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 critical
to healthcare practitioners…and their patients! Anatomy study usually
was through dissection, but today novel technology allows
knowledge of the body without it. (1) Your Largo chiropractor is
well-trained in anatomy. Your Largo chiropractor’s knowledge of
anatomy informs your treatment plan from exam to nutrition to treatment for Largo 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; second 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 did better in anatomy. (2) Your Largo
chiropractor was highly motivated to learn anatomy!
ANATOMY IN SCHOOL: Technology
Testing the effect of
technology on anatomy knowledge, researchers presented videos with
chiropractic students as additional 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 requires
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 target. A survey of chiropractic
students revealed that they demonstrated 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 appears that
learning anatomy in the classroom linked with seeing
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 significance is well-acknowledged.
Connecting clinical skills to anatomy knowledge in the later
years of school benefit chiropractors as they enter
clinical practice upon graduation and beyond. (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 Largo chiropractor at
Hollstrom & Associates Inc brings everything together: examination
findings and anatomy to care for and alleviate your
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Schedule your next Largo chiropractic
appointments with Hollstrom & Associates Inc. There’s no need to be grossed
out by anatomy! Be pleased that your chiropractor understands anatomy
to ease your Largo back pain, neck pain, and
other spine-related pain.