Eugene Chiropractor is Well Trained in Anatomy to Care for Your Spine

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. Remembering the knowledge when useful in clinical practice is the goal. A survey of chiropractic students found 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 seems that learning anatomy in the classroom linked 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 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 pain.

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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 relieve its pain.

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.

Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic proudly delivers chiropractic care based on knowledge of anatomy to diagnose and treat spine related pain. 
 
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