Rod Newman, MS, CCRP

Rod received his master’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science with a concentration in Rehabilitation from the University of Florida in 1992. He began his professional career as a Certified Athletic Trainer.  He is also a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner.

Originally from Roanoke, Virginia, Rod moved to Nashville, Tennessee for his athletic training career. Rod served as a certified athletic trainer at The Lipscomb Sports Therapy Center, Tennessee State University and Vanderbilt University, and he also worked with the U.S. Soccer Men’s Under-21 National Team and the U.S. Soccer Men’s Olympic Team in the mid 90’s.

His career began in human medicine, but his love for animals led to the building of Canine Rehabilitation of Nashville in 2006.

Rod shares his home with his wife, Shannon, as well as their dog and cat, Leo and Baby Bear. In his free time, Rod enjoys trivia nights, watching Formula 1, supporting the Nashville Soccer Club, and playing chess.


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