DOT Physicals for Patients In Yuba City & Surrounding Areas
Like annual physicals, commercial vehicle drivers are required by California’s Department of Transportation (DOT) to clear a DOT physical.
An official DOT physical ensures drivers that they are healthy enough to operate heavy commercial vehicles (large semi-trucks) and support safety for others on the road.
By offering DOT physicals for our patients, we can help be compliant and stay on the road.
Do You Need a Physical for a CDL (Trucking) License?
Commercial drivers must complete and pass a DOT/CDL physical every two years to hold a commercial driver license and operate larger vehicles on state and national highways. It’s a great way to ensure that the driver is physically, mentally, and emotionally fit to operate a commercial vehicle.
Why See A Chiropractor for a DOT Physical?
Illnesses and injuries can happen anytime, which could potentially affect how a commercial driver does their job. Considering a commercial vehicle’s size and the amount of weight they haul, it’s quite important that the driver is in good health to avoid causing costly and extensive damage on the road. Your Yuba City chiropractor will help you stay up to date on all health requirements. Additionally, your chiropractor will detect potential health issues that could affect your driving ability so that you can seek treatment as needed.
Seeing a chiropractor for your DOT physical also enhances your work as a commercial driver. For instance, if you have pain or stiffness that makes it uneasy to drive for prolonged periods or have neurological issues such as tingling hands, our chiropractic services, and ergonomic tips can help you drive more safely, comfortably, and efficiently.
Who Are We?
Taking and passing the DOT physical exam is necessary if you don’t want your busy driving schedule to come to a sudden halt.
Dr. Gurj Kalay is licensed to carry out DOT physicals and will treat you with the respect and discreetness you deserve. Walk-ins are welcome, but you can also contact us anytime to schedule your DOT physical exam at your convenience.
We look forward to keeping you on the road and feeling great!
What We Do for DOT Physicals
The process of getting a DOT physical is quite simple. Your chiropractor will carefully review your health history and test the candidates based on different factors. For instance, you can expect your chiropractor for DOT physicals to ask several questions about your general health to gather information or catch any problems that may hinder your work.
The physical exam will include an evaluation of:
- Past or recent illnesses and injuries
- Review of your health history
- Collection of urine for testing
- A physical exam that includes a vision test, hearing test, range of motion, neurological ability, etc.
Essentially, if you have any health-related issues, you’ll need to have a letter from your specialist which stipulates your current medications and medical history and a confirmation that you’re safe to work.
Upon successfully clearing the test, the driver is issued a DOT medical certificate and card and deemed fit to drive large commercial vehicles.