Our Team - PHYXIT Physio and Injury Clinic

Our Team

We have the best team of physios in the Illawarra, ready to help you.

Catriona (Cat) Croghan

Director and Physiotherapist
Email: cat@phyxit.com.au

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Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy)

  • University of Sydney


Masters of Applied Science (Sports Physiotherapy)

  • Griffith University QLD


Academic Excellence Award

  • Masters of AppSc (Sports Physio)


NSWIS Physiotherapy Provider 1997 - current

While studying her undergraduate degree Cat also pursued hockey and ultimately represented Australia. She has also cycled at a state level and was a member of the paralympic squad leading into Athens as a pilot for a visually impaired athlete. Cat has had her fair share of injuries and can fully appreciate the frustrations associated with time out of sport/activity.


Cat spent three years in the lead up to the Sydney Olympics travelling full time with the Australian Sailing Team and represented Australia as a Physiotherapist at the 2000 Olympics. She is obviously passionate about sport and people who are passionate about being active and maintaining activity.


Cat has provided physiotherapy coverage for sports including rugby union, hockey, gymnastics, martial arts, corporate sports days and has spent a season working in the NSW ski fields as a physiotherapist. She has also attended World University Games as a physiotherapist and was nominated in the Australian University hockey team three consecutive years whilst studying.


Cat in more recent years had been retained as the Team Physiotherapist for the Young Matildas (womens Football) including management of the teams injuries whilst in Australia as well as on Tour including a month tour in Italy.


Cat is currently a Physiotherapist with the Australian Swim Team. She travelled last year to World Junior OWS and also was also the Physiotherapists for the OWS Olympic Team for RIO 2016.


Cat is passionate about applying the latest research and evidence to ensure all her patients receive the best care available.


Nicole (Nikki) Hilton

Senior Physiotherapist (B. Physiotherapy)
Email: nikki@phyxit.com.au

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Nikki is a talented Physiotherapist who is dedicated to providing patient care for total well-being. Nikki completed her Physiotherapy degree at Charles Sturt University in Albury, before relocating to the Illawarra region. She gained diverse experience working in the public health system with the Illawarra Area Health Service before joining the Phyxit team.


Nikki has a keen interest in sports, particularly Australian Rules Football and Netball. Nikki also practices Western Acupuncture and Dry Needling techniques where appropriate.


Nikki is also passionate about spinal care and treatment of backs and necks. Including postural assessment and self-management techniques including core strength and stability. She aims to gain long-term results and give patients the most up to date and evidence based care.


Nikki has also had experience in respiratory conditions, sinusitis, headache management, post trauma and pre and post surgical treatment.


She is passionate about applying the latest research findings to her practice to ensure optimum outcomes for her patients.


Eliza Edkins


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Eliza is an enthusiastic, driven physiotherapist who is passionate about educating patients about their bodies and health. She is also an Exercise Physiologist and Pilates Instructor.


Eliza has experience with exercise prescription, post surgical patients, the elderly with falls prevention and neurological patients in a hospital and private practice setting.


Eliza has a keen interest in ongoing education including TED talks and podcasts. She loves the freedom of running and the outdoors. And has recently gained an interest in breathing exercises and relaxation strategies (which is an ongoing challenge!).


James Davy


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  • University of Canberra


B. Science (Exercise Science)

  • University of Wollongong


Registered Physiotherapist

  • With the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)



James is a keen and committed physiotherapist who is passionate about providing his clients with the best treatment management.


He has completed a Bachelor of Science (Exercise Science) at Wollongong University and a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Canberra University. He is committed to ongoing learning to ensure he can provide his clients with the best treatment possible.


James has a strong interest in sport and exercise. He is heavily involved in triathlon and competes at an elite level. He is a qualified Triathlon coach and enjoys coaching local triathletes.


Ryan Parker

Physiotherapist (B. Physiotherapy)

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  • Physiotherapy

University of Newcastle


  • Registered Physiotherapist

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)


Ryan is a valued member of the team at PHYXIT Physio and Injury Clinic. His experience as an elite athlete, having represented Australian Country Water Polo in international competitions provides him with the knowledge and skills to maintain peak athletic performance.

Ryan gained valuable practical experience working with high-level water polo teams, university rugby teams and football academies as a Sports Trainer. He supplemented this with professional interaction with World Cup Rugby Physiotherapists at the Pacific Cup Rugby Qualifiers in Tonga. Recently he has assisted with athlete assessments at NSWIS Swimming squad training camps in the lead up to the Australian Swimming Championships.

As an athlete, Ryan understands the pressures elite sport places on athletes to maintain peak condition and commitment to a regular training program. Equally, as a member of community sporting groups, he also understands the needs of the everyday athlete to move well and enjoy their chosen sport.

Ryan keeps up to date with current neurological and musculoskeletal research to offer PHYXIT clients evidence-based treatment and advice tailored to their specific needs. He is a motivated physiotherapist with a passion for empowering members of the Illawarra and broader community to achieve their physical goals.

Olivia Groves

Physiotherapist (B. Physiotherapy)

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Gaye Tarrant

Practice Manager
Email: info@phyxit.com.au

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Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Materials)

Level 2 Hockey Coach

After working in the steel industry for many years and now having a young family Gaye was looking for more flexible working conditions so has taken up the challenge of working at Phyxit physio.


Gaye has a long sporting history, having played Hockey at both State and Australian level for many years. She played for Australia at a junior world cup for outdoor winning a Silver medal and then Captaining Australia’s open team at the first two indoor hockey World cups, before retiring to have her family.


She still plays hockey and is heavily involved in coaching, currently head Coach of the girls hockey squad in the Illawarra Academy of Sport.


Gaye in an invaluable member of our team and brings a wealth of skills with her to Phyxit Physio.


Melissa Eastwood

Support Staff
Email: info@phyxit.com.au

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Mel has joined the Phyxit Crew as part of the Support team. Her background involves many years in the health and sporting industry. previously an elite athlete and PE teacher and now currently a personal trainer. Her wealth of knowledge kicks goals when it comes to our ethos and interaction of our support staff with clients.


Mel is also a full time Mum to 3 under 4!


Erin McGuinness

Support Staff
Email: info@phyxit.com.au

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Erin provides a crucial part of the Phyxit Crew Support team. Her interests include Netball and she does this as both a player and a coach. 


She is also our resident Baker!



Alanaha Betts

Support Staff
Email: info@phyxit.com.au