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 started
anatomy long ago! Understanding human anatomy is vital
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 Williamson chiropractor is
well-trained in anatomy. Your Williamson chiropractor’s knowledge of
anatomy informs your treatment plan from exam to nutrition to treatment for Williamson 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 vary: first year dental
students were more anxious than chiropractic students; second year
chiropractic students esteemed anatomy education more
than med students. Chiropractic students’ motivation and anatomy
performance were intertwined in one study. If they were
motivated to learn, they did better in anatomy. (2) Your Williamson
chiropractor was highly motivated to learn anatomy!
ANATOMY IN SCHOOL: Technology
Challenging the impact of
technology on anatomy knowledge, researchers shared videos with
chiropractic students as additional 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 necessitates
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 needed
in clinical practice is the target. 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, especially
for topographical anatomy and neuroanatomy. (5) It seems that
learning anatomy in the classroom linked with seeing
how the knowledge is applied in the clinical context enhanced
students’ learning and motivation to learn. (6)
ANATOMY IN PRACTICE
Anatomy has been one of the key preclinical subjects
in chiropractic education. Its value is well-acknowledged.
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 stated
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 Williamson chiropractor at
Apple Country Chiropractic brings 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 Williamson chiropractic
appointments with Apple Country Chiropractic. There’s no need to be grossed
out by anatomy! Be pleased that your chiropractor knows anatomy
to ease your Williamson back pain, neck pain, and
other spine-related pain.