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Neatline Physiotherapy

Neatline Physiotherapy specialises in Developmental Paediatric Therapy Services, targeted specifically to cater for your child's needs. Therapists regularly attend professional development courses and training to ensure they are up to date with the latest treatment/research in the management of specific conditions.
No referral is required to access services for your child and is covered by your private health fund. Neatline Physiotherapy is also a registered Better Start and NDIS provider.

Paediatric Specialist Treatment Areas Include:

• Packaging disorders including plagiocephaly (head shape), torticollis ( preferred neck turn / tilt) and hip dysplasia
• Gross Motor Development Concerns and Delays in infants and toddlers
• Hypermobility and Connective Tissue disorders (including Joint Hypermobility and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome)
• Gait issues (including Toe-Walking, In-toeing and Out-toeing)
• Movement and coordination concerns (including Dyspraxia and Developmental Coordination Disorder)
• General Paediatric Orthopaedics including rehabilitation after injury or medical intervention
• Fitness and weight management for children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder or Intellectual Disability


Kate Neates is the Director and Principle Therapist of Neatline Physiotherapy. After graduating from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy), Kate has worked in a variety of areas during her career including Musculoskeletal Private Practice, Community Paediatrics and the Disability sector. This has included work in the metro area as well as remote areas such as Port Hedland, Derby, Fitzroy Crossing and surrounding communities. Over the years, Kate has continued to grow passionate towards the areas of community health care, in particular working with children. Upon returning to the metro area, recommenced working in Paediatrics whilst completing a Masters in Advanced Paediatric Physiotherapy Practice through Monash Univserity.

Kate is passionate about holistic treatment in Paediatrics, particularly Early Detection and Intervention. She has a specific interest in neurodevelopmental therapy, infant mental health and how Physio can assist sensory regulation issues in children with global delay and pre-mature infants. Kate is trained in Prechtl's General Movements Assessment which is a non-invasive and cost-effective way to identify neurological issues which may lead to cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities.

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 carries out regular training on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome for healthcare and education professionals.

For more information, please contact Baby Steps Health Centre on 9387 2844, or email kate.neates@neatlinephysio.com should you require information direct from Kate.