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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Georgia Cooke

Splash Physiotherapist ®

Georgia is passionate about goal directed physiotherapy within a family centred care model. 

She values the role physiotherapy can play in promoting and optimising health and wellbeing for the entire community.

 

Since graduating from La Trobe University, Georgia has worked as a physiotherapist in paediatrics in a specialist school, the Victoria Paediatric Rehabilitation Service (VPRS) and a public hospital with newborns through to young adults.

 

Dedicated to ongoing professional development, she has already completed a range of paediatrics courses with more planned. 

 

She volunteers with the Very Special Kids, providing support to children and families during their stay. 

 

Outside of work, Georgia enjoys training and competing in triathlons, and is preparing for her first ironman!

She is excited to get active with the kids at Splash and is especially looking forward to our physiotherapy intensives!

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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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Kari "Car-i" Righton

Splash Physiotherapist ®

Kari is passionate about the participation of children in sport and life. She values the role Physiotherapy plays in promoting participation and enjoys seeing the incredible benefits for the children, their families and the community.

 

A keen participant in her own community through local schools, Scouting, tennis and sailing. Kari volunteers for Scouts Victoria, assisting with children’s outdoor adventurous activities. She also volunteers for Little Athletics and the local school parent engagement program.

 

Since graduating from Melbourne University Kari has over 20 years experience working as a Physiotherapist in Rehabilitation and Community Physiotherapy across all age groups. She has extensive experience working in community home visits and aquatic settings.

 

Kari has completed a range of paediatric courses, the latest being a level 2 Australian Physiotherapy Association Paediatric course, and is dedicated to ongoing professional development.

 

She is excited to be a Splash Physiotherapist, to facilitate the achievement of children’s goals and family aspirations for their children.

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Joanne 'Jo' Fraser

Splash Practice Manager ®

Joanne is our full time practice manager at Splash Physiotherapy. 

 

She understands the importance of children being active and values the role Splash Physiotherapy play in supporting children to participate in sports and recreation.

 

An active gym goer herself, Joanne especially enjoys early morning cycling classes before starting the work day.

 

She has been involved in various sporting clubs via her own children’s participation in sport, including assisting with fundraising, cooking the occasional bbq, and writing club newsletters.

 

Joanne joined Splash with over five years senior administration experience in paediatric allied health. She loves assisting the Splash team behind the scenes so they can stay organised and get on with what they do best.

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