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.
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.
She has been active in paediatric volunteer opportunities including Wheelchair Sports, Sailability, Burns Camp with the Children's Hospital Westmead, as physiotherapy assistant at a special developmental school, and assisting at a Homework Club.
She understands the importance of swimming skills for participation and enjoyment in active leisure within Australia and continues to enjoy swimming training in her spare time.
Doctor of Physiotherapy 2019 Macquarie University
Bachelor of Science 2013 Melbourne University, Anatomy and Physiology major
Member Australian Physiotherapy Association including aquatic and paediatric groups
Undergoing ASCTA swimming teacher training