ACA Pediatrics Council


Ballots arriving soon for 2023 Elections

Elections to the offices of the Executive Committee are held annually, with the President and Secretary positions elected in even number years and the Vice President and Treasurer positions elected in odd number years, in accordance with the ACA CCP Bylaws. Each position carries a 2 year term. In order for nominations to be counted, they must be returned to the secretary of the Council, Natalie Muth D.C., by March 1, 2023. Your participation in the nomination and election of the Executive Council is greatly appreciated!

Watch your email for an official voting ballot in March, 2023.

If you have any questions regarding the nomination or voting process, contact

Coming Soon...

Are you ready to take your pediatric knowledge to the next level, expand your clinical skills, cultivate your confidence in handling complex cases and caring for patients, from birth to 18 years of age?
The ACA CCP is pleased to offer a 300-hour, hybrid learning, diplomate program in Pediatrics. More details along with registration information to follow in early 2023!
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Chiropractic Management of Chronic Ankle Pain and Limited Mobility in a Pediatric Athlete: A Case Report

Chiropractic Management of Chronic Ankle Pain and Limited Mobility in a Pediatric Athlete: A Case Report

Randy L. Hewitt DC, Jennifer L. Brocker DC

Journal of Chiropractic Medicine

Volume 22, Issue 1, March 2023, Pages 85-88



The purpose of this case study was to report the chiropractic management of a teenage athlete who had chronic pain after a lateral ankle sprain.

Clinical Features

A 15-year-old male patient presented with persistent ankle pain due to an inversion sprain while playing soccer approximately 8.5 months prior. Emergency department records noted a left lateral ankle sprain, including the anterior talofibular ligament, calcaneofibular ligament, and posterior talofibular ligament. The examination revealed ankle tenderness upon palpation, limited active and passive dorsiflexion range of motion, restricted talocrural joint posterior glide, and moderate lateral compartment muscular hypertonicity.

Intervention and Outcome

Chiropractic management included high-velocity, low-amplitude chiropractic ankle manipulation and education on home-based ankle dorsiflexion stretching. After 4 treatments, the athlete returned to unencumbered athletic participation. Follow-up evaluation at 5 months revealed no pain or functional complaints.


This teen athlete's chronic pain from a lateral ankle sprain resolved with a short course of chiropractic manipulation coupled with home-based stretching.

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YOU CAN HELP ➡️International Study on Adolescent Spinal Pain Seeks to Fill Gaps in Research

COURSE Study Recruiting U.S. Chiropractors

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics (CCP) is participating in an international study that seeks to fill knowledge gaps in research relating to pediatric chiropractic treatment. The COURSE Study is the first study to focus on the clinical course of spinal pain in adolescents presenting to primary care. Researchers in Australia and the United States are currently testing the feasibility of a larger study, investigating the logistics of recruiting and following adolescent patients who seek chiropractic care.

Chiropractors who are interested in participating can contact today. Read more here

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Share your passion, knowledge, and expertise!

Submit your application for the newly formed ACA CCP Speakers Bureau. Applications may be submitted to Dr. Mary Beth Minser,

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ACA Peds Private FB Group REBOOT: Join Today

Join the members-only facebook group of the ACA Pediatrics Council. This is an open forum for posing questions or comments about the practice of pediatric chiropractic. Our executive council moderates this page and should be a valuable resource for any questions regarding cases, techniques, practice growth and management, etc. We hope you enjoy and utilize the ACA Pediatrics Council Private Group!

To join our council, please visit our website to download a membership application:

Membership is free for students!

Benefits of joining:

  • Valuable resource for doctors and students to openly interact with ACA Pediatrics Council Members
  • Ask questions or share ideas related to patient/clinical cases, treatments or practice management tips
  • Post about job openings, internship opportunities or requests
  • Mentorship for docs and students alike


Thank you for your continued support of the ACA Pediatrics Council!

Together, we are working to advance the field of chiropractic pediatrics.

We would like to highlight some of the benefits of being a member:

  • Increases your visibility as a doctor of chiropractic who serves the pediatric community.

  • You are placed on a Find A Chiropractor list for colleagues to use or for the public to

    find a chiropractor who treats pediatric patients, increasing your patient base.

  • Helps align yourself with other doctors of chiropractic who are like minded

    in providing pediatric care and increased networking opportunities.

  • Provides opportunities to expand your educational resources.

  • Attending an annual symposium that highlights great speakers on multiple pediatric topics.

  • Discounted registration fees on educational courses and yearly symposium.

  • A complimentary subscription to Journal of Chiropractic Medicine

  • Social media messaging and interaction with colleagues through the council’s

    Facebook and Instagram accounts.

  • Helps you market to your pediatric community… and much more.

Join or Renew!

There are so many more advantages to being a member that will enhance your pediatric practice. We invite students and first year graduates to join, as their membership fees are FREE! General membership is only $85.00 for ACA members.

ACA Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics

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The views and comments expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the ACA Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics or the American Chiropractic Association.