Williams Occupational Therapy (Williams OT) is an Occupational Therapy Practice specialising in driver assessment and training for drivers with a medical condition. We are situated in Adelaide, South Australia.
Founder, Brad Williams opened the business in 2011 after managing Occupational Therapy driver assessments at the Repatriation General Hospital (Repat) from 2008 to 2015. This experience was invaluable and developed his skills in assessment and offered him an opportunity to learn from leading industry experts.
and Driving Assessor
He dreamt of a health qualification when in school and after deciding that hospitality was no longer for him, he chose to be a mature-aged student and chose Occupational Therapy as there were multiple avenues within the specialisation.
Whilst studying he continually looked for ideas to spark his business dream.
Then, in his final placement at the Repat Hospital, he was introduced to the driver’s clinic. He was hooked – health care, a passion for driving, and what appeared to be a business possibility.
In 2008 this dream was granted and the passion for assisting drivers has never waned.
Brad was brought up with parents that ran a small business and his entrepreneurial business background meant that there was always a desire to start his own business. He saw the possibilities and Williams OT was born.
Brad Williams is now the director of a growing company that is taking his original vision of helping drivers with a disability in a more comprehensive manner and expanding this to be the best driver assessment, rehabilitation and vehicle modification company across Australia.
Driver assessment, rehabilitation, training, and specialised equipment.
Williams Occupational Therapy doesn’t just do driving assessments. We assist with driving lessons for people with a disability or medical issues. We also assist with vehicle modifications to maximise freedom.
We do not teach regular learners (so please don’t ask?).
This means we have honed our skills to suit people in your situation. Our driving instructors receive extra training from the Occupational Therapists, however, that is not the last you will hear from our OTs. Your OT will be on call throughout your lessons to answer your questions and make sure our driving instructors meet your driving needs. Williams Occupational Therapy also takes this to the next level by having Occupational Therapists trained as Driving Instructors. That means that if you choose this type of instructor, you get the best of both professions sitting next to you, helping you through the learning process.
Williams Occupational Therapy is all about the driver with a disability. We get to know you and the reasons for driving and what may be standing in your way. We then do everything we can to help you achieve that goal.
Because this is the only area of practice and because of our exposure to so many assessments, we can often see avenues to driving that others may not.