Babies and children do best in their own environments.

Physiotherapy visits. We come to you!

 

We can visit you at home, childcare, kindergarten, school,

a local park, or your child's sport or leisure activity. 

Splash Physiotherapy is proud to provide land and aquatic based physiotherapy services for children, from newborns through to adolescence, with: 

  • musculoskeletal, neurological, developmental or postural queries

  • diagnosed developmental delay, disability or illness.

 

Splash Physiotherapy is passionate about: 

 

We focus upon coordinating care with each family’s education and health service providers to meet your needs, as well as assisting integration into community based services.

We focus on helping your child participate in their day to day functional activities:

moving around, getting dressed, sitting steady at their school desk, playing at lunchtime,

joining in sport and going  along for family walks and bike rides. 

Babies

We have a special interest in working with babies born pre-term, in helping them with: 

  • self regulation

  • developing movement patterns

  • protecting their head shape

  • helping parents with ideas for play to help their children learn to move

  • formal assessments of their development are available

 

We help with queries around typical development, head shape, torticollis and asymmetrical movement patterns. 

 

We also see babies who have specific diagnoses, to start early intervention nice and early.

Children and young people

We help with queries about:

  • stages of development

  • movement patterns

  • musculoskeletal

  • posture

  • coordination

  • challenges in learning new skills

  • developing higher level mobility skills (such as running, hopping, ball skills, agility skills for sports)

  • inclusion and participation at school, sport and leisure activities

  • formal assessments to track development, and advocate for funding

  • persistent pain

  • chronic fatigue syndrome

  • POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome)

We support your child's whole development 

by coordinating with your therapy and education team

to promote communication, social, play, fine motor, problem solving and self care skills in our sessions

Childcare, kinder and school visits

 

  • direct observation

  • collaboration with teachers and staff

  • advice on facilitating inclusion and participation in the classroom and playground activities

  • advice on activities to help your child move towards their developmental goals

  • advice on equipment and sitting positions to help your child be nice and steady so they can focus on learning

  • coordinate with your therapy, medical and education teams

  • reports to advocate for inclusion support staff funding

  • planning for transition to kinder and school

We support your child to participate in their everyday life

Participation is key:

We employ a "top down" approach based on the World Health Organisation's International Classification of Function for Children and Youth (ICF-CY).

We've written up and example here, where a child's participation goal was to play in a Saturday soccer team with his peers. Other examples of participation goals could be: 

  • sitting in a supported high chair at the table with family to participate in meal times

  • participating in a community based swimming lesson

  • participating in play time at childcare, kinder or school with support to engage with peers

  • sitting at the table with peers for table top activities at kinder

  • sitting with peers on the floor to participate in circle time at kinder

To achieve participation goals, we are looking at the big picture alongside you, you child and others involved. We consider the participation goal, the activity and skills that make up the activity, the child's body functionas and structure, personal factors, and environmental factors (which could include room set up, equipment, and upskilling teachers, or developing inclusive values amongst peers).

Call us 9am - 5pm school days

0413 026 200

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We come to you! 

Within 30 mins of our pools

Sydenham Street Swimming School

15 Sydenham St Moonee Ponds VIC 3039

 

Van Dyk's Swimming Academy

241 Para Rd Greensborough VIC 3088

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people on whose land we gather, play and learn. We value Melbourne's diverse community.