Nicki Cooke, Principal Therapist

Our Principal Therapist, Nicki Cooke
Our Principal Therapist,
Nicki Cooke
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-Highly knowledgeable and professional-

At all times Nicki strived to secure the best possible outcomes for players, is highly knowledgable and professional. A team could not wish for a more competent, dedicated therapist.

Paul P. Hornsby Heights 14/09/2006

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I had not slept for 3 months

After suffering back problems since I was 12 (over 15 years) and going through the usual drama of GP to physiotherapist and back to heavy duty painkillers, I was at the point where I was considering surgery and possibly unable to carry my own children while pregnant. I had not slept for 3 months due to constant debilitating pain and I couldn’t feel the back of one of my legs.
Within a few sessions, Nicki had me pain free, with normal movement – and most of all, I was confident of the treatment and what effect it would have on my health.
I have been to many physicians in my time with injuries and Nicki is the only one that has made me feel positive, hopeful and assured of the outcome of my treatment. Nicki and her team always do the best by the patient and they truly live by their motto – easing the patient’s pain is truly their pleasure!

See a video testimonial by Lauren.

Lauren O. Sydney 14/02/2015

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I am now pain free

I’ve been in a lot of pain over the last few weeks and finally got time to see Nicki. I am now pain free. Thanks again.

Nick S. Sydney 30/10/2014

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She knows!

Nicki is a freak in the best possible way! She knows what’s wrong with you before you do!

Peter D. Sydney 04/02/2016

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Magical Fingers

A huge thank you Nicki for working your magic on my painful knees so that I was able to enjoy my holiday in Tasmania. I was dreading the thought that I would be missing a number of tours due to the pain in my legs which was preventing me from walking, however, after a few sessions with Nicki, I was able to have a wonderful holiday.

Margaret McM Berowra 08/12/2015

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Treats the root cause of problems rather than the symptoms

Nicki’s knowledge of the muscular make up of the human body is incredible – she treats the root cause of the problems rather than the symptoms, which has meant that I have not missed a single day of cricket for the last 3 years.
(Updated 28/7/16) …and ten years later, I still haven’t missed a day of cricket due to injury!

Paul C. Hornsby 26/09/2006

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
  • Professional Member, Australian Traditional Medicine Society
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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 & 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.

Testimonials

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The Doctors said there was no hope.

I have been a client of Nicola Cooke for the last three years. In this time she gave me hope when the Doctors said there was none.

Sam D. Mt Colah 31/08/2006

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