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I'm a physiotherapy student. How do I start learning anatomy?

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Anatomy is a pretty big subject, but we're here to make it easier for you. That's why over 500,000 students from all over the world studied anatomy and histology with us.

This page will give you a few tips to get started as a physiotherapy student. At Kenhub, we believe in learning through repetition and combining different tools to achieve the most efficient studying process. We combine the atlas illustrations with articles, as well as offer video tutorials and intuitive and personalized quizzes.

This guide is divided into 3 sections:

At the end, we'll also include some help on how to use Kenhub and further learning resources.

Here are a few learning tips and strategies

As a physiotherapy student, you have to tackle tons of subjects such as physiology, biomechanics and therapeutic movements. Anatomy is one of the fundamental topics that you need to fully understand in order to assess and treat your future patients successfully.

These tips and strategies can help you not only with learning anatomy effectively, but with pretty much all subjects you'll need to learn in physiotherapy or physical therapy school.

If you struggle keeping up, this is the best place to start. But even if you're already an effective learner, we're sure you'll find some great ways to improve how you study. Here's how...

Start with Anatomy Basics

Now that you're a black belt in learning any topic, you're ready to start learning anatomy. Before you dive deep into this subject, you want to make sure that you know the basic lingo of anatomy. This section is going to help you with the terminology, directional terms, main structures of the body, movements and main regions and systems.

Now you are all set to finally start with your first anatomy lectures. Begin with this chapter to get an overview of the main bones and muscles in the human body.

There's plenty more to cover, even at a basic level. You can find more basic topics here.

Let's dive deeper into anatomy

So now that we covered the ABCs of how to learn, and the main Lego blocks of anatomy, it's time to get serious. But don't worry! We've got you covered. As a physiotherapy student, you'll need to cover all these topics in great detail.

We created a list for you and organized it as a path. However, each physiotherapy school follows a different syllabus, so you can always jump to the topics that you need to focus on.

Where do I go from here?

This page is just the beginning. You should now be familiar with the different topics that we cover here at Kenhub. Here are a few other resources to help you further:

Still have questions? Contact us and we will be happy to help!

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