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 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 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 combined 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
CONTACT Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
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
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.