Dr. Choi loves people. She is a ray of sunshine and a wealth of knowledge for anyone who seek care after an injury. Dr. Karen Choi is an experienced general practitioner, with a focus on musculoskeletal medicine (MSK) and occupational medicine. She is a certified Injury Medical Consultant of Alberta here to assist those injured from a car accident and sports. Dr. Choi is also the lead physician to our Athlete program
Dr. Karen Choi [ kəˈren ]
Intelligent, honest, independent, considerate, articulate
Dr. Sophia (Sophie) Macrodimitris brings nearly 20 years of expertise in behavioural medicine/health psychology to add to the comprehensive care provided at Velocity.
Dr. Macrodimitris is knowledgeable, compassionate, and collaborative in her approach to client care. Using her proficiency in psychodiagnostic interviewing and evidence-based psychotherapies, Dr. Macrodimitiris works with clients and our team to identify, understand, and address common emotional (e.g., Acute Stress Disorder; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; driving phobias, depressed mood), physical (e.g., chronic pain), and social/interpersonal (e.g., family stress) issues experienced after a medical injury.
Evidence-based interventions provided by Dr. Macrodimitris include: exposure therapy and cognitive reframing to manage acute anxiety, trauma, and avoidance; breathing retraining and mindfulness approaches for anxiety/panic attacks and chronic pain; and interpersonal and cognitive behavioural therapies to address depression. All interventions are individualized with the goal being to help clients to get back to living a full life as quickly as possible.
Dr. Sophie Macrodimitris [ soh-fee ]
Caring, collaborative, professional, knowledgeable, grateful
Janice has been practicing for over 20 years in various settings including hospitals, colleges and private practice. Her focus is in trauma, PTSD, headache/chronic pain, addictions, and stress management.
Prior to entering the field of psychology, Janice worked as a mental health nurse, which provided the experience in working with people along the full continuum of mental health issues. In addition to her graduate education in Counselling Psychology, further training in Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Integrating somatic psychotherapy with exposure therapy, Chronic Pain Self-Management and Mindfulness Meditation.
Her therapeutic approach is client-centered and collaborative, you will work together to determine goals for therapy, as well as the structure and pacing of the process. Learn more about Janice on her website here: http://www.cathcartcounselling.ca
Janice Cathcart [ jan-is ]
Compassionate, optimistic, approachable, encouraging
For over a decade, Dr. Nicole Nayoski has specialized in rehabilitative psychology and has helped individuals deal with chronic conditions. She provides psychological interventions for chronic pain, stress management, grief and loss, adjustment difficulties, life transitions, and mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.
Dr. Nayoski completed a PhD in Clinical Psychology and uses evidence supported strategies to create an individualized treatment plan. Interventions are drawn from such areas as Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Enhancement Therapy, Affect Regulation Therapy, Mindfulness, and more. Dr. Nayoski partakes in ongoing skills training to provide cutting edge care and recently completed training in EMDR.
Dr. Nayoski creates a therapeutic environment where you feel safe to share difficulties and work toward your goals. Learn more on her website: https://www.nicolenayoski.com
Nicole Nayoski [ ni-kohl ]
Welcoming, sincere, holistic, open-minded, thoughtful
Dr. Vivian is an evidence-based practitioner who strives for patient centred and collaborative care. She uses a manual therapy approach to treatment and will take any opportunity to educate patients and provide individualized active care exercises to improve their daily function and quality of life.
Dr. Vivian Wang [ viv-ee-uhn ]
Genuine, empathetic, collaborative, curious
Carlijn has over thirty years experience working in a great variety of settings, from Active Rehab Clinics, Private Clinics, Hospitals to Home Care; across the country from Kingston, to Vancouver, and the last 15 years in Calgary. She has completed a Post Graduate holistic assessment and treatment program in The Netherlands. Carlijn has extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of MVA related injuries, sports injuries and recently added the assessment and treatment of clients with Vertigo. She is passionate about education and exercise programs specifically tailored to her clients needs.
