Rapid Access Sport Injury Clinic
What is the Rapid Access Sport Injury Clinic?
- The Rapid Access Sport Injury Clinic is a clinic structured to assess patients with acute (new), recreational activity or sport related injuries and sport related concussions.
- Patients DO NOT require a referral from another physician.
- This program includes an evaluation and diagnosis by an experienced Sport Medicine Physician.
- We make every effort to see patients within 1-3 business days upon receipt of your intake form, provided you meet the inclusion criteria below
Who is eligible to access?
- Anyone over 5 years of age who has been injured in a sport or recreation activity within the last 6 weeks.
- Injuries sustained at work or in a motor vehicle accident are not eligible.
- Suspected fractures or lacerations should go to the nearest Emergency Department and not register for the Rapid Access Sport Injury Clinic.
- Patients over 13 years of age with sport related concussions.
Who are the Sport Medicine Physicians?
Dr. Kelly Brett - Sport Medicine Physician BSc, MD, CCFP (SEM), Dip Sport Med (CASEM)
Dr. Brett began his career as a medical officer in the Canadian Forces including service with the United Nations in the former Yugoslavia. He has been practicing sport and exercise medicine for 20 years and has been a team physician for the Calgary Flames, the Calgary Hitmen and the Calgary Cannons. He has also traveled internationally with Hockey Canada and the Canadian Men’s Rugby team as well as covering amateur sporting events in his home town of Calgary. Dr. Brett has a special interest in childhood physical activity and has been actively promoting healthy lifestyles for children for two decades. His practice involves the diagnosis and management of acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries in patients of all ages and athletic abilities. He has also completed a certificate program as a personal fitness trainer.
Dr. Willem (Winne) Meeuwisse - Sport Medicine Physician MD, MPE, PhD, CCFP(SEM), Dip Sport Med
Dr. Meeuwisse is a sport medicine physician and is the Medical Director of the National Hockey League (NHL). He is also an Expert Member, Medical and Scientific Group of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Medical Commission.
He obtained his Medical degree from the University of Western Ontario and then did a Fellowship in Sport Medicine at the University of British Columbia, where he also completed a Master’s degree in exercise physiology. Upon coming to Calgary he obtained his PhD in clinical epidemiology, focusing on sport injury prediction and prevention. He went on to receive his CASEM Diploma in Sport Medicine and a CFPC Certificate of Added Competence (CAC) in Sport and Exercise Medicine.
Dr. Meeuwisse is the founder of the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre in the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary, which was one of the original 4 research centres in the world recognized by the IOC. He currently serves as a Senior Associate Editor of the British Journal of Sports Medicine -Injury Prevention and Health Protection. He enjoys cycling, cross country skiing and just about any outdoor activity; preferably with family and friends.
Dr. Marcus Robinson - Sport Medicine Physician BEng, MEng, MD, CCFP (SEM), Dip Sport Med
Dr. Marcus Robinson is a former engineer and a current Sport Medicine Physician practicing in Calgary, Canada. He earned his first degree in Materials Engineering from the University of British Columbia before working as a design engineer for IBIS Cycles in Santa Rosa, California. Following that, he shifted his focus to the aerospace industry working on projects for the Boeing Company and NASA.
Dr. Robinson then pursued a Master’s Degree in Biomechanics and Biomechanical Engineering and worked in biomechanics labs in Vancouver and in Hong Kong. Upon returning to Canada, Dr. Robinson was able to transfer his skills in motion capture to the entertainment industry. He was the motion capture studio lead for several movies and video games including Barbie: the Princess and the Pauper, Stuart Little 3, and Tony Hawk.
Dr. Robinson completed Medical School at UBC, his residency in Family Medicine in Calgary, and a fellowship in Sport and Exercise Medicine in Calgary. As a Sport Medicine Physician, he is the Chief Medical Officer for the Calgary Roughnecks (2014 - present), Team Physician for the Calgary Stampeders (2015 - present), and Team Physician for the Calgary Hitmen (2015 - present). He has also been part of the core medical team for multi-sport games including the PanAm Games (Toronto 2015), FISU World University Games (Taiwan 2017, Korea 2015, China 2011), and Canada Games (Prince George 2015, Sherbrooke 2013).
In his spare time, Dr. Robinson enjoys crate digging for records to add to his collection of 60’s soul records, wearing out his granny gear on mountain passes, and exploring the city 42.2 km at a time.
Dr. Cory Wowk - Sport Medicine Physician MD, CCFP, Dip Sport Med
Dr. Cory Wowk is a sports medicine physician from Calgary, Alberta. Dr. Wowk completed his medical studies at the University of Calgary. His sports medicine and injury management experiences include over 10 years of working directly with the orthopedic surgeons at the hospitals in Calgary (orthopedic resident extender) and 9 years in working as physician for the Calgary Fire Department where he manages many acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries and challenges. Previously, he received his first degree in education and taught junior high for two years before transitioning to medical school, where he uses his teaching skills in his practice.
