At Peltz and Associates Physical Therapy Inc we believe that the results you experience from treatment should be both meaningful and have a lasting impact on your life. We feel that great healthcare is possible and when it comes to your health you should have the best treatment, performed by the most competent & professional clinicians possible.

Peltz and Associates Physical Therapy Inc, our therapists are highly skilled and will utilize the latest techniques in manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, and functional training to maximize your potential for improvement and ensure you achieve "Results for Life".

Dr. Aaron Peltz

Aaron Peltz, PT, DPT, OCS

Doctor of Physical Therapy Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist in Physical Therapy

The founder of Peltz and Associates Physical Therapy Inc, Dr. Aaron Peltz, DPT, OCS, has had extensive training in the assessment and treatment of all people with functional impairments and neuromusculoskeletal injuries.

Dr. Peltz earned his Bachelor of Science degree with honors in Exercise Science/Sports Medicine from Willamette University. He then served as a Physical Therapy Aide in Oregon for two years, where he became dedicated to promoting the well being of patients.

He earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California, ranked #1 in the nation in Physical Therapy education. During his graduate work at USC, Dr. Peltz participated in six clinical internships and conducted research in USC's Cellular and Biokinesiology lab, studying the effects of hormones on gene expression.

After his success at USC, Dr. Peltz was offered a position in an orthopaedic private practice in Beverly Hills. Desiring to excel in his profession, Dr. Peltz continued his education with post-doctoral training in the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency, one of the most respected programs on the west coast. This experience enhanced his diagnostic and treatment skills and prepared him to become a Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist in Physical Therapy.

Through his extensive education and clinical work, Dr. Peltz has become skilled in the assessment and management of all patients with orthopaedic impairments. He maintains the highest standards of care for all of his patients and continues to be a leader in applying evidence-based medicine by conducting research in the classification and treatment of low back pain. Dr. Peltz is a driving influence of the success of Peltz and Associates Physical Therapy Inc and envisions the potential for cutting-edge medical treatment in Santa Rosa, California.

Alyssa Keeney

Alyssa Keeney-Roe, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, OCS

Doctor of Physical Therapy Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist in Physical Therapy

Alyssa grew up in Potter Valley, CA. She began her undergraduate at Occidental College in Los Angeles where she met her husband. After two years she transferred to San Francisco State University to study abroad in Spain. She graduated with a degree in Kinesiology with an Emphasis in Exercise Science and Fitness. Alyssa attended physical therapy school at UCSF/SFSU where she got her Master of Science (MS) and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT). Immediately after her DPT program she completed a residency program through Kaiser Hayward Mentorship in Advanced Orthopedic Manual Therapy. Her specialization was in physical therapy diagnosis and manual therapy, specifically the lumbar, thoracic and cervical spine as well as the shoulder and the knee.

After practicing for a few years Alyssa, ever looking to advance her knowledge and skills, completed a yearlong Fellowship in Advanced Orthopedic Manual Therapy through Kaiser Hayward. This program emphasizes diagnosis and management of complex and multifactorial orthopedic problems, training to become a clinical specialist, faculty member and/or consultant as well as extensive mentoring in the Australian-based approach to manual therapy in the spine and all peripheral joints. Alyssa is highly interested in the legislative aspect of physical therapy and has been involved at the district and state level for eight years and nationally for one year. She is very passionate about exercise and travel. She played college level soccer and rowed crew. She has done more than 10 triathlons and supports her husband who is a cyclist. Ask Alyssa about her travels and volunteering overseas. She speaks Spanish.

Dr. Will Kessler

Will Kesler, PT, DPT, OCS

Doctor of Physical Therapy
Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist in Physical Therapy

Will grew up in Rohnert Park, CA. He earned his undergraduate degree from UC Davis in Exercise Biology.

Will went on to the University of Southern California for Physical Therapy graduate school. He earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree in 2015 from USC. Dr. Kesler is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist in Physical Therapy and also holds an advanced certificate in vestibular rehabilitation, treating dizziness/vertigo and balance disorders. He focuses on improving all of his patient’s quality of life and returning them to the activities they enjoy.

In his spare time, Will enjoys all things outdoors. He likes to run, swim and bike and competes in several triathlons per year.

Dr. Desirae Skadal

Desirae Skadal, PT DPT, CLT

Doctor of Physical Therapy Certified Lymphedema Therapist

Desirae grew up in St. Helena, CA. She attended the University of San Diego graduating in 2011 with a degree in Spanish. After getting injured playing rugby and experiencing the benefits of physical therapy rehabilitation, she chose to become a physical therapist. She moved to Pennsylvania and attended Saint Francis University for her graduate physical therapy education. She was active in her program, helping to start a pro bono clinic on campus that was run by physical therapy students, working as an aide at an inpatient rehabilitation hospital, as well as participating in Relay for Life on the grad team each year. She completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in spring 2015. She moved back to California to be near family and home. In addition to working on orthopedic issues, Desirae is a certified lymphedema therapist having completed an intensive course for the prevention and treatment of lymphedema. She hopes to expand her knowledge and experience at Peltz & Associates Physical Therapy Inc and is excited to be working with an exceptional group of clinicians.

