Dani Cocking - Physiotherapist in PooleDani Cocking – Physiotherapist

Dani graduated from Cardiff University with an honours degree in Physiotherapy in 2013. She then went on to work for the NHS in South Wales, undertaking her junior rotations. Her roles included post-operative Trauma and Orthopaedic rehabilitation, musculoskeletal therapy, neurological therapy, and paediatric care. Working in these environments strengthened her experience across an array of settings and with a multitude of conditions.

Dani is trained in Sports Trauma Management and has put this into practice when working part time for a division one men’s rugby team, Llanishen RFC. During this time, she had many opportunities to deal with varying injuries which required prompt and efficient problem solving, both on and off the pitch.

Dani enjoys working with sports people and athletes, with a particular focus on sport specific biomechanical assessment and functional movement screening. She uses this to then formulate treatment plans that are goal oriented and unique to her patients through use of functional and tailor made rehabilitation programmes, complimented by hands on therapeutic techniques.

Dani is a keen track athlete herself, competing over 400m and 800m at a national standard, with ongoing aspirations and ambitions. She has great enthusiasm for sports injury rehabilitation, and is able to apply her own experiences of recovery from injury and management of training loads to her patients. Having an understanding of the discipline needed to compete at a high standard, as well as being able to appreciate the need to be pain free when training or competing makes Dani a very empathetic and motivated clinician, with a wealth of experience to draw upon and apply according to her patient’s needs.