Belle Chen

Splash Physiotherapist ®

Belle loves aquatic physiotherapy and focussing on participation based goals for children and young people. 

 

While she has extensive experience in a range of clinical areas, aquatic physiotherapy has continued to be a strong interest in her career to date, and she has completed professional development in aquatic physiotherapy. 

Belle has been part of the FitSkills program where young people with intellectual disability are supported to participate in community based gym programs and transition to independent or supported use aligned with their goals. 

Outside of physiotherapy, Belle is active in her community in volunteer roles with children and young adults' programs.

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  • Bachelor of Health Science / Master of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University 2017

  • Aquatic Physiotherapy Level 1, Australian Physiotherapy Association

  • Member Australian Physiotherapy Association 

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