November 20, 2017
Dr. Ira Shapiro Named to ACA Sports Council Hall of Fame
OLD BRIDGE, N.J.— Dr. Ira A. Shapiro, director of the Plaza Chiropractic Center in Old Bridge, N.J., was inducted into the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) Sports Council Hall of Fame recently at the organizations’ annual symposium in Denver, Colo. Shapiro is only the eleventh chiropractor in the association’s 45-year history to be honored in the Hall of Fame.
“Dr. Shapiro was a unanimous selection,” said Dr. Tom Hyde, who was inducted into the ACA Sports Council Hall of Fame in 2001. “Every year, the committee meets to consider new inductees. There are thousands of very successful and dedicated sports chiropractors practicing in the United States. Dr. Shapiro’s selfless dedication to the betterment of the profession and the many athletes he treated on the local, national and international stage made him an extremely worthy recipient and the first honoree since 2013.”
Dr. Shapiro is the first chiropractor to serve on the medical staff of two U.S. Olympic teams, including the 2004 Summer games in Athens, Greece, and the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy. He also worked as an attending physician at competitions ranging from the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, World Games in Cali, Columbia, the U.S. Olympic Trials, the National Collegiate Taekwondo Championships, and USA Track & Field National Championships to the National Finals Rodeo, Gatorade Ironman Triathlon World Championship, U.S. Figure Skating Championship and the Pro Bowlers Association (PBA) Masters.