Symposium on Women’s Health Oct 21 – Oct 22, 2023

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Elise Hewitt, DC, DICCP, FICC

A board-certified pediatric Doctor of Chiropractic and one of the foremost authorities in the specialty of chiropractic pediatrics, Dr. Elise Hewitt has focused her 34-year career on improving children’s health with chiropractic care. She served as President of the ACA Pediatrics Council for 10 years.

Dr. Hewitt is an alumnus of the University of Colorado and a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Western States Chiropractic College (now UWS).

She currently serves as the Founding Program Director for Logan University’s Master of Science in Integrative Pediatrics, the first master’s degree in pediatrics in the United States designed for chiropractors.

In addition to her role as Program Director, Dr. Hewitt continues to treat children in her pediatrics-only practice, is a member of the prestigious NCMIC Speakers Bureau, and teaches at the post-graduate level for numerous chiropractic institutions and associations throughout the U.S. and around the world.

Dr. Hewitt serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine (JCM) and is a peer reviewer for several science journals. Her own recent peer-reviewed publications include consensus studies on pediatric best practices (JMPT 2016) and core competencies of the pediatric specialist (JEBCAM 2016), as well as an evaluation of forces used in pediatric spinal manipulation (JMPT 2017). Dr. Hewitt has authored chapters in the textbooks Pediatric Chiropractic (Anrig and Plaugher, 3rd edition) and Integrative Pediatrics (Culbert and Olness, 1st edition).

Dr. Hewitt was honored to be named 2019 Pediatric Chiropractic of the Year by the ACA Pediatrics Council. In 2017, she received the Rising Star Award from the American Public Health Association’s Chiropractic Health Care Section and was named Oregon’s 2016 Chiropractor of the Year. In 2008, Dr. Hewitt was elected as a Fellow into the International College of Chiropractors (FICC).

A founding member of both the ACA and the ICA Pediatrics Councils, Dr. Hewitt believes no single practitioner of any healthcare field holds the key to a child’s health and we best serve our patients by working together to optimize the health and wellbeing of all children.