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Our growing  team

We are thrilled to be growing our team here at Splash Physiotherapy ®

If you are interested in becoming a Splash Physiotherapist ®, get in touch!

We are growing!

This allows us to see more families without a long wait list. 

Families can feel free to fill out our 'Booking Requests' form to tell us what would suit you best. 

Shayna "Shana" Gavin

Principal Splash Physiotherapist ®

Shayna established Splash Physiotherapy in 2010 to create a physiotherapy service in the community that could help babies, children and young people learn functional skills to participate in everyday life. Splash Physiotherapy is driven by core values drawn from evidence informed practice in paediatrics.

Shayna is working clinically in all services offered at Splash, developing and supporting the Splash team, and driving the Sports and Recreation Intensives program created in 2018.

She graduated from physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne in 2002 and has since completed extensive further study in paediatrics, aquatics, swim teaching, neurodevelopment, motor learning, motor control, pain, and evidence informed practice in early childhood intervention. 

She is a presenter of ASCTA courses to accredit swim teachers.

She has swum all her life, loves introducing kids to a variety of sports, and loves kayaking and bushwalking.

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Rebecca "Bec" Bacusmo

Senior Splash Physiotherapist ®

Bec is enjoying working with her varied role at Splash Physiotherapy. She has taken on the senior physiotherapist position from 2023.


Bec supports children through to young adults and their families, in aquatic, land, telehealth, and intensive physiotherapy. 

She is a keen learner and continues to develop her skills through professional development related to child development, specific paediatric conditions, assessment processes and strategies to promote children's learning. 

During her physiotherapy course, she completed a Quality Improvement Project at the Children's Hospital Westmead, "The evaluation of initial bisphosphonate infusions in an inpatient vs outpatient setting for 'high risk' children: A retrospective review" and submitted a poster presentation on “The side effects associated with first bisphosphonate infusions in children” to the Australia Paediatric Endocrine Group Annual Scientific Meeting. She has also developed her knowledge through completing a professional development course in paediatric physiotherapy.

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Alice Dacey

Splash Physiotherapist ®

Alice enjoys creating fun environments and working with families to reach their goals and participate in activities they love.


Alice completed a Master of Physiotherapy at the University of Canberra following her undergraduate studies in Health Science. She has experience working in community home visits, private practice and exercise based settings with a background in clinical Pilates and swim teaching. 


Alice enjoys learning and continuously updating her skills and knowledge. This includes participating in regular professional development workshops and listening to the latest podcasts and audiobooks. 


In her spare time, Alice spends time with her young son, husband and dog. They love going on walks and outdoor adventures including day trips to explore new places. 

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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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Lauren Russell

Splash Physiotherapist ®

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! 

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Shai 'Shay' Patel

Splash Physiotherapist ®

Shai commences with us for term 2 in a maternity leave position until Bec returns full time. 

He comes with excellent paediatrics experiences and shares our Splash values of focussing on participation goals, and engagement in sessions, and is excited to meet Splash families.

We are so happy to have him join the team. 

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Ella Chivers

Splash Physiotherapist ®

Ella is supporting us with leave cover physiotherapy and we are thrilled to have her!


She did placements with us as a student and we could tell she would be an excellent fit for supporting Splash families and engaging with Splash kids in sessions.

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