ACA Pediatrics Council

Learning & Growing in 2020!

Caring for the Pediatric Athlete | Virtual Education Event

The ACA Pediatrics Council is excited to present a week of

VIRTUAL education to learn & grow during Chiropractic Health Month 2020!

Connect with us October 24-29 to deepen your knowledge of caring for pediatric 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 pediatric taping and gait considerations, to rounding out your knowledge of the challenges facing younger rec athletes, you'll take away practical knowledge and a better understanding of this unique population.

Register for one or all 7 sessions, with special discounts for students and members.

Follow our social media streams for announcements of raffles, prizes and more for attendees.

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Registration Opens Soon! Watch your inbox for details.

đź‘‹ACA Pediatrics Council Board Spotlight: Kaede Fischer DC, Social Media co-chair

Dr. Kaede Fischer is a wife and chiropractor, serving the San Francisco Bay Area where she grew up. A 2016 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic West, she is a passionate caretaker and loves to learn new things about health and wellness. Dr. Fischer's passion for chiropractic and for kids began in her earlier years when she was a chiropractic patient herself, suffering from chronic ear infections and headaches. These issues were greatly helped with chiropractic care, and she was also able to witness the effects of other patients’ health improving as she worked in a chiropractic office for three years. Her chiropractic practice is now focused on pediatrics, prenatal, and postpartum.


Dr. Fischer practices full spine and extremity adjusting for patients of all ages to help restore the normal range of motion in joints, improve function, and reduce pain. She utilizes soft tissue work, taping, and exercises to assist in the recovery for each patient, as well as to strengthen their bodies to minimize future injuries. Her goal is to help patients have the best quality of life possible from a functional perspective and provide them with the tools to help themselves maintain it.


Dr. Fischer is certified in the Webster technique, which helps women have a safer and smoother pregnancy and birth with gentle adjustments to the pelvis. She is constantly learning and continuing her education by attending seminars and conferences on pediatric and maternity care. Dr. Fischer works diligently with her patients to help them have a better quality of life, and finds delight in helping them thrive.

Text Neck in Pediatrics

As we jump into fall semester it's important to discuss ergonomics, even in pediatrics! Whether learning face-to-face or virtually, increased screen time is becoming the norm. Check out these tips from the ACA Blog to share with your patients:



What Causes Text Neck?
Text neck is caused by poor posture when using a mobile device. It’s all too common to become hunched over with your head drooping forward and your shoulders rounded as you become engrossed in messaging, games and social media.

How to Avoid Text Neck

  • Sit up straight with your chest out and your shoulders back.
  • Bring your arms up in front of your eyes so that you don’t need to look down to see the screen.
  • Tuck your chin into your chest to look down rather than dropping your head forward.
  • If you must use your mobile device for lengthy typing, invest in an external keyboard.
  • Rest your forearms on a pillow while typing to help minimize neck tension.
  • Avoid using mobile devices while in bright sunlight. Straining to see the screen leads to jutting the chin forward, shifting work from the
    spine to the muscles that hold up the head.
  • Avoid looking at your phone for long periods of time while traveling in the car.

The best way to avoid text neck is to limit the use of your mobile device. If you need to send an e-mail, wait until you have access to a computer. If you need to share some information, call the person rather than texting them.

See Your Chiropractic Physician
If you find yourself aching despite your best efforts, your doctor of chiropractic can treat your pain and teach you ways to improve your posture.

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 event, October 24-29, 2020.

Support Pediatric Research

Donate today to the Pediatric Research Fund where a one-time or recurring, tax-deductible donation can be made online, easily and safely.


The ACA Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics has a dedicated 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, mentoring, writing an abstract or case study? Contact Dr. Jessie Young, Research Chair at drjessieyoung@gmail.com

and visit the recently updated research page: http://acapedscouncil.org/research/

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.

Speakers Bureau 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, drminser@minserchiropracticclinic.com

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


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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:


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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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