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Kato Matthews

Physiotherapist

APAM, FARLF

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Hi! I'm Kato and I am thrilled you are here!

Following the birth of my son in 2017, I launched myself neck deep into learning evidence-based and meaningful ways to support myself and my family in the fabulously lifechanging perinatal space.

Sprout & Me is the result.

I hope you find something here of interest and please get in touch if you have any queries.

Kato x

With more than 20 years of experience, I continue to upskill to ensure my clients receive the best possible physiotherapy care, with my son Morrison acting as chief quality controller. Sprout was what we called him when I was pregnant, and so once he was born, so was Sprout & Me!

 

I am passionate about physical, mental and emotional health of new parents and carers, especially those remote from their family and social supports. I have lived, worked (and mothered) in the stunning Kimberley region of northern Western Australia for over 20 years and understand how this impacts you when accessing health careBy offering mobile and telehealth options, being remote doesn't mean disconnected or disadvantaged. Because new beginnings deserve to be nurtured, regardless of where you live.

The perinatal space can be quite noisy, with many conflicting opinions and approaches that can overwhelm new families. I love to learn and pride myself on being informed in evidence-based and physiological practice to support families to make the right choices for them.

This beautiful time in your life doesn't have to be more complicated or harder than it already is. Allow me to support you to make your family life as simple and joyful as you wish it to be.

My qualifications

Much blood, sweat and tears has been shed (not only mine!) in my pursuit of education over my career. My biggest thanks to my untiringly supportive family and friends for all their enthusiasm and encouragement over the past 25 years, I couldn't have done this without them.

I hope the following list assures you of my commitment to offering you contemporary, quality services, hence allowing you to feel confident and safe in my knowledge and skills when inviting me into the sanctity of your perinatal space.

 

  • Bachelor of Science - Physiotherapy (Curtin)

  • Graduate Certificate - Continence and Women's Health Physiotherapy (Curtin)

  • Graduate Certificate - Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (Curtin)

  • Graduate Certificate - Diabetes Education (Curtin)

  • Certificate IV Breastfeeding Education

  • Certificate III & IV Fitness

  • Accredited Neuroprotective Developmental Care Practitioner

  • Approved Babywearing Consultant 

  • Certified Kangatraining Instructor

  • Graduate Certificate - Australian Rural Leadership

  • Fellow, Australian Rural Leadership Foundation

My memberships and affiliations

Sprout & Me is only possible due to the love and support shown to me by the following organisations (plus many more unlisted), to whom I am forever grateful for all they have gifted to me. Thank you for being part of my journey.You can click on the image to find out more about these incredible groups.

Australian Physiotherapy Association logo, written in blue with letters in blue oblong above APA
Approved BSA Consultant logo, mother with baby in pink wrap on her chest
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Kangatraining logo, pink kangaroo with joey in pouch
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The Rural Woman logo, golden letters say lifetime member
Australian Breastfeeding Association logo, teal mother breastfeeding achild
RHW.jpg
ARLF Logo.png
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