Aquatic and land physiotherapy for babies, children & young people
Blog, news & resources
April 8, 2017
Shayna Gavin, Physiotherapist
We are receiving many requests for helping children and young people get into swimming. There are many different pathways, and we've written up resources to help see what might suit best.
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Pathways to swimming flowchart - Splash Physiot...
December 14, 2015
Here's some tips I've discovered for accessing the water around Melbourne this summer.
1. Accessible beaches
Altona and Williamstown beaches are trialling accessible points at their beaches this summer.
Rubber matting will be laid out along the sand. The trial will be ma...
June 25, 2015
We help babies and children to learn day to day functional activities so they can participate in life at home, school, and in the community.
Participation is the focus of everything we do here at Splash Physitotherapy.
When teaching, I often give this example:
June 17, 2015
I'm honoured to be presenting a joint lecture for the Australian Physiotherapy Associations's two national groups, Paediatrics and Aquatics, again this year.
Inclusion and participation
I'll be speaking about the ways in which physiotherapists and swimming teachers can...
June 2, 2015
Free ebook resource
Have you read the book ‘You are Not Alone - A Carer's Journey?’’
It provides advice to parents and carers centred on a child’s early years, from birth to 6 years of age.
Written by carers, for carers
It was developed by Michelle Rhodes and Tanya Dennis...
May 31, 2015
Supportive equipment helps us participate
Every minute spent in therapy, education, equipment prescription or service coordination is aimed at helping your child participate in their daily lives.
When chosen well, supportive equipment will do just that.
It's all about t...
February 3, 2015
I was honoured to do a training day with 18 swimming teachers and volunteers at Kew Recreation Centre on 28th January 2015.
They have a program where swimming teachers and volunteers work one- on- one with children and teenagers with specific learning needs in the...
December 8, 2014
Comedian, journalist and disability advocate Stella Young has passed away, aged 32.
We're previously shared her TED talk "I'm not your inspiration, thank you very much".
In this talk, she tells us:
"I want to live in a world where we don't have such low expecta...
November 25, 2014
We love to help the families we work with to participate in inclusive sport and recreation options. We're in the pool each day, and most weeks will see us visiting footy practise or a ballet class, or helping to work on a tennis swing.
We're happy to come along t...
November 4, 2014
This is a great article about Marnie and Lucy who are completing their HSC subjects in life skills.
Their learning support teacher, Stephanie Kuldan, said "Their parents and teachers won't always be there to help them, so they need to be able to do things for themselv...
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