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! Aware of human anatomy is critical
to healthcare practitioners…and their patients! Anatomy study typically
was via dissection, but today novel technology permits
knowledge of the body without it. (1) Your Manahawkin chiropractor is
well-trained in anatomy. Your Manahawkin chiropractor’s knowledge of
anatomy informs your treatment plan from exam to nutrition to treatment for Manahawkin 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 greater
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 Manahawkin
chiropractor was very motivated to learn anatomy!
ANATOMY IN SCHOOL: Technology
Testing the effect of
technology on anatomy knowledge, researchers presented videos with
chiropractic students as extra resources for their study.
Of the 71% of students who chose to study anatomy on
video in addition to dissection, 82% said the
videos were “helpful” and 73% saw them as “an enjoyable way to
study”. (3) That is 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 every
year of the program. Remembering the knowledge when useful
in clinical practice is the goal. A survey of chiropractic
students found 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, particularly
for topographical anatomy and neuroanatomy. (5) It appears that
learning anatomy in the classroom linked 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 main preclinical topics
in chiropractic education. Its significance is well-known.
Connecting clinical skills to anatomy knowledge in the latter
years of school benefit 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 next in line of importance. Anatomy is highly pertinent
to clinical practice. (8) Your Manahawkin chiropractor at
Manahawkin Chiropractic Center ties everything together: examination
findings and anatomy to care for and relieve 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 Manahawkin chiropractic
appointments with Manahawkin Chiropractic Center. There is no need to be grossed
out by anatomy! Be pleased that your chiropractor understands anatomy
to lessen your Manahawkin back pain, neck pain, and
other spine-related pain.