…as a teacher (as well as an RN), it makes my day to be teaching with the models now. I know my students are really learning anatomy by building in clay both in my live classes and my distance learning interactive television classes. I cannot imagine learning anatomy and physiology without the models!

Valerie Heuchert, RN, Health Careers Instructor, North Valley Career and Technical Center, Grafton, ND

Why Should You Study Anatomy?

Posted by: ANATOMY IN CLAY® Learning System | Posted on: June 19th, 2013 | 0 Comments

Many of us studied anatomy on a very basic level in middle school and high school–exploring biology via frog or pig dissections, learning physiology through diagrams and books. And for those of us who did not continue on to health science related disciplines, much of the anatomy knowledge went right out the window with the Algebra and Early American History.

So why should you study anatomy if you are not enrolled in a pre-med program or other healthcare field?

Well, to put it plainly, each of us embodies anatomy every moment of our lives. Learning about the form, function, and interconnectedness of the body has many benefits:

It can lead to better performance, injury prevention, a greater ability to address health issues effectively, improved communication with healthcare providers, as well as reduced stress and anxiety related to recovery.

Mike Conlon, Anatomy and Physiology instructor at the Bancroft School of Massage Therapy in Worcester, MA shares,

“It is my experience that a better understanding of the human body and its functioning helps people (clients) become more involved in their healthcare. I truly believe that knowledge is power. When a client can bring rational thought and understanding to a healthcare issue…this can help to relieve related stress and anxiety surrounding their recovery. In my experience, as stress and anxiety are lessened, the body’s own recuperative abilities seem to be heightened.”

It’s an old but true saying, Knowledge is Power. The more you know about your own body, the better equipped you are to deal with its inevitable decline.

Why do you think it’s important to study anatomy?

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