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Richmond Chiropractor is Well Trained in Anatomy to Care for Your Spine

Gross. 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! Understanding human anatomy is vital to healthcare practitioners…and their patients! Anatomy study usually was through dissection, but today novel technology permits knowledge of the body without it. (1) Your Richmond chiropractor is well-trained in anatomy. Your Richmond chiropractor’s knowledge of anatomy informs your treatment plan from exam to nutrition to treatment for Richmond 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 esteemed anatomy education more than med 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 Richmond chiropractor was highly motivated to learn anatomy!

ANATOMY IN SCHOOL: Technology

Challenging the impact of technology on anatomy knowledge, researchers presented 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% said the videos were “helpful” and 73% saw 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 necessitates a solid knowledge foundation of musculoskeletal anatomy. Chiropractic school curricula is created to enhance anatomy knowledge each year of the program. Retrieving the knowledge when needed in clinical practice is the goal. A survey of chiropractic students revealed that they showed significant rise 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 combined with observing 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 topics in chiropractic education. Its significance is well-known. Connecting clinical skills to anatomy knowledge in the later years of school help chiropractors as they enter 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 pertinent to clinical practice. (8) Your Richmond chiropractor at Johnson Chiropractic ties everything together: exam findings and anatomy to treat and alleviate 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 Richmond chiropractic appointments with Johnson Chiropractic. There’s no need to be grossed out by anatomy! Be pleased that your chiropractor understands anatomy to relieve your Richmond back pain, neck pain, and other spine-related pain.

Johnson Chiropractic proudly delivers chiropractic care based on knowledge of anatomy to diagnose and treat spine related pain. 
 
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