MEET THE PURSUIT PHYSICAL THERAPY TEAM
We are building the brightest, most distinguished, and most innovative treatment team in Central Florida!
Ron Miller, DPT, OCS
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Board Certified Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Clinical Specialist
Post-Doctoral Orthopaedic Residency Trained
“Here at Pursuit, we believe in truly solving the problem that is the root cause of your pain, using the best possible treatment, and getting you better faster in the fewest amount of visits needed. This is the principle that I built Pursuit Physical Therapy on and what continues to make us successful in helping the people of Orlando get great results and pain-free again.”
Dr. Ron Miller is the owner and founder of Pursuit Physical Therapy. Dr. Miller received his Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. In 2008, he received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of South Carolina where he also published his dissertation: “The change in the diffusion of water in normal and degenerative lumbar intervertebral discs following joint mobilization compared to prone lying” to study the effects of manual therapy in the treatment of low back pain using new DWI technology with MRIs. He then went on to complete a Post-Doctoral Residency in Orthopedic Physical Therapy at Florida Hospital, where he furthered his specialized training and published research: “Application of Regional Interdependence in a 20-Year-Old Male Baseball Player with Recurrent Non-Specific Low Back Pain: A Retrospective Case Report”, highlighting a new treatment concept of how impairments in other neighboring joints influence the primary complaint of pain. Dr. Miller is credentialed by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist. Dr. Miller also has advanced manual therapy training with the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy. He is considered an expert in orthopedic physical therapy and has published multiple research manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Miller is an active member of the APTA, Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA), American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapist (AAOMPT), and is currently elected as an Assembly Representative for the East Central District of the FPTA. Dr. Miller is also adjunct faculty for the University of Central Florida Doctorate of Physical Therapy program where he is actively participating in current physical therapy research. Dr. Miller’s special interests include the treatment of cervical and low back pain, spinal disorders, sports injuries, manual therapy, golf-related injuries, running injuries, and solving complex patient cases that have failed other treatment approaches. He prides himself on getting his patients better faster, by using the most current evidenced-based interventions, and doing what is best for the patient’s goals.
His core belief is that it is not about the physician, the physical therapist, or the insurance company: it is about what is truly best for the patient. Dr. Miller lives in Orlando, FL, and enjoys promoting a healthy lifestyle, running, golfing, reading, and spending time with his better half Haley and 8 month old daughter Sienna.
Carey Rothschild, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS, CKTP
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist
Board Certified Sport Clinical Specialist
Assistant Professor at University of Central Florida
Dr. Carey Rothschild is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Rothschild earned a Bachelor of Health Science in Physical Therapy in 1999 from the University of Florida and a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Boston University in 2005. She became board-certified in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy in 2006 (recertified 2016) and in Sports Physical Therapy in 2012. In 2018 she completed the course work for the Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy. Her 19 years of clinical practice has been in the areas of orthopedics and sports medicine. Her research interests include management of running injuries, conditions of the female athlete, and pain neuroscience education. Dr. Rothschild is an avid runner and triathlete having completed numerous races including the Boston Marathon.
Katie Marks, MPT
Orthopaedic Residency Trained
Expert in Sports Medicine and Athlete Performance
With over ten years of experience in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Katie is excited to join Pursuit Physical Therapy and their patient centered approach to therapy. Katie received her Bachelors degree from Providence College while on a soccer scholarship. As an Athlete is where she had her first experience with therapy and sports medicine. In 2008 she received her Masters degree in Physical Therapy where she assisted in research study Reliability, Minimal, Detectable Change, and Normative Values for Tests of Upper Extremity Function and Power published in 2010. She completed her post-graduate Residency in Orthopedic Physical Therapy at Florida Hospital Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and published her research study Rehabilitation of Female Dancer with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome Applying Concepts of Regional Interdependence in Practice, in the NAJSPT in June 2010. She joined the residency faculty for 1 year. In 2012, she relocated to Texas with her husband but continued to practice in Physical Therapy in Outpatient Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. Prior to moving back to Orlando and joining Pursuit Physical Therapy, she most recently worked with a sports medicine clinic in Houston, TX with focus on Runners and Triathletes developing treatment programs for racers to continue training and not missing a race.
She has dedicated her practice and advanced training in orthopedics with focus on manual techniques for joint mobilizations, soft tissue mobilization including Graston and ASTYM, Kinesio Tape, and functional screening. She has a strong interest in the athlete and active individual with focus on return to total function with tailored treatment to the individual. Her specialty includes the treatment for the lower extremity injuries but continues to apply her early research in the regional interdependence, she believes in treating the cause not just the pain. She believes the patient deserves one on one attention and care without insurance dictating care.
Katie lives Orlando with her husband and two kids age 3 and 1. She avid runner and enjoys playing golf tennis, and of course soccer.
Pursuit Concierge Specialist
Pursuit Physical Therapy is committed to providing the best treatment and to exceed expectations throughout your patient experience. We take every measure possible to make sure every patient’s journey towards recovery is an easy one. We are pleased to introduce, Lillian Cain, as our Pursuit Concierge Specialist!
Lillian has joined the Pursuit Physical Therapy team to help provide our patients with the very best care and make sure all of our patient’s needs are taken care of. As the Concierge Specialist, Lillian ensures an efficient and smooth patient experience throughout every patient’s journey to full recovery and achieving their goals. Lillian graduated from the University of North Texas in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music. Right out of college she joined staff with an international mission organization called Cru because of a desire to help people walk through their spiritual journeys. After 4 years with the ministry, Lillian felt called to pursue a career helping people through healthcare and in 2016 accepted a position fundraising with a local hospital.
In 2018, Lillian became a patient here at Pursuit. Having been in pain for almost 9 years, she was very intrigued by Pursuit’s treatment approach. She experienced firsthand how Pursuit was different from the dozens of other pain-relief strategies she had already tried. As she received treatment and started feeling better, she fell in love with Pursuit’s philosophy and the quality of care she received. So, when she learned that the Pursuit team was looking to hire someone to help boost the patient experience, she eagerly requested to be considered for the position!
Today, Lillian is excited to help care for other patients like herself by providing them with compassionate support along their path to a pain-free life. As Pursuit’s concierge specialist her role will include answering patient’s questions and helping to ensure you receive the best possible care before, during, and after treatment has started. She will also assist with scheduling initial evaluations, treatment sessions, and social media marketing.
We are thrilled to have Lillian join the Pursuit family and feel this will benefit our patients greatly by offering an additional level of support and guidance. If you have questions about your pain or injury, our treatment approach, or our unparalleled patient outcomes, please call Lillian at 407-494-8835 to start your journey in getting pain free again.