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What kinds of adaptations are available to help someone resume driving a spinal cord injury?

What kinds of adaptations are available to help someone resume driving a spinal cord injury?

Sarah Harrison, OT

Occupational Therapist, Craig Hospital, Colorado

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First, you want to think about “How am I going to get into the vehicle?” So, lift systems, you can drive from your power chair, you can drive from your manual chair. Most people in a manual will do a transfer over. There are different lift system... Show More

First, you want to think about “How am I going to get into the vehicle?” So, lift systems, you can drive from your power chair, you can drive from your manual chair. Most people in a manual will do a transfer over. There are different lift systems that will take the manual wheelchair and put it into the back of the vehicle. There are different controls for the steering wheel. There’s a three-point control if you have limited dexterity in your hands. All kinds of different adaptations can be made to a vehicle, and I recommend going to and talking to a driving specialist to really go through exactly what you need.

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What kinds of adaptations are available to help someone resume driving a spinal cord injury?

Sarah Harrison, OT

Occupational Therapist, Craig Hospital, Colorado

More Videos by Sarah Harrison
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First, you want to think about “How am I going to get into the vehicle?” So, lift systems, you can drive from your power chair, you can drive from your manual chair. Most people in a manual will do a transfer over. There are different lift systems that will take the manual wheelchair and put it into the back of the vehicle. There are different controls for the steering wheel. There’s a three-point control if you have limited dexterity in your hands. All kinds of different adaptations can be made to a vehicle, and I recommend going to and talking to a driving specialist to really go through exactly what you need.

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