Our Partners

Our Partners

Our Partnered
Occupational Therapists

Auto Extras partners with a select range of highly recommended and qualified Occupational Therapists who specialise in conducting authorised driving assessments, reclaiming driving mobility and accessibility for people with disability, assisting clients return to driving after injury or illness, and driving with hand controls or other vehicle mobility modifications.

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Nathan Mobley-Guazzo

Associated Company:

Peak Rehab Solutions

Locations:

  • Brisbane Metro
  • Greater Brisbane
  • Brisbane East
  • Brisbane West
  • Brisbane North
  • Brisbane South
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Gold Coast
  • Toowoomba

All Services:

  • Driver Trained OT
  • Functional Assessments
  • Aged Care Assessments
  • Assistive Technology Equipment Prescriber

Nathan Mobley-Guazzo

Associated Company:

Peak Rehab Solutions

Email Address:

Locations:

  • Brisbane Metro
  • Greater Brisbane
  • Brisbane East
  • Brisbane West
  • Brisbane North
  • Brisbane South
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Gold Coast
  • Toowoomba

All Services:

  • Driver Trained OT
  • Functional Assessments
  • Aged Care Assessments
  • Assistive Technology Equipment Prescriber

Kerryn Van Wyk

Associated Company:

Ability Driving

Email Address:

Locations:

  • Brisbane Metro
  • Greater Brisbane
  • Brisbane East
  • Brisbane West
  • Brisbane North
  • Brisbane South
  • Ipswich
  • Logan
  • Bayside
  • Redcliffe

All Services:

  • Occupational Therapy Driving Assessment & Rehabilitation
  • Disability Driving Assessor
  • Driver Trained OT
  • Medical fitness to drive a car following accident, injury, or illness
  • Impact of aging on driving ability
  • Capacity and support to learn to drive a car
  • Vehicle modifications
  • Driving rehabilitation
  • Retirement from driving

Kerryn Van Wyk

Associated Company:

Ability Driving

Email Address:

Locations:

  • Brisbane Metro
  • Greater Brisbane
  • Brisbane East
  • Brisbane West
  • Brisbane North
  • Brisbane South
  • Ipswich
  • Logan
  • Bayside
  • Redcliffe

All Services:

  • Occupational Therapy Driving Assessment & Rehabilitation
  • Disability Driving Assessor
  • Driver Trained OT
  • Medical fitness to drive a car following accident, injury, or illness
  • Impact of aging on driving ability
  • Capacity and support to learn to drive a car
  • Vehicle modifications
  • Driving rehabilitation
  • Retirement from driving

Chad Kevan

Associated Company:

On The Move OT

Email Address:

Locations:

  • Brisbane Metro
  • Greater Brisbane
  • Brisbane East
  • Brisbane West
  • Brisbane North
  • Brisbane South

All Services:

  • Driver Trained OT
  • Learner Driver Specialist
  • Assistive Technology Equipment Prescriber

Chad Kevan

Associated Company:

On The Move OT

Email Address:

Locations:

  • Brisbane Metro
  • Greater Brisbane
  • Brisbane East
  • Brisbane West
  • Brisbane North
  • Brisbane South

All Services:

  • Driver Trained OT
  • Learner Driver Specialist
  • Assistive Technology Equipment Prescriber

Chris Birtles

Associated Company:

NorthCoast Rehab Services

Locations:

  • Moreton Bay Region
  • Brisbane North
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Wide Bay

All Services:

  • Driving Assessments with Driver Trained OT (DTOT) inclduing disability specifc
  • Vehicle Modifications Assessments
  • Assistive Technology Equipment Prescriber
  • Minor home mods

Chris Birtles

Associated Company:

NorthCoast Rehab Services

Email Address:

Locations:

  • Moreton Bay Region
  • Brisbane North
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Wide Bay

All Services:

  • Driving Assessments with Driver Trained OT (DTOT) inclduing disability specifc
  • Vehicle Modifications Assessments
  • Assistive Technology Equipment Prescriber
  • Minor home mods

