Gross. Macroscopic. Microscopic. Topographical. Sounds like we
are talking about geography or something, but it’s
really human anatomy. Anatomy is a 2000+ years old study. The ancient Greeks started
anatomy long ago! Aware of human anatomy is critical
to healthcare practitioners…and their patients! Anatomy knowledge usually
was through dissection, but today new technology permits
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 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; second year
chiropractic students esteemed anatomy education greater
than medical students. Chiropractic students’ motivation and anatomy
performance were interwoven in 1 study. If they were
motivated to learn, they did 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 additional resources for their study.
Of the 71% of students who chose to study anatomy on
video as well as dissection, 82% stated 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 requires
a solid knowledge foundation of musculoskeletal anatomy. Chiropractic school
curricula is created to enrich anatomy knowledge each
year of the program. Remembering the knowledge when needed
in clinical practice is the goal. A survey of chiropractic
students revealed that they demonstrated 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 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 topics
in chiropractic education. Its importance is well-acknowledged.
Linking clinical skills to anatomy knowledge in the later
years of school help chiropractors as they start
clinical practice upon graduation and beyond. (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 relevant
to clinical practice. (8) Your Fort Wayne chiropractor at
Aaron Chiropractic Clinic brings everything together: examination
findings and anatomy to treat and relieve your
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and how The
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Schedule your next Fort Wayne chiropractic
appointments with Aaron Chiropractic Clinic. There is no need to be grossed
out by anatomy! Be pleased that your chiropractor understands anatomy
to relieve your Fort Wayne back pain, neck pain, and
other spine-related pain.