ease your Ashburn back pain, neck pain, and other spine-related pain.

Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn confidently delivers chiropractic care based on knowledge of anatomy to diagnose and treat spine related pain. 
 
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