Fitness to Drive

Physical Therapy at St. Luke’s offers our Fitness to Drive program to assist patients, physicians and families with safe on the road driving decisions. St Luke’s has partnered with DriveAble to help measure the skills needed for safe driving and predict actual on-road performance for our patients. Our clinicians use a touch-screen computer system to complete the testing.

Areas that are tested include:
  • Motor speed and control
  • Spatial awareness and decision making
  • Attention shifting and speed
  • Reaction time
  • Decision making in real-life driving situations
  • ROM and strength

Following the computer-based testing, the Occupational Therapist and Physician collaborate to determine a patient’s ability to drive safely and discuss the next course of action. The patient may then be referred to ongoing therapy to address cognitive changes, or be referred to another program for on the road driver’s rehabilitation.

Fitness to Drive is available at the following locations:

1417 Eighth Avenue, Bethlehem - Neuro Rehab Center                   518 Chestnut St, Emmaus 

575 South 9th Street, Lehighton - Lehighton Neuro Rehab             755 Memorial Parkway, Phillipsburg - Warren Balance & Concussion Center

Meet our Fitness to Drive Clinicians!