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Dr. Ashley Manoogian PT, DPT, CCRT

Physical Therapist
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist

Dr. Ashley Manoogian received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Southern California in 2010. During her undergraduate studies, she worked as a student Athletic Trainer in the USC Athletic Medicine Department. Dr. Manoogian continued her education at USC, graduating with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2013.

While completing her Doctorate studies, Dr. Manoogian worked as a research assistant for the Locomotor Experience Applied Post-Stroke (LEAPS) study, aiming to improve rehabilitation approaches for stroke survivors. She volunteered with USC Fit Families to teach at-risk children and their families the importance of healthy eating and physical activity, and with the Southern California Special Olympics Summer Games providing health and physical fitness screenings for the athletes.

Dr. Manoogian attained further credentials as a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, a distinction awarded by the Canine Rehabilitation Institute. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as well as the Orthopedic and Animal Rehabilitation Special Interest groups. In 2015, Dr. Manoogian was appointed as a Nominating Committee Member in the APTA Animal Rehabilitation Special Interest Group. In her position there, she works to further the profession of animal rehabilitation. In addition to this, Dr. Manoogian is CPR certified and regularly attends continuing education courses to further her knowledge.

Dr. Manoogian’s desire to combine her extensive physical therapy knowledge and manual skills – coupled with her love of animals – is what drew her to California Animal Rehabilitation. Her passion for sports injury prevention, post-operative rehabilitation, and biomechanical analysis is evident in her multifaceted and highly effective approach to animal rehabilitation.

Dr. Manoogian additionally applies her expertise by focusing on sport-specific training for canine athletes and task-specific rehabilitation for working dogs, ensuring a return to function and maintenance of peak performance.

In her free time Dr. Manoogian enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with her friends, family and rescue dog, John Snow. Dr. Manoogian is also an avid USC football fan and can often be found cheering on her alma mater.

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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 gentle 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. Katie Reinhardt, PT, DPT, CCRT

Physical Therapist
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist

Animals have always had a special place in Dr. Reinhardt’s life, and she is quite excited to combine two of her passions at California Animal Rehabilitation!

Dr. Reinhardt graduated from the University of California, Davis in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Biology and a minor in psychology. She received a college scholarship to compete for the NCAA Division One gymnastics team during her time there. After graduation, she worked in the canine gait lab at Davis’ school of veterinary medicine and helped publish “Forelimb Brachial Muscle Activation Patterns Using Surface Electromyography and Their Relationship to Kinematics in Normal Dogs Walking and Trotting” in the journal Comparative Exercise Physiology in 2014. The goal of the study was to help identify canines with neuromusculoskeletal disabilities earlier in the disease process in order to provide effective therapeutic treatment.

Dr. Reinhardt graduated from the University of Southern California with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in May, 2014. During physical therapy school, she completed clinical internships from Riverside to San Francisco to Philadelphia, working in outpatient clinics, hospitals, and government programs with babies, children, and adults. She mostly worked with patients with orthopedic and neurological pathologies, undergoing specialty training in orthotics and lymphedema management.

Dr. Reinhardt loves the diverse field of physical therapy and feels best when providing help for those who need it most. Dr. Reinhardt is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, is CPR certified, and is proud to have completed the necessary coursework to become a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist.

When Dr. Reinhardt is not working at CARE, she enjoys spending time with friends, partaking in new outdoor adventures, discovering delicious restaurants, attending concerts of all genres, and exploring the myriad multi-cultural festivities that the vibrant neighborhoods of Los Angeles have to offer. Dr. Reinhardt is fortunate enough to have her family nearby in Riverside and to be able to often spend time with her parents and family dog – Snickers, the cairn terrier – whom she named at age 10.

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Dr. Michelle Lee, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist
Doctor of Physical Therapy

From a young age, Dr. Lee knew she wanted to help others with her life’s work. She pursued the field of pharmacology and received a B.S. in Chemistry from University of California, Irvine in 2012 before deciding she wanted a more intimate place in patients’ lives. Accordingly, Dr. Lee found and fell in love with the field of physical therapy, graduating with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Chapman University in August 2016.

During her graduate coursework, Dr. Lee advanced her skills in manual therapy, observational analysis, and differential diagnosis through focused experiences in orthopedic, neurologic, and acute hospital settings. Among these experiences was the invaluable opportunity to participate in the renowned Stroke Boot Camp program, a series of intensive workshops designed to strengthen community bonds by helping stroke patients improve their functioning.  Dr. Lee further developed her skills in stroke rehabilitation by helping to design a research study examining the efficacy of TeleRehab, a remote virtual reality system designed for stroke patients to use at home.

Dr. Lee could not be happier to put her lifelong passion for animals into action, combining her dedication with honed therapeutic skills to help give our furry friends the quality of life they deserve. She is also a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and is CPR certified.

A native of Southern California, Dr. Lee spends her free time enjoying the things that matter most to her—family, friends, nature, and food. She also loves to read books and watch movies, with her beloved Chihuahua mix and gray tabby held close.

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