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

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 pain.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Michael McMurray  on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes spinal stenosis anatomically and how The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management helps relieve its pain.

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.

Soft Health and Healing Clinic confidently delivers chiropractic care based on knowledge of anatomy to diagnose and treat spine related pain. 
 
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