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...
March 19, 2017
Our latest tool in assessing how babies move, and identifying those needing early intervention
I have emerged 4 days in a darkened room watching videos of babies lying down, looking at how they wriggle around.
Sound a bit strange?
Assessing spontaneous movements in newb...
December 5, 2016
We are planning our sessions, staffing, pool bookings and visiting hours for term 1 2017.
It's nearly the end of this year!
We would like to finalise your bookings before you go off to enjoy a well earned break!
We close at the end of term 4, with last sessions being on...
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...
January 15, 2016
We are eager to form an encouraging and cooperative team to support the wonderful families we work with to achieve their goals.
Psychologists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists and physiotherapists have important roles to play in facilitating a child's...
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
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...
November 13, 2014
Shayna Gavin, Physiotherapist (updated 8/4/18)
Baby walkers continue to be sold in toy shops and used in child care centres. However I strongly discourage their use, as does the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne and the Australian Physiotherapy Association. In fact, sale and ownership of baby walkers has been...
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 23, 2014
This story brings together two great things that don't appear to be linked at first glance:
1. Family story time
2. Advocating finding cures for rare conditions.
Many of you will have seen this story on 60 minutes Australia on Sunday 19/10/14, about "the courageou...
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What bathtime games can help children get used to water on their face?
October 18, 2014
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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
Aquatic Physiotherapy in times of Covid
July 14, 2020
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