Our growing team

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

We currently have two physiotherapists, with two ready to start in January 2021, and more we are working with to develop their skills before commencing. 

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. 

We are also collecting expressions of interest in time slots for home visits and aquatics that we don't currently offer or that are wait listed.

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 starting 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 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 excited to join the team as a Splash Physiotherapist in 2021. 


She has experience working with children and adults in the community home visits  and health care settings, including both face to face and telehealth services. 

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.

Read more about Bec