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What is driving rehabilitation?

  • Driving Rehabilitation combines my skills as an occupational therapist and a certified driving rehab specialist.
  • During the driving evaluation, I am looking at how someone’s medical condition is affecting them, sometimes permanently, sometimes temporary.
  • AND how that could affect someone’s ability to drive.
  • There is a whole gamut of adaptive equipment available when someone’s medical condition has caused a decline in physical abilities.
  • 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.
  • 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:

Heather Shields is an experienced Occupational Therapist and is passionate about helping people in Maine stay connected to the people and places they love. She offers 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.

She provides 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