Staff

Jeffrey Latz, PT, MS, CMPT, CSCS

Jeff has been a PT since 1998. He has a BS in kinesiology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MS in physical therapy from NY Medical College. He believes the best way to help care for patients and guide them through the rehabilitation process is to spend time performing a comprehensive evaluation and taking the time to listen to each patient. Jeff has a keen interest in Manual Therapy and enjoys the challenges of working with the athletic population. He continues to believe in the importance of continuing education and further learning. Jeff has completed a Manual Therapy credential from the North American Institute of Manual Therapy and is a Strength and Conditioning specialist. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy association and the National Strength and Conditioning association. Jeff grew up playing ice hockey and continues to play and coach today. He also enjoys exercise and playing golf.

 

Melissa Stahl, PT, DPT

Melissa graduated from Sonoma State University in 2010 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology. She then went on to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences in 2012. Melissa went on to work on the Peninsula for 4 years, but the beauty of Sonoma County drew her back north. Melissa played basketball while at Sonoma State and was a patient at BACKtoGOLF rehabilitating from a hip injury. She ended her career at Sonoma as the Women’s Basketball Student Assistant Coach. Melissa continues to be active, enjoying running, weight training, boating, snowboarding, and cycling. Melissa has a keen interest in Manual Therapy as well as women’s health issues and sports-related injuries. She continues to challenge herself and further her education in these areas. Melissa believes in being an advocate for her patients’ and relies on her advanced knowledge and compassion to guide them through the rehab process.

 

Paige Clapper, PT, DPT

Paige graduated from California State University, Long Beach in 2016 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science. She then pursued her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences graduating in 2020. Paige worked in Las Vegas after graduation in an outpatient orthopedic setting but ultimately felt the draw to venture back to her hometown in Sonoma County. Paige grew up an active kid playing soccer and running track. She was first introduced to BACKtoGOLF as a patient leading her to find her passion for physical therapy. She currently enjoys an active lifestyle including running, hiking and weight training. Paige is interested in Manual Therapy, sports rehab and women’s health. Her goal is to educate patients about the rehab process and help them introduce an active lifestyle to maintain their strength and health for many years to come.

 

Ali Van Zandt, PT, DPT

Ali graduated from University of California Davis in 2015 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics. A few years later she went to Washington University in St. Louis for her Doctorate of Physical Therapy which she received in 2021. Ali grew up in Santa Rosa playing volleyball and tennis in high school and then competed in track and cross country at the Santa Rosa Junior College. Prior to leaving for St. Louis, Ali had worked at Fleet Feet as a fit specialist and as an aide at BACKtoGOLF where her love for movement and Physical Therapy grew. She is passionate about providing patient centered care using movement analysis, manual techniques and education for rehabilitation, health and longevity. Ali loves the outdoors, hiking, being active and spending time with her family in her free time.