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Toronto Chiropractor is Well Trained in Anatomy to Care for Your Spine

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 pain.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Michael McMurray  on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes spinal stenosis anatomically and how The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management helps relieve its pain.

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.

Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre proudly delivers chiropractic care based on knowledge of anatomy to diagnose and treat spine related pain. 
 
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