ACA Pediatrics Council - May 2020

Speakers Bureau, Communication Tips & Regional Seminar Dates

Apply today

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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Dr. Pohlman's take on healthcare for children and why chiropractic should have a role in their spine care

If you missed it, the link to the video is below. We are so fortunate to have Dr. Pohlman's passion, knowledge, and skills to help advance pediatric chiropractic!

PPP Loan Details and Forgiveness Advice

According to the Small Business Association (SBA), as of May 23, 2020, 4.4 million Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loans have been approved for a grand total of more than $511 billion.

The most compelling feature of the PPP program for entrepreneurs is that part of the loan is forgivable if properly used. On Fri., May 15, the SBA released the loan forgiveness application.

Visit the SBA for the latest loan details and forgiveness advice.

Resources from the ACA

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) is working to coordinate information from multiple sources and partners for use by doctors of chiropractic and their offices throughout the country during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We encourage everyone to seek information directly from reliable sources, visit the ACA Coronavirus resource page for more info.
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Effective Communication Tips For Your Clinical Practice

Effective communication is a known factor in creating a strong therapeutic relationship. Therapeutic relationships can facilitate patient adherence to therapy, satisfaction with care and improved outcomes; they have also been associated with reduced malpractice claims. Kara Shannon, DC, and Robert Vining, DC outline aspects of communication which are key to building therapeutic relationships in chiropractic practice.

Read the article

Bike Safety Tips for All Ages

With schools wrapping up around the country, more kids will be taking to the streets on their bikes.

The Hard Facts from Safe Kids Worldwide:

Properly-fitted helmets can reduce the risk of head injuries by at least 45 percent – yet less than half of people 14 and under usually wear a bike helmet.

Top Tips

  1. Wear a properly-fitted helmet. It is the best way to prevent head injuries and death.
  2. Ride on the sidewalk when you can. If not, ride in the same direction as traffic as far on the right-hand side as possible.
  3. Use hand signals and follow the rules of the road. Be predictable by making sure you ride in a straight line and don’t swerve between cars.
  4. Wear bright colors and use lights, especially when riding at night and in the morning. Reflectors on your clothes and bike will help you be seen.

We appreciate your support and your feedback!

Thank you for your continued support of the ACA Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics, we appreciate each and every one of you! Please share your feedback with the Council by participating in this survey:


2020 Regional Seminars: Special Considerations for Young Athletes

The ACA Pediatrics Councils is proud to present this seminar about special consideration for young athletes. Kids are getting involved in sports from a young age, which can lead to unique and challenging conditions. Learn about the special considerations for these young athletes and how best to care for them. From extremity adjusting to round out your knowledge of the challenges facing younger recreational athletes, you'll leave with practical knowledge and a better understanding of this unique population.

Make plans to attend at the location that works best for you!

Orlando, FL August 27-30, 2020 @ The National with FCA

Portland, OR November 7-8, 2020 @ University of Western States

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The nominations are in...

Thanks to all who nominated colleagues, friends, and mentors for consideration for 2020 Pediatric Chiropractor of the Year! The nomination window has closed and the winner will be announced at our next regional seminar.

Research Committee

The ACA Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics has dedicated a Research Committee to promote evidenced-based care in practice. Our goal is to make evidence accessible to providers and facilitate more contributions to research by clinicians.

Are you interested in getting involved with research projects, writing an abstract or case study? Contact Dr. Jessie Young, Research Chair at

and visit the recently updated research page:

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.

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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.

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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.