The OPI Team

Mick Larrabee - PT, MS, SCS, EMT, CSCS • 865.806.8911

Mick Larrabee

Mick combines his knowledge of the rehab sciences with the principles of strength & conditioning to create a program that not only maximizes athletic performance but minimizes the risk of injury. He is board certified as a clinical specialist in sports physical therapy and currently treats a variety of orthopedic patients in a 2,000 sq ft sports training facility (sharing space with M6 Strength & Conditioning). OPI is the company that Mick co-founded to provide performance enhancement services and injury management services to the multi-sport athlete.

Mick’s professional focus is on lower quarter biomechanics and functional training to take movement and create performance. He is a firm believer that it’s not a matter of training harder ... rather you must train smarter!

Mick is a featured columnist in Footnotes Magazine (award winning publication of the Knoxville Track Club) and has also been published recently in Triathlete Magazine, Men’s Health: Muscle, as well as Tennessee Running. He can be seen delivering presentations to various groups regarding performance enhancement &/or injury prevention. In addition, Mick serves on the Board of Directors for the Knoxville Track Club and acts as a consultant to several local organizations including: Greater Knoxville Triathlon Club, Smoky Mountain Athletic Club, Runners Market, New Balance Knoxville, and the University of Tennessee Rugby Team ... among many other amateur and professional athletes.

Mick currently resides in Knoxville, TN with his wife Holly, three boys (Tyler, Ryan, and Dylan).

Athletic Achievements

  • University of Colorado Football
  • University of Arizona Rugby
  • Club Rugby – Australia & New Zealand
  • 10K best: Hot to Trot 37:35 (’09)
  • 1/2 Marathon: Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon 1:28.50 (’09)
  • Marathon: Boston Marathon 3:09.20 (’10)
  • 1/2 Iron Distance Triathlon: AtomicMan 5:50.47 (’04)
  • Iron Distance Triathlon: Great Floridian Triathlon 13:25.01 (’06)

Professional Highlights

  • MS in Physical Therapy
  • Licensed Physical Therapist (1997-present)
  • Board Certified Clinical Specialist – Sports Physical Therapy
  • USA Triathlon Coach – Level 1
  • University of Tennessee Rugby Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • Certified Fitness & Wellness Consultant – APTA
  • USA Weightlifting Club Coach
  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist – NSCA
  • Sports Medicine Team – Summer Olympic Games (Atlanta, GA ’96)

Patrick Gildea - BS, CPT • 865.300.2700

Patrick Gildea

Patrick has a passion for working with the running athlete and utilizes his international experiences to help runners of all abilities improve their performance. He earned a Master’s degree in education from Saint Francis University (Loretto, PA) while working as an assistant coach for the men's and women's track and cross country teams. Patrick is now coaching the cross country and track & field teams at Knoxville West High School.

Athletic Achievements

  • 2008 Team USA Member World ½ Marathon Championships
  • 2006 World Cross Country Championships (#2 US, #51 Overall)
  • Sponsored by NYAC (New York Athletic Club)
  • 2 year letterman at University of Tennessee (Track & XC)
  • 5,000m best = 14:01
  • 10,000m best = 28:38

Eric Bell - BS, CPT • twitter @ericbelltri

Eric Bell

After traveling the world, chasing the dream as a professional triathlete, Eric now works as the cardiology account manager for Abiomed. As his busy schedule allows, he is available to work with local triathlets. Eric favors the on-line coaching model giving him the best of both worlds - freedom to train himself while helping others achieve their goals.

Athletic Achievements

  • 2008 World Triathlon Championships - #1 Overall Amateur
  • 4 year letterman at University of Tennessee Track & Field
  • Mile best: 4:06
  • 5,000m best: 14:18

Holly Larrabee - PT, MS • 865.804.4923

Holly Larrabee

In addition to handling Reimbursement and Business Operations, Holly is a licensed physical therapist. Holly is also Mick’s lovely wife, the mother of their three precious children, and the one that provides the exceptional perspective on balancing life demands and goals. She handles all of the business matters with a smile and will do all that she can to make things easier for the customer.

Margie Kidd - BS, CPT, MBA

Margie Kidd

Margie completed her MBA at UT with a concentration on creating a culture of wellness in corporate America. She is an avid marathon runner (Boston finisher in 2008) and mother of two wonderful children. She has recently become the user growth manager at Castlight Health and Interactive Health.

In a previous position, she was instrumental in the development of Clayton's "All Healthy" restaurant and tobacco free campus. Margie has been published in dozens of articles and magazines for her accomplishments.

In August of 2006 she was honored to speak at a Congressional Briefing in Washington, DC on the health and wellness programs she has implemented. In April of 2007, she was presented with the American Cancer Society's Star of Excellence along with JP Morgan Chase. Margie has presented on the topic of corporate wellness at the 2008 Toronto International Fitness & Club Business Conference and Trade Show as well as Club Industry 2008 in Chicago and was the Keynote Speaker at the NIRSA National Fitness & Wellness Institute Fit Well in Atlanta 2009. Recently Margie has served as a consultant for Dell Corporation, Bush Brothers, and Denso Manufacturing on Wellness initiatives.

Eddie Reymond • 865.693.4909

Eddie Reymond

Eddie is the owner of the Health Shoppe and co-founder of the Knoxville Marathon. Eddie and his team have a passion for helping all athletes achieve their goals through proper nutrition and supplementation. Eddie has recently added Kayla Matrinik, MS, RD, LDN (and elite middle distance runner) to his staff for advanced sports nutrition and sports psychology assistance. Together the team has over 20 years of experience and is eager to help with personalized nutrition and supplement coaching.

Tony Parrilla, LMT
• 865.604.9296

José "Tony" Parrilla enjoyed a world-class track and field career at both the University of Tennessee and in international competition. He won four NCAA 800 titles, more than any other collegian. He was a 10-time All-America, and Tony holds Tennessee’s school record of 1:43.97 in the 800. Parrilla competed for the U.S. team in the 1992 and ‘96 Olympics.

Tony earned a B.S. in human motor behavior from the University of Tennessee and holds certifications in myofascial integrative technique, active isolated stretching and is currently studying myoskeletal alignment techniques. He has worked as an exercise physiologist, fitness instructor and personal trainer.

Tony has regular office hours for massage therapy clients at Eddie's Health Shoppe.

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