Vehicle modifications are designed to assist carers, individuals and families to independently transfer into a vehicle for safe transportation around the community. Our therapists have experience with a range of vehicle modifications ranging from private vehicles to large residential vehicles and considerations for behavioural and sensory needs.
To conduct a vehicle modification, the process would involve:
- Initial assessment to understand the current vehicle, the needs of all the clients and carers who utilise the vehicle.
- An assessment of the transfers and mobility in and around the vehicle to ensure adequate space within the vehicle.
- Conduct a trial or joint visits to companies or loan vehicles to assess the transfer and mobility of the clients in and around the vehicle. This may involve multiple trials depending on the availability and complexity of the case. Our therapist will discuss this with you during the initial assessment.
- A report, appropriate to the funding body, will be provided to the client for submission.
- Seat modifications such as Turney seats or arm rests
- Wheelchair manual securing tie-down system - Q-straints
- Wheelchair automatic docking system
- Wheelchair ramps
- Harnesses to support safe travel in the community such as magnetic vest.
- Engagement of activities due to sensory needs such as stimulating or chewy toys.
Large residential vehicles
- Recommendation of vans appropriate for client access and carer support.
- Wheelchair manual securing tie down system - Q straints
- Wheelchair hoists
- Seating configuration such as flip up, single or double seats.