Gross. Macroscopic. Microscopic. Topographical. Sounds like we’re discussing geography or something, but it’s
really human anatomy. Anatomy is a 2000+ years old study. The ancient Greeks started
it long ago! Understanding human anatomy is critical
to healthcare practitioners…and their patients! Anatomy knowledge usually
was via dissection, but today novel technology permits
knowledge of the body without it. (1) Your West Des Moines chiropractor is
well-trained in anatomy. Your West Des Moines chiropractor’s knowledge of
anatomy informs your treatment plan from exam to nutrition to treatment for West Des Moines 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; 2nd year
chiropractic students appreciated anatomy education greater
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 West Des Moines
chiropractor was highly motivated to learn anatomy!
ANATOMY IN SCHOOL: Technology
Challenging the impact of
technology on anatomy knowledge, researchers shared videos with
chiropractic students as extra resources for their study.
Of the 71% of students who chose to study anatomy on
video 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 obliges
a solid knowledge foundation of musculoskeletal anatomy. Chiropractic school
curricula is created 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 revealed that they showed 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 appears 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-known.
Linking clinical skills to anatomy knowledge in the late
years of school benefit chiropractors as they enter
clinical practice upon graduation and after. (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 West Des Moines chiropractor at
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa ties everything together: exam
findings and anatomy to care for and relieve your
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Schedule your next West Des Moines chiropractic
appointments with Executive Chiropractic of Iowa. There’s no need to be grossed
out by anatomy! Be pleased that your chiropractor knows anatomy
to ease your West Des Moines back pain, neck pain, and
other spine-related pain.