TITLE: Conditioning the Canine Athlete and Return to Sport After Rehab
HOURS: Fri., Sept. 29, 2:15pm - 6:30pm
WORKSHOP RATING: ★★ DVM/VMD, PT ★★★ VT, PTA
MAX PARTICIPANTS: 20 7 Spots Remaining
CONTACT HOURS: (4.0 RACE-approved)
DESCRIPTION: This Workshop provides the Participant with a solid understanding of how to create a sport-specific conditioning program for both healthy and post-rehab athletes to help decrease risk of re-injury. Functional, therapeutic exercises improve fitness level, strength, performance, reaction time, speed, agility, and balance. In this course, the Participant learns how to perform a strength/fitness evaluation to determine specific weaknesses, areas of compensation, and decreased flexibility. They will then be given the tools to create a customized conditioning program or return to sports rehab plan.
Conditioning the Canine Athlete and Return to Sport After Rehab
Ria Acciani, MPT, CCRP, Co-Owner Advanced Canine Rehabilitation Center Warren, New Jersey, US
Ria Acciani received her Masters in Physical Therapy degree from U. of St. Augustine, Florida, and trained directly with Stanley V. Paris, PT, PhD, FAPTA. She has over 25 years of experience in human Physical Therapy, and has specialized in Canine Rehabilitation for more than 20 years. She received her CCRP from UTN and was the first Physical Therapist (PT) in New Jersey to practice on dogs (2000).
Ria owns and operates the Advanced Canine Rehabilitation Center, a practice that focuses on orthopedic and sports rehabilitation of performance and sporting dogs. She travels extensively to national and international dog competitions, and works with top-level competitors. She is the Official Therapist for the AKC US World Team, IFCS US Agility Team, WAO US Agility Team, and has travelled with these teams since 2010. Ria conducts instructional seminars on a variety of topics for dog handlers and educates them on how to prevent injury and enhance performance within their sport. Ria worked closely with Dr. Sherman Canapp and VOSM to establish the rehabilitation protocol for various shoulder and elbow conditions. She has published articles in Veterinary Surgery and Clean Run, and has presented at STAAR (since 2010), IAVRPT, ARSIG/APTA, and SCIVAC. She is a Board Member for ARSIG/APTA and a Member of AARV.