Nicki Cooke, Principal Therapist

Our Principal Therapist, Nicki Cooke
Our Principal Therapist,
Nicki Cooke

Qualifications

  • In continuous practice since 1995
  • Diploma of Remedial Massage
  • Diploma of Sports Injury Therapies
  • Certificates in Functional Assessment
  • Level II Sports Trainer
  • Lower Limb Mechanics Level One
  • Onsen Therapy Volume One
  • Cancer Massage and More
  • Natural Fertility Management
  • Level One Lymphatic Drainage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Advanced First Aid
  • Sports First Aid
  • Remote Area First Aid
  • Accredited Cricket Australia Coach
  • Professional Member, Sports Medicine Australia
  • Fellow, Australian Traditional Medicine Society
Book Nicki Now

Nicki’s interests

Blowfly Cricket

As Inaugural President of a new brand of cricket for kids with disability, Nicki developed health and first aid policy, and liaised with Cricket NSW.

Blind Cricket

As an accredited Cricket Australia Coach, Nicki has worked with the Aussie Blind Cricket Team and both the NSW and ACT Blind Cricket Teams. She has also worked as Team Therapist and Trainer.
In 2008 she was on the organising committee which hosted the Inaugural Australian Blind Cricket Ashes, and acted as Team Therapist for Australia. She also acted as Tournament Therapist for the 2010 Nationals in Sydney.

Nicki and Richie Benaud
Patron of the Inaugural Australian Blind Cricket Ashes 2008 Tour, Richie Benaud, meets Nicki Cooke

Wheelchair Sport

Since 1998 Nicki has provided remedial massage, sports injury therapy and first response to athletes with disability. With experience at Olympic, Paralympic and World Cup level, Nicki has also travelled to Paris for the French Open (Wheelchair) Tennis, and worked with the WheelBlacks and Australian Steelers at International level.

Rehabilitation

The last 20% of recovery from injury, accident or illness takes 80% of the time and effort. It is challenging for therapists and frustrating for clients. Often a cheerful word and a fun approach to rehab helps to change mindsets and break down psychological barriers to progress. Research in neuroplasticity cause and effect has resulted in significant improvements for clients.

Masters Sport

Working with Masters Athletes requires a lateral approach, and Nicki feels that athletes at elite level in Masters sport have the most to gain from her experience. Usually therapists aspire to work with young elite athletes so Masters is an area with a paucity of therapy options. Thus she has found a willing and motivated group.

Nicki at the Indoor Cricket Masters World Series, 2010
Nicki at the Indoor Cricket Masters World Series, 2010

Indoor Cricket

Both N.Z. and Australia have benefited from Nicki’s care. In South Africa in 2011, for Opens, and Masters Gold Coast for Australia, the teams under her watchful eye made a clean sweep of all 5 grades.
The N.Z. teams at Masters level took bronze, silver and gold in South Africa in 2013, and their Over 40 Men’s Team took Silver in the 2015 Australian Masters Championships.

Nicki Cooke went to Adelaide for the 2019 Australian Indoor Cricket Masters Championships, as Team Therapist for the New Zealand Central and Northern masters sides.

Outdoor Cricket

Nicki was Therapist for the New Zealand Over 50s Cricket team at the inaugural Over 50s Cricket World Cup in Sydney in 2018. She fulfilled the same role at the Over 50s Cricket World Cup in Cape Town, South Africa, in March 2020.

Testimonials

Plantar fasciitis for the past 8 years

I have had plantar fasciitis for the past 8 years or so and I was really coming to my wits end with the discomfort and the pain. I just by chance mentioned this to Nicki, who was able to reassure me that she could remedy this for me. I have Continue Reading

Lorna B. Cherrybrook IC Sports Therapies 29/01/2016

Read More...
default image

A wealth of experience and technique

Nicki has a wealth of experience and technique, and magically knows just where to find the spot on my body that is the key to unlocking problems. I always look forward to my appointments with her, and leave feeling so much better!

Patricia Reed IC Sports Therapies 27/05/2020

Read More...
Emma H.

Three generations trust Nicki to help

Nicki came to the rescue for my daughter with severe disability. She had been placed in the ‘too-hard basket’ for many disability therapists but Nicki saw the potential and wanted to help relieve her pain. She took the time to build trust and now my daughter shows such excitement when Continue Reading

Emma H. Turramurra IC Sports Therapies 07/09/2016

Read More...
Photo of Courtney T

Never felt so comfortable before.

I have been seeing Nicki for the last few weeks for back and leg pain. Never in my life have I ever felt so comfortable with a therapist before. I enjoy coming back every week and can not recommend her enough! See a video testimonial by Courtney.

Courtney T. Berowra IC Sports Therapies 19/02/2015

Read More...
default image

Mason Robinson, NZ Over 50s World Cup Cricket Team 2018

Mason Robinson Keeper, NZ Over 50s World Cup Cricket Team 2018 IC Sports Therapies 15/02/2019

Read More...
Photo of Stephanie P.

It was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!

Had a massage from Nicki after many (too many…) years of not seeing her and it was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G! So glad I get to be the first to comment on this great business’ Facebook page. Professional, but relaxed, atmosphere to the place – definitely a place of caring and healing…

Stephanie P. IC Sports Therapies 04/10/2014

Read More...

Read more of Nicki’s testimonials…

Book Nicki Now

SaveSave