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! Aware of human anatomy is vital
to healthcare practitioners…and their patients! Anatomy knowledge typically
was through dissection, but today novel technology allows
knowledge of the body without it. (1) Your Eugene chiropractor is
well-trained in anatomy. Your Eugene chiropractor’s knowledge of
anatomy informs your treatment plan from exam to nutrition to treatment for Eugene 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; second year
chiropractic students valued anatomy education greater
than medical students. Chiropractic students’ motivation and anatomy
performance were intertwined in 1 study. If they were
motivated to learn, they performed better in anatomy. (2) Your Eugene
chiropractor was very motivated to learn anatomy!
ANATOMY IN SCHOOL: Technology
Testing the effect 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 also use video to learn as well as dissection, 82% stated 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 obliges
a solid knowledge foundation of musculoskeletal anatomy. Chiropractic school
curricula is designed to enrich anatomy knowledge each
year of the program. Retrieving the knowledge when needed
in clinical practice is the goal. A survey of chiropractic
students found 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, especially
for topographical anatomy and neuroanatomy. (5) It seems that
learning anatomy in the classroom linked with seeing
how the knowledge is applied in the clinical context enhanced
students’ learning and motivation to learn. (6)
ANATOMY IN PRACTICE
Anatomy has been one of the main preclinical topics
in chiropractic education. Its importance is well-known.
Linking clinical skills to anatomy knowledge in the latter
years of school benefit 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 Eugene chiropractor at
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic brings everything together: exam
findings and anatomy to treat and relieve your
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Schedule your next Eugene chiropractic
appointments with Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic. There is no need to be grossed
out by anatomy! Be pleased that your chiropractor understands anatomy
to lessen your Eugene back pain, neck pain, and
other spine-related pain.