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Amazing results after lymphatic drainage massage

Huge thank you to Nicola Cooke from IC Sports Therapies! Amazing results after lymphatic fluid drainage massage today! D. passed out from pain yesterday 9/10 he said.. now after the massage he can smile and says it’s 5/10!!

Nicole S. 25/06/2019

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Lisa has been a revelation!

Lisa has been a revelation- As an ex gymnast who received many soft tissue injuries, she applies her education/training and thinks outside the square to treat my injuries. Lisa with her lovely smile is keen to improve her clients wellbeing with followup calls, exercise and movement programs put in place. The results have been amazing and by managing my problems with regular visits my issues have subsided. I strongly recommend Lisa.

Keith 21/03/2019

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Lisa has an incredible knowledge of body mechanics.

Lisa has an incredible knowledge of body mechanics. I look forward to her massage therapy each time I visit. I have had hundred’s of massages in the past but feel that Lisa is the best at identifying the problem areas, and then working to fix them. I am a full-time nurse, on my feet all day, and see my time with Lisa as an investment, not only in my health and well-being, but in the longevity of my career. I highly recommend her.

Kellie 21/03/2019

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I was 50% better after the first treatment!

I suffered crippling back pain 3 months ago to the point where I could’t work and my usual physio and chiro treatments didn’t work. I went to see Lisa Barnes. After the first treatment I was 50% better and back at work. After the second treatment I was 90 % better. I now see Lisa once a month and am pain free. It’s small investments to maintain my health and sanity. Thanks so much Lisa!

Sofie 21/03/2019

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I walked out pain free!

I recently attended IC Sports Therapies for a shoulder complaint. Lisa Barnes a Remedial Massage Therapist treated me for my complaint. She was very friendly and asked relevant questions to assess my injury. Lisa made me feel comfortable and cared about the amount of pressure during the treatment. Lisa’s treatment worked very well to the point I walked out pain free. Lisa gave me stretches and exercises to do at home to help keep me pain free. My experience with Lisa Barnes was very rewarding, and the results were better than expected.

Neil 21/03/2019

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Peter Escott, NZ Over 50s World Cup Cricket Team 2018

Peter Escott NZ Over 50s World Cup Cricket Team 2018 15/02/2019

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

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

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Robbie Kerr, NZ Over 50s World Cup Cricket Team 2018

Robbie Kerr NZ Over 50s World Cup Cricket Team 2018 15/02/2019

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Richard Petrie, NZ Over 50s World Cup Cricket Team 2018

Richard Petrie NZ Over 50s World Cup Cricket Team 2018 15/02/2019

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Nigel Fletcher, NZ Over 50s World Cup Cricket Team 2018

Nigel Fletcher Captain, NZ Over 50s World Cup Cricket Team 2018 05/02/2019

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Nicki, you have been our person of the tournament

Hi Nicki, the South African Rhinos <Over 50s Cricket World Cup> team has unanimously decided to give Sydney <their bejewelled rhino mascot> to you in appreciation of your support and service to the team and your passionate desire to make a difference to the rhino species. We know that you will cherish and nurture her… thank you again.

ROGER Moult and the RHINOS South Africa 06/12/2018

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I always walk away feeling relieved and relaxed!

I’ve had massages from Lisa over the past year and always walk away feeling relieved and relaxed!
I recently recovered from SIJ dysfunction and began training/exercising again. Massages with Lisa has allowed me to confidently get back into activities that I had done prior to my injury and maintain a functioning body. I thoroughly recommend Lisa and her professional services.

E.Hickman Asquith 20/06/2018

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She is incredibly thorough and makes sure she helps you in any way she can.

Lisa is fantastic!! I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone. My line of work requires me to see her regularly and I ALWAYS leave happy. Not only is she very professional she is incredibly thorough and makes sure she helps you in any way she can.

S.Lipman Hornsby 20/06/2018

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Lisa puts in 110%, and she genuinely cares about getting people healthy!

Don’t hesitate – book an appointment now!
I see Lisa on a regular basis because I trust her to help me recover from sports injuries plus keep my body well maintained so I can continue to work in a physically demanding job. Lisa puts in 110% in all that she does and she genuinely cares about getting people healthy!

N.Thompson Hornsby Heights 20/06/2018

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You helped me with those pesky plantar fasciitis and ITB issues

Thanks Nicki for helping me to prepare for Ultra Trail Australia Pace 22. With only weeks before the event, you helped me with those pesky plantar fasciitis and ITB issues (love Shockwave Therapy!) I beat my goal time and had an amazing time doing it. Bring on next year!

— at Ultra-Trail Australia.

