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Alexander "Alex" Cowcher

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's background: 

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

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We help babies, children and young people learn everyday functional activities

to participate in life at home, school, and in the community.

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

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