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 designed 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
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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
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.