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Media Contact: Annette Bernat; [email protected] I 703-812-0226

ACA works with the media to provide accurate information about the chiropractic profession as well as consumer information to help people improve their musculoskeletal and overall health and reduce their risk of injury. In the wake of the opioid epidemic, ACA is also dedicated to raising public awareness of chiropractic and its nondrug, evidence-based and patient-centered approach to health and pain relief.

ACA has an experienced team of media spokespersons available who can speak on a wide range of topics. Contact us if you are interested in setting up an interview or would like further assistance.

Areas of Expertise Include:
Back Pain

Backpack Safety

Chiropractic Research

Chronic Pain


Health Policy

Joint Pain

Neck Pain

Occupational Health

Office Ergonomics


Senior Health

Sleep Ergonomics

Sports Injuries / Performance

Tech Injuries

Women’s Health

ACA’s media team includes:

Scott Bautch, DC, DACBOH, CCST, CCSP
Dr. Scott Bautch is past chairman of the Board and past CEO for Allied Health Chiropractic Centers, a Wisconsin-based chiropractic corporation comprised of more than 50 individual clinics. Dr. Bautch is president of the American Chiropractic Association’s Council on Occupational Health. He has also served as a board member for the International Academy of Chiropractic Occupational Health Consultants and is a past chairman of the Wisconsin Council on Occupational Health. Dr. Bautch completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse in 1980 and graduated from the Logan College of Chiropractic in 1983. He is certified by the American Chiropractic Board of Occupational Health, maintains certification in Chiropractic Spinal Trauma, and is a certified Chiropractic Sports Physician.

Karen Erickson, DC, FACC
Dr. Karen Erickson is a media savvy integrative health care expert, speaker and author. As a spokesperson for the American Chiropractic Association, her passion is sharing information on chiropractic, health and wellness through print, television, digital media, workshops, and lectures. Dr. Erickson is the founder of Erickson Healing Arts in New York City, where she has practiced for over 25 years, caring for adults, children and infants. She integrates chiropractic care with craniosacral therapy, massage, essential oils, homeopathy, whole foods nutrition and supplements, exercise and mind-body approaches to restore and support health and vitality. Dr Erickson was a pioneer in ushering chiropractic into mainstream health care by becoming the first chiropractor to be credentialed by a teaching hospital when she joined the Center for Health and Healing: Mount Sinai Beth Israel in New York. She sits on the board of trustees at New York Chiropractic College and is a fellow of the American College of Chiropractic. Dr. Erickson holds a bachelor of science in biology and chemistry from Antioch College, and a doctorate with honors from New York Chiropractic College. She is the author of textbook chapters on pediatric chiropractic, chiropractic and integrative health care, and an upcoming piece on posture.

Robert Hayden, DC, PhD, FICC
Dr. Robert Hayden maintains a private practice in Griffin, Ga., just south of Atlanta. He is a founding member and partner of the Academy of Georgia Chiropractors, and a past president of the Georgia Chiropractic Association. He was named the GCA’s Chiropractor of the Year in 2006. Prior to receiving his Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree from Life University in Marietta, Ga., in 1995, Dr. Hayden was a cardiovascular clinical nurse specialist. He devoted 18 years to the nursing profession, serving as executive director of the Mississippi Nurses’ Association, and as a registered lobbyist and continuing education consultant. Dr. Hayden holds bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and nursing, and received his master’s degree in cardiovascular nursing from the University of Alabama. He also holds a PhD from the University of Mississippi.

William Lauretti, DC, FICC
Dr. Bill Lauretti spent over 12 years in private practice in Maryland before joining the Chiropractic Clinical Science faculty at New York Chiropractic College (now Northeast College of Health Sciences) in 2005, where he is currently an Associate Professor. He has written numerous journal articles and textbook chapters about chiropractic neck treatments, and has lectured extensively on the topic. He has been interviewed about chiropractic by major news outlets including CNN, The Boston Globe, The San Francisco Chronicle and Reuters News Service. Dr. Lauretti received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Western States Chiropractic College (now University of Western States) in 1989. A Fellow of the International College of Chiropractors, he is a past recipient of New York Chiropractic College’s Excellence in Teaching Award and ACA’s Presidential Award for Outstanding Achievement. He was also named the Maryland Chiropractic Association’s Chiropractor of the Year 2000, and is a past president of the Faculty American Chiropractic Association.

Keith Overland, DC, CCSP
Dr. Keith Overland has run a private chiropractic practice in Norwalk, Conn., for more than 35 years. He is dedicated to helping patients obtain access to conservative, cost-effective chiropractic care and to promoting the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle. In addition to being a past president of ACA, Dr. Overland is the current chairman of ACA’s Legislative Committee, whose current focus is to modify the profession’s coverage in Medicare. He is also a member of the association’s political action committee. In his home state, Dr. Overland served as co-chair of the Connecticut Governors Committee on Physical Fitness, a member of Sen. Joseph Lieberman’s Health Care Task Force and a member of Rep. Christopher Shays’ Task Force on Human Services. He is the past president of both the Connecticut Chiropractic Association and the New England Chiropractic Council. A 1981 graduate of New York Chiropractic College, Dr. Overland has also made a mark in sports chiropractic, having worked with the New York Mets, the United States Olympic Speed Skating Team, the United States Olympic Training Center and The World Games in Taiwan and Germany. He is also the current Secretary General of the International Federation of Sports Chiropractic (FICS). He has taught undergraduate sports chiropractic courses at the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic and has lectured on the topic of sports chiropractic around the globe.