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 did
anatomy long ago! Understanding human anatomy is vital
to healthcare practitioners…and their patients! Anatomy knowledge usually
was via dissection, but today new technology permits
knowledge of the body without it. (1) Your Brooks chiropractor is
well-trained in anatomy. Your Brooks chiropractor’s knowledge of
anatomy informs your treatment plan from exam to nutrition to treatment for Brooks 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 more
than medical students. Chiropractic students’ motivation and anatomy
performance were intertwined in one study. If they were
motivated to learn, they performed better in anatomy. (2) Your Brooks
chiropractor was highly motivated to learn anatomy!
ANATOMY IN SCHOOL: Technology
Testing the impact 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 study anatomy on
video in addition to 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
Chiropractic puts anatomy to good use! Chiropractic necessitates
a solid knowledge foundation of musculoskeletal anatomy. Chiropractic school
curricula is designed to enrich anatomy knowledge every
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, particularly
for topographical anatomy and neuroanatomy. (5) It seems that
learning anatomy in the classroom linked with observing
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 later
years of school benefit chiropractors as they enter
clinical practice upon graduation and beyond. (7) Surveyed practicing chiropractors reported
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 next in line of importance. Anatomy is highly relevant
to clinical practice. (8) Your Brooks chiropractor at
Soft Health and Healing Clinic ties everything together: examination
findings and anatomy to care for and relieve your
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Schedule your next Brooks chiropractic
appointments with Soft Health and Healing Clinic. There’s no need to be grossed
out by anatomy! Be pleased that your chiropractor knows anatomy
to lessen your Brooks back pain, neck pain, and
other spine-related pain.