Gross. Macroscopic. Microscopic. Topographical. Sounds like we
are discussing geography or something, but it is
really human anatomy. Anatomy is a 2000+ years old study. The ancient Greeks did
anatomy long ago! Understanding human anatomy is critical
to healthcare practitioners…and their patients! Anatomy knowledge typically
was through dissection, but today novel technology permits
knowledge of the body without it. (1) Your New Roads chiropractor is
well-trained in anatomy. Your New Roads chiropractor’s knowledge of
anatomy informs your treatment plan from exam to nutrition to treatment for New Roads 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 vary: first year dental
students were more anxious than chiropractic students; 2nd year
chiropractic students appreciated anatomy education greater
than medical students. Chiropractic students’ motivation and anatomy
performance were interwoven in 1 study. If they were
motivated to learn, they performed better in anatomy. (2) Your New Roads
chiropractor was very 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% viewed 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 obliges
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 target. A survey of chiropractic
students revealed that they demonstrated 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 subjects
in chiropractic education. Its importance is well-known.
Linking clinical skills to anatomy knowledge in the latter
years of school help 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 New Roads chiropractor at
New Roads Chiropractic Center brings everything together: exam
findings and anatomy to treat and relieve your
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Listen to this PODCAST
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Michael Johnson as he describes spinal stenosis anatomically
and how The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management helps relieve its
Schedule your next New Roads chiropractic
appointments with New Roads Chiropractic Center. There’s no need to be grossed
out by anatomy! Be pleased that your chiropractor understands anatomy
to relieve your New Roads back pain, neck pain, and
other spine-related pain.