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! Understanding human anatomy is critical to healthcare practitioners…and their patients! Anatomy knowledge typically was through dissection, but today novel technology allows knowledge of the body without it. (1) Your Southern New Hampshire chiropractor is well-trained in anatomy. Your Southern New Hampshire chiropractor’s knowledge of anatomy informs your treatment plan from exam to nutrition to treatment for Southern New Hampshire 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 are different: first year dental students were more anxious than chiropractic students; second year chiropractic students appreciated anatomy education more 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 Southern New Hampshire chiropractor was very motivated to learn anatomy!
ANATOMY IN SCHOOL: Technology
Challenging the effect of technology on anatomy knowledge, researchers presented videos with chiropractic students as additional resources for their study. Of the 71% of students who chose to also use video to learn as well as dissection, 82% said the videos were “helpful” and 73% viewed 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 requires a solid knowledge foundation of musculoskeletal anatomy. Chiropractic school curricula is designed 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 showed significant increase 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 increased students’ learning and motivation to learn. (6)
ANATOMY IN PRACTICE
Anatomy has been one of the main preclinical subjects in chiropractic education. Its importance is well-known. Connecting clinical skills to anatomy knowledge in the latter years of school benefit chiropractors as they start clinical practice upon graduation and after. (7) Surveyed practicing chiropractors reported that the most pertinent 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 pertinent to clinical practice. (8) Your Southern New Hampshire chiropractor at New Hampshire Spine and Sport brings everything together: exam findings and anatomy to treat and relieve your pain.
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Schedule your next Southern New Hampshire chiropractic appointments with New Hampshire Spine and Sport. There is no need to be grossed out by anatomy! Be pleased that your chiropractor knows anatomy to relieve your Southern New Hampshire back pain, neck pain, and other spine-related pain.