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  • Writer's pictureShayna Gavin, Splash Principal Physiotherapist

Have a break over summer while I research!

Over the summer holidays, I will be participating in a research project as a physiotherapist providing contemporary NDT (Neuro Developmental Treatment) for children with cerebral palsy.

I'm looking forward to the opportunity to help research the effects of our interventions; to work in a team with skillled therapists and mentors; and I'll be completing and advanced NDT qualification too. Phew!

This does mean there's no school holiday intensives this year.

My apologies to those families who were keen for one. I will do my best to fit them in during the 2016 holidays. You are of course welcome to also have more than one session at Moonee Ponds during the year (up to 4 per week, subject to availability of course) if you want to have a specific goal directed burst of aquatic physiotherapy.

Bookings for 2016 are all sorted!

Everyone has booked in for term 1 of 2016 so we'll be ready to go when we start back, Monday February 1th.

We finish up Friday 18th December

This is in line with the state school dates. If you ever want to check any dates, they're always updated here :-)

Have a great summer holiday!!

Be safe around water :-)

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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