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 started
it long ago! Aware of human anatomy is vital
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 La Grande chiropractor is
well-trained in anatomy. Your La Grande chiropractor’s knowledge of
anatomy informs your treatment plan from exam to nutrition to treatment for La Grande 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 appreciated anatomy education more
than medical students. Chiropractic students’ motivation and anatomy
performance were interwoven in 1 study. If they were
motivated to learn, they did better in anatomy. (2) Your La Grande
chiropractor was highly motivated to learn anatomy!
ANATOMY IN SCHOOL: Technology
Challenging the effect of
technology on anatomy knowledge, researchers shared videos with
chiropractic students as bonus resources for their study.
Of the 71% of students who chose to also use video to learn as well as dissection, 82% stated the
videos were “helpful” and 73% saw them as “an enjoyable way to
study”. (3) That’s 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 enrich anatomy knowledge each
year of the program. Remembering the knowledge when useful
in clinical practice is the target. A survey of chiropractic
students found that they demonstrated 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 seems that
learning anatomy in the classroom combined with observing
how the knowledge is utilized in the clinical context increased
students’ learning and motivation to learn. (6)
ANATOMY IN PRACTICE
Anatomy has been one of the main preclinical topics
in chiropractic education. Its importance is well-acknowledged.
Connecting clinical skills to anatomy knowledge in the later
years of school benefit chiropractors as they enter
clinical practice upon graduation and beyond. (7) Surveyed practicing chiropractors stated
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 La Grande chiropractor at
Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC ties everything together: exam
findings and anatomy to treat and alleviate your
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Schedule your next La Grande chiropractic
appointments with Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC. There is no need to be grossed
out by anatomy! Be pleased that your chiropractor understands anatomy
to ease your La Grande back pain, neck pain, and
other spine-related pain.