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Lauren Russell

Splash Physiotherapist ®

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Lauren is an enthusiastic and passionate physiotherapist, dedicated to supporting children and families. 

She completed a Doctor of Physiotherapy in 2019 at the University of Melbourne, following her undergraduate studies in Science. 

She has experience in a wide variety of settings, including metropolitan, regional and rural Victoria, in community, out patients in inpatients care. 

She has been a keen swimmer all her life, swam competitively to 17 years of age, and continues to have a love of swimming and enjoying the water. 

She is a netball umpire, team manager, and has coached under 13s teams.

She is diligent in continuing professional development in striving for excellence in her physiotherapy practice. 

Outside of work she enjoys swimming, playing netball, reading, sailing and cross stitching! She understands that we can all learn new things at any stage, and is starting to learn to surf and gymnastics! 

  • Doctor of Physiotherapy, 2019

  • Bachelor of Science, 2015

  • 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

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