Our Team. The best team of physios in the Illawarra ready to help you.


We have the most passionate team of Physios and Remedial Massage Therapists in the Illawarra, ready to help you.

Catriona (Cat) CROGHAN

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

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)

APA Titles Sport and Exercise Physiotherapist

Australian Swimming Team Physiotherapist

NSWIS Physiotherapy Provider 1997 – current

APA NSW Branch Council Rep.

APA NSW Rural Committee Co-chair

APA Illawarra Regional Group Co-chair



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 traveling 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 has 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 has traveled to World Junior OWS, World Cups, World Championships, and Olympic qualifying events.  Was also the Physiotherapists for the OWS in the lead-in for the Olympic Team for RIO 2016 and TOKYO 2021(2).


Cat is passionate about advocacy for her profession, the health of all Australians, and helping people maintain the ability to continue to do the activities they love to do. 


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

James DAVY

Email: james@phyxit.com.au

James DAVY


  • 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.


B. Physiotherapist 


Charles Sturt University

John is a fabulous member of the Phyxit Crew. He brings with him a passion for excellence and gaining the best results he can with his clients. John has had experience here and abroad and draws on this to marry together the best treatment plan for consistently great results with his clients.


If you can’t find him on the sidelines of the Rugby field looking after the Tec Tahs Players you may find him traveling NSW and Australia with the ISCH and  NSW Representative Hockey Teams.


John is currently completing his Masters of Sports Physiotherapy and carries his passion for learning into all his consultations and will strive to work with you to gain results.



M. Physiotherapist 
Email: Kathryn@phyxit.com.au

B. Physiotherapy
Western Sydney University


Kathryn is a caring physiotherapist part of our Phyxit family. She is devoted to continued learning and strives to achieve the best outcome for her clients. She is a firm believer that a positive attitude and a willingness to put the work in will take you where you want to be and is here to lend a hand along the way!


Kathryn is involved with our local rugby team at weekly training sessions and also works alongside WIAQ swimmers to assist in their preparation and competitions.


Kathryn enjoys playing and watching (almost!) every sport but has spent her time swimming and playing soccer. She is an enthusiast for anything involving the outdoors and physical activity and loves quality time with her friends and family.

Salvador RIBIERO

B. Physiotherapist 
Email: Sal@phyxit.com.au


Escola Superior Saude da Cruz Vermelha Portuguesa (Portuguese Red Cross University)

Certificate in Phsiological Chains – Leopold Busquet

Certificate of Physiotherapy in ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome)



Coming from southwest Europe (Portugal)  and being a rugby player, you often will see me tanned and bruised. very early in my profession, I was part of an ICU team as a physiotherapist constantly working with mechanical ventilators. At the same time, sports and musculoskeletal conditions got my attention. I joined an Osteopathic and Physio clinic where I worked alongside an Osteopath and dedicated my time looking after professional and semi-professional athletes in all different sports: dancing, rugby, soccer, handball, and basketball.


As someone who has been into sports since childhood, and with my background in musculoskeletal and biomechanics, as well as my work experience, I am able to comprehend various injuries and conditions. This is because I have also been on the receiving end of treatment many times before.


Dr. of Physiotherapy

Doctor of Physiotherapy
⁃ Macquarie University
Bachelor of Exercise Science (Sport)
⁃ Western Sydney university


Registered Physiotherapist
⁃ With the Australian Health Practitioner Association Regulation Agency (AHPRA)


Blake is a sporty, energetic and passionate Physio with an extensive background in sports with experience at the Wests Tigers and Canberra Raiders. He plays Rugby League and enjoys an afternoon surf.


Blake is a passionate Physio and a strong advocate for his patients. He is committed to ongoing learning to ensure he can provide his patients with up to date, evidence based treatment. He loves to have a laugh, while getting the best out of his patients to maximise their recovery.



Email: info@phyxit.com.au



Mel is our wonderful Practice Manager.  Her wealth of knowledge kicks goals when it comes to our ethos and interaction of our support staff with clients. 


She has been involved for many years in the health and sporting industry. Previously an elite athlete and PE teacher and now currently a personal trainer.


Mel is also a full time Mum to 4 kids (as well as all of us!). What Mel doesn’t know isn’t worth knowing.

Danielle COOK

Remedial Massage
Email: info@phyxit.com.au

Danielle brings to Phyxit a wealth of experience within the Remedial massage field. She practices patient centered care and works with her clients to reach their goals. She has experience in a large scope of practice and strives to deliver gold standard treatment.


Danielle is a keen Hockey player and Skier which means some tough decisions during winter! However loves jumping on the Indoor Hockey court in summer. 

Darren CAVE

Musculoskeletal and Naturopathic Practitioner
Email: info@phyxit.com.au

Darren has been practicing since 1998 as a Naturopath and Musculoskeletal Practitioner.

His Qualifications include:
Advanced Musculoskeletal Training Certificates
Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy
Diploma of Herbal Medicine
Diploma of Nutrition
Diploma of Homeopathy
Diploma of Remedial Therapies
Diploma of Sports Medicine
He is also Work Cover approved: No. 2906
And a member of The Australian Medicine Society Association No. 8548


Darren’s main focus in his practice is Musculoskeletal therapy. Darren obtained his post graduate musculoskeletal training with Dr Paul Conneely in Sydney, this training has inspired Darren to work in the Musculoskeletal field since 1997, Darren has since flourished in this field with passion and dedication. He has developed a significant client base.