Kate Neates

Kate is passionate about holistic treatment in Paediatrics and early intervention in children with global developmental delay and trans-disciplinary care for children with diagnosed disabilities.

Kate is passionate about holistic treatment in Paediatrics and specifically early intervention therapy in children with global developmental delay and trans-disciplinary care for children with diagnosed disabilities. Kate is an APA Titled Paediatric Physiotherapist, having completed a Masters in Advanced Paediatric Physiotherapy Practice from Monash University and Bachelor Science (Physiotherapy) from Curtin University. 

Kate’s professional experience includes working in the area of private practice musculoskeletal and sports for a number of years, volunteering for five years with the WA Wheelchair Sports Association as the Head Physiotherapist for the Perth Wheelcats, WA's National League Wheelchair Basketball Team whilst also completing a season as a physiotherapist with the WA Football Commissions AFL 16s and 18s State Development Teams.

Following this, Kate moved to hospital work in the remote areas of Port Hedland and Derby, Western Australia, where her passion for community health care, in particular working with children continued to grow. Since her country stint, Kate has become particularly passionate about the care of children who have been affected by drugs and alcohol pre- and post-natally and carried out regular training on Foetal Alcohol Syndrome for healthcare and education professionals. Continuing her country service as a Senior Physiotherapist with the Country Resource Program within Ability Centre, Kate provided consultative services to rural and remote families and therapists across WA for children with Cerebral Palsy or similar physical disabilities.

Kate moved to Sydney in 2017, Kate worked at NAPA Centre providing intensive therapy services to children from all across the globe. Following this Kate worked with Cerebral Palsy Alliance in partnership with NDIS as an Early Childhood Early Intervention Coordinator. 

Kate continues to be passionate about ensuring families have access to quality early intervention services and regularly completes professional development in order to ensure that she is up to date with the latest in Paediatric Physiotherapy practice and trans-disciplinary care. Kate has traveled to Santiago, Chile to complete Cuevas Medek Exercise (CME) training with Ramón Cuevas and most recently has completed Level II CME Therapy Practitioner Certification with Simona DeMarchi, Level IV Certified Practitioner.