Welcome to Modified Driving Solutions

Comprehensive & Effective Occupational Therapy Driving Medical Assessments

For many people, driving is a valuable and essential skill in their lives. It allows them to stay connected with others, participate within their communities and complete meaningful daily activities. It enables people to attend work, social outings, and necessary appointments and engage with their friends and family. However, when a person’s health becomes compromised, their medical condition may decrease their ability to operate a vehicle safely and to legal standards. A driving medical assessment may be appropriate for the person.

Your Driving Modified for The Better

At Modified Driving Solutions, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive driver medicals to examine the fitness of those who have or are experiencing a disability, illness, or injury. Our services stretch far and wide, with locations available across Western Sydney, Illawarra, and the South Coast.

With our breadth of experiences in the industry, our team of specialists have worked with many patients over the years and can determine whether you are ready to get back on the road again.

Why You Need a Professional to Assess Your ‘Fitness to Drive’?

Driving is a skill that people often take for granted, and people may not realise the big responsibility involved in maintaining the safety of our roads. In NSW, when a person’s medical condition may possibly affect their traveling capacity, the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) must be notified of the change to their medical situation. A driver’s medical exam may then be required.

Perhaps unbeknownst to many, it is primarily the motorist’s responsibility to notify the RMS of any change to their medical or health status. Medical conditions can range from physical disabilities such as weakness in a limb or limb amputations to cognitive conditions such as autism, intellectual disability or dementia. Stroke, which may result in physical and cognitive complications for the person, is another condition that requires RMS notification. Because many motorists are often unaware of their responsibility to advise the RMS of their health condition, the person’s doctor commonly lets the RMS know of the medical concern by completing the RMS ‘medical fitness to drive’ form.

On this form, the doctor completes a medical assessment of the person’s overall health status. If the doctor determines it is necessary, the motorist may be required to undergo an Occupational Therapy (OT) medical driving assessment. The aim of this assessment is to determine how the person’s health or disability may be affecting their capacity to operate a vehicle safely and to RMS standards. The medical driving assessment may then recommend a rehabilitation plan to help the person get back on the road safely. The doctor may refer the person to a particular driver medical or OT service.

Helping You Along The Journey While Travelling On The Road

At Modified, our team of specialised Driver Trained Occupational Therapists to have the expertise to determine how the impact of an injury, illness or disability can affect a person’s ability to operate a car. Our OTs have accomplished specialised training to complete this medical driving assessment and liaise with the RMS to determine fitness to drive. Our team will assist our clients in developing skills to enhance their ability to get behind the wheel safely and independently. We can also prescribe vehicle modifications for physical conditions/disabilities and develop lesson plans to improve vehicle operation skills.

To find out if you or someone you know needs a medical driving assessment, refer to the link below: http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roads/licence/health/index.html
We strive to deliver quality service at competitive prices. We have short waiting lists and will forward our assessments to the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) within 24 hours. Pricing for the medical driving assessment varies and is contingent on the person’s unique needs and situation, such as location, need for vehicle modifications and licence class.

Let Us Help You Get Back to the Important Things in Life!

To make a referral, complete our online referral form, and you will receive a response within 24 hours (business days). For any inquiries, including pricing, please email us or call usto get started.

What We Offer

● Qualified, experienced and friendly staff
● Flexible hours, including some availability during weekends
● Competitive pricing
● Short waiting lists, usually approximately 3-4 weeks
● Immediate notification of assessment outcomes and OT recommendations
● RMS notification within 24 hours of the assessment
● Ongoing support with driving lesson plans and reassessment, if required

Get in Touch With Our Team Today to Get Started