TEAM

Dr. Karen Choi

Dr. Karen Choi, MD CCFP

Medical Doctor

Dr. Choi loves people. She is a ray of sunshine for our patients who seek care after their injury from a car accident. Dr. Karen Choi is an experienced general practitioner, with a focus on musculoskeletal medicine (MSK) and occupational medicine.

Dr. Karen Choi [ kəˈren ]
Intelligent, honest, independent, considerate, articulate

Dr. Sophie Macrodimitris

Dr. Sophia Macrodimitris

Psychologist

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 Cathcart

Janice Cathcart

Psychologist

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

Eric Moon

Eric Moon

Physiotherapist

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 ]
Easy going, ambitious, comedic, professional, knowledgeable, a cool guy

Torri Barnes

Torri Barnes

Physiotherapist

Torri uses evidence based treatments such as shockwave and manual therapy. Her focus is on individualized exercises, patient education and self-management strategies to optimize quality of life throughout all stages of recovery.

Torri Barnes [ tawr-ahy, tohr-ahy ]
Friendly, courteous, responsible, compassionate

David Genert

David Genert

Registered Massage Therapist

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 Hubbell

Erin Hubbell

Registered Massage Therapist

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

James He

James He

Acupuncturist

James specializes in the treatment of pain and musculoskeletal injuries. He successfully treats and manages pain using acupuncture and therapeutic skills from traditional Chinese medicine.

James He [ jeymz ]
A gentle soul, healer, spiritual, perfectionist

Dr. Randy Wilkie

Dr. Randy Wilkie

Chiropractor

Dr. Randy Wilkie has been practicing Chiropractics in Calgary for over 20 years. It was in treating injured patients after their motor vehicle accidents where Dr. Wilkie saw the need for a multidisciplinary approach to care. It is Dr. Wilkie’s vision that ignited the creation of Velocity Injury Medical Clinic.

Dr. Randy Wilkie [ ˈrandē ]
Charismatic, energetic, adventurous, affectionate 

Dr. Giancarlo Carpino

Chiropractor

Dr. Carpino studied human biomechanics at the University of Calgary from 2012 to 2016, and subsequently obtained his Doctor of Chiropractic at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto in 2020. He is certified to use acupuncture needling as a treatment modality.

Dr. Carpino has worked in a rehabilitation hospital and at an inner city clinic prior to joining the Velocity team. He has performed independent medical examinations at the North York General Hospital in Toronto in conjunction with Physiatrists, Psychiatrists, Chiropractors, and Neurologists. He has been involved in many pieces of biomechanics and clinical research, and is a published author in this field.

“I believe that the greatest moments of our lives stem from our passions and adventures. We value our health since it allows us to take part in these moments. The purpose of my practice is to help people maintain their ability to participate in the activities that they love. I do this by providing rehabilitation for injuries, manual therapy for pain relief,  and by providing individualized guidance towards better health.”

Dr. Giancarlo Carpino [ jee-ann-car-low ]
Outgoing, optimistic, intentional, adventurous, pun lover

Maria Wu

Maria Wu

Communications

Maria is the What When Where Why of Velocity Injury Medical Clinic. Corporate relationships are built beginning with an email to mwu(at)velocityclinic.com

Maria Wu [ ˈmärēə ]
Inspiring, compassionate, honest, joyful

Elizabeth Zabala

Elizabeth Zabala

Medical Office Assistant

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