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.

 

Gloria Bruce, PTA

Gloria has been a PTA since 1993. She first became interested in physical therapy after a back injury that required intensive rehab. She worked at that same clinic while she attended Mendocino College in Ukiah. She then attended De Anza College in San Jose earning her PTA degree. Gloria is also a massage therapist. She continues to enrich her knowledge taking continuing education classes. Back school and aquatic rehab are some of her areas of expertise. She believes that being compassionate, listening to patients, her experience and wisdom are her best attributes as well as having a good sense of humor. Having always been athletic and health conscious, physical therapy is a good fit. She now enjoys gardening, kayaking and swimming plus traveling and spending time with her children and grandchildren.