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Dr Kieran Step Osteopath - Step Into Health Care Braddon Canberra

Dr Kieran Step


Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathic studies)
Master of Osteopathy
Member of Osteopathy Australia

Kieran graduated from the University of Western Sydney in 2008. Since graduating, Kieran has worked in various clinical settings in Canberra, Tasmania and Canada.

Kieran represented Australia internationally in Cross Country Skiing and was national champion for two consecutive years and state champion for four years. In addition Kieran worked with the Queanbeyan Tigers AFL team in 2009 and 2010.

Also, Kieran recently practised in British Columbia, Canada developing the emerging profile of Osteopathy. He found the experience personally rewarding and is privileged to have practised in such a beautiful country.

In his spare time Kieran has a passion for skiing and is always in search for the ultimate powder day! Travel, adventure and new experiences are always on the horizon.

Dr Stefanie Villinger Osteopath - Step Into Health Care Braddon Canberra

Dr Stefanie Villinger


Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathic studies)
Master of Osteopathy
Member of Osteopathy Australia

Stefanie grew up in country NSW and has always had an interest in health care. Consequently Stefanie moved to Sydney to follow her desire to study Osteopathy.

Stefanie has worked in many areas of Australia as an Osteopath from Canberra to Tasmania. Following an aspiration to combine Osteopathy and adventure, from 2013 to 2015 Stefanie practised in Canada which also included treating Paralympic athletes of the winter games. She also loved incorporating travel, skiing and hiking.

In addition Stefanie enjoys treating headaches, pregnancy related conditions and infants. Stefanie treats with a wide variety of Osteopathic techniques as well as dry needling. Stefanie appreciates continuing her education with the latest evidence based medicine, techniques and courses.

Dr Jenelle Tupek
Bachelor of Exercise Science and Human Movement (Clinical Practice)Bachelor of Clinical Sciences (Osteopathic Studies)Master of Osteopathic Medicine

Jenelle grew up in Melbourne and has always had an interest in human mechanics.

In 2012, Jenelle completed a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Human Movement, majoring in Clinical Practice. After which, she accomplished further studies to become a clinical Pilates instructor, sports trainer and massage therapist.

After a period of travel, Jenelle decided to expand her skills by relocating to Byron Bay NSW, to take on the 5-year university training to become an Osteopath.

Her Master’s thesis developed a further interest in mental health, psychological trauma and concussion management. To which she continues to study passionately, in her spare time.

Jenelle uses a combination of Osteopathic techniques in addition to cupping and dry needling, to help her patients feel more comfortable in their bodies. She may further introduce mindfulness and breathing techniques, as well as restorative exercises to help balance and maintain a healthy body.

In her free time, Jenelle enjoys practicing a variety of yoga and martial arts disciplines and will travel to any coastline for a swim in the ocean, as often as she can.

J. Louise Adam

Diploma of Osteopathy 1981;
Masters of Osteopathic Science (RMIT 1996)
Independent Osteopathic Consultant (SIRA) – appointed to provide expert advice on injury management by osteopaths

ABN: 41002704949

Louise has a particular interest in assisting clients tackle persistent and re-occurring pain. After 35 years of practice, Louise adapts the latest approaches of hands on therapy, pain education and exercise to reduce pain and improve quality of life. Louise takes the time to listen and examine carefully so as to understand the problem and how it’s affecting your life.

Louise has held several senior positions including head of the Osteopathy program (University Western Sydney), president of Osteopathy Australia and chairperson of the Osteopathy accreditation authority with responsibility for assessing educational programs and overseas trained graduates. Louise holds lifetime membership of Osteopathy Australia awarded for services to the profession.

Since moving to Canberra in 2019, Louise has explored several great local bush walks and loves that these usually end up at one of our many fab local cafes; cycling, skiing, cooking and sharing good food among other pastimes.

Yvette Croft
Massage Therapist
Advanced Diploma of Applied Science (Remedial Massage)
Member of Massage Australia
ABN: 76119210895

Yvette Croft has worked as a Remedial Massage Therapist for over 22 years and has an interest in a range of remedial and sports massage techniques, as well as pregnancy and infant massage. She provides professional soft tissue therapy treatment for sporting and workplace injuries, aches and pains.

Yvette began studying Remedial Massage Therapy in 1994 with an ‘Introduction to Massage’ course. From there the passion grew and she continued with her studies after the birth of her first child. Yvette completed an Advanced Diploma of Applied Science (Remedial Massage) from CIT in 1999.

She has worked with many different modalities including Chiropractors, Osteopaths and Physiotherapists. Yvette is currently a Massage Therapist for the Canberra Raiders and has worked with them for the last 9 seasons.  She has worked with many visiting NRL teams, including the Australian and New Zealand teams in April 2013.  Yvette has also travelled with the ACT Athletics team for 3 National Youth Championships and enjoys working with many sporting teams and clubs.

Yvette works with many different clients to achieve the best results for the individual, using a variety of Remedial techniques including Myofascial Release (MFR), Trigger Point Therapy (TPT), Deep Tissue Massage and advice on stretching and home exercises.

Yvette is covered by all health funds and HICAPS is available for claiming your massage at the time of your treatment.

Kody Henry
Certificate IV Massage
Currently Completing Diploma of Massage, expected completion mid 2021
Massage and Myotherapy Association Membership #038849

Kody completed his Qualification (Certificate IV Massage Therapy) in 2017 from the Canberra Institute of Technology. Kody is currently completing his Diploma of Massage though CIT.

He spent many years travelling overseas and living in ski resorts as a ski Instructor, until finding his passion in Health Care and Massage Therapy.

His modalities include but are not limited to trigger point therapy, myofascial release, swedish, relaxation, hawaiian, lymphatic drainage, sports, reiki, pregnancy care, deep tissue, muscle energy technique and many others.

He has worked alongside many elite sporting teams, and currently provides massage treatments to teams such as Queensland Reds, Sydney Thunder, Canberra Women Brumbies, Brisbane Fire, Waratahs and Highlanders when they visit Canberra for competitions.

He is passionate about helping people improve, understand and re-connect with their bodies so they can move, think and live better quality lives.

Eoin O’Callaghan
Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Member of Australian Physiotherapy Association

Eoin is a Canberra local who completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree at the University of Canberra. He has also completed a Bachelor of Applied Science degree and an Honours degree in the field of human biology, but he preferred the personal interaction that comes with health care and has loved the opportunities afforded to him by Physiotherapy.

Eoin has developed a strong passion for musculoskeletal Physiotherapy with a special interest in knee pain, osteoarthritis and sports injury/surgery rehabilitation. Eoin also has a keen interest in chronic pain and neuromuscular control. Eoin aims to provide a combination of therapies including soft tissue work and exercise prescription to facilitate the best possible outcomes for his patients.


Lucia has extensive experience in customer service. Having worked in the hospitality and recruitment industries for many years, Lucia understands that your very first step into our clinic is the most important. Her experience in senior roles for both the Private and Public sectors means that Lucia understands how the stresses of a busy lifestyle require support for good health and wellbeing.  Lucia has great respect for the care provided by our Practitioners and enjoys welcoming our patients.

Lucia outside of the clinic enjoys helping the community and spending time with little Hudson.


Originally from the Czech Republic, Veronika is at the heart of the Step Into Health Care family. Veronika makes sure your first step into the clinic is a positive one and strives to help in any way.

By living in different countries and spending several years in customer service and administration positions, Veronika has developed her skills and passion to work with people.

Veronika found her way to Australia which she now calls her second home. In her free time, Veronika enjoys travelling, studying languages, discovering nature and practicing yoga.