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Juli is one of the owners of Leonardo Physical Therapy. She began her career as a physical therapist upon graduation from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2001. Here she received a Masters of Science in physical therapy. Prior to obtaining her Masters Degree she graduated with honors from Merrimack College. In 2006 she returned to UMASS Lowell and fulfilled her academic aspirations, receiving a Clinical Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy. Juli has expanded her academic knowledge with a specialization certification in Strength and Conditioning. She is experienced and enjoys working with athletes of all ages. Other skills that she has honed include manual techniques to address problems of the extremities and the spine as well as treating patients with vertigo.
Juli is an accomplished figure skater and enjoys treating dancers and skaters in the community. She is also an avid runner and has expanded her education to include advanced course work in both the prevention and treatment of running injuries. When not engaged in her career, Juli enjoys spending her free time with her loving husband, beautiful daughter, and two sons. As a family they enjoy exploring the great outdoors, skiing, hiking, biking, running, and going to the beach.
John is an owner of Leonardo Physical Therapy. He graduated from Merrimack College with a Bachelors of Science in Sports Medicine (1998) and the University of Massachusetts Lowell with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy (2001). He brings with him a wealth of experience from Personal Training, Athletic Training, Orthopedic Sales, and of course Physical Therapy. Given his background, John greatly likes discussing the intricacies of total joint arthroplasty. Other areas of clinical interest include foot/ankle, shoulder, and spine. John also has training in foot orthotics. In addition to treating patients at the clinic, John is also an adjunct professor at Merrimack College in their Sports Medicine department. When not at work, John enjoys spending time with his wife and three young children. If time and weather allows you may also find him racking up a few dozen miles cycling.
Erica joins Leonardo PT with over 7 years of experience working in the physical therapy field and graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University in 2018. Erica’s experience includes working in several outpatient orthopedic clinics as well as acute inpatient settings with patients who underwent joint replacement and traumatic orthopedic surgeries. She enjoys working with all age ranges and injuries, but is especially drawn towards spine care and rehabilitation in the athletic population. She enjoys taking continuing education courses to further her knowledge in order to provide the best care with her patients. Erica believes in a comprehensive approach to physical therapy and loves helping her patients return to their prior level of function. In her free time, She enjoys traveling to visit her family and friends, spending time with her husband, exploring the outdoors, and taking barre and Pilates classes.
Myriam “Medium” Moser joined Leonard PT in 2013. She has worked as a part time and now per diem clinician over the last 7 years. She enjoys working with patients of all ages especially utilizing manual therapies, assessing gait mechanics, teaching body mechanics, helping athletes return to sport, training gait in patients with prostheses and working with patients with various neurological impairments to return to community level function. Her past experience includes working in acute rehabilitation with patients with orthopedic dysfunction, Guillain-Barre, stroke, balance dysfunction and outpatient orthopedics, neurological and prosthetic training. She received her doctorate in physical therapy from UMass Lowell in 2008 and her bachelors in biology from Tufts University in 2003. Myriam is trained in the Maitland Approach to manual therapy, the Graston Technique for soft tissue mobilization, and has published articles in the Physical Therapy Journal and Stroke Research and Treatment Journal. In her free time, she loves spending time with her 3 little boys and husband, teaching homeschool full time, doing pretty much anything outdoors, and being involved in her church. She is also fluent in Spanish.
Jill joins LPT with thirty years of clinical experience in a variety of roles. The past twenty-one years of her career have been in an outpatient orthopedic setting. The patient population encompassed pediatric, adolescent, adult as well as geriatric. Prior to this role, she gained experience in a multitude of pediatric settings. Developing skills in NDT, IEP development and therapeutic seating intervention. She was educated at Lasell College with an associate degree in science with a physical therapy concentration in 1986. Throughout her many years of practice she has enhanced her skills by utilizing continuing education opportunities and the support of her physical therapy team members. Her areas of special interest are in shoulder and spine rehabilitation. She has training and experience providing care via the NEBH spine boot camp protocols.
During her free time she enjoys an active lifestyle which includes hiking, camping, bass fishing, and horseback riding as a member of a local equestrian club.
Margie holds an Associate’s Degree in Business from Middlesex Community College and most recently earned a Certificate from Salem State in Medical Billing and Coding. In the past she has worked in both Tech and Medical industries in administrative and Human Resource positions. In her free time she enjoys going to the beach, walking and hiking with her dog Jax, as well as spending time with her family and friends.
Dr. James J. Leonardo, PT, DPT
Founder of Leonardo Physical Therapy
Jim was a graduate of Boston University. He founded Leonardo Physical Therapy 26 years ago on the principle of patients come first. During his career as a physical therapist, he published articles in the field of physical therapy and lectured professionally and in the community. He was also an adjunct instructor in the Physical Therapy Program at University of Massachusetts Lowell. Sadly, Jim lost his battle with cancer June 2009.
Jim inspired us all with his boundless energy, curiosity, his unfailing zest for life. Jim was a professional dedicated to providing compassionate, quality, care, with a philosophy of “patients come first.” We here at Leonardo Physical Therapy are committed to carrying out his legacy. His thoughtful, caring attitude towards patients and staff alike has earned him a place in our hearts and prayers forever. We miss you.