Ria Acciani graduated with her MPT degree at The University of St. Augustine, FL, and trained directly with Stanley V. Paris, PT, PhD, FAPTA. She graduated in 1997 and concentrated on outpatient orthopedics and Early Intervention/Pediatrics. She combined her love for animals, sports and human PT skills to specialize in canine rehabilitation in 2000. Ria received her CCRP from the University of Tennessee in 2001.
She currently owns and operates a private practice with her husband, David Acciani, PT, CCRP for the past 20 years. Advanced Canine Rehabilitation (ACR), is an orthopedic practice that focuses on rehabilitation of performance and sporting dogs.
Ria and David travel extensively to many regional, national, and international dog competitions, and work with top-level competitors. Ria has traveled overseas with the IFCS US Agility Team, AKC World Team, and WAO World Team 2010-2017.
They have established the rehabilitation protocol for various shoulder, hip and elbow conditions.Their published work has been in both JAVMA, Veterinary Surgery and Clean Run. They have presented at the International Rehabilitation Symposium in 2008 and 2010. Topics included modalities, shoulder & elbow rehabilitation. They also instructed at the Symposium on Therapeutic Advances in Animal Rehabilitation (STAAR) continuing education workshops for the last 10 years. Ria presented at the September 2014 Animal Rehabilitation SIG for the APTA in Springfield, MA. In 2017 she presented in San Antonio at the APTA CSM for the ARSIG. She has also presented at the SCIVAC in Rimini, Italy in 2018 for Animal Rehabilitation Section and in CA for Atlas Rehabilitation for Canines.
When not working with their clients, Ria and David spend time with their 3 children and running them to practices and games. They also love to be active with their 3 border collies who walk, hike, run, and swim.