How to Refer & Book an Assessment
Please contact our Central Referrals administrative team to refer, book, or ask for further details about our CAR program:
P: (604) 424-9515
F: (604) 424-9516
>The CAR Program’s listed availability online may differ than actuality. Please reach out to us via the above contact information for most up to date availability.
The Customized Active Rehabilitation (CAR) program is an evidence based multi-disciplinary assessment and treatment program for non-WSBC clients with physical injuries, chronic conditions or recovering from medical diagnoses with an aim to assisting them to return to function and work in a timely manner.
It is designed to treat almost all forms of physical and medical health issues affecting function.
The basic program involves Physiotherapist and Kinesiologist. However, we do offer provisions for adding a psychologist to this program to assist with managing emotional sequela as well as Occupational Therapist for cognitive deficits, or complex return to work scenarios.
Who is It For?
This service can be accessed by private pay clients, but most frequently will be utilized by LTD companies, RCMP, or other employers via referral.
>If you are interested in the CAR program, and not actively being referred by your insurance provider, please reach out to them directly first to ask about your coverage eligibility.
What to Expect
The assessment provides:
- screening and analysis of history of presenting conditioning,
- current symptom profile,
- treatments and investigations to date,
- objective measurement systems implicated in one’s injury,
- their functional level compared to critical job demands,
- and ensuring they are safe to participate in an active rehabilitation program.
Treatment is evidence based, providing:
- injury specific exercises,
- functional restoration,
- and building endurance for activity in a well-supported environment with knowledgeable clinicians.
Programs can consist of education classes, group walks, tension reduction training, individualized gym programs, work simulation, structured activity reintegration at home and in the community.
Treatments, schedules and timeframes are all tailored to an individual’s needs.
The program is designed to progress in hours and days over the duration of a client’s program to ready a person to begin a gradual return to work (GRTW) at the conclusion of their clinic time.
GRTW planning and implementation will be completed as part of the program and the client will typically be requested to attend the clinic to monitor throughout their GRTW.
The CAR program service can be provided out of any of the Back in Motion clinics across Metro Vancouver or Southern Vancouver Island:
- Newton (Surrey)
- North Vancouver
Dilek Kacar is practicing as a Physical Therapist at Back in Motion, Richmond. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation at the University of Marmara, Turkey in 2017. She graduated as a high honor student with a degree and worked with many patients at any ages who have neurological and orthopedic problems. Her approach is to understand the patient’s conditions that they are in and helping them to achieve their goals. She strongly believes that patient should take an active role in the treatment and cares the importance of the exercises along with the manual therapy, education and the modalities. She thinks that helping other people and improving their quality of life is the best part of being a physical therapist.
She also cares the ongoing learning to help her patients. She has attended Soft Tissue Release Course and K-Taping course to improve her knowledge and skill. She is also interested in seeing pelvic floor patients and has attended Pelvic Health Solutions Level 1 Course because she thinks that it also plays a major role in the people’s life.
In her spare time, she plays volleyball, tennis and she loves biking during the summer time. She also loves cooking and trying different foods.
Jamie received her Master’s of Science in Physiotherapy from McMaster University and her Bachelor of Science in Honours Biophysics from the University of British Columbia.
Jamie has worked with a wide variety of patient populations and enjoys working with people of all ages. Her treatment approach includes a combination of manual therapy, active rehabilitation, and patient education. She strongly believes that a client’s journey to recovery starts with setting realistic, individualized goals and having a positive mindset. She encourages clients to be active throughout the rehabilitation process, and ways to remain active even after their recovery.
Apart from treating general orthopaedic conditions, Jamie has interests in the management of:
• glenohumeral/shoulder joint
• low back
Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, going for walks, and spending time with her family/friends.
Jamie speaks conversational Mandarin and Cantonese.