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 allows
knowledge of the body without it. (1) Your Toronto chiropractor is
well-trained in anatomy. Your Toronto chiropractor’s knowledge of
anatomy informs your treatment plan from exam to nutrition to treatment for Toronto 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 vary: first year dental
students were more anxious than chiropractic students; second 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 Toronto
chiropractor was highly motivated to learn anatomy!
ANATOMY IN SCHOOL: Technology
Challenging the impact of
technology on anatomy knowledge, researchers presented videos with
chiropractic students as bonus 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 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 designed to enhance 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, especially
for topographical anatomy and neuroanatomy. (5) It appears that
learning anatomy in the classroom linked with seeing
how the knowledge is applied 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 significance 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 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 next in line of importance. Anatomy is highly relevant
to clinical practice. (8) Your Toronto chiropractor at
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre brings everything together: examination
findings and anatomy to treat and relieve your
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and how The
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Schedule your next Toronto chiropractic
appointments with Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre. There’s no need to be grossed
out by anatomy! Be pleased that your chiropractor knows anatomy
to relieve your Toronto back pain, neck pain, and
other spine-related pain.