Through the human cadaver lab, students gain a “hands on” appreciation for normal anatomy and develop an understanding of how the human musculo-skeletal system makes movement possible. The anatomy lab prepares students for more advanced, clinically oriented work by providing a foundation of knowledge to work with the body through exercise and movement.
Unless you are a physician, much of anatomy training is based on models, illustrations, and “blind faith” about the anatomic relationships necessary to understand the interactions of different muscle groups. The primary purpose of this course is to solidify these concepts into more tangible associations.
Dr. Carr will conduct an intensive three-hour study of human clinical anatomy that includes:
1 An introduction to basic anatomy.
2 Examination of human muscular anatomy, including the upper and lower extremities, the torso, the neck, and the deep back muscles. Emphasis will be placed on the size and shapes of muscles, the differing lines of contraction of individual muscles, as well as how individual muscles and muscle groups work together.
3 Anatomical differences between cadavers will be illustrated with regard to body type, sex, and age.
4 Palpation of individual muscles will be encouraged, with size and location noted.
5 Strong clinical correlations will be covered regarding muscle, tendon, joint, and fascia problems as they are encountered in clinical practice with amateur and professional athletes.
6 Gross visceral anatomy will be mentioned, with location and function of major organs. Clinical correlations will be mentioned as it pertains to the cause of death of the cadavers.
7 Gross anatomy of the major peripheral nerves, including the brachial plexus and the sciatic nerve will be taught, while clinical syndromes associated with these structures will be related.
8 A short time will be spent on the major anatomy and function of the brain, brainstem, and spinal cord.
9 Individuals will be encouraged to ask questions, or spend individual time examining the cadavers, as they desire.
The course has been designed and prepared by a wide range of doctoral healthcare professionals. Dr. Carr brings together this course material from his experience teaching in the University of Bridgeport’s Chiropractic and Naturopathic programs, as well as cadaver labs taught for the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in Westport, CT. In addition Dr. Carr has been in clinical practice for over a decade, and has worked with top Olympic and professional athletes, including over 10 years as a consultant to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers hockey team, top affiliate of the NY Islanders. www.drbrettcarr.com
In order to maximize the educational value of this program, a basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology are helpful. However, regardless of your knowledge level, every attendee with learn an enormous amount from this class.
Date & Time
The next session will be held on April 5, 2014 from 10-1 or 2-5.
University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic Cadaver Lab, 75 Linden Street, Bridgeport, CT 06601. We will meet in front of the yellow chiropractic building.
Individual registration is $100. Checks should be made payable to “Dr. Brett M. Carr, LLC”. Payment is required in advance of the course, and may be sent with your name and phone number to: Dr. Brett M. Carr, PO Box 1432, Fairfield, CT 06825. Cash may be brought to the course. For more information, please contact Dr. Carr at 203-258-3013. or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org