Academic and Clinical: Leo earned his BS in physical therapy from the University of New England in 1987, and his MS in Athletic Training from Indiana State University in 1991. He has extensive outpatient orthopedic experience including expertise in sports and work-related injuries. Leo has also been involved with teaching, research, and consulting in a variety of specialty areas including foot biomechanics, performance physiology, and ergonomics. He also enjoys ergonomic consulting and teaching in industry with an expertise in the prevention of upper extremity overuse syndromes and lower back pain. He is a past instructor and guest lecturer at several local colleges and universities. Leo specializes in orthopedic physical therapy, especially in the treatment and prevention of back and spinal pain.
Business Interests: Leo is also managing partner of Premier Physical Therapy- Lakes Region- in Bridgton
Community Involvement: Leo is involved with many community based civic organizations including being past president of the Gray-New Gloucester Business Association, current President of the Gray - New Gloucester Development Corporation, Gray - New Gloucester Athletic Boosters, Town of Gray Village Master Plan Advisory Committee, Town of Gray Recreation Committee; MSAD 15 Co-Curricular Advisory Group.
Family: Lives in New Gloucester with his dedicated and lovely wife Jennifer and their three children, Tyler, Alica and Drew
William Clarke, PTA AS
William, also known as Will, grew up in the small town of Greene Maine. He found his passion for rehab during his high school athletics where he helped his teammates manage and recover from various injuries incurred during sport. After high school, he furthered his education at Kennebec Valley Community College where he received his Associate’s degree in applied science as a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) in 2016.
Before Will started his PTA career, he worked a variety of generally manual jobs. These jobs gave him a chance to build his discipline and practical knowledge of how to apply proper ergonomics to various work situations that one may not learn from purely working in the PT/academic world.
Will started his PTA career in Lewiston Maine working at a nursing home. His passion and interest has always been for outpatient PT and rehabbing shoulder injuries and back pain, which has led him to now working here, at Gray PT.
Will is a curious minded individual who craves to continue increasing his knowledge and wisdom when it comes to PT. When he has free time at work or at home he enjoys researching and learning about the most up to date PT practices.
Family/recreational life: Will currently lives in Raymond with his loving wife, Sarah, and their young daughter: Lila. He loves to hike, weight train, kayak, canoe, run and almost any outdoor activities that one can do!
William Clarke, PTA
Sarah J. Leonard, LAT, ATC, OTC
Sarah obtained her Bachelors’ of Science in Athletic Training from the University of New England. She gained an added certification in Orthopedic Technology while working at OA Center for Orthopedics as an Orthopedic Technologist and Clinical Assistant. While at OA she wore many different “hats” which included applying casts, splints, applying braces both in the office and on the operating room, assisting the physicians with procedures, wound care, suture removal, as well as other administrative duties.
For the past three years Sarah has provided Athletic Training services for the student athletes at Gray-New Gloucester High School. Sarah takes great pride in being able to keep her athletes safe, happy and healthy while playing the sports they love. In the off season, Sarah provides Athletic Training coverage for the Seacoast Mariners Premier soccer team.
Sarah is a resident of Gray. Sarah is also a lover of animals-especially horses! Sarah has been an avid equestrian since the age of seven. For the past two years Sarah has been studying and learning natural horsemanship with her rescued horse Cooper. When Sarah isn’t at the barn with Cooper she also enjoys being active with pilates, yoga and jogging.
Derek J Morin, Office Experience Manager
Derek has always pursued a career in which he could help people. Early on, he was a Program Manager for mental health programs in Massachusetts and Florida. He advocated for his clients in court, worked with Social Workers to put together life skills plans and ran the business end of the program. There were many hours put in to help people that could not help themselves. After 10 years and a move to Maine Derek decided it was time for a change. In 2006 he started work at Lincoln County Healthcare as an Admissions Specialist and worked his way up to Manager of Patient Access, Emergency Room Registration and Admissions. Over the 7 plus years he was with the hospital he learned a lot about insurance and all of its challenges with billing and getting paid. While it was different, the job of helping people get the care they needed and deserved was the same. In July of 2014 Derek joined the Gray Physical therapy team. Derek loves working with all of the great patients and with the team.
Derek is from Salem, MA (do not ask him about witches but he did grow up next door to the House of Seven Gables). He is an avid bike rider. He loves caring for his bikes (and his wife’s bike) and is constantly looking for and finding new projects to “upgrade” the bikes! Derek is married to Alison and they have three Chihuahuas; Petey (14), Paco (10) and Si (2). Alison and Derek have been married for 17 years and they live with their tiny dogs in a tiny house in Bath. Oh and he really, really likes Godzilla.