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 started
it long ago! Understanding human anatomy is vital
to healthcare practitioners…and their patients! Anatomy knowledge usually
was through dissection, but today novel technology permits
knowledge of the body without it. (1) Your Sitka chiropractor is
well-trained in anatomy. Your Sitka chiropractor’s knowledge of
anatomy informs your treatment plan from exam to nutrition to treatment for Sitka 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 valued anatomy education more
than medical students. Chiropractic students’ motivation and anatomy
performance were intertwined in one study. If they were
motivated to learn, they performed better in anatomy. (2) Your Sitka
chiropractor was highly motivated to learn anatomy!
ANATOMY IN SCHOOL: Technology
Challenging the impact 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 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
Anatomy is put to
good use in chiropractic. Chiropractic necessitates
a solid knowledge foundation of musculoskeletal anatomy. Chiropractic school
curricula is designed to enhance anatomy knowledge each
year of the program. Remembering the knowledge when useful
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, particularly
for topographical anatomy and neuroanatomy. (5) It seems that
learning anatomy in the classroom linked with observing
how the knowledge is utilized 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-acknowledged.
Linking clinical skills to anatomy knowledge in the latter
years of school help chiropractors as they enter
clinical practice upon graduation and after. (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 Sitka chiropractor at
Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka brings everything together: examination
findings and anatomy to care for and relieve your
CONTACT Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
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and how The
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Schedule your next Sitka chiropractic
appointments with Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka. There is no need to be grossed
out by anatomy! Be pleased that your chiropractor knows anatomy
to relieve your Sitka back pain, neck pain, and
other spine-related pain.