ACA Pediatrics Council

Register Today, Youth Running Research, and Speaker's Bureau

Make plans to learn & grow with ACA Pediatrics

Join us October 23-24, 2021 for a virtual learning event.

Speakers and sessions focused on Pediatric Trauma.

Full schedule and registration info will be available soon

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Distance running is a popular youth sport. What does the research tell us?

"Distance running is a popular youth sport. This systematic review identified and examined the effects of youth distance running and lower extremity musculoskeletal injury. No correlation was found between running mileage or gender and sustaining an injury. Middle school runners reported fewer injuries than high school runners. Cross country accounted for less than 10% of injuries in youth under 15 compared to other track activities. Available literature suggests youth can participate in distance running with minimal adverse effects. One exception may be increased vulnerability to growth plate injury. Additional research is needed, especially in those under 10, as literature in this population is nonexistent."

Paz T, Meyers RN, Faverio CN, Wang Y, Vosburg EM, Clewley DJ. Youth Distance Running and Lower Extremity Injury: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021 Jan;18(14):7542. Link

Call for Nominations📣

You are invited to submit a nomination for Pediatric Chiropractor of the Year 2021! We invite you to reflect and consider those leaders who are making a significant contribution to the field of pediatrics in leadership, research, and/or service to the profession.

Nominees do not need to be Council members, however, Council membership will be a factor in deliberations to choose a winner. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at

The Winner will be announced during the October Symposium and member meeting, held October 23-24, 2021. Mark your calendars to learn virtually with students, colleagues, and pediatric chiropractic leaders from around the world. Education will be focused on Pediatric Trauma, more details at

Introducing Dr. Mary Beth Minser, ACA Pediatrics Head of Speakers Bureau

Dr. Mary Beth Minser is originally from Eden Valley, MN. She completed her pre medicine/biology degree at the University of St. Thomas. She then completed her Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Bloomington, MN and is certified in acupuncture. She enjoys studying and implementing functional medicine in treating patients

She has a Fellowship from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. She is a past president of the Minnesota Chiropractic Association, a member of the American Chiropractic Association and pediatric council and the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.

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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


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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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Do you have minute?

As part of this community, we want to connect with you, learn more about who you are, and know who we can refer patients to. We are looking for members of the ACA Pediatrics Council to feature on our website and social media pages.

Would you like to be featured as our member of the month? Member Minute consists of a one minute video of you answering your favorite questions below an introducing yourself. Please take a few minutes to answer these questions, and email your responses with a video to us.

Application for Member Minute

  • Full name:
  • Company Name:
  • Website:
  • Pick one or more of the following questions to answer:
  • Why did you become a chiropractor?
  • What motivates you to serve your community?
  • Do you have an area of expertise?
  • What is your favorite thing about being part of the pediatrics council?
  • Who do you love providing care for, who can we send your way?
  • What 3 words would you use to describe the ACA pediatrics council?
  • How has being involved with the ACA helped your career?
  • What is your favorite pediatric chiropractic memory or case?
  • What advice do you have for doctors considering joining the ACA pediatrics council?
  • Share one thing you do for fun.

Please send an email to our membership chair, Dr. Jo Nell Shaw at, include a headshot/photo you’d like used with your answers, a video answering any of the above questions, and links to your business’ social media profiles.

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.