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), MSc, MISCP
Sarah graduated in 2016 from the University of Limerick with a BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Limerick, from which she developed a strong interest in exercise and rehabilitation. She continued to complete a Master’s in Physiotherapy at the Robert Gordon University Scotland and graduated in 2018. Sarah has worked in multiple private practices since graduating.
She has developed a strong interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, particularly in postoperative rehabilitation, spinal pain, musculoskeletal injuries and sporting injuries.
Sarah has a passion for sport and such injuries having worked as a physiotherapist with the Cork U16 ladies’ footballers. She has trained with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates institute to become a fully certified APPI clinical Pilates instructor. In November 2021 she completed her 200 hour Yoga teacher training. She uses these principals to help in the rehabilitation of common presentations such as neck and back pain.