Let Sage Get You Back In The Driver’s Seat.

Our team of committed occupational therapists is here to help patients maintain their sense of independence, autonomy, and self-worth.
We understand the progressive conditions, neurological deficits, and life events, which effect the cognitive, visual, and physical change related to driving.

MEDICAL CONDITIONS
THAT AFFECT THE ABILITY TO DRIVE

There are a variety of developmental, neurological, and orthopedic conditions that can affect an individual’s ability to drive.
Vehicle modifications may be warranted in order to safely operate the vehicle for certain individuals.
Some people may need these adaptations in order to obtain their initial driver’s license or to maintain the status of their current driver’s license.
Some medical conditions that may affect driving include:

  • Stroke
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Brain Tumor Resection
  • Upper or Lower Extremity Amputee
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Spina Bifida
ABOUT OUR
REHAB DRIVING PROGRAM
Pre-Driver Evaluation

Pre-Driver Evaluation is a series of in the clinic testing. Physical, cognitive, and visual skills are assessed as relates to driving. The Universal Field of View (UFOV) test is administered which gives a report to predict potential risk for motor vehicle accident. Other tests administered include: reaction time, visual acuity, alternating attention, muscle testing, functional transfer training, etc.

How The Program Works

Behind The Wheel/Driving Evaluation is completed following passing scores on the physical, cognitive, and visual assessments.

The on the road evaluation is completed with both the evaluating occupational therapist and certified driving rehab specialist (CDRS) present in the vehicle. The first part of the evaluation includes training and setting the mirrors for optimal blind spot elimination.

What Is During Driving?

During the driving portion of the evaluation, the occupational therapist will determine how the individual maneuvers the vehicle while changing lanes, turning in intersections, adhering to the speed limit, proper use of turn signals, entering/exiting the interstate, and safely backing up and parking. If the individual needs vehicle modifications, initial instruction and additional training will be completed with the equipment.

At the end of the driving evaluation, the occupational therapist will provide safe driving recommendations to the individual and their physician.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Physician Order that reads “OT Evaluate and Treat for Driving Evaluation”
  • Medical requirements:
    • No seizures in last 6 months
    • Controlled diabetes
  • License must not be suspended.
FIND OUT WHAT WORKS FOR YOU
If you’re unsure which program fits your needs, no worries – we offer free consultations. Simply come in and meet with us. Tell us what’s wrong and we’ll tell you how we can help.
DRIVING REHAB SPECIALISTS
The occupational therapists at Sage Outpatient have completed education courses related to driver rehab. All of the therapists have experience in conducting both the in the clinic and on the road testing. Sage Outpatient’s occupational therapists are members of the Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (ADED).
The ADED provides up to date research, continuing education opportunities, and the latest information on vehicle modifications for therapists who conduct driving evaluations. Sage Outpatient also uses a certified driving rehab specialist (CDRS) to complete all on the road assessments.
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Qualified Specialists Dedicated to Your Care
Our team consists of many different professionals from several different disciplines. While they vary in what they treat and how they treat it, they all share one thing in common: commitment to your recovery.
Physicians, nurses, internal medical doctors, dieticians, physical, occupational, speech, and respiratory therapists – our team is more than just a team; we’re a family.
So when you come to us for help, that’s exactly how we treat you: like family.
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