Fort Wayne Chiropractor is Well Trained in Anatomy to Care for Your Spine07/21/2020Gross. Macroscopic. Microscopic. Topographical. Sounds like we are discussing geography or something, but it’s really human anatomy. Anatomy is a 2000+ years old study. The ancient Greeks did it long ago! Aware of human anatomy is critical to healthcare practitioners…and their patients! Anatomy study typically was through dissection, but today new technology allows knowledge of the body without it. (1) Your Fort Wayne chiropractor is well-trained in anatomy. Your Fort Wayne chiropractor’s knowledge of anatomy informs your treatment plan from exam to nutrition to treatment for Fort Wayne 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 vary: first year dental students were more anxious than chiropractic students; 2nd year chiropractic students esteemed anatomy education more than medical 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 Fort Wayne chiropractor was very motivated to learn anatomy! ANATOMY IN SCHOOL: Technology Challenging the effect 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 study anatomy on video in addition to dissection, 82% stated 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 requires a solid knowledge foundation of musculoskeletal anatomy. Chiropractic school curricula is designed to enhance anatomy knowledge every year of the program. Retrieving the knowledge when useful 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, particularly 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-known. Linking clinical skills to anatomy knowledge in the late years of school benefit chiropractors as they start clinical practice upon graduation and after. (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 Fort Wayne chiropractor at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc brings everything together: exam findings and anatomy to care for and alleviate your pain. CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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 ease its pain. Schedule your next Fort Wayne chiropractic appointments with Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc. There is no need to be grossed out by anatomy! Be pleased that your chiropractor understands anatomy to relieve your Fort Wayne back pain, neck pain, and other spine-related pain. « View All Featured Articles"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."