Dani Cocking

Physiotherapist
Dani Cocking - Physiotherapist in Poole

Qualifications and Experience

A Physiotherapist/running, sports and fitness enthusiast/dog lover/amateur chef (emphasis on the amateur!). Dani studied Physiotherapy at Cardiff University, and then stayed there to work for the NHS for 2 years. Upon moving back to Dorset, she then started working for the Total Therapy Group.

Physiotherapy BSc (Hons), Sports Trauma Management. 2.5 years of NHS rotational work in post-operative Trauma and Orthopaedic rehabilitation, musculoskeletal therapy, mental health, neurological therapy, and paediatric care. 6 months of private practice. Dani also spent some time working with a rugby team doing pitch-side physiotherapy.

Skills

Sports specific and sports rehab.

Passions

Dani loves problem solving, as she believes that is what Physiotherapy is all about – putting all the pieces of someone’s story together to formulate the causes for their pain. Dani gets great satisfaction from seeing these pieces fit together, and being able to translate that into a form of treatment, individual and specific to that person. Other passions include athletics and middle distance running (400m and 800m), computer gaming and dogs.

Get to know Dani! Q&A…

Why did you become a Physiotherapist?

I became a Physiotherapist because I wanted to work closely with people. I also enjoy the interplay between the physiological and the psychological aspects associated with pain and injury, and was keen to make this my career. My interest initially stems from being a young athlete myself, and working regularly with physiotherapists to manage my own injuries, and my motivation to learn more about just snowballed from there.

Where would we find you in your spare time?

When I’m not working, I am either at the gym, walking the dog, trying a new recipe I’ve found online, or curled up on the sofa watching a new series on Netflix.

``Did you know….

I’m the current Dorset county champion over both 400m and 800m and hold the 400m senior women’s championship record.”

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