ACA Pediatrics Council

August Happenings

World Breastfeeding Week

World Breastfeeding week is recognized August 1-7 each year.

As a pediatric chiropractor you are an excellent resource for patients that present with sub-optimal breastfeeding!

Did you know that the ACA Pediatrics Council Research Chair, Dr. Jessie Young is facilitating a practice-based research network project looking at sub-optimal breastfeeding and manual therapies. YOU can get involved with the project, email

How do you help people in your community as they work to meet their breastfeeding goals? Can you help moms connect with other local resources?

πŸ“– Learn More

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"Chiropractic Co-Management of Infants with Suboptimal Breastfeeding with Dr. Elise Hewitt"

Dr. Hewitt will describe the benefits of breastfeeding to both mother and baby. Current medical management of suboptimal breastfeeding will be discussed, as will the clinical rationale for chiropractic co-management, with emphasis on spinal joint dysfunction and its effects on the involved tissues and systems. The latest research evidence in this area will be discussed. Elements of the history and physical examination relevant to dysfunctional breastfeeding will be highlighted. Dr. Hewitt will detail patient management including manual therapy techniques, frequency of care, and prognosis. Dr. Hewitt will pepper her instruction with clinical pearls from her 30 years of experience in pediatric practice.

Learning Objectives:

1. Discuss current medical management for babies with suboptimal breastfeeding.
2. Explain how chiropractic care can help infants with suboptimal breastfeeding.
3. List five clues each in the history and examination that indicate spinal joint dysfunction as a possible etiology for suboptimal breastfeeding.

This webinar is for 1 CEU credit, approved in all PACE states except Tennessee.

Goodbye Summer, Hello 'Back to School'

As Fall approaches consider these tips & this online learning opportunity:

Learn ACA presents:

The Pre-participation Physical and Sports Concussion Management

Live Webinar on 10/15/2019 at 12:00 PM (CDT)

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πŸ‘‹ Meet our Treasurer

Stacy Hallgren is a native of North Dakota where she grew up on a horse ranch near Grand Forks. Her love of horses eventually led her to pursue chiropractic as a calling after a life-threating horse accident left her with limitations that only resolved after finally seeing a chiropractor. She attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA, where she graduated in 2007. Upon graduation, Dr. Hallgren returned home to North Dakota and soon after that started Performance Chiropractic in Grand Forks, where she practices with her husband who is also a chiropractor.

Dr. Hallgren has focused her career on advancing the health of mothers and children in her community. She continues to learn more about how she can best meet the unique needs of moms and kids using her skills as a chiropractor. She is an active member in the chiropractic profession and her community as a member of the ND Chiropractic Association, the ICPA, and the American Chiropractic Association. She also provides support and promotion to the local and state breastfeeding coalitions. She is the president of her church council, a member of her local Lions Club, and a past member of the school board.

As the mother of four active children with varied interests, Dr. Hallgren loves spending time with her family. She is also an animal lover, so she feels most at home on their hobby ranch where she can ride horses and enjoy the outdoors walking her dogs

Welcome New & Returning Members

Dr. Alesha Fleming

Josefina Smith

Alyssa Balducci

Ana Cristina Cruz

Jena Lynn Snyder

Samantha Dawn Arbour

Elbert Chao

Faraneh Carnegie-Hargreaves, DC

Jeffery Crockett

Grace Huang

Blair Clement

Emily Devlin

Matthew Hollstein

Rati Patel

Erik Pajer-Rogers

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