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!

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Dr Nichola Dunne

Chiropractor and Director

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

Dr Nichola is the principal Chiropractor and director at the Douglas Chiropractic & Physiotherapy Clinic. Although born and raised in Kilkenny, she travelled to the UK to complete her BSc. (Hons) Chiropractic degree at the University of Glamorgan in 2001.

She went on to become the only chiropractor in Ireland with two distinct chiropractic degrees by completing a separate MSc. Adv. Chiropractic Musculoskeletal Rehab Practice degree in 2009 at the University of Bournemouth. Nichola has fully qualified in many additional techniques that she uses as part of her chiro practice, including orthotic prescription, dry needling, low-level laser therapy, reformer and mat-based pilates and Kinesio taping.

She has a keen interest and vast experience in treating pregnant women and also has a large paediatric practice. Her chiropractic treatment goal is not only to treat and relieve pain but to prevent long-term recurrence through specific exercise prescription and rehabilitation, preventing treatment dependence and promoting an improved quality of life.

Nichola established her chiropractic clinic in 2001 and expanded the clinic to include physiotherapy services in 2009. She developed the first combined chiropractic and physiotherapy clinic in the country, still the only combined clinic in Munster. She is a fully accredited member of the Chiropractic Association of Ireland, Association of European Chiropractors and a member of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.  She is also proud to be part of the Wellness Champions – a group of healthcare professionals worldwide that are dedicated to teaching wellness in the workplace.

Nichola lives in Douglas with her husband Glenn and two children. She enjoys running, swimming, reformer Pilates and most of all, spending time with the kids.

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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.

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Markus Venalainen


BSc. (Hons), MSc, MISCP

Markus completed his bachelor’s in Health Care (Physiotherapy) at Laurea University of Applied Sciences in Finland, graduating in 2020. Since his graduation, he worked in both the public and private sectors.

Markus has lots of experience in treating people suffering from memory disorders and other neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease and stroke. He also has a strong interest in the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries and post-operative rehabilitation, with a focus on the lower limbs.

In his free time, Markus enjoys practising a variety of sports, above all soccer, which has been his favourite sport for over 20 years.

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