Holly D Normanhurst 21/05/2018

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A shout out to this great team

Just a shout out to this great team. Always friendly & caring. Thanks for taking care of me. Nicki knows her stuff (as I’m sure the others do too) & came highly recommended – you can’t beat word of mouth recommendations. (Thanks John M. ) Special people – if you need any help with injuries that other professionals are giving you the run around about, book an appointment here. Thanks again. J x

Jojo M. Oatley 11/05/2018

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I felt like I had a massage and a therapy session all one

Were your expectations met by the therapist, the office staff, and the facilities: Today has been a great day, why??? Well I met Nicki Cooke! I felt like I had a massage and a therapy session all one. REALLY looking forward to my next session. I have recommended her to my trainer.

Amanda Perrie Turramurra 08/03/2018

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Nicki is thorough and very knowledgable

Very happy with the treatments I have received from Nicki. She is thorough and very knowledgable in her area.

Penne Mc Westleigh 05/03/2018

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Very impressed by the methodical, conscientious and caring approach

I came for a massage to help me with everyday twinges and some relaxation. Before my first massage I filled in a form that took my history. When I saw Lisa she went through the form with me, asked a few more questions about any problems I was having and what I was hoping to achieve and explained how the session would proceed. Throughout the massage she checked on my comfort and explained what she was doing. I had a follow-up text afterwards to see how I was feeling.
How was the massage? It was fantastic.
Since then I’ve been back twice to see Lisa, including to help me with an injury.
I’ve been very impressed by the methodical, conscientious and caring approach, Lisa and IC Sports Therapies take.

William P Wahroonga 02/03/2018

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Check out Nicki and her team for amazing results

Been to a least a handle full of physio’s Chiropractors and other specialists in my 6 years of training Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. I have found that for my long term recovery as well as prevention and understanding of what is actually nessasry for a healthy athlete to Excel in his or her chosen sport, face to face time is a huge importance! I get this as well as some amazing tips and advise so i can now live comfortably while also learning how to rehab myself

#HealthyBody #GB72 #MovingWell #ICSportsTherapiesHornsby #OverallHealth
Check out Nicki and her team for amazing results

TY for help!

Tom C Mt Colah 04/11/2017

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I’m a soccer player, and I thoroughly recommend Lisa.

I’ve had multiple massages with Lisa and thoroughly recommend her. I’m a soccer player, I train regularly and work on my fitness in other areas. Seeing Lisa, not only keeps my body feeling great, but has also allowed me to maintain a healthy functioning body, so that I can continue to play sport.

Harry 06/10/2017

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I’ve had multiple massages with Lisa and thoroughly recommend it!

I’m a soccer player, I train regularly and work on my fitness in other areas. So seeing Lisa not only keeps my body feeling great, but has also allowed me to maintain a healthy functioning body, so that I can continue to play sport.

Harry M Asquith 04/10/2017

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Martin ACL Rehabilitation 27/09/2017

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I liked the way I could park my bad jokes and just relax.

Your impression of the facilities: Just loved the ECT…. only surpassed by the rack. I also liked the way I could park my bad jokes and just relax.
Were your expectations met by the therapist, the office staff, and the facilities: surpassed.
Anything to improve your experience: More frequent visits by therapist to Tasmania would be great…

Rob K Tasmania 08/09/2017

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Better than anyone else I have seen

Your impression of the facilities?

“This is my first visit to your practice and I was warmly welcomed by Steve who offered me a glass of water, or a cup of tea!
I felt very relaxed and hopeful that my aches and pains would be considered thoughtfully – a very calming atmosphere.
It was DK who told me and my husband about you, knowing my own problems. He was blown away Nicki by the difference you have made to his mobility.
I look forward to you being able to help me also to regain my own mobility.”

Were your expectations met by the therapist, the office staff, and the facilities?

“They were indeed by all the above mentioned
Nicki found more knots and nobbles in the affected areas better than anyone else I have seen.
A magical touch. It was the best massage I have ever experience. There are no bruises and I feel my body respond to the massage by loosening up a little. The pain, of course, is still felt, but I know that will be reduced over the next few visits.
Many thanks indeed !!”

Lorna Rose East Lindfield 18/08/2017

Best sports massage therapy service

Best sports massage therapy service I have been to! Great service, great people and great facilities! They have your best interest at heart and will take the time to see you get the results you are after!



Henry H Waitara 17/07/2017

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Lisa was fantastic and I’m looking forward to my next appointment.

Scott L. Hornsby 29/06/2017

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I got my tendons back!

I finally got to see the tendons in my foot after only 2 sessions with Nicki following an avulsion ankle fracture and ligament damage as a result of motorcycle damage. I had begun to think the fluid in my foot would never dissipate and burst into tears when I finally got my tendons back! I can also finally fit into my shoes again after nearly 4 months.

