We are always happy to welcome people of all ages to our clinic in Cork City. We do our best to inspire people to make positive changes to their health and lifestyle.
Our highly qualified and experienced practitioners use world-leading techniques (including the best of chiropractic and physiotherapy) 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.
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. (Rehab),
Nichola is the director and principal Chiropractor at Douglas Chiropractic & Physiotherapy Clinic Ltd. 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.
Nichola went on to become the only chiropractor in Ireland with two distinct chiropractic degrees by completing a separate MSc. Advanced Chiropractic Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Practice degree in 2009 at the University of Bournemouth. Nichola has fully qualified in many additional techniques that she uses as part of her chiropractic practice, including orthotic prescription, dry needling, low-level laser therapy, reformer and mat-based pilates and Kinesio taping.
Nichola 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 county, 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. Nichola is proud to be part of the Wellness Champions.org – a group of healthcare professionals worldwide that are dedicated to teaching wellness in the workplace.
Nichola lives in Douglas with her husband and two children. She enjoys running, swimming, reformer pilates and most of all, spending time with her children.
Dr Yvonne Mohally
Originally from Co. Sligo, Yvonne was always involved in sports from a young age and was accustomed to seeing physiotherapists for sports injuries. It was here she developed an interest in physiotherapy and sports injuries. In 2003, Yvonne attended Carlow Institute of Technology to begin studies in Sports and Exercise Rehabilitation. It was during her time in Carlow that Yvonne attended a Chiropractor for treatment for headaches and chronic neck pain.
After several treatments, her headaches were improving significantly and Yvonne decided to pursue a career in Chiropractic. Yvonne qualified from the University of Glamorgan with a Masters in Chiropractic in 2010. Since this time, Yvonne has continued to expand her chiropractic skills by completing postgraduate courses in Paediatrics, Dry Needling, Kinesiotaping, Active Release Techniques and Orthotics prescription.
She treats a wide variety of the population from the elderly to children, from Athletes to the sedentary adult and all in between. She has gained a wealth of experience from working in busy clinics in Scotland and Ireland. Yvonne believes in not only treating and relieving pain but preventing long-term recurrence through specific exercise prescription and rehabilitation, thereby promoting a healthy and active lifestyle and improved quality of life.
Dr Gabriela Petersen
M. Tech Chiropractic
Gabriela Petersen is a passionate chiropractor who has relocated from South Africa to join the Douglas Chiropractic and Physiotherapy family. She has an M.Tech Degree in Chiropractic and graduated from the accredited Durban University of Technology.
In addition to manual therapy, she has received undergraduate training in dry needling, myofascial therapy, acupuncture and rehabilitation. Gabriela has experience in treating patients of various ages and occupations and adapts readily to the needs of each patient. She is warm, friendly and committed to the care of her patients.
Her chiropractic journey began with her initial interest in studying general medicine. However, after a visit to her local chiropractor and understanding how chiropractic works she decided she could impart beneficial change using chiropractic techniques. And thus began her journey of chiropractic medicine.
Gabriela believes that chiropractic is an essential tool in promoting good spinal and musculoskeletal health. She believes in actively involving each patient in their own recovery and working together toward a healthier, happier and pain-free self. Gabriela is deeply passionate about chiropractic and uses the biomechanical knowledge she has gained through study and experience to focus her treatments about the causative mechanism of a condition, rather than simply pacifying the symptoms of it.
BSc. (Hons) Sports & Exercise Rehabilitation,
Deborah, our resident Physiotherapist & Sports Rehabilitator, is a native of Mitchelstown, Co. Cork.
She qualified in 2009 with a BSc Honours degree in Sports & Exercise Rehabilitation. As part of this degree, Deborah undertook four months of work experience in Philadelphia, where she worked with a variety of elite university athletes and as a result has gained extensive experience in diagnosing, treating and managing a wide range of complaints. Before coming to work in Cork she completed a two years Masters Degree in Physiotherapy and is now a registered member of The Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists. The Masters enabled Deborah to gain a wider understanding of the complaints within the general population ranging from children to the elderly.
Deborah herself has a keen interest in sports, having previously played both ladies football and camogie with her local club. In the last number of years, Deborah has taken to running and has now completed over 10 half marathons as well as 3 full marathons to day. She also had the fortune of competing internationally in gymnastics as a member of the Irish Youth Gymnastics team.
She has strong beliefs in patient education and uses a mixture of hands-on and self- management approaches to care. She has a passion for rehabilitation and is very pro-active in her approach to injury rehabilitation and prevention. She uses a combination of manual techniques, pilates, neural mobilisation, deep tissue massage and trigger point therapy to treat a wide variety of complaints. Deborah is also certified in Kinesiotaping for acute swelling and injury management and sports specific enhancement.
BSc. (Hons) Physiotherapy,
Tricia graduated from the University of Limerick in 2011 with an Honours degree in Physiotherapy. Since graduating she has predominately worked in private practice treating a variety of injuries both acute and chronic. She is very passionate about her work and loves helping clients achieve their goals.
Tricia truly believes in the benefits of exercise and movement for injury prevention and maintenance. She takes a holistic approach to her treatment sessions and enjoys finding the root cause of an injury to prevent reoccurrence.
Tricia has completed Pilates courses with Stability Plus in New Zealand in 2012 and with STOTT in 2014. She has been teaching both mat and reformer Pilates. She has specialised in teaching back care and rehabilitation Pilates classes for clients with injuries. She enjoys teaching fitness Pilates classes as well for more advanced clients. She has also completed her Yoga teacher training in Bali in 2019 and is looking forward to incorporating mindfulness and meditation into her Pilates classes.
Tricia is also qualified in dry needling and acupuncture. She has completed numerous courses with the British Medical Acupuncture Society. She uses her acupuncture skills in combination with her manual therapy skills to achieve optimal results. She is also a certified ANF (Amino-Neuro-Frequency) therapist and this new and upcoming therapy is producing great results.
In the past, Tricia has also worked with local sports teams doing pitch side First Aid and pre- and post-match Physiotherapy. She has also done some work with the MS Society teaching classes and providing individual exercise sessions. She is trained in Biomechanics and insole prescription.
Tricia loves to travel and has worked abroad in both New Zealand and Australia. In her free time, she enjoys socialising with family and friends, working on her own Pilates/Yoga skills and reading books.
BSc. (Hons) Physiotherapy,
Louise qualified with a BSc (Hons) Degree in Physiotherapy from University College Dublin and has full membership of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists. Since qualification, she has worked in Private Practice and primary care in both Kilkenny, Waterford and Cork gaining extensive experience in the management of musculoskeletal disorders and sports injuries rehabilitation.
She has maintained a strong commitment to continuing professional development and has undertaken further study in peripheral and spinal musculoskeletal conditions. She has also gained certification in trigger point dry needling, dynamic taping and the prescription of orthotic devices. She has completed pitch-side sports injury intervention and first aid courses and has worked with sports teams at both club and national level.