We are registered to provide supports for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants and clients with a GP careplan. We can also process claims for children covered by private health funds.

Individual tailored services.

At ValleyKids we provide a wide range of tailored therapy services to meet the needs of the individual. Our Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapist are highly experienced in assisting babies, children and adolescents.

We are able to provide services to you at our clinic, in your home or at childcare, kindy or school. We service the Barossa Valley, Adelaide Hills and Northern Country areas.

Our therapists work with children through all stages – from pre-term infants to adolescents. After thorough assessment, we work with you and your child to determine your main concerns and needs to develop an individualised plan.

Our services cover the following areas:

  • Baby milestones
  • Developmental delay and disability
  • Coordination
  • Sensory processing
  • Kindy and school readiness
  • Sleep, eating and toileting
  • Equipment prescription
  • Injury management and rehabilitation
  • Independent living skills

Our experienced team.

Our therapists, Julie Gifford and Kirsty MacCulloch, have extensive experience working with children and their families and are passionate about helping them achieve their goals. Both therapists are registered to provide supports for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants and are registered Medicare providers. Julie is also an approved Better Access to Mental Health provider.

Kirsty MacCulloch - Physiotherapist

Kirsty MacCulloch

Physiotherapist

B. Physio., AHPRA , APAPG & APAM

Kirsty graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of South Australia in 2001. She is passionate about working with children and families and has spent her career in country South Australia, initially in the Riverland and more recently in the Barossa Valley.

Kirsty has experience working with children of all ages who have a variety of conditions and difficulties, including developmental delay, disability and coordination challenges. She is committed to providing services which address family goals and have meaningful outcomes for children and families. She also has an interest in supervising students.

Kirsty is a registered Physiotherapist with AHPRA and is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) and the APA Paediatric Group.

Julie Gifford - Occupational Therapist

Julie Gifford

Occupational Therapist

B. App Sc (OT)., AHPRA & OTAA

Julie graduated as an Occupational Therapist from the University of South Australia in 1990. She has worked in a broad variety of settings in South Australia and in the USA. Julie’s work has predominantly been with children and their families but she has also worked in a range of adult services.

Across her career Julie has gained a vast amount of experience working with children and adolescents with disabilities, including physical disability, intellectual disability and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). She has also worked extensively with babies and young children with a range of developmental delays.

Julie is a registered Occupational Therapist with AHPRA and is a member of the Occupational Therapy Association of Australia.

Fees and Payments.

Fee payment is required on the day of service. Private health fund and / or Medicare claims and EFTPOS payments can be made electronically in our clinic. Services provided in community settings need to be paid in full electronically and rebate claims made separately. We do not accept cash payments.

Fee Schedule
Fees are payable at the end of each appointment. The fee schedule is as follows:

Single-discipline services Duration (minutes) Cost
Standard appointment 60 $180
Standard appointment 45 $135
Long appointment 90 $240
Short appointment 30 $90
Group 60 $50 (up to four participants)
Initial orthopaedic consult 40 $80
Subsequent orthopaedic consult 30 $65
Multi-discipline services Duration (minutes) Cost
Standard appointment 60 $240
Long appointment 90 $360
Short appointment 30 $120
Group 60 $90 (up to four participants)
Services billed per hour
Liaison / case coordination Per hour $180
Travel Per hour $180
Equipment prescription Per hour $180
NDIS services Per hour Billed at approved rate
Other
Written report - $150
Tape only appointment - $30
Consumables - Quote per item
Workshops - Quote per item

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
ValleyKids therapists are registered to provide supports for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants. Please inform your therapist if your child has an NDIA plan prior to your first appointment. For further information visit the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Private Health Insurance
Many private health funds cover Occupational Therapy and / or Physiotherapy services. Please contact your individual fund to check your rebate amount. Gap fees apply.

Medicare
ValleyKids therapists are able to provide services for children referred under a Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Plan. These plans are arranged by your GP and entitle your child to five allied health appointments per calendar year. For more information visit Chronic Disease Management plan. Gap fees apply.

Our Occupational Therapist is also able to provide services to children referred by their GP with a Better Access to Mental Health care plan. These plans entitle your child to access 6 Occupational Therapy sessions per calendar year. For more information visit Better Access to Mental Health. Gap fees apply.

Cancellations and Non Attendance
Please provide 24 hours notice if you are unable to keep your appointment.
You may be charged the full session fee if you fail to attend or provide adequate notice.

Get in touch.

For more information about how ValleyKids Therapy Services could be of benefit, or to book an appointment, you can reach us on the following details or alternatively by filling in the below form.

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