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Dr. Heather Roloff, PT, DPT, CCRT
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.
Dr. Michelle Lee, PT, DPT
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.