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  • Writer's pictureShayna Gavin, Splash Principal Physiotherapist

Kayaking, swimming, bike riding & martial arts intensives!

We had a wonderful time at our January intensives as usual this year, with more variety than ever!

We welcomed Lance to his first intensive with us, where he supported children with bike riding, martial arts and aquatic goals.

Bec worked with children in bike riding, sports skills, kayaking and aquatic goals.

And Shayna worked with children in mobility, bike riding, aquatic and kayaking goals.

We even had the chance to practise water rescue skills in real life in the river, having simulated this in earlier aquatic physio sessions with life jackets and mats for boats!

One of the young kayakers did an excellent job of arranging for his dad to hire a kayak and meet us on the river for a paddle, to say hello to his mother and grandparents and show off his new skills! He looked up availability, directions, made bookings, and communicated it all with his family. How's that for a project!

It was a packed two weeks, with lots of problem solving to manage changing COVID restrictions, but we made it!

We are very proud of all of the children and family's achievements, and of our team for making it happen!

Find out more:

See what we got up to on the river, with many thanks to Fairfield Canoe Club for their ongoing support

See what we got up to in the parks and playgrounds!

And finally, check out some underwater footage in our sparking pool!

Congratulations to everyone on achieving your goals!

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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