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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Alexander "Alex" Cowcher

Splash Physiotherapist ®

Alex plays towards the goals of  Splash children through to young adults and their families. 

He provides aquatic, land, intensives and telehealth physiotherapy. 

Alex graduated from his physiotherapy course in 2017 from University of Melbourne, having previously completed Bachelor of Science (Hons) 2013. 

He was a Splash Physiotherapy assistant in 2017 working with children and young people in the pool as well as on land.

Alex is a keen sportsman and is also happy in the water - as a child he happened to learn to swim at one of the swimming schools we work with, Van Dyk’s Swimming in Greensborough!

He has done ASCTA swimming teacher training. 

Alex was excited to become a Splash Physiotherapist in 2018, providing individual land and aquatic physiotherapy, pathways to swimming, and sports and recreation intensives. 

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Rebecca "Bec" Bacusmo

Splash Physiotherapist ®

Bec is enjoying working with her varied role at Splash Physiotherapy. 

 

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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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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Belle Chen

Splash Physiotherapist ®

Belle loves aquatic physiotherapy and focussing on participation based goals for children and young people. 

 

While she has extensive experience in a range of clinical areas, aquatic physiotherapy has continued to be a strong interest in her career to date, and she has completed professional development in aquatic physiotherapy. 

Belle has been part of the FitSkills program where young people with intellectual disability are supported to participate in community based gym programs and transition to independent or supported use aligned with their goals. 

Outside of physiotherapy, Belle is active in her community in volunteer roles with children and young adults' programs.

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