Gross. Macroscopic. Microscopic. Topographical. Sounds like we
are discussing geography or something, but it is
really human anatomy. Anatomy is a 2000+ years old study. The ancient Greeks did
it long ago! Understanding human anatomy is critical
to healthcare practitioners…and their patients! Anatomy study typically
was via dissection, but today new technology allows
knowledge of the body without it. (1) Your Buffalo, NY chiropractor is
well-trained in anatomy. Your Buffalo, NY chiropractor’s knowledge of
anatomy informs your treatment plan from exam to nutrition to treatment for Buffalo, NY 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; second year
chiropractic students appreciated anatomy education greater
than med students. Chiropractic students’ motivation and anatomy
performance were intertwined in 1 study. If they were
motivated to learn, they did better in anatomy. (2) Your Buffalo, NY
chiropractor was highly motivated to learn anatomy!
ANATOMY IN SCHOOL: Technology
Testing the impact 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 also use video to learn 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 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, especially
for topographical anatomy and neuroanatomy. (5) It seems that
learning anatomy in the classroom combined with seeing
how the knowledge is applied in the clinical context enhanced
students’ learning and motivation to learn. (6)
ANATOMY IN PRACTICE
Anatomy has been one of the key preclinical topics
in chiropractic education. Its value is well-acknowledged.
Connecting clinical skills to anatomy knowledge in the later
years of school help 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 the next two top important
courses. Anatomy is highly relevant
to clinical practice. (8) Your Buffalo, NY chiropractor at
The Novelli Wellness Center ties everything together: examination
findings and anatomy to treat and alleviate your
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Schedule your next Buffalo, NY chiropractic
appointments with The Novelli Wellness Center. There’s no need to be grossed
out by anatomy! Be pleased that your chiropractor understands anatomy
to relieve your Buffalo, NY back pain, neck pain, and
other spine-related pain.