Overcome the struggles of everyday life

Occupational Therapy is intended to develop function and rehabilitate the mind and upper body so adults and seniors can resume a normal life. At Allied Rehab of Wake Forest, NC, we treat injured, ill, or disabled patients through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. Our therapists help patients develop, recover, improve, as well as maintain the skills needed for daily living and working. There are many common issues adults and seniors face that occupational therapy can help with. Schedule an appointment here or call us today at 919-556-1700 with any questions you have to get started with your recovery today.

Symptom/Diagnosis

  • Hand/ Wrist Injuries

  • Carpel Tunnel Syndrome

  • Post-op Tendon Repair

  • Post Hand/ Wrist Fracture

  • Hand/Wrist Weakness from Stroke

  • Loss of ADL function

  • Driving Insecurity

What treatments do we offer?

  • Certified Stroke Rehab Specialists

  • Range of Motion

  • Strengthening

  • Fine motor skills

  • Pain management

  • Splinting

  • Visual motor integration

The Wiser Driver- OT Based Driving Evaluation

When should I take a driving evaluation?

  • If you have had an accident or injury, including stroke.

  • If you have been ill, or had a significant loss of strength.

  • If you have had changes in your vision.

  • If you are taking medications that affect your balance, concentration, or memory.

  • If you or others are concerned that your driving skills have declined.

How does the evaluation work?

A specially trained Occupational Therapist (OT) will conduct the evaluation.  Several skill measures will be administered during the evaluation, both physical and mental processing skills will be assessed. The test is called the Motor-Free Visual Perception Test (4th ed). 

MVPT-4 is an individually administered assessment of visual-perceptual skills commonly used in everyday activities. The MVPT is one of the most popular visual-perceptual assessments in occupational therapy and driver rehabilitation in the United States and Canada.

What does the test measure?

  • Working Memory

  • Visual Processing

  • Cognitive skills (problem solving, frustration tolerance, and new learning capacity)

  • General strength, coordination and flexibility

  • Road Signs

How long does it take?

The typical evaluation is scheduled for 1.5 hours and follow-up visits are scheduled with the OT if specific therapy is indicated. We provide details about your unique challenges.

What does it cost, does insurance cover?

Since this assessment is conducted by a licensed OT, Medicare and most other insurances will cover the cost of this evaluation. You would be responsible for any copays or deductibles just like any other medical visit.

Does the result of my test go on my DMV record?

No. This is considered a confidential medical evaluation. We will only share results with the referring physician and any other persons you designate.  This can include your primary care physician and/or a family member to talk about how to maintain your fitness to drive.

Who decides if I can still drive? Does my license get taken away?

The evaluation determines if there are deficits that pose a risk to safe driving. We will recommend a private road test if indicated and offer a referral for this.  Ultimately, the decision to stop driving is made by you and your physician.