Meet the Team

We are happy to welcome people of all ages to our clinic in Cork City. Our highly-qualified Chiropractors and Physiotherapists use a vast range of techniques to ensure the swift and effective resolution of both acute and chronic conditions. All members of the team will take the time to listen to you and offer affordable and practical solutions to your problems!

Dr Nichola Dunne

Chiropractor and Director

BSc. (Hons), MSc., D.C, MCAI

Dr. Nichola Dunne, D.C., is a distinguished chiropractor with an extensive background in chiropractic care, advanced rehabilitation, functional medicine and functional neurology. She holds a BSc. Honours degree in Chiropractic and an MSc. in Advanced Rehabilitation. Nichola’s career is marked by her commitment to continuous learning and professional development. As one of the only functional medicine practitioners in Ireland, she is a Certified Functional Medicine Clinician also holding a Clinical Mastership in Functional Medicine, highlighting her expertise in holistic and integrative health approaches. She furthered her studies into functional medicine and functional neurology because patients were presenting with complex health issues and she wanted to provide an integrative approach to help people achieve their health goals at a deeper level. She specialises in complex cases combining neuro rehab, manual therapy, lab work and nutrition.

A long-standing member, former Secretary, and Director of the Chiropractic Association of Ireland, Dr. Nichola has played a significant role in promoting and advancing chiropractic practices in Ireland.

Dr. Nichola has been fortunate to be mentored personally by the world-renowned Professor F.R. Carrick from the Florida School of Medicine and the Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies. Additionally, she has been mentored by the highly acclaimed Dr. Datis Kharazian, author of “Why Is My Brain Not Working?” and founder of the Karazhan Institute for Graduate Studies.

Dr. Nichola has special interests in vestibular rehabilitation, neuroimmunology and working with children with neurodevelopmental issues, driven by her belief that every child should have the opportunity to reach their full potential. She also loves to work with patients with vertigo, headaches, concussions, dysautonomia and neurodegenerative issues, as well as enhancing sport performance for elite athletes.

Dr. Nichola Dunne is the founder and director of Douglas Chiropractic and Physiotherapy Clinic. Since 2001, she has endeavoured to improve the lives of every patient that seeks care at her clinic. With her diverse qualifications and dedication to patient care, Dr. Nichola is a highly respected professional in the fields of chiropractic care, advanced rehabilitation, functional integrative medicine and functional neurology.

Dr Dafne Jiménez Pérez


BSc. (Hons), D.C, MCAI

Dr Dafne came from Orocovis, Puerto Rico all the way to Cork to join our team as a Chiropractor.

She graduated from Life University in Atlanta, Georgia, fulfilling her lifelong dream of working in healthcare.

Dafne is passionate about access to chiropractic care for everyone but she’s especially interested in paediatric and pregnancy care.

This is why she chose to undertake further studies to obtain a CACCP Certification from the International Chiropractic Paediatric Association (ICPA). She is also trained in the Schaefer Protocol, an epigenetics-based wellness program that has helped hundreds of families struggling with fertility conceive in a healthy inner environment. Dr Dafne has also trained with Dr Robert Meillo, the world-renowned author of ‘Disconnected Kids and Reconnected Kids’. Dafne has a special interest in treating kids with neurodevelopmental disorders although she adores every child who comes in for care.

Dr Dafne has a special interest in women’s health and in particular pregnancy care. She is known to provide health talks to women in the local community and also to other female chiropractors.

In her free time, you can find Dafne practising yoga and meditation at the beach, exploring the world, writing, cooking or planning the next big move in her project for Hispanic women chiropractors – Quiro Jevas – which she co-founded together with a friend.

Dr Dafne’s intention is to provide a safe healing space to all patients and support their individual journeys towards true health.

Dr José Sáez


BSc. (Hons), D.C, MCAI

Dr José Sáez has been part of the Douglas Chiropractic and Physiotherapy team since April 2024.
He was born and raised in Puerto Rico where he received his education in molecular biology and general science at the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan. He then moved to Atlanta, Georgia to pursue his career as a chiropractor.

He attended Life University and received his degree as a Doctor of Chiropractic in 2021. Ever since he has been serving his community making sure everyone who lays down on his adjusting table stays free from subluxations. His mission as a chiropractor and health care professional is to serve the people of his community by educating them on different health topics, empowering their health, and adjusting them from a place of love, service, and abundance.

Being born in the Caribbean, Dr. José’s happy place is the beach. It is his favourite way of reconnecting with nature. In addition, he enjoys exploring the natural wonders the world has to offer.

Dr. Jose is a former violinist and saxophonist, and he enjoys playing any instrument that lands on his hands. For him, music is a way of expressing emotions that can’t be described with words. When he is not in the office, he spends his time with his family and taking care of his dog! He loves travelling to new places and learning from different cultures whenever he has the chance.


Modinat Sanni


BSc. (Hons), MSc, MISCP

Having pursued studies at one of the highest-ranked universities in Central Europe, the Charles University in the Czech Republic, Modinat graduated with an MSc. in Physiotherapy in 2015. She is fully CORU-registered.

In her approach to physiotherapy, full kinesiological examinations are considered essential. Depending on the patient’s symptoms, the main issue or issues are identified, and a step-by-step plan formulated. Recognising physiotherapy as a process, Modinat emphasises the importance of allowing sufficient time to address issues that may be pathologically fixed within the musculoskeletal system.

Modinat advocates for the belief that the success of physiotherapy lies in the ability to identify the primary issue and choose the appropriate approach to achieve the individual’s goals and expectations.

Her services include dry needling, deep heating for Trigger Points (TrPs), releasing of tight fascia, muscle massage techniques, special acupressure techniques, designing exercise plans based on diagnoses, kinesiotaping, functional treatment of scoliosis, Brunkow techniques and acral coactivation therapy, and proprioceptive approaches to enhance overall body stability.

Additionally, she is proficient in Lewit mobilisation techniques and Vele’s yoga.

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