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  • Writer's pictureShayna Gavin, Splash Principal Physiotherapist

Intensives are coming!

I know many of your were dissappointed we were unable to run any intensives over summer while I was away on the research project. But...

Physiotherapy intensives are back for these school holidays!

Monday 4th April - Thursday 7th April

We will be seeing children in the water, at your home or any community setting (eg childcare, playgrounds, your favourite leisure activity).

Intenstives are a great chance to work on a particular goal for the week

Are we working on getting comfortable in the water to transition into community based swimming lessons?

Is sitting up by herself going to make a big difference to your child's ability to play with her siblings at home?

Does your new kinder kid really want to master those two steps to get into the classroom by himself?

Is your child trying very hard to get his body ready so he can reach a toy to make a choice?

Are you eager to help your child cope with water over their face and head to make bathtime more enjoyable?

Choosing a goal related to function (something we do) or participation (something we do in a setting with other people) is a great way to target learning during intensives, as well as throughout your usual therapies.

Aquatic physiotherapy ("hydrotherapy") in Melbourne

I will be seeing children every morning for the week, working towards their goals.

Some children will be working on a movement goal, and others will be focussing more on swim safer skills and transitioning into community based swimming lessons.

We will be using the private, heated indoor pool in Moonee Ponds. And we will have the luxury of having the pool to ourselves for this whole week, with as many toys and climbing frames as we like!

Physiotherapy home visits and community visits in Melbourne

I'll also be doing some home visits / community visits during that school holidays week. It's a great chance to catch members of the family who often have work committments during term time. And it's great to see school kids when they're not tired after a big day at school!

Want to know more about our physiotherapy intensives?

Read more about what our physiotherapy home visits and aquatic physiotherapy intensives include here.

Or please feel free to contact us for a chat to see if this service might suit you.

Interested in a physiotherapy intensive?

Contact us with your query. We are limited to 6 aquatic physiotherapy intensive spots in the mornings, an d 2-3 visits per day depending upon travel times.

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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