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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
September 19, 2014
Shayna Gavin, Physiotherapist (updated 8/4/18)
From swim nappies to sunsuits, bathers and wetsuits, swimming caps, headbands and clips, earplugs and goggles... We've got advice about all of these tricky questions to help you out :-)
What should my child wear to aquatic physiotherapy sessions?
See you in t...
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?
October 18, 2014
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