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The disability driving assessment

Do you need a driving assessment? Many people are not aware that in NSW, any disability, serious injury or medical condition that potentially reduces your driving capacity is meant to be declared to the RMS. This is because you may require medical tests or assessments to start, continue to, or return to driving. This process [...]

By |2022-07-16T16:00:03+10:00July 16th, 2022|blog|Comments Off on The disability driving assessment

What to expect from driver medical exams

    What are driver medical exams?   If you have a medical diagnosis that affects (or potentially affects) your ability to drive safely, the RMS must be notified. If you are unsure if your medical condition is impacting on your driving, you should talk to your doctor. This applies to current drivers as well [...]

By |2022-03-21T12:26:56+10:00December 9th, 2021|blog|Comments Off on What to expect from driver medical exams

A guide on the strict requirements on Driving with Dementia

Background on dementia   Dementia is a term that is used to characterize a range of medical conditions (including Alzheimer’s disease) and symptoms causing abnormal changes in the brain. Dementia affects one’s cognitive abilities (thinking skills), often made obvious by problems with memory, organization, speech and language, or decision-making skills. Dementia can also often affect [...]

By |2021-12-08T21:39:03+10:00December 8th, 2021|blog|Comments Off on A guide on the strict requirements on Driving with Dementia

Your doctor and the RMS medical fitness to drive form

Importance of medical fitness to drive While driving is a vital and necessary skill for many people, the ability to drive may be affected by your medical condition (or potential medical condition). It is crucial that if you have a diagnosed medical condition, or have concerns regarding your general health, you see your doctor for [...]

By |2021-06-16T11:08:58+10:00June 16th, 2021|blog|Comments Off on Your doctor and the RMS medical fitness to drive form

Driving with vehicle modifications

  What is a vehicle modification? Vehicle modifications are any changes made to a vehicle that transforms it from its original (manufacturer’s) condition. This can range from modifications to amend the performance and/or physical attributes of the vehicle (e.g. changes to the engine or exhaust system, or changing the body kit of the car), to [...]

By |2021-04-13T07:49:53+10:00April 13th, 2021|blog|Comments Off on Driving with vehicle modifications

OT driving assessment and the NDIS

Do you need an OT driving assessment? An occupational therapy (OT) driving assessment is required when someone has a medical diagnosis that potentially alters or influences their capacity to drive safely. In NSW, it is your responsibility to inform the RMS of any condition that may affect your driving ability. However, it is also common [...]

By |2020-09-02T21:08:51+10:00September 2nd, 2020|blog|Comments Off on OT driving assessment and the NDIS

Driving occupational therapy services

  Modified Driving Solutions is one of the leading driving assessment services in NSW that help people with medical conditions or disabilities either learn to drive or return to driving following a recent injury or medical diagnosis. Driving is an important and valuable activity. We will discuss why drivers need occupational therapy (OT) driving assessments [...]

By |2020-06-14T22:10:39+10:00May 11th, 2020|blog|Comments Off on Driving occupational therapy services

OT driving assessment after a brain injury

How can a brain injury affect my driving?   A brain injury (aka traumatic brain injury or TBI) occurs when a person sustains a serious blow or injury that affects and damages the brain. People can be affected differently after a brain injury, depending on the severity of the injury. Mild incidents may only have [...]

By |2020-03-10T06:17:31+10:00February 10th, 2020|blog|Comments Off on OT driving assessment after a brain injury

Driving and Intellectual Disability

  People with an intellectual disability can learn how to drive and obtain their licence, however often have additional challenges that may impact on their driving capacity. This article will outline possible difficulties people with intellectual disabilities may face in relation to driving, as well as the process involved for an Occupational Therapy Driving Assessment. [...]

By |2019-11-05T06:52:44+10:00November 5th, 2019|blog|Comments Off on Driving and Intellectual Disability

Vehicle Modifications to Enable People to Drive with a Disability

In today’s technology-packed world, innovation in disability support devices and modifications have come a very long way. Nowadays, there are fewer limitations on what a disabled person can accomplish with devices that compensate for their disability or help to make tasks that little bit easier. One arena where there has been a great deal of [...]

By |2019-09-23T10:12:19+10:00September 23rd, 2019|blog|Comments Off on Vehicle Modifications to Enable People to Drive with a Disability
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