Gross. Macroscopic. Microscopic. Topographical. Sounds like we
are talking about 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 critical
to healthcare practitioners…and their patients! Anatomy knowledge typically
was via dissection, but today new technology allows
knowledge of the body without it. (1) Your Paramus chiropractor is
well-trained in anatomy. Your Paramus chiropractor’s knowledge of
anatomy informs your treatment plan from exam to nutrition to treatment for Paramus 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 valued anatomy education greater
than med students. Chiropractic students’ motivation and anatomy
performance were interwoven in 1 study. If they were
motivated to learn, they performed better in anatomy. (2) Your Paramus
chiropractor was very motivated to learn anatomy!
ANATOMY IN SCHOOL: Technology
Challenging the impact 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 study anatomy on
video in addition to dissection, 82% said 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 obliges
a solid knowledge foundation of musculoskeletal anatomy. Chiropractic school
curricula is created to enrich anatomy knowledge each
year of the program. Retrieving the knowledge when needed
in clinical practice is the goal. 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 appears that
learning anatomy in the classroom linked with observing
how the knowledge is utilized in the clinical context boosted
students’ learning and motivation to learn. (6)
ANATOMY IN PRACTICE
Anatomy has been one of the key preclinical subjects
in chiropractic education. Its importance is well-acknowledged.
Connecting clinical skills to anatomy knowledge in the latter
years of school help chiropractors as they start
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 Paramus chiropractor at
Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center brings everything together: examination
findings and anatomy to care for and alleviate your
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and how The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management helps relieve its
Schedule your next Paramus chiropractic
appointments with Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center. There’s no need to be grossed
out by anatomy! Be pleased that your chiropractor understands anatomy
to ease your Paramus back pain, neck pain, and
other spine-related pain.