Desirae stays active by hiking, working out at the gym, spending time with family, and she plays a mean bocce ball game.

Samantha Jacobs

Samantha Jacobs, PT, MSPT, CLT

Master of Science in Physical Therapy Certified Lymphedema Therapist

Samantha Jacobs graduated with a Bachelors in Science in Physical Education and Kinesiology from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo in 1998. She continued her education receiving a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Regis University in Denver, Colorado in 2001. Sam has worked with patients of all ages primarily treating orthopedic issues with both Pilates based and conventional exercise. She has also worked in treating patients with vestibular difficulties. In 2016, she became certified in the treatment and prevention of lymphedema. Through all areas of treatment, she values taking time to educate clients so that they may be able to ultimately take control of their own well being. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, sewing, and bike riding with friends and family.

Jaclynn Peters

Jaclynn Peters, PT, DPT, OCS

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Jaclynn grew up in Brighton, Michigan. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Pre-Physical Therapy from the University of Dayton (Dayton, OH) in 2010. She then went on to earn her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Elon University (Elon, NC) in 2013.

During her graduate studies, Jaclynn took part in international internships in Belize and Romania, with an emphasis on providing physical therapy to underserved communities. These experiences have challenged her to develop a well-rounded and integrative approach to patient care.

Jaclynn thoroughly enjoys treating the outpatient orthopaedic patient population, and especially working with endurance athletes. She has been an athlete most of her life, and currently focuses on long distance running with attempting to break into the triathlon world. You can often find her and her husband enjoying the outdoors through trail running, cycling, hiking, or camping.

Anina Imhof

Anina Imhof, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Anina is originally from New York state. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography with honors from the University of North Texas. A few years later she followed her lifelong interest in health and movement, and completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification program. She then decided to pursue a career as a movement expert, so she went on to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Texas Woman's University in Dallas.

Anina has pursued advanced training in the study of pelvic health conditions affecting women, men, and transgender patients. She maintains membership in the American Physical Therapy Association's Section on Women's Health, and in the International Continence Society. Ultimately she enjoys working with patients of all ages on developing personalized treatment plans to meet their health goals. She also draws on her background in yoga and Pilates when incorporating mindful movement and meditation into treatment. When she's not in the clinic, Anina and her husband can be found hiking, surfing, and exploring local farmers markets.

Joonmyung Hwang

Joonmyung Hwang, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Joonmyung earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan. He went on to the University of Southern California and earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. After he graduated from physical therapy graduate school, Joonmyung worked at a busy outpatient clinic in Burbank, California. In that setting, he encountered a wide variety of patients with conditions ranging from orthopedic to vestibular dysfunction, stroke and amputation. Joonmyung is happy to be part of the excellent team at Peltz & Associates Physical Therapy Inc where he is pursuing an orthopedic physical therapy residency through Evidence in Motion and further training in vestibular rehabilitation. He has a martial arts background and practices handsprings and swordsmanship. He is also fluent in Korean.

Marisa Stack

Marisa Stack, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Marisa grew up in San Francisco, CA. She graduated from Sonoma State University in 2008 with a degree in Kinesiology, Emphasis in Exercise Science. She spent the next year working as a physical therapy aide in Santa Monica, CA where she learned how to help patients heal through physical therapy exercises. She then went on to obtain her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Loma Linda University, graduating in 2012.

As a physical therapist, her experience includes improving patients’ quality of life in numerous settings, including Stanford Hospital and UCLA Medical Center. Women’s prenatal and postpartum fitness is her passion, to such an extent that in 2017, she began her own women’s fitness program where she could help other women safely exercise through prenatal and postpartum stages.

Marisa is a busy mother of two sweet boys, and an avid long distance runner who helps others train for both half and full marathons through her running program.

She is honored to be a part of the elite team at Peltz and Associates Physical Therapy Inc.

Max Smith

Max Smith, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Max grew up in Santa Rosa and attended Montgomery High School where he played soccer and ran track. Following his passion for being active and exploring the outdoors, Max earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon in Human Physiology. He then spent a year working as a Physical Therapy Aide in Oakland, where he applied his knowledge to patient-centered therapeutic exercise.

Max attended the University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences in San Marcos, CA to complete his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. After working as a Teaching Assistant in the anatomy lab and travelling to Alaska and Texas for clinical internships, Max graduated with honors. As a clinician, Max enjoys working with patients to identify their goals and to then create a thorough plan to accomplish their goals. Outside of the clinic, Max enjoys hiking, biking, and kayaking throughout Sonoma County. 

Max Smith

Steve Lovett, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Steve earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Sonoma State University. He then went to Samuel Merritt University and earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. He has worked, interned and volunteered in a variety of settings from Hippotherapy (physical therapy that uses horses) to traditional outpatient physical therapy. Steve is always striving to improve his skills and has taken many classes to meet his personal goals. Steve grew up in Sonoma County in the redwoods of Cazadero. He enjoys all kinds of outdoors activities including walking, hiking and camping. He gets the greatest satisfaction out of seeing patients improve and achieve their goals.