Gross. Macroscopic. Microscopic. Topographical. Sounds like we’re talking about geography or something, but it’s
really human anatomy. Anatomy is a 2000+ years old study. The ancient Greeks did
it long ago! Understanding human anatomy is critical
to healthcare practitioners…and their patients! Anatomy study typically
was via dissection, but today new technology permits
knowledge of the body without it. (1) Your Oxford chiropractor is
well-trained in anatomy. Your Oxford chiropractor’s knowledge of
anatomy informs your treatment plan from exam to nutrition to treatment for Oxford 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 med students. Chiropractic students’ motivation and anatomy
performance were interwoven in one study. If they were
motivated to learn, they performed better in anatomy. (2) Your Oxford
chiropractor was highly motivated to learn anatomy!
ANATOMY IN SCHOOL: Technology
Challenging the effect of
technology on anatomy knowledge, researchers presented 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 is 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. Retrieving the knowledge when needed
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 seems that
learning anatomy in the classroom combined with seeing
how the knowledge is applied in the clinical context increased
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 later
years of school benefit chiropractors as they enter
clinical practice upon graduation and after. (7) Surveyed practicing chiropractors reported
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 Oxford chiropractor at
Satterwhite Chiropractic brings everything together: examination
findings and anatomy to treat and alleviate your
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Schedule your next Oxford chiropractic
appointments with Satterwhite Chiropractic. There is no need to be grossed
out by anatomy! Be pleased that your chiropractor knows anatomy
to relieve your Oxford back pain, neck pain, and
other spine-related pain.