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What is driving rehabilitation?

  • The driving evaluation is a process where I investigate and problem solve together with the client, family and healthcare team to find a solution that allows the client a way to drive safely as long as possible.  
  • Driving Rehabilitation combines my skills as an Occupational Therapist and driving instructor.  
  • During the driving evaluation, I am looking at how a client’s medical condition is affecting them, sometimes permanently, sometimes temporarily. 
  • AND how that could affect the client’s ability to drive.  
  • There is a whole gamut of adaptive equipment available when the client’s medical condition has caused a decline in physical abilities.  
  • Sometimes this is NOT an option and people need to retire from driving.  This is tough on everyone.  I work together with the client and family to find a list of transportation alternatives.  It is possible to stay connected, even when it is time to retire from driving.

Learn more about driving rehab by watching the video below:

I am an occupational therapist with over 20 years experience.  Additionally, I am a driving instructor and certified driving rehab specialist.  

I am passionate about helping people in Maine stay connected to the people and places they love.  I offer a unique service, driving rehabilitation, which helps people learn to drive with adaptive equipment, stay driving as long as possible, or determine when it is time to retire from driving.  

I have helped hundreds of people regain their ability to drive following an acute or chronic medical event, such as a stroke, traumatic brain injury, concussion, spinal cord injury, leg amputation, peripheral neuropathy, multiple sclerosis, dementia, and students with special needs to ensure they have the skills required to take driver’s ed.

I provide the only door-to-door mobile driving rehab service in Maine.

Contact

Call: 207-530-0307

Fax: 207-512-1044

Email: Heather at info@pathwaysrehabservices.com