About Us


Stephanie Jokuszies

Originally from Launceston, Steph graduated with Bachelor of Podiatry from the University of South Australia in 2000.

Over the past 22 years, Steph has worked in Australia and overseas in both private and public settings. She has gained experience working along side other allied health professionals, in large multi-disciplinary settings. In 2016, Steph established her own customer centred Podiatry practice.

A Mum of four active children, Steph knows how important the role of healthy feet play in childhood development.

She enjoys all aspects of Podiatry, and has a special interest in both the surgical and non-surgical treatment of ingrown toenails.  Steph takes pride in providing a thorough general treatment and understands how important managing chronic health conditions, such as diabetes, are in the prevention of foot complications.

Outside of work, Steph enjoys spending time with her family, reading a good book, walking her dog, swimming and dreaming of one day going skiing again.


Catherine Nicol

Catherine graduated with a Bachelor of Podiatry from La Trobe University in 2008. Since then, she has honed her skills working in both large multi-disciplinary and dedicated Podiatry clinics, across Victoria and Tasmania.

Catherine has special interests in biomechanics, lower limb function, exercise rehabilitation and orthotic therapy.  She utilises techniques such as dry needling and mobilising, as part of her holistic approach to understand the root cause of your foot problem.

Catherine has always enjoyed the variety that comes with being a podiatrist and  is also specialised in complex cases of general podiatry including skin conditions, nail treatment and diabetes management and education.

Over the past 3 years she has been pursuing further study in the field of nutrition and looks forward to being able to integrate this into her treatments in the future.

In her spare time, Catherine enjoys hiking, camping, yoga and cooking.  She loves a good chat and developing a good relationship with her patients.
Kate Barker

Kate Barker

Registered Osteopath
B.Sc (Clin), M.H.Sc. (Osteo)
Level 1 & 2 Dry needling and cupping

Kate is (almost) a Tasmanian Native, having lived here most of her life. She has a lifelong fascination with human anatomy and functionality. She became interested in Osteopathy after having her own sporting injuries successfully treated by an Osteopath. In 2012 Kate took the plunge and moved to Melbourne to complete a Bachelor of Clinical Science and a Masters of Osteopathy at Victoria University.

Kate enjoys treating a variety of demographics from children (3+ years of age) to those with many more years of wisdom under their belts. Kate is very structural in her approach to treatment and tailors every appointment to the individual’s needs. Kate has a strong interest in treating headaches, particularly jaw and sinus issues. Another key interest of Kate’s practise is treating pregnant and post-partum patients. She has undertaken further learning to develop specialty skills in these areas.

Kate enjoys fostering supportive relationships with her patients and providing education and understanding of their symptoms. Allowing patients to understand the cause of their injury/condition and the steps for recovery. She aims to have a comprehensive treatment plan and recognises the importance for integration of other health professions and services for better patient outcomes. Kate has a hands-on approach to treatment, applying such techniques as:
• Soft tissue
• Fascial release
• Joint articulation/manipulation
• Cupping
• Dry needling
• Exercise rehabilitation

When Kate is not at work, she can be found spending time with family, pottering around the garden, and catching up with friends. She is also a big fan of bushwalking and exploring our beautiful island home.

For more information see www.alignmentosteopathy.com