Patricia Pacheco

Associated Company:

SpinalLife

Email Address:

Locations:

  • Brisbane Metro
  • Greater Brisbane
  • Brisbane East
  • Brisbane West
  • Brisbane North
  • Brisbane South
  • Bundaberg

Patricia Pacheco

Associated Company:

SpinalLife

Email Address:

Locations:

  • Brisbane Metro
  • Greater Brisbane
  • Brisbane East
  • Brisbane West
  • Brisbane North
  • Brisbane South
  • Bundaberg
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FAQs

Occupational Therapists in Australia specialise in assessing individuals’ abilities to perform daily tasks, including driving safely, particularly those with disabilities. They evaluate physical, cognitive, and perceptual skills to determine if vehicle modifications or adaptations like hand controls are necessary for safe driving.

Driver Trained OTs in Australia have specialised training in assessing individuals with disabilities for driving. They understand Australian road regulations and standards for adaptive driving equipment, ensuring recommendations align with local requirements.

Auto Extras specialises in installing driving controls and other accessibility and/or mobility modifications to vehicles to accommodate individuals with disabilities in Australia. We work closely with driver-trained OTs to ensure recommendations are accurately implemented and compliant with Australian safety standards.

Yes, individuals in Australia can approach Auto Extras directly for assistance with vehicle modifications, even before consulting a Driver Trained OT. Our team can provide guidance based on Australian regulations and recommendations tailored to individual needs.

If you’re uncertain about the need for vehicle modifications in Australia, you may contact us or consult a driver-trained Occupational Therapist. They can assess your driving abilities and determine if modifications are necessary. However, you’re welcome to reach out to us directly for guidance and assistance or to seek a recommendation from your region.

Our partnership with qualified OTs ensures a collaborative approach to supporting individuals with disabilities in driving in Australia. By working together, we bridge the gap needed to better the experience of our customers through recommendations, and modifications tailored to meet your needs and Australian standards for a successful outcome.

Yes, the Driver Trained OTs listed on our website are our recommended partners in Australia. We have established a trusted relationship with them based on their expertise and commitment to helping individuals with disabilities drive safely in Australia.

Auto Extras offers a range of modifications compliant with Australian standards, including hand controls, pedal extensions, steering aids, wheelchair lifts, and more. Our team assesses your needs and recommends appropriate modifications for the Australian context.

Installation time for vehicle modifications varies based on type and complexity, typically taking several days. Our team provides estimated timelines during the consultation process, ensuring minimal disruption to your routine.

Absolutely, in Australia, financial assistance for vehicle modifications is available for eligible applicants through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The NDIS is a national scheme designed to support eligible people with disabilities and their families by providing them with reasonable and necessary support to lead an ordinary life.

Eligible NDIS participants can claim funding support to make modifications that enable them to access or drive a vehicle. This can include a wide range of modifications such as installing hand controls, pedal extensions, wheelchair lifts, and other adaptive equipment necessary for safe and independent driving.

Yes, we are an NDIS-registered provider. This means that eligible participants may have their Vehicle Mobility Modifications funded through their NDIS plan.

Absolutely, at Auto Extras, ensuring the safety and compliance of our vehicle modifications is our top priority. We are proud to confirm that our modifications adhere to the highest safety standards. As NDIS-registered providers for vehicle modifications, we are committed to meeting and exceeding industry regulations.

Our compliance includes strict adherence to the Australian Standard for Motor vehicle driver controls – Adaptive systems for people with disabilities. This standard outlines the requirements and specifications for adaptive systems in vehicles, ensuring that the modifications we implement are up-to-date with the latest industry benchmarks.

You can trust Auto Extras to deliver modifications that not only enhance accessibility but also prioritise the safety and well-being of our clients. Feel free to reach out if you have any specific questions about our compliance or if you would like more details on our commitment to safety standards.

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