Diane C. Chatswood N/A 08/04/2017

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My neck is good and no trouble at all!

Hi Lisa, all those exercises have been so helpful.  I feel Much Better and even somewhat ‘fitter!’  My neck is good and no trouble at all!  So again, thank you for all your Hard Work.  I hope I can respond, with my own diligence!  Love Wendy

Wendy 07/04/2017

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Lisa was very informative about everything

The convenience of having my massage after hours (5:00pm appt) was priceless, and Lisa was very informative about everything she was doing, which eased my mind.

Sarah-Jane B. Hornsby Heights 13/01/2017

Tia M.

Colin makes exercise enjoyable

Colin does a great job and clearly knows what he is doing! He has a good sense of humor and makes exercise enjoyable.

Tia M. Hornsby Heights 12/01/2017

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The treatment was very professional

After the first encounter with Nicki (who has a lovely personality) I say the treatment was very professional, with results obtained. I’d highly recommend treatment at this practice because of Nicki’s professional approach and results.

Rick H. Northern Beaches 30/09/2016

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 she arrives for treatment and points Nicki to where it hurts most. Now grandmother, mother & daughter all rave about Nicki and the work that she does. Outstanding results with unrivalled compassion & kindness.

Emma H. Turramurra 07/09/2016

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Back to my best

I had injured my hamstring playing soccer, and was definitely a little distraught thinking of the games I will be missing as a result. I went to see Nicki thanks to a beaming recommendation from a friend and although I walked in with a heavy heart, I left feeling as light as a feather bursting with excitement to play again. That same day I ended up training with my team without any problems whatsoever. I honestly have no words to describe it other than simply magic.

Joshua A. North Rocks 04/09/2016

Luke T.

Soccer and skiing without any problems

After undergoing major knee reconstruction, I believed I would never play soccer again. When a friend recommended Nicki, I was reluctant at first to reconsider playing. Now, I’m going really well! Have had no major issues, playing soccer and skiing without any problems with legs since beginning of the year.

Luke T. Berowra 05/08/2016

Tia M.

Mums and Bubs Pilates

I have been doing a Mums and Bubs Pilates class with Colin and it is great! We have fun and exercise at the same time, something I would never have believed possible until I started this class. My almost 3 year old plays happily while my almost 1 year old stays in the class with me. Colin has magic baby skills and can often be seen holding my little girl after lulling her to sleep while instructing us mums. He tailors the classes perfectly depending on the mood of the small people and his happy and relaxed approach makes it a stress-free time for everyone. I would highly recommend this class for anyone who wants a full body work out or for anyone who has a small child and hasn’t found a class that suits their nap times 🙂

Tia M. Hornsby Heights 01/08/2016

Melanie H.

I wish I could book in daily

I can thoroughly recommend Lisa and her relaxation massage. She is very professional and knowledgeable and has magic hands. It was very relaxing and I wish I could book in daily. I will definitely be going back.

Melanie H Hornsby Heights 12/07/2016

Renay H.

Highly recommended!

I had a relaxation massage by Lisa Barnes and she was amazing!
Very professional, very knowledgable and an awesome massage… Highly recommended! I will be back.

Renay H. Sydney 02/07/2016

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Lisa was amazing

Lisa was amazing, gave me a wonderful relaxation massage today, I will be back!! Highly recommended.

Natalie L St Ives 24/06/2016

Meera S.

Knowledge and expertise to find the tough spots.

Absolutely amazing! Nicki really does know her stuff and her decades of experience shows in sorting out my back issues. Rather than the usual pummelling of back and neck muscles, she uses knowledge and expertise and (dare I say) magic to find the tough spots.
I would highly recommend this practise. Nicki and her team are simply amazing!

Meera S Thornleigh 06/06/2016

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Courtney A video testimonial 30/04/2016

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Lauren O. 27/04/2016

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An awesome massage

I had a relaxation massage by Lisa Barnes and she was amazing!
Very professional, very knowledgeable and an awesome massage… Highly recommended!

Bec S. Sydney 16/04/2016

Sharne Mcd.

We drove 2 hours to see you

A huge Thank You to Nicola Cooke for fixing my neck & getting that horrible headache under control so I can get thru this week. I’m glad we drove 2 hours to see you was worth it & was nice seeing you again. I feel heaps better today – can’t wait till my next visit.

Sharne McD. Shellharbour · 10/02/2016

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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

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 been to see her 4 times and in that time, I can say that my feet are so close to being normal that I am so ecstatic about it I want to tell the world, Hey try this lady!!! I would highly recommend Nicki to any of my friends and family.

Lorna B. Cherrybrook 29/01/2016

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Highly Recommend!

