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 critical
to healthcare practitioners…and their patients! Anatomy knowledge usually
was via dissection, but today novel technology allows
knowledge of the body without it. (1) Your Pflugerville chiropractor is
well-trained in anatomy. Your Pflugerville chiropractor’s knowledge of
anatomy informs your treatment plan from exam to nutrition to treatment for Pflugerville 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 appreciated anatomy education greater
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 Pflugerville
chiropractor was very 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 as well as dissection, 82% said the
videos were “helpful” and 73% viewed 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 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 goal. A survey of chiropractic
students revealed 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 appears that
learning anatomy in the classroom combined with seeing
how the knowledge is utilized in the clinical context enhanced
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 help chiropractors as they start
clinical practice upon graduation and beyond. (7) Surveyed practicing chiropractors stated
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 pertinent
to clinical practice. (8) Your Pflugerville chiropractor at
Pflugerville Wellness Center ties everything together: examination
findings and anatomy to care for and alleviate your
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Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Michael McMurray on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson as he explains spinal stenosis anatomically
and how The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management helps ease its
Schedule your next Pflugerville chiropractic
appointments with Pflugerville Wellness Center. There’s no need to be grossed
out by anatomy! Be pleased that your chiropractor knows anatomy
to ease your Pflugerville back pain, neck pain, and
other spine-related pain.