aca sports council

We are a professional and educational nonprofit organization for active chiropractors who are committed to improving and promoting chiropractic treatment of athletes. We work closely with athletic organizations and allied health professionals to foster better understanding of the value of chiropractic care in sports medicine and treatment.

Our mission is to advance ethical practice of chiropractic sports medicine and exercise science to enhance athletic performance and promote physical fitness.

We advocate for and educate others about the sports chiropractic practice. Find out more about us and join the ACA Sports Council today!

Athletes and sports enthusiasts can also find a sports chiropractor on this site.

Chiropractic Sports Network

The ACA Sports Council has reinstating this network to create a way to facilitate staffing of sports chiropractors at local, state-wide, and national events!

  The ACA Sports Council is re-instating and expanding the Chiropractic Sports Network to establish a network to handle requests for sports chiropractors in various regions of the country for different types of events. This network of coordinators will create many opportunities with new sports and events that have never previously had chiropractic staffing at their events, will allow state coordinators to work on the national level, and also set up individual state sports networks in those states where one is not yet developed.

We hope you had a great time at the 2021 Virtual Annual ACA Sports Council Symposium! Make sure you join us virtually for the 2022 Annual ACA Sports Council Symposium

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Board Members

  • President .

    Chris Hargrave, DC, CCSP 
    [email protected]

    Responsibilities: Run meetings, maintain communication with ACA and other councils, appoint committee members, represent the ACASC to the public and other professional organizations, mentor ACASC student ExCo Board.

    Bio: Chris Hargrave was born and raised in central Missouri. He served in the United States Air Force where he was stationed in North Carolina and Portugal and also served in theatre for Iraqi Freedom.  After separating from active duty he served in the Air National Guard as a fire fighter and worked full time as a Sheriff’s Deputy in the Kansas City area.  

    After his time in service he then completed his D.C. at Cleveland University – Kansas City.  While there he became involved in the local chapter of sports council and co-founded the Veterans to Chiropractic club.  This led to an opportunity to serve on the Student ACASC board first as a social media director and then as president.  He also met and married his wife while attending chiropractic school.

    Following graduation Chris and his wife, Erica opened a practice in the Phoenix metro area where they continue to practice.  He also continued serving as the ACASC Treasurer for one term and was then elected to the First Vice President position.

    Chris grew up playing baseball and continues playing softball and golf, while also enjoying the outdoor lifestyle of Arizona.  He is a diehard Kansas City Chief and St. Louis Cardinal fan and together with Erica they have a daughter named Adalyn Jo.

  • 2nd Vice President
    Nick Hastad, DC, CCSP [email protected]
  • 2nd Vice President .

    Elizabeth Moos, DC, MS, CCSP   

    [email protected]

    Responsibilities: Serve as chairperson of the Convention Committee, oversee symposium details including securing date/location, content and speakers, obtaining CEU credits, finding vendors, and promotion.

    Bio: Liz Moos graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences University in 2014, and following graduation she became their first Human Performance Fellow.  During her fellowship she earned her MS in Exercise Science from Concordia University-St. Paul.  She also had the opportunity to work with athletes of all different ages and abilities, ranging from high school to Olympic and professional athletes.   In 2018 Liz moved to California where she is on faculty at Palmer College of Chiropractic-West Campus and works as part of an integrative team in corporate health.  Her sports training includes holding the ICSC and the DACBSP.  Liz has also been active in the ACA, SACA Advisory board, student advisor for the ACA Sports Council student executive committee and serves as the 2nd VP for the ACA sports council.

  • 1st Vice President .

    Bryanna Esquivel, DC, CCSP     
    [email protected]

    Responsibilities: Fill in for the President when necessary, address membership concerns, chair and preside over the Chiropractic Sports Network and membership committee

    Bio: Dr. Bryanna Esquivel is a Southern California native and a former collegiate athlete. She played fastpitch softball for her undergraduate university and there she was exposed to sports chiropractic. After beginning to feel the effects of the years of playing sports, she began to see a sports chiropractor. She has a passion for helping athletes achieve their goals and loves being an advocate for sports chiropractic. She wants to serve her colleagues by being a leader in the ACA Sports Council Executive Committee. She currently resides and practices in Central California.

  • Past
    President .

    Shea Stark, DC, CCSP, ICSC, EMT 
    [email protected]

    Responsibilities: Advise President and ExCo, manage the website and social media, serve as Chairperson of the Nominating Committee and the Gavel Club Committee.

    Bio: Dr. Shea Stark graduated from Texas Chiropractic College in 2014.  There she was extremely involved in multiple activities including Student Body Association, SACA and served two consecutive terms on the ACA Sports Council’s National Student Executive Board as Secretary and 2nd Vice President.

    Since graduation, she has achieved multiple sports chiropractic and advanced training certifications including Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP), International Certificate in Sports Chiropractic (ICSC), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Graston Technique Specialist (GTS), Dry Needling Level 1, Dynamic Tape, Rock Tape FMT 1 and 2, Select Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), FAKTR, Functional Taping for Musculoskeletal Injuries, and Safe Sport.

    Dr. Stark was the team physician for the Manhattan High School volleyball team in Manhattan, MT and has traveled around the country to work sporting events including the FIVB Las Vegas Open beach volleyball tournament, National High School and Collegiate Tae Kwondo Championships the AVP Seattle Open beach volleyball tournament and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

    She has continued her service to the American Chiropractic Association Sports Council since graduation, first doing committee work, then joining the Executive Council.  She served a year as Secretary before advancing to 2nd Vice President for a year.  She continued by serving as the 1st Vice President for an additional year and took over as President of the ACA Sports Council in October 2019.

  • ACA Board Liaison

    Rob Jones, DC 

    Responsibilities: provide advice when asked, approve election process and certify election, share with Executive Committee when discussion or proposed policies may not be in line with ACA policy or bylaws

  • ACASC Student Liaison
    Andrew Strachan
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  • Student Sports Council Faculty
    Liaison .

    Jordan Knowlton-Key, DC, EMT   

     [email protected]

    Responsibilities: Provide a communication channel between ACASC Executive Committee and the chiropractic colleges, work closely with the colleges Sports council Presidents and faculty advisors, advise the board regarding student and faculty participation in ACASC functions.

    Bio: Dr. Jordan Knowlton-Key completed his Doctorate of Chiropractic at Northwestern Health Sciences University and obtained his Masters of Exercise Science from Concordia St. Paul University. Dr. Jordan completed a two-year Human Performance Fellowship at NWHSU’s Human Performance Center. In addition to instructing students at Northwestern Health Sciences University on head injuries and other courses doctorate level courses, he is a contracted faculty of practice at Concordia St. Paul University. His passion for outdoor adventure sports led him to become an Alpine Ski Patroller in addition to being an emergency medical technician. He is currently the Integrative Sports Care Coordinator for the Human Performance Center.

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