REDDING, Calif., Nov. 08, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Churn Creek Chiropractic in Redding, California, is now offering DOT exams to drivers of the Department of Transportation. The Department of Transportation (DOT) requires drivers interested in receiving commercial drivers’ licenses (CDLs) to pass an initial health examination to obtain their licenses. Drivers must renew their health examination every 24 months, more frequently in certain cases. The purpose of these exams is to ensure that commercial drivers are in good health so that they can operate their vehicles safely. In addition to offering DOT wellness exams for California drivers, Churn Creek Chiropractic also offers a wellness program designed around chiropractic needs that are unique to commercial drivers.
Churn Creek Chiropractic of Redding, California, now offers DOT exams to drivers in Redding and the surrounding areas of Centerville, Anderson, Happy Valley, Bella Vista and Shasta County. The state of California requires drivers of commercial vehicles to be healthy enough to safely operate their vehicles. These exams, performed by specially trained practitioners throughout the state, help to ensure that drivers on the road are sufficiently healthy to do so.
The DOT exams must be conducted initially to receive the CDL and then every 24 months afterwards —unless there is an indication of potential health problems that warrant closer monitoring. The exams look for specific indications of health or vision problems. Major requirements of the exam for vision include the drivers have 20/40 vision with or without corrective vision in each eye and in both eyes combined. Additionally, drivers should be able to distinguish color.
Commercial drivers must hear forced whispers from a minimum distance of five feet away. The maximum blood pressure allowed for commercial drivers is 160/100. Prescription medication to maintain lower blood pressure is acceptable.
“Drug testing is also part of the DOT health exam,” says Dr. Donovan Hutchings, founder of Churn Creek Chiropractic. “We offer confidential and secure drug testing.” Commercial drivers are not permitted the use of Schedule 1 drugs, narcotics, amphetamines, or other habit-forming drugs.
Applicants may pass the health exam if he or she has diabetes although it must be controlled through diet or medication. Those who need insulin injections to control diabetes cannot drive commercially. The maximum allowable blood sugar of applicants is 200.
Those who have cardiovascular disease must produce documentation from their physicians stating the ability to operate a commercial motor vehicle without restrictions.
In addition to providing DOT exams, Churn Creek Chiropractic also offers specialized chiropractic care for drivers that address the unique chiropractic health needs they face from sitting and driving so many hours each day.
Call 530-221-4991 to schedule an examination or to inquire about the unique chiropractic treatment program for commercial drivers today.
About Churn Creek Chiropractic
Churn Creek Chiropractic is located on Churn Creek Road in Redding, California, and offers a wide range of chiropractic services in addition to health exams and treatment for commercial drivers.
Churn Creek Chiropractic, (530) 221-4991
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