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Our Services

North West Therapy Services provides a comprehensive occupational therapy and physiotherapy to children and adults and Speech Therapy to children under 5 living on the North West Coast and West Coast of Tasmania.
Occupational Therapy

We provide Occupational Therapy assessment and intervention for children experiencing difficulties with the following issues:

  • Sleeping
  • Toileting
  • Feeding
  • Pretend Play
  • Handwriting
  • Early school skills including drawing and cutting
  • Responding to sensory input
  • Attention and Concentration
  • Gross motor delay
  • Coordination difficulties
  • Mobility
  • Life Skills
  • Safety in and around home
We also provide comprehensive support for those children and adults living with a disability. This support may include:
  • Access to equipment essential for living at home
  • Access to wheelchairs and specialist seating
  • Recommendations for home modification
  • Referral to services required for vehicle modification

We also provide specialised early intervention services for children under the age of 5.

We specialise in providing services to children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and Developmental Delay.

Speech Pathology

We provide speech pathology assessment and intervention (individual therapy, groups, therapy assistant programs, parent coaching) for children with difficulties/goals in the following areas:

  • Speech sounds
  • Receptive and expressive language
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Feeding
  • Play
  • Social communication
  • Early literacy
Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy at North West Therapy Service.

Adult Services:

  • Neuro Rehab – Spinal cord Injury, Parkinson’s Disease and stroke
  • FND
  • Adult NDIS access assessments and reporting.
  • Adult NDIS Clients including: cerebral palsy, spina bifida and intellectural disability
  • Musculoskeletal assessments and intervention

Paediatric Services:

  • Cerebral Palsy and Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Global Developmental Delay
  • Dyspraxia / DCD
  • Gait and Lower limb development in children
  • Torticollis / Plagiocephaly
  • Gross Motor Development Checks
  • Musculoskeletal Assessments and Intervention
  • NDIS Access assessment and reporting.

Hydrotherapy is supported at various locations throughout the North West.

North West Therapy Services can provide assessment and intervention within our clinic at Devonport and/or visit you and/or your child at home, school or childcare.

Prices: $193.99 per hour for Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy and $224.62 per hour for Physiotherapy

Fees & Rebates

Fees

North West Therapy Services charges a flat hourly rate of $193.99 or $224.62 per hour in line with the NDIS price guide. This amount is
applicable to both assessment and intervention sessions. It is also applied to report writing and program development

Prices: $193.99 per hour for Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy and $224.62 per hour for Physiotherapy

Rebates

North West Therapy Services is a registered provider for:

  • National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS);

  • Medicare and;

  • Private Health Insurance

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing support for Australians with disability, their families and carers. The NDIS provides children and adults diagnosed with a disability funding to support participation in everyday life activities. The NDIS also provides funding for early childhood intervention.

To determine if your child is eligible for support through this scheme visit www.ndis.gov.au and complete the NDIS Access Checklist. You can also contact the NDIA on 1800 800 110.

  1. Chronic Disease Management Plan
  2. Helping children with Autism Plan
Chronic Disease Management Plan

People with a ‘chronic and complex medical need’ may be able to access Medicare benefits to cover a total of 5 Allied Health sessions that help manage their condition. This is called a Chronic Disease Management plan. It was previously known as the Enhanced Primary Care Plan. Your child may be eligible for this plan if they have a chronic medical condition of greater than 6 months or have complex needs that require intervention from more than one health professional. You will need to discuss access to this initiative with your GP.

Visit http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/content/health-medicare-health_pro-gp-pdf-allied-cnt.htm for further information.

Helping Children with Autism Plan

The Helping Children with Autism Plan is an initiative to help in the early diagnosis and treatment of children with Autism or any other pervasive developmental disorder (PDD). The initiative will allow access up to a total of 4 assessment and up to a total of 20 treatment Allied Heath appointments in a lifetime with registered Allied Health provider. You will need to discuss access to this initiative with your Paediatrician.

Visit http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/autism-children for more information.

Rebates from Private health funds are determined by the duration of the appointment and the level of cover that you have. We recommend that you contact your private health provider to determine your rebate for therapy.

Please email us at admin@northwesttherapyservices.com.au or call us on 0403 119 719 to make an appointment. We will discuss your concerns and arrange an initial assessment.

FAQs

Please email us at admin@northwesttherapyservices.com.au or call us on 0403 119 719 to make an appointment. We will discuss your concerns and arrange an initial assessment.

We will arrange a time to complete an initial assessment. This assessment will take between 60-90 minutes depending on your needs. We may use standardised assessment tools as well as our own clinical observations. Once the assessment has been completed we will formulate goals for therapy and determine the best therapy approach for you and/or your child.

Please refer to our Fees and Rebates section for full details of costs.

Therapy programs are designed to meet your individual needs and may last anywhere from 4 weeks to 12 months.

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