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 started
anatomy long ago! Aware of human anatomy is critical
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 Vancouver chiropractor is
well-trained in anatomy. Your Vancouver chiropractor’s knowledge of
anatomy informs your treatment plan from exam to nutrition to treatment for Vancouver 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; 2nd year
chiropractic students valued anatomy education more
than med 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 Vancouver
chiropractor was highly motivated to learn anatomy!
ANATOMY IN SCHOOL: Technology
Challenging the effect of
technology on anatomy knowledge, researchers shared videos with
chiropractic students as additional 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
Anatomy is put to
good use in chiropractic. Chiropractic requires
a solid knowledge foundation of musculoskeletal anatomy. Chiropractic school
curricula is created to enrich anatomy knowledge every
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 observing
how the knowledge is utilized 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-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 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 pertinent
to clinical practice. (8) Your Vancouver chiropractor at
Vancouver Disc Centers brings everything together: examination
findings and anatomy to treat and alleviate your
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and how The
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Schedule your next Vancouver chiropractic
appointments with Vancouver Disc Centers. There is no need to be grossed
out by anatomy! Be pleased that your chiropractor knows anatomy
to lessen your Vancouver back pain, neck pain, and
other spine-related pain.