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 started
it long ago! Understanding human anatomy is critical
to healthcare practitioners…and their patients! Anatomy study typically
was via dissection, but today new technology allows
knowledge of the body without it. (1) Your McHenry chiropractor is
well-trained in anatomy. Your McHenry chiropractor’s knowledge of
anatomy informs your treatment plan from exam to nutrition to treatment for McHenry 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 appreciated anatomy education greater
than medical 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 McHenry
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 extra 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% viewed 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 obliges
a solid knowledge foundation of musculoskeletal anatomy. Chiropractic school
curricula is created to enhance anatomy knowledge every
year of the program. Retrieving the knowledge when useful
in clinical practice is the target. 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 appears that
learning anatomy in the classroom linked with seeing
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 subjects
in chiropractic education. Its significance is well-acknowledged.
Connecting clinical skills to anatomy knowledge in the latter
years of school benefit chiropractors as they start
clinical practice upon graduation and after. (7) Surveyed practicing chiropractors stated
that the most relevant 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 relevant
to clinical practice. (8) Your McHenry chiropractor at
OrthoIllinois Chiropractic ties everything together: exam
findings and anatomy to care for and alleviate your
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and how The
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Schedule your next McHenry chiropractic
appointments with OrthoIllinois Chiropractic. There’s no need to be grossed
out by anatomy! Be pleased that your chiropractor understands anatomy
to ease your McHenry back pain, neck pain, and
other spine-related pain.