Gross. Macroscopic. Microscopic. Topographical. Sounds like we’re discussing geography or something, but it is
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 knowledge usually
was through dissection, but today novel technology allows
knowledge of the body without it. (1) Your Malverne chiropractor is
well-trained in anatomy. Your Malverne chiropractor’s knowledge of
anatomy informs your treatment plan from exam to nutrition to treatment for Malverne 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; 2nd year
chiropractic students appreciated anatomy education more
than medical 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 Malverne
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 also use video to learn in addition to 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
Chiropractic puts anatomy to good use! Chiropractic necessitates
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 useful
in clinical practice is the goal. A survey of chiropractic
students found 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 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 key preclinical topics
in chiropractic education. Its importance is well-known.
Connecting clinical skills to anatomy knowledge in the late
years of school help chiropractors as they start
clinical practice upon graduation and after. (7) Surveyed practicing chiropractors reported
that the most applicable 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 Malverne chiropractor at
Malverne Health & Wellness brings everything together: examination
findings and anatomy to treat and alleviate your
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and how The
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Schedule your next Malverne chiropractic
appointments with Malverne Health & Wellness. There’s no need to be grossed
out by anatomy! Be pleased that your chiropractor knows anatomy
to relieve your Malverne back pain, neck pain, and
other spine-related pain.