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  • Writer's pictureShayna Gavin, Splash Principal Physiotherapist

Goals smashed in our April intensive!

We were thrilled to welcome our new physio, Georgia to our Splash Physio team for our April intensives!

Bec, Georgia and myself delivered land and aquatic intensives over the April school holidays.

We had a mix of weather, and made use of our indoor sporting venue, as well as the excellent outdoor sporting facilities.

We had toddlers through to teenagers working on a variety of goals developing:

  • wheelchair mobility

  • floor mobility

  • agility and pre - sport skills

  • soccer skills

  • bike riding, with kids enjoying getting going on 2 wheels; making incredible gains on their custom tricycles and training wheels

Image description:

top left: running up to practice kicking a soccer ball on an open grassy field

bottom left: Marci practising riding her custom trike on a gravel path supported by physio Georgia and mum Thuy

top middle: throwing and catching a ball while lying on a mat, for some time out of the wheelchair

bottom middle: initial assessment in the wheelchair

top right: throwing and catching in high kneeling on a mat in the park

bottom right: practising some exercises for a home program on a mat in the park

We were also lucky to have our Moonee Ponds pool all to ourselves in the afternoons. Deliciously warm on the colder days and filled with sunlight when it came out, we had a range of children join us:

  • just starting swimming and getting used to water over the face

  • submerging underwater

  • gliding and starting propulsion

  • working on developing long arms

  • lots of games mixed in!

Thanks to all the families for sharing your holidays with us. We thoroughly enjoy intensives and seeing such quick progress. It will be fun to build on this during your term 2 blocks.

See videos from our January intensives here:

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, Contemporary Neuro Developmental Treatment, motor learning, 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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