Gross. Macroscopic. Microscopic. Topographical. Sounds like we’re 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 one 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
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Listen to this PODCAST
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Michael Johnson as he explains spinal stenosis anatomically
and how The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management helps ease its
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 knows anatomy
to relieve your Fort Wayne back pain, neck pain, and
other spine-related pain.