Aquatic and land physiotherapy for babies, children & young people
Blog, news & resources
November 20, 2017
Shayna Gavin, Physiotherapist
Splash kids will join in with swim safer activities
at both of the swim schools we work with over the next two weeks during their aquatic physiotherapy sessions.
What will happen during this swim safer week? (20th - 25th November)
This week we will have a go at:
June 28, 2016
I had the pleasure of presenting the ASCTA Babies and Toddlers course to a group of swimming teachers at this week.
It's a fantastic course, preparing teachers to work with babies up to 3 year old toddlers, before they start to transition into pre school swim lessons.
March 9, 2016
I know many of your were dissappointed we were unable to run any intensives over summer while I was away on the research project. But...
Physiotherapy intensives are back for these school holidays!
Monday 4th April - Thursday 7th April
We will be seeing children in the w...
November 13, 2015
There is new evidence about the need to keep ears dry for children who have grommets inserted.
What are grommets?
"Grommets" are middle ear ventilation tubes inserted surgically into a child's middle ear to allow fresh air in. They are known by a number of names (e...
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 12, 2015
We're excited to be doing physiotherapy intensives again this school holidays.
From Monday 29th June to Friday 3rd July, we will be seeing children in the water as well as at home and in your favourite playgrounds.
Aquatic physiotherapy ("hydrotherapy") in Melbourne
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...
January 7, 2015
We love the water. This is a quick online questionnaire to help you become more aware of ways to stay safer around water, from the bathtub to the beach.
Got a spare 5 minutes?
We'd love to encourage you to become a water hero!
Then you get a badge you can post to socia...
October 30, 2014
Research Project Survey - Swimming Inclusion for People with a Physical Disability
Katrina Murphy at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) is completing a this study on behalf of Swimming Australia as part of her PhD into swimming inclusion.
She is interested in "t...
October 18, 2014
Shayna Gavin, Physiotherapist (updated 8/4/18)
Bathtime is the best time to get used to having water on your child's face, and to learn to enjoy playing with water. And many swim schools say the best time to start is with baby's first bath.
Keep it fun!
We start with playing with cups, containers and sh...
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Assessing how babies move, from birth to 4 months
March 19, 2017
What bathtime games can help children get used to water on their face?
Do we use distraction? Or engagement?
November 3, 2017
awareness/ celebration/ action day
first person advocacy
learn to ride a bike
learn to sit
learn to swim
learn to walk
specific learning needs
table top activity
world cp day
NDIS planning inquiry interim report released
December 5, 2019
Teaching in aquatic physiotherapy
November 19, 2019
Disability related health supports
October 26, 2019
Core supports for physio
What is separation anxiety?
Medicare physiotherapy item price rise
July 2, 2019
New funding for children waiting to access the NDIS
New NDIS price guide & policies
Outcome measures in bike riding physio
June 29, 2019
Aquatics & disability professional development
May 23, 2019