Nicki really helped me recover from a knee reconstruction last year which I seriously believed would never allow me to able to play soccer again. However after just a few sessions I was able to begin to run again and ended up playing the majority of the following season. She gave me the self confidence to go back to sport and made sure my leg and muscles were at the condition to go back to playing a high contact sport. I would probably still not be playing sport today without Nicki’s help, would and do definitely recommend her for injury treatment!

Luke T. Berowra 15/12/2015

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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

Andrew J.

She works with you and gives you reassurance

I have been getting treatment from Nicola for the last 7 years, she is absolutely superb. She has got my body right time & time again so that I could play sport at my best. The most important thing is she works with you & gives you reassurance which make it easy for you to relax & trust her, which is half the battle. I wouldn’t go anywhere else for treatment.

Andrew J. Kellyville 18/11/2015

Saurav C

Helped me bounce back from my knee operation

Even though she lives a million miles away Nikki is the only solution to all my injuries. She helped me bounce back in no time from my knee operation and she has magic in her hands…and heart

Saurav C. Kolkata, India 18/11/2015

Morgan N.

I haven’t felt this way in years

Been having massage for years due to a back injury 7 yrs ago, don’t know what you did? Don’t understand what you did? All I know is I haven’t felt this way in years.
Thanks Nikko

Morgan N Port Denison, Western Australia 19/08/2015

-Nicki does incredible work-

Nicki does incredible work, she has worked her magic on myself and my family and has us back up and active very quickly. She really knows her profession and gets to the root cause quickly. I highly recommend her work for all muscle, tendon injuries and any rehabilitation needed. She operates a number of rungs above the rest in her field. She plays at the pro level in sports and other injuries. Try her and you will see for yourself.

Greg D. Baulkham Hills, NSW 21/05/2015

Over 18 months of back pain and sciatica

Following a recommendation from a friend, I went to see Nicki after being messed around by chiropractors and wrongly diagnosed by other medical specialists. After 6 intensive sessions I am now back doing things that I couldn’t do for more than 18 months of struggling with back pain and sciatica due to muscle spasm. At my first visit, Nicki pin-pointed my problem and following an hour of intensive treatment I was able to walk mostly normally again and even do light exercise on the treadmill. I still have days where I get muscle spasm but Nicki showed me ways I can ease this with simple exercises that will keep me going until I can visit her for more intensive treatment if I need it, and I have the confidence to get out and do things now, as I know that if needed then Nicki is only a phone call away. I have recommended Nicki to lots of friends and relatives and will spread the word to others who I can see will benefit from her help. I am not being paid or offered any other incentives to say this about IC Sports Therapies.

Ian W. Hornsby, NSW 13/03/2015

A very big thanks

A very big thanks to Nicki, if it wasn’t for her skills and experience half the (Indoor Cricket) teams would not have made it on court. It is the presence of having such a skilled and wonderful person at these events that make it possible for them to take place. Thanks again for your help and support Nicola Cooke.

C.D. New Zealand 21/02/2015

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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 19/02/2015

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Finally found someone able to help!

Went for my first appt with Nicki today after 3 months of Physio and chiro appts that haven’t helped my back pain in the slightest but after an hour with Nicki I walked out feeling a lot less sore and confident that I’ve finally found someone willing and able to help!

Jessica C. Hornsby, NSW 19/02/2015

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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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Instant relief and improvement

We have been going to Nicki for many years… not only does she attend to your physical aches and pains with instant relief and improvement but she cares about you as a person, which is so nice.
The IC team… Nicki, Steve and Cath are great people.

Kim T. Fiddletown 13/02/2015

There is no equal

Nicki has been my massage therapist for over 6 years. Quite simply, there is no equal. Awesome person, quality treatment that works!!

Adam W. National Over-35s Indoor Cricket Champion 15/01/2015

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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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Compassionate and caring

After 18 months of “medical drama” which includes three major surgeries, two minor surgical procedures and countless doctors, surgeons and specialists, it is wonderful to find a practice that treats its clients as complete human beings, rather than just a bundle of issues to be fixed. Nicky and her team are compassionate and caring, and strive to treat and heal not only the body, but the mind and spirit along with it.

Rebecca H. Marsfield 18/10/2014

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Highly recommended

I have been to IC 3 times. Can highly recommend it.

Barbara W. Hornsby 04/10/2014

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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. 04/10/2014

Paul C

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

Paul P

-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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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

Ben W.

The most qualified experienced and devoted therapist

As one of the top wheelchair athletes in tennis I have worked with Nicki on a weekly basis. She is the most qualified experienced and devoted therapist I have worked with. She shares an amazing passion and enthusiasm for her work and gets astonishing results.

Ben W. Strathfield 29/03/2006