|Our therapy gym is equipped with an indoor model car for practice with wheelchair transfers.|
Being able to drive is a major key to your independence. Brooks can help. Whether you are a hospital patient, receiving outpatient therapy or recovering from illness or injury in any other setting, our specially trained therapists can evaluate your abilities and instruct you about driving safely with a disability.
Our driver rehabilitation program begins with a comprehensive evaluation during which we assess your strength, range of motion, coordination, vision and other skills that are essential to safe driving. Once we pinpoint the areas needing attention, we will work with you on getting in and out of the car, steering, using the accessories and accelerating and braking appropriately. We even have an indoor model car for practice with wheelchair transfers.
Going on a series of road tests in various driving environments and conditions is a key ingredient toward ensuring your safe return to the road. Driving through a quiet neighborhood street, a busy highway or a crowded parking lot are all very different experiences that require unique skills. This on-the-road training is provided in one of our modified vans or cars, so you can feel safe and confident as you get back on the road.
During the last stage of the program, we will help you determine what vehicle and modifications, if any, will be best for you. When you’re ready to get behind the wheel again, we’re here to help.
All individuals with a valid learner’s permit or drivers license and medical clearance from a physician may participate. Fees for the driver rehabilitation are based on the number of sessions required to complete testing and/or training. Estimates are available upon request.
Learn more about what is involved in a driving evaluation if you have experienced a stroke.
For more information, please call (904) 345-7242.