MEET THE STAFF

The Trinity P3 Performance staff is comprised of physicians; physical therapists; certified athletic trainers; strength and conditioning specialists; dieticians; former high school, college and professional coaches; and experienced athletes with extensive training knowledge.

JUSTIN BAKER, D.C., M.S., CCSP®

Director of Trinity P3 Performance Program

Justin Baker, D.C., M.S., CCSP, specializes in “biomechanical optimization,” which is a fancy way of saying he helps athletes improve their movement. This is important when an athlete needs to save his or her energy and increase their stabilization to generate more power and force. Baker’s in-depth and comprehensive understanding of human movement comes from years of training both academically and clinically. While earning his master’s degree in sports science and rehabilitation, he intensely studied how to improve his own biomechanical optimization, as he is an avid athlete. Utilizing the Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization with Active Release Technique® (two researched techniques to help with movement) and coupling his knowledge of sports science, Baker is part of a team of professionals with a purpose of athletic enrichment utilizing ideal movement. Baker has worked with several professional athletes as well as aided in youth leagues, race day medical care, and athletic competitions from St. Louis to Pittsburgh. He has extensive experience in evaluation, management and rehabilitation, and he is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist awarded by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. By combing sports medicine with sports science and performance, Baker gives his patients and athletes the competitive edge to help them unleash their potential!

LANDON HERZICK, CSCS

Trinity P3 Performance Program Coordinator

Is a 2007 graduate from Edison High School. Upon graduation Landon attended the University of Mount where he studied Exercise Physiology. During his time at Mount Union, Landon was also a member of the 11 time National Champion Purple Raiders Football Team. After completing his education at Mount Union, Landon was hired onto the Purple Raiders coaching staff where he was involved with recruiting, nutrition, and strength training for the Raiders. Landon was hired onto the Trinity P3 Performance staff in June of 2014. Since then he has furthered his knowledge of strength training by receiving his CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) certification. He is excited to work with the Ohio Valley community and inspire individuals to unleash their potential!

Peter Messer ATC/ CSCS

Peter Messer did his undergrad at Harding University where he majored in Athletic Training in the exercise science department. While at Harding he received his National Athletic Training Certification and National Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification. He graduated in May, 2013 and moved to Abilene, Texas with his wife Katelyn. In Abilene, Pete was head assistant coach at a sports performance facility under Bennie Wylie, where Pete trained High School, and Division 1 athletes along with a few NFL athletes. In August, 2014 Pete and his family moved to Cambridge, Ohio (Katelyn’s home town) to get closer to family now that his daughter was born. Pete is now the Head Athletic Trainer and Assistant Baseball Coach for Harrison Central, and the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for P3. Pete’s goal for P3 is to give every athlete that walks through the door the feeling like they are in a Division 1 strength and conditioning program.

MICHAEL SCARPONE, D.O.Medical Director of Trinity Sports Medicine

Michael A. Scarpone, D.O., received his Bachelor of Science degree in molecular biology at Ohio State University then continued on to Ohio University for medical school. He completed his residency at the Medical Center of Beaver, Pa., and his sports medicine fellowship at Marshall University. Scarpone is an assistant professor of orthopedic medicine for Drexel University’s School of Medicine, Division of Sports Medicine, at the university’s Allegheny General Hospital campus. He is active in teaching and research, especially as it applies to healing of soft tissue injuries. He is also a team physician for the Pittsburgh Pirates and currently serves as the Jefferson County Coroner. A physician within the Trinity Orthopedic Institute Network, he is the Medical Director of Trinity Sports Medicine and the Trinity P3 Performance Program. Scarpone has 20+ years of experience in sports medicine and lectures across the country on regenerative medicine procedures and techniques. He was born and raised here in the Ohio Valley, where he resides with his wife, Dina. He has three adult children pursuing college degrees.

GENNIE ARBOGAST, A.T.C.

P3 Performance Services Coordinator, Athletic Training Services Coordinator

Gennie Arbogast, A.T.C., graduated from Mount Union University with a Bachelor of Science in sports medicine in 1992. She is nationally certified through the National Athletic Trainers Association and licensed in the state of Ohio. She has worked in the sports medicine field with Dr. Scarpone for the last 20 years. She served as the athletic trainer for Edison High School for 19 years, then transitioned into the clinic full-time in 2011 to coordinate and aid in the expansion of services. Arbogast teaches various coaches’ courses and pupil activity programs through Eastern Gateway Community College. She serves as the coordinator of the athletic training program and outreach services to local high schools and the community. Arbogast is the Services Coordinator of the Trinity P3 Performance Program and a master assessor for Ohio’s Wrestling Weight Certification Program. She resides in Wintersville with her fiancé and adult stepson, who is completing his college degree in criminal justice. She enjoys spending time with her family, eight nieces and nephews, and friends. She also enjoys traveling, scrapbooking and attending a variety of sporting events.

