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 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.
Dr Dafne Jiménez Pérez
BSc. (Hons), D.C, MCAI
Dr Dafne comes from Orocovis, Puerto Rico all the way to Cork to join our team as a Chiropractor.
She graduated from Life University, Atlanta, Georgia fulfilling her lifelong dream of working in healthcare. She didn’t know chiropractic until 6 months before making the move to complete her doctorate studies.
Dafne is passionate about access to chiropractic care for everyone but her special interest is in paediatric care and pregnancy. This is why she chose to undertake further study for her CACCP certification by 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 kid that comes for care!!
Dr Dafne has a special interest in women’s health and in particular care during pregnancy. She is known to give health talks for women in the community and also for women in chiropractic.
In her free time, you can find Dafne at the beach, doing yoga practice, meditation, exploring the world, writing, cooking or planning the next big move in her project for Hispanic women chiropractors, Quiro Jevas, which she co-founded with her friend.
Dr. Dafne’s intention is to provide a safe healing space to all our practice members, and support their individual journeys to true health starting with a clear nervous system.
BSc. (Hons), MISCP
Cathal is an experienced chartered physiotherapist who achieved his undergraduate degree from University College Dublin in 2014.
Cathal has worked in several positions in both public and private sectors since graduating: working both in Ireland and in the UK. Cathal has therefore benefitted from exposure to a wide range of conditions and an array of treatment methodologies, which has added greatly to his clinical practice.
Owing to Cathal’s specific interest in sport and exercise science, he achieved the national qualification in exercise, health studies, and personal training in 2017. He continually works on developing his skillset to allow for a more comprehensive and holistic approach to patient care.
Cathal’s treatment sessions incorporate a mixture of manual therapy, patient education and the provision of exercise programmes, to enable the client to take ownership of their own rehabilitation with the appropriate tools and know-how provided.
Cathal is also a keen musician and an avid reader in his free time.