Carlijn Boer [ Carl i jn ]
Compassionate, energetic, approachable
Eric offers a variety of treatments such as shockwave therapy, IMS, ultrasound. He has extensive experience in acute pain, MVA, sport injuries as well as concussion and vestibular rehabilitation. Eric believes in taking every opportunity to educate his patients as “knowledge provides understanding of treatments and the enthusiasm to heal”.
Eric Moon [ er-ik ]
Ambitious, comedic, professional, knowledgeable
Kurt has been practicing physiotherapy for over 10 years with a background in athletic therapy and Chinese medicine. He offers evidence based treatments with an orthopaedic approach blending manual therapy, medical acupuncture and exercise therapy. In addition, he offers vestibular and concussion therapy. Be it a slip at home, a complex motor vehicle injury or post COVID symptom coaching. Kurt is a trusted physiotherapist in Calgary for acute and chronic injuries.
Professional, approachable, witty
David uses an orthopaedic approach to massage therapy. He offers various musculoskeletal tests to effectively determine the root cause of each issue, reduce pain, improve range of motion and posture. David’s wide range of massage therapy techniques such as Swedish massage, myofascial release and cross fibre friction makes him a therapist for patients who suffer from acute and or chronic pain.
David Genert [ dey-vid ]
Professional, light-hearted, genuine, thorough, creative
Erin has a solid following of patients due to her permanent smile and natural ability to heal people around her. Her passion is to combine the art of TCM, acupuncture and massage Therapy into treatments. Erin tends to customize treatments for our patients. Common concoctions of techniques of Othopedic, Acupressure, Swedish and Tuina massage.
Erin Hubbell [ er-in ]
Cheerful, positive, thinker, chef, caregiver
Lola always has a smile with a fun and easy going personality. She has 14 years of experience as a Massage Therapist helping patients with Injury Recovery, muscle stress and pain along with improving Reduction of Range of Motion (ROM). She uses Traditional Massage Techniques (Relaxation and Therapeutic), static stretching and Thai style stretching.
Lola Schanklies [ loh-luh ]
Friendly, motivated, cooperative
Holly has been practicing as a Registered Nurse for 40+ years. She brings forth her experiences from outpatient clinics, bedside care and hospital administration to our patients at Velocity. Holly’s passion has always been caring for others and collaborating with all members of the healthcare team. Her unique skillset is now focused directly on MVA patients to ensure cohesive multidisciplinary care to best cater each individual.
Holly Jones [ hol-ee ]
Energetic, motivational, honest, generous, reliable
Evita is here to welcome everyone upon entering clinic. She coordinates patient appointments and triages referrals for optimal patient care. She assists practitioners with any administrative needs.
Evita Molino [ e-vee-tuh, -tah ]
Intuitive, eloquent, honest, responsible
Elizabeth is our welcome smile at the entryway. She coordinates appointments, organizes schedules and assists our MVA doctors with patient care.
Elizabeth Zabala [ ih-liz-uh-buhth ]
Methodical, bright, considerate, musical
Brenda looks after our patients through numbers, she is the person coordinating letters to adjusters, processing payments and liaison between Extended healthcare, insurance adjusters, lawyers and Velocity Clinic. When a patient is involved in a car accident, the paper work can be overwhelming, Brenda manages every patients chart to ensure financial ease for our patients.
Brenda Murdoch [ bren-duh ]
Meticulous, patient, reliable, punctual
Dr. Randy Wilkie has been practicing Chiropractics in NE Calgary for over 20 years. It was in treating injured patients after their motor vehicle accidents where he saw the need for a multidisciplinary approach to care for injuries. It is Dr. Wilkie’s vision that ignited the creation of Velocity Injury Medical Clinic. Dr. Wilkie does not treat patients on-site, but you will see his smiling face around.
Dr. Randy Wilkie [ ˈrandē ]
Charismatic, energetic, adventurous, affectionate
Maria is the director of marketing and communications for Velocity Injury Medical Clinic. Corporate relationships are built beginning with an email to mwu(at)velocityclinic.com
Maria Wu [ ˈmärēə ]
Inspiring, compassionate, honest, joyful