ACA Pediatrics Council

Learning & Growing in 2020!

Seminar Updates

The ACA Pediatrics Council is proud to present VIRTUAL education options in fall 2020! Given the unique challenges of learning and working during the Covid-era, we are upping accessibility and moving online. Plans are underway for in-person learning opportunities in 2021.

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 rounding out your knowledge of the challenges facing younger rec athletes, you'll leave with practical knowledge and a better understanding of this unique population.

Details coming soon, catch the latest info at

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? Watch for news about a newly formed Pediatric Research Fund where tax-deductible donations can be made online, easily and safely.

Contact Dr. Jessie Young, Research Chair at

and visit the recently updated research page:

đź‘‹Please welcome our new SACA Representative, Alyssa Galster

My name is Alyssa Galster, and I am the new Student ACA Liaison for the Pediatric Specialty Council!

I am a final year chiropractic student at Northwestern Health Sciences University (NWHSU) in Bloomington, MN. I am originally from Minot ND where I developed a love for chiropractic while working as an assistant to a local chiropractor. I attended Concordia College in Moorhead for half of my undergraduate degree with a focus on Neuroscience. I am currently finishing my undergraduate degree through NWHSU.

My primary focus in chiropractic is pediatric and prenatal care. I am currently completing my internship at a clinic with this focus, with Dr. Kelsey Lloyd at Traditionally Healthy Chiropractic in Northeast Minneapolis. I have attended many pediatric seminars, including Webster and Craniosacral Therapy. I plan on finishing my ICPA certification within the next year, and after graduation moving out of state to partner in a pediatric practice!

Speakers Bureau Now Accepting Applications

Share your passion, knowledge and expertise! Submit your application for the newly formed ACA CCP Speakers Bureau. Speakers are needed for in-person and virtual content. Applications may be submitted to Dr. Mary Beth Minser,

It's a jungle out there

ACA CCP members, Drs. Brocker & Hewitt, shared their 'kid friendly' PPE ensemble. Share pictures from your practice and life with us, tag @acapedscouncil on social media.

For the latest recommendations for HCP (health care professionals) from the CDC, click here.

PPP Updated Forgiveness Form and Increased Flexibility

Updates to the PPP program rolled out on June 16, 2020. The updated loan forgiveness form and instructions include several measures to reduce compliance burdens and simplify the process for borrowers, including:

Options for borrowers to calculate payroll costs using an “alternative payroll covered period” that aligns with borrowers’ regular payroll cycles
• Flexibility to include eligible payroll and non-payroll expenses paid or incurred during the 24-week period after receiving their PPP loan
• Step-by-step instructions on how to perform the calculations required by the CARES Act to confirm eligibility for loan forgiveness
• Borrower-friendly implementation of statutory exemptions from loan forgiveness reduction based on rehiring by June 30
• Addition of a new exemption from the loan forgiveness reduction for borrowers who have made a good-faith, written offer to rehire workers that was declined

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: Exploring Elderspeak

Effective communication is a known factor in creating a strong therapeutic relationship.

Recent research performed at Logan University exploring Elderspeak in simulated preclinical chiropractic student encounters, was published by the Journal of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine.

Understanding elderspeak is important to prevent future ageist behaviors from affecting older adult patients and to improve their health outcomes (Cockrell, 2020). Communication is becoming increasingly important to the health care industry. Researchers estimate 10,000 Boomers reach the retirement age of 65 years daily (Heimlich, 2014).Elderspeak in provider–patient encounters threatens the chance of building a trusting relationship and leads to bias, stereotypes, and negative perceptions of older adult patients (Wlodarczyk et al., 2017). Read more here

The 2020 Pediatric Chiropractor of the Year is...

Thanks to all who nominated colleagues, friends, and mentors for consideration for 2020 Pediatric Chiropractor of the Year!

The winner will be announced at our VIRTUAL seminar, dates & details coming soon!

Members: Please update your practice contact information

We'd like to update our membership database and FIND A DOC

on our WEBSITE with the most accurate information!

Please answer the following short list of questions


Thank you for helping build our online directory.

Thank you for your continued support of the ACA CCP

You are appreciated! Please share your feedback with the Council by participating in this survey:


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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