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 started
anatomy long ago! Understanding human anatomy is vital
to healthcare practitioners…and their patients! Anatomy study typically
was through dissection, but today new technology permits
knowledge of the body without it. (1) Your Baton Rouge chiropractor is
well-trained in anatomy. Your Baton Rouge chiropractor’s knowledge of
anatomy informs your treatment plan from exam to nutrition to treatment for Baton Rouge back pain relief.
ANATOMY IN SCHOOL: Motivation
Learning new information 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; 2nd year
chiropractic students valued anatomy education greater
than med students. Chiropractic students’ motivation and anatomy
performance were interwoven in one study. If they were
motivated to learn, they did better in anatomy. (2) Your Baton Rouge
chiropractor was highly motivated to learn anatomy!
ANATOMY IN SCHOOL: Technology
Testing the effect of
technology on anatomy knowledge, researchers shared videos with
chiropractic students as bonus 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% viewed 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 obliges
a solid knowledge foundation of musculoskeletal anatomy. Chiropractic school
curricula is designed to enhance anatomy knowledge every
year of the program. Retrieving 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 applied in the clinical context increased
students’ learning and motivation to learn. (6)
ANATOMY IN PRACTICE
Anatomy has been one of the key preclinical topics
in chiropractic education. Its importance is well-acknowledged.
Connecting 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 relevant and applicable course for
clinical practice in chiropractic school was neuroanatomy (100% agreement).
Gross anatomy (99.2%) and histology (86%) were the next two top important
courses. Anatomy is highly relevant
to clinical practice. (8) Your Baton Rouge chiropractor at
Spine & Sports Rehab Center brings everything together: examination
findings and anatomy to care for and relieve your
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Schedule your next Baton Rouge chiropractic
appointments with Spine & Sports Rehab Center. There’s no need to be grossed
out by anatomy! Be pleased that your chiropractor knows anatomy
to ease your Baton Rouge back pain, neck pain, and
other spine-related pain.