PERRY PRITCHARD, P.T., A.T.C., FMSC

Perry Pritchard, P.T., A.T.C., graduated from Bethany College in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science in biology, then proceeded to the University of Pittsburgh where he received his physical therapy degree in 1991. He also passed the National Athletic Training Certification Exam to become a certified athletic trainer in that same year. Since 1991, he has continued to work primarily in the sports medicine/orthopedic rehab areas and has consistently worked with various high schools as a contracted athletic trainer. He spent the first 10 years post-graduation working in western Pennsylvania and moved back to the Ohio Valley in 2001. He has worked with Dr. Scarpone since that time, coordinating the Outpatient Physical Therapy Center at Riverside Medical of Ohio. He served as the athletic trainer for St. Clairsville High School from 2002 to 2013 and is currently the Director of Trinity Sports Physical Therapy. He became certified in Functional Movement Systems in 2014 and plans to certify in Selective Functional Movement Assessment in the summer of 2014. He resides in Bloomingdale with his wife and two children. He enjoys exercise, running, boating, fishing and golfing.

PENNY SCARPONE, D.P.T.

Pennie Scarpone, D.P.T., graduated from Bethany College in 2006 and earned her D.P.T. from Wheeling Jesuit University in 2008. She has experience in outpatient sports medicine, skilled care, acute care and home health. She has a passion for sports from being a former college soccer player and an avid softball player. She enjoys high school soccer officiating and being the secretary for the JEFCO Soccer Association. She enjoys working with injured athletes and helping them get back on the field. She also enjoys spending time with her family and staying in shape.

TONI FRYER, PTA

Toni Fryer, PTA graduated from West Liberty State College in 1986 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Biology, and from Kent State University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Physical Therapist Assisting. She is licensed in Ohio and West Virginia and has worked in various settings including Trinity Health System, Summit Physical Therapy, and Carriage Inn Home Health including outpatient, inpatient, skilled care, nursing homes, home health, and currently sports medicine. She currently resides in Chester, WV, with her husband and two sons. She enjoys attending her sons’ sporting events, school PTA activities, reading, scrap booking, and shopping. She is currently working to develop vestibular training and fall prevention programs with in Trinity Sports Physical Therapy.

LAUREN BAKER, A.T., P.T.A.

Lauren Baker, A.T., P.T.A., graduated from The University of Akron in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in athletic training. She completed her physical therapy assistant degree at Kent State University in 2013. She has participated in both high school and college girls’ basketball programs, and is a summer baseball and softball umpire. She has been the athletic trainer at her alma mater, Edison High School, since 2011. She has experience in both outpatient rehabilitation and home health. She resides in Toronto with her husband, Paul, and her four-legged friend, Barney. She spent extensive time developing ACL prevention programs and, in her free time, she enjoys scrapbooking and crafting.

JIMMY DAILY, A.T.C.

Jimmy Daily, A.T.C., graduated from the University of Charleston in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in sports medicine/athletic training. He played baseball for four years in high school and four years in college. After graduating, he returned to the Ohio Valley and worked with an orthopedic surgery group for 1 ½ years. He started working with Trinity Sports Medicine in 2011 and has been the athletic trainer for Toronto High School since 2011. He has spent time developing a prevention and rehabilitation program for baseball and softball throwers. A Wintersville resident, he enjoys recreational sports and attending sporting events.

JAIME PRICE, A.T.C.

Jaime Price, A.T.C., has been a practicing certified athletic trainer since 2003 working with Dr. Scarpone. She graduated from Catholic Central High School in 1995 and Waynesburg College in 1999. She has served as the high school athletic trainer for East Liverpool High School for several years and the ATC for Indian Creek High School since 2003. She resides in Wintersville with her husband, Shawn, and two children, Owen and Sammi. She enjoys participating with her children in both the Girl Scouts of America and teaching Sunday School classes at Blessed Sacrament in her hometown.

EMILY OBENAUF, A.T.

Emily Obenauf, A.T., is a 2011 graduate of California University of Pennsylvania. She has served as the athletic trainer and athletic training class teacher for Steubenville High School in 2013. She is developing a “Dance and On Point” injury prevention and rehabilitation program. She obtained a certificate as a Performance Enhancement Specialist and gained valuable experience and training while at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Fla. She has a passion for wellness, nutrition and functional medicine techniques. She resides in Bloomingdale with her fiancé and his two children. She enjoys being a mom and is looking forward to marriage in 2015.

LISA STARR, REHAB TECH

Lisa Starr, Rehab Tech, began working with Trinity Health System in 2000. She has worked in all areas of rehab services including aquatics, outpatient, skilled, home health and sports medicine. Starr is attending school at EGCC in the field of patient navigator. She is scheduled to graduate in December 2014. She resides in Bloomingdale with her husband and daughter. She enjoys travel, fitness and softball. She plans to pursue a degree in massage therapy in 2015.