His highlights as physician include: 2017-18 Gold Medal Hockey Canada World Junior Men’s Team Physician, Okotoks Dawgs Team Physician, Hockey Canada Men's National Para Ice Hockey Team Physician, 2016 Hockey Canada Men's World Championship Under 18 team and the 2014 Hockey Canada Men's World Under 17 teams. He has worked with various other local teams in the past as well.
Credentials: Canadian Academy of Sports and Exercise Medicine, Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine; Doctor of Medicine (MD), University of Calgary; Certification in Family Medicine, University of Calgary; Bachelor of Education (with Distinction), University of Alberta
Dr. Puja Chopra - Sport Medicine Physician BSc, MD, FRCPC, Dip Sport Med
Dr. Chopra is a Calgary based Emergency Physician who also specializes in Sports Medicine. She completed her medical training at the University of Calgary Medical school and then completed her Post-Graduate Medical Residency in Emergency Medicine and Sports Medicine in Calgary as well. Dr. Chopra enjoys teaching medical students and residents in her role as clinical lecturer at the University of Calgary in Undergraduate Medicine. Her credentials include; Fellowship in Emergency Medicine, Diploma of Sports and Exercise Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, Bachelor of Science Double Honors.
Dr. Chopra has a special interest in acute sports injuries, musculoskeletal assessment, team sports, and women in sports medicine.
Dr. Darrell Yip - Sport Medicine Physician BScPT, MD, CCFP, Dip Sport Med
Dr. Darrell Yip is a Sport Medicine Physician practicing in Calgary, Alberta. He earned his first degree in physiotherapy from the University of British Columbia and has worked as part of a multidisciplinary team caring for acute stroke and rehabilitation patients. In addition to his work in the hospital, Dr Yip worked as a physiotherapist in an outpatient setting providing care for patients with musculoskeletal injuries. He was also involved in providing home care physiotherapy for patients with mobility impairments.
Darrell completed Medical School at the University of British Columbia with a residency in Family Medicine through the University of Calgary. He has obtained the CASEM Diploma in Exercise and Sport Medicine. As a Sport Medicine Physician, he has worked with a variety of organizations and sports including: Canada Men’s National Rugby Union Team, Canada Men’s National Para Hockey Team, Calgary Hitmen, Calgary Roughnecks, and Calgary Combative Sports Commission (mixed martial arts, boxing, and kickboxing).
Dr. Yip has been involved with sport since a young age and was a member of the Canadian Men’s Junior National Field Hockey Team and University of British Columbia Men’s Varsity Field Hockey Team. He is a NCCP certified level 3 coach and has worked with athletes at the local, provincial, and national levels.
Dr. Chris Lipp - Emergency/Sport Medicine Physician MD, FRCPC, CASEM & IOC Dip. Sport Med.
In addition to Innovative, Chris works in the Emergency Departments in Calgary (FMC/SHC) and volunteers at sporting events or ski hills around Calgary. He was born and raised in Calgary, where he completed a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing and Medical School (2013). He completed his FRCP Emergency Medicine and Fellowship in Sports Medicine in Victoria BC. He has completed the CASEM Diploma in Sports Medicine as well as the International Olympic Committee Diploma in Sports Medicine.
His interests are in paediatric sports medicine, wilderness/austere medicine, ultrasound and medical education. He is a native Calgarian and avidly loves trail running, nearly every sport, and any mountain adventure - preferably off any marked trail.
Dr. Anene Cheung - Sport Medicine Physician BSc, MD, CCFP(SEM), Dip Sport Med (CASEM)
Dr. Anene Cheung is a Sport Medicine Physician who started her practice at the Pan Am Clinic in Winnipeg, Canada. She obtained her undergraduate degree in genetics and medical degree from the University of Manitoba. She completed a Family Medicine residency in rural Manitoba and then a Fellowship in Sport and Exercise Medicine at the Pan Am Clinic. She obtained her certificate of added competence in Sport and Exercise Medicine from the College of Family Physicians of Canada and her CASEM diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine. She worked at the Sport Medicine Department at Pan Am Clinic as a full time Sport Medicine Physician until she moved to Calgary in 2019. She is enjoying the outdoor lifestyle the city of Calgary and surrounding areas provide.
Dr. Kelly Brett - Sport Medicine Physician
Dr. Willem (Winne) Meeuwisse - Sport Medicine Physician
Dr. Marcus Robinson - Sport Medicine Physician
Dr. Cory Wowk - Sport Medicine Physician
Dr. Puja Chopra - Sport Medicine Physician
Dr. Darrell Yip - Sport Medicine Physician
Dr. Chris Lipp - Emergency/Sport Medicine Physician
Dr. Anene Cheung - Sport Medicine Physician
Is there a cost?
- There are NO DIRECT COSTS to patients. Rapid Access Sport Injury Clinic visits are covered by Alberta Health Care.
Are there any other costs?
- Your physician may prescribe therapy, bracing or other treatment services that are not covered by Alberta Health Care, but are often covered by extended health benefit plans.
- Innovative Sport Medicine offers physiotherapy, bracing, athletic therapy, chiropractic and massage services, but patients are free to go to any facility of their choice for any prescribed treatment.
If you are eligible to be seen at the Rapid Access Sport Injury Clinic…