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  • Writer's pictureShayna Gavin, Splash Principal Physiotherapist

An exciting new teaching role

Just a little new to share, that I'm excited to be starting a new teaching role at RMIT in Melbourne.

I am developing and delivering the aquatic physiotherapy units for their first Allied Health Assistants course.

It's an exciting opportunity as, to our knowledge, these units havn't been included in Allied Health Assistant courses in Australia before.

Some of our Splash Physiotherapy treatment sessions will be affected in the first 2 weeks of term 3 for this block's teaching and assessment days. I have negotiated the teaching timetable to have the minimum effect upon our families possible. I have started to contact those families who are affected to offer make up sessions. I thank you for your understanding and patience, and will do my best to accommodate your busy timetables for make up spots :-)

Shayna Gavin is a physiotherapist who is passionate about helping babies, children and young people learn functional skills so they can participate in life at home, school and in their community. Recognising that children do best in their own environments, she visits homes, schools, and leisure activities from football fields to ballet classes. She also has daily aquatic physiotherapy sessions available at two private swimming schools in Moonee Ponds and Greensborough, Melbourne. She combines principles of paediatric physiotherapy, Neuro Developmental Treatment / Bobath, motor learning, Sensory Integration and swimming teaching to address the individual needs of each child and their family. She loves providing professional development to physiotherapists, allied health and education professionals, allied health assistants and swimming teachers.

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