Meet Senior Paediatric Physiotherapist and Director Katie Cleary

Katie Cleary

Senior Paediatric Physiotherapist and Founder

Katie is an APA Titled Paediatric Physiotherapist and the Founder of Ocean Kids. Over the past 12 years in both public and private sectors, Katie has gained a wealth of experience by supporting families with babies and children with a broad range of conditions affecting their movement, development and participation. Katie loves working closely to support and enhance the skills of our incredible therapy team at Ocean Kids!

Katie is very passionate and dedicated to improving the quality and standard of Physiotherapy care within Australia. Katie has loved travelling the world to research and find the best modalities to support child development and has completed extensive training, including Therasuit training, CME, Clinical Pilates, Bobath, EDS Paediatric ECHO, DCD and baby developmental courses. Katie is a current member of the Paediatric working group with The International Consortium on Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders.

Katie has a special interest in supporting:

Babies with any problem affecting their movement and development
Babies & children with connective tissue disorders (Hypermobility syndromes & EDS)

Katie is a total water baby! You will find her in or around water in her downtime.

Katie also loves special time with her family and friends, travel, cooking, music, scuba diving and surfing her longboard!


Why? I’ve always loved dolphins, their playfulness, harmony, intuitiveness I very much resonate with. I often see them in the surf coming over to play! This reminds me not to take life too seriously and have more fun!

Our Ocean Kids Health team are here to help you and your child thrive!