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Dr. Heather Roloff, PT, DPT, CCRT

Physical Therapist
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist

It’s no surprise that Dr. Roloff works with animals. She’s been fascinated with them ever since she can remember. This passion is made evident with each one of Heather’s patients. 

Dr. Roloff comes to CARE from a formidable background, with over a decade of experience treating humans as a Doctor of Physical Therapy across a wide variety of medical settings.

Heather earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Eastern Washington University, having completed her undergraduate studies at Washington State University with a major in biology and minor in psychology.  Dr. Roloff then received her Canine Rehabilitation Therapist certification from the Canine Rehabilitation Institute, where she was immersed in hands-on experience with some of the top veterinarians in the country while completing her certification at Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Heather is known for her soft touch and positive reinforcement techniques, as well as the remarkable results they garner. 

On a personal note, Dr. Roloff harbors a lifelong love for travel, having explored over 25 countries across six continents. She’s been lucky enough to volunteer around the world with relief efforts and helping populations in need. Dr. Roloff also enjoys staying active with hiking and rock climbing.  She claims to have seen every movie ever made, while somehow still making time for walks with her husband and poodle/schnauzer mix around Santa Monica, where she makes her home.

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Dr. Nicole Miller, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Dr. Nicole Miller – or “Nikki,” as she is affectionately called by staff and clients –  finds her solace and greatest joy in time spent with her beloved black Labrador Retriever, Shadow.  Dr. Miller stands out for her calming demeanor and gentle yet highly effective manual skills.

Dr. Miller began her academic career at California State University – Fullerton, achieving a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology, concentrating in Exercise Science.  Further demonstrating her dedication and discipline, Nikki was granted highest honors – Summa Cum Laude – upon her graduation from CSU – Fullerton.  

This lifelong pursuit of knowledge continued to manifest at California State University – Long Beach, where Dr. Miller went on to earn her Doctorate in Physical Therapy, completing a special research project that delved into the effect of dual-task training on the risk of falls in community dwelling older adults.  In keeping with Nikki’s tradition of excellence, she was selected for the officer position of Class Historian.

In order to enhance her expertise, Dr. Miller completed several clinical internships, including six weeks at Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital in San Bernardino and two 12-week rotations in an outpatient hospital setting, concentrating in orthopedics.  This perspective-altering experience illuminated Nikki’s special interest in neurologic rehabilitation in both the human and canine population.

Nikki is a California native, hailing from Orange County and currently enjoying a short commute from her new digs in the exciting Palms area of west L.A.  When she’s not spending time with her best friend Shadow, Dr. Miller enjoys surfing and photography.

 

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