ACA Pediatrics Council

Pediatric Chiropractor of the Year & Symposium Highlights

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Congratulations to the ACA CCP 2019 Pediatric Chiropractor of the Year, Dr. Elise Hewitt! We thank and recognize Dr. Hewitt for her significant contributions to the field of pediatrics in leadership, research, and service to the profession!

Dr. Hewitt is a founding member of the ACA Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics, a well known speaker and a tireless advocate for pediatric chiropractic care.

She has been published on many subjects related to pediatric chiropractic care in peer-reviewed journals and continues to participate in clinical studies evaluating the effectiveness and safety of pediatric chiropractic care.
Dr. Hewitt has been in private practice since graduating Summa Cum Laude and as class valedictorian from Western States Chiropractic College in 1988. In her Portland, Oregon practice, which is limited to pediatrics, she specializes in the care of infants and young children.

* L to R: Dr. Elise Hewitt pictured with Dr. Jenny Brocker*

Symposium Speaker Highlights:


  • The weekend featured 14 Hours of CE with plenty of time for Sun, Sand, and FUN!!
  • Our fabulous speaker line-up discussed:
    • Cranial Therapies for Newborns, Infants and Young Children
    • Neurological Evaluation of the Pediatric Special Needs Population
    • Pediatric Stroke: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenges and Opportunities to Improve Care
    • Topics in Pediatrics: Trisomy 21
    • Research, Children, & Chiropractic Care
    • Case Study Presentations- PANS/PANDAS, Extremity Injury in the Young Athlete
    • Interdisciplinary Approach to Care, a Round Table Discussion

    The Election Results Are In...

    Welcome to our new Treasurer, Dr. Stacy Hallgren


    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 to our returning Vice President, Dr. Jennifer Murphy


    Dr. Murphy is 1995 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA. She began her private practice opening her office, Pink Hill Chiropractic, on August 19th, 1996. In 2002, Dr. Murphy received her Pediatric Diplomate (DICCP) from Palmer College and the International Chiropractic Associationโ€™s Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics by completing three years of postgraduate coursework, research projects and multiple examination including a national board exam. Dr. Murphy felt a strong need to educate other chiropractors and the public about the benefits of pediatric chiropractic care so she started the NCCA Pediatric Council. She also continued to develop her skills in advanced pediatric chiropractic by publishing articles in various journal publications including JCCP and lecturing across the country.

    Dr. Murphy is a member of the American Chiropractic Association, Vice_President of the ACA Pediatric Council, the ICA Pediatric Council, The Christian Chiropractic Association, and the North Carolina Chiropractic Association. In 2011, Dr. Murphy was named Lenoir Countyโ€™s top 20 under 40 for achievement in professional and personal activities and in 2012 earned the North Carolina Chiropractic Associationโ€™s Dr. Faye B. Eagles Woman of Chiropractic Award.

    Married with one son, Dr. Murphy also has a small pesticide-free hobby farm which was featured on PBSโ€™s show A Chefโ€™s Life in fall 2016."

    We appreciate the support of our 2019 Symposium Vendors!

    ๐Ÿ‘‹ Welcome to our new and returning members:

    Christopher M Marvin

    Molly B Schnaubelt

    Michael Morley

    Harjot Grewal

    Abby WM Wong

    Ashraf A Soomar-Kheraj, DC, BS, LAC

    Lauren F Hall, DC

    Maggie Tobin

    Alecia Stewart

    Mohamed Raychouni, DC

    Did you know?

    The ACA CCP website has a RESEARCH page. Click here for an archive of chiropractic pediatrics research.

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