Participation - a modern definition
What is known as participation has evolved in the therapy space over the last decade. Participation is no longer simply ‘participating in a
Aquatic and land physiotherapy for babies, children & young people
Splash Physiotherapist ®
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Alex plays towards the goals of Splash children through to young adults and their families.
He provides individual land and aquatic physiotherapy, pathways to swimming, telehealth and sports and recreation intensives.
Alex graduated from his physiotherapy course in 2017 from University of Melbourne, having previously completed Bachelor of Science (Hons) 2013.
He was a Splash Physiotherapy assistant in 2017 working with children and young people in the pool as well as on land. He has done ASCTA swimming teacher training.
Alex works with children at our Greensborough pool, wheelchair accessible pool, by telehealth, with home visits and playground sessions. He assists Splash kids in their transition to and inclusion in kindergarten and primary school. He loves seeing the huge progress chidlren make on our sports and recreation intensives.
Alex is passionate about:
play based approach to developing skills for participation goals
working closely with each family and their health and education team
Alex is a keen sportsman and is also happy in the water - as a child he happened to learn to swim at one of the swimming schools we work with, Van Dyk’s Swimming in Greensborough!
Doctor of Physiotherapy 2017 University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Science (Honors) 2013 Deakin University
Member Australian Physiotherapy Association including aquatic and paediatric groups
ASCTA swimming teacher training, 2018
APA Aquatic Physiotherapy Level 1, 2018
We see children are part of a family
Families know their children best
Children do best in their own environments
We find strategies that fit in with your everyday life
We form respectful, cooperative partnerships with families
We value Melbourne's diverse community
We are professional, playful and up to date
We are professional, friendly, fun, and love the work we do
Coordinating with your health and education services helps everyone work towards their goals
We are committed to life long learning. We are highly skilled and up to date.
We are constantly improving
We teach the way kids learn
Children learn through play
Every achievement is celebrated
We apply the science behind neuroplasticity in practical strategies to optimise learning
We use a strengths based approach
The earlier the better and it's never too late! We work with babies through to young people
We observe carefully, adjust moment to moment, to: meet your individual learning needs; find the 'just right challenge'; optimise your chance to learn
We celebrate small steps towards participation goals
Participation is key
We start with your participation goal. Then we drill down to small details in body structure and function to help you learn functional skills
We support all areas of development
We advocate to address social, environmental, policy and institutional barriers to participation
Swim safer skills and behaviours are part of every aquatic physiotherapy session
Being active is good for everyone