Lance Douglas

Splash Physiotherapist ®

Lance’s key focus is helping kids towards movement literacy and promoting physical activity.

A graduate of La Trobe Physiotherapy, Lance also brings a passion for learning as he is currently completing a Graduate Diploma of Early Childhood Teaching to better understand child learning psychology. He keeps up his professional development including short courses through Monash University and the Royal Children’s Hospital.

 

Lance is an avid conversationalist in AUSLAN and has worked as the physiotherapist for the Australian Deaflympic team in Bulgaria, and the Australian Deaf Cricket team in Australia.

Outside of physiotherapy, Lance enjoys training and teaching martial arts for children.

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  • Bachelor Physiotherapy, Bundoora 2011

  • Currently completing Graduate Diploma Early Childhood Teaching

  • 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