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 did
anatomy long ago! Understanding human anatomy is vital
to healthcare practitioners…and their patients! Anatomy knowledge usually
was via dissection, but today novel technology permits
knowledge of the body without it. (1) Your Sandy Springs chiropractor is
well-trained in anatomy. Your Sandy Springs chiropractor’s knowledge of
anatomy informs your treatment plan from exam to nutrition to treatment for Sandy Springs 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 more
than med students. Chiropractic students’ motivation and anatomy
performance were intertwined in 1 study. If they were
motivated to learn, they did better in anatomy. (2) Your Sandy Springs
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 study anatomy on
video in addition to dissection, 82% said 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 obliges
a solid knowledge foundation of musculoskeletal anatomy. Chiropractic school
curricula is designed to enhance anatomy knowledge each
year of the program. Remembering 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, especially
for topographical anatomy and neuroanatomy. (5) It seems that
learning anatomy in the classroom combined with seeing
how the knowledge is applied 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 importance is well-known.
Linking clinical skills to anatomy knowledge in the late
years of school help chiropractors as they start
clinical practice upon graduation and after. (7) Surveyed practicing chiropractors reported
that the most applicable 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 Sandy Springs chiropractor at
Cross Chiropractic Center ties everything together: exam
findings and anatomy to treat and alleviate your
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and how The
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Schedule your next Sandy Springs chiropractic
appointments with Cross Chiropractic Center. There’s no need to be grossed
out by anatomy! Be pleased that your chiropractor understands anatomy
to ease your Sandy Springs back pain, neck pain, and
other spine-related pain.