Ines Dorka M.I.S.C.P.
Pier Head,
Allin's Quay, Youghal,
Co. Cork
P36 CH73


The clinic has no secretary. If calls can't be taken your voice message will be answered as soon as possible. I also respond to text messages.


Office Hours:
Mon–Fri: 9am to 7pm

  • Consultations/Treatments by appointment only
  • Professional Fee per session: €65
  • Medical cards can not be accepted
  • Treatment of minors requires presence of a parent or guardian

Conditions which can be treated include: Head Trauma, Pain after Dental Work, Jaw Related pain, Headaches and Migraines, Sinus problems, Chronic Fatigue, Chronic Neck and Back pain, Whiplash, Vertigo, Depression, Low Energy, Connective Tissue disorders, Fibromyalgia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Asthma, Anxiety, Tension and Stress related problems, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Scoliosis, Cerebral Palsy, Sleep Disturbances, Asymmetrical Head Shape, Unsettled Babies, Behavioural Problems…

Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists

Why Chartered?

  • Qualified Physiotherapists have received a degree from a recognised university.
  • A Chartered Physiotherapist is registered with the professional body, The Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP).
  • Chartered Physiotherapists make a personal commitment to high quality health care and professional accountability.
  • A Chartered Physiotherapist is bound to abide by a Professional Code of Conduct, has professional indemnity insurance, so that you are guaranteed maximum level of personal safety and care.
  • Physiotherapy received from a Chartered physiotherapist is eligible for tax relief.
  • Private Health Insurance will reimburse a percentage of the fees depending on your cover.

Ines Dorka - Chartered Physiotherapist,
Youghal, Co. Cork

Physiotherapy - Osteopathy - Craniosacral Therapy
The clinic is currently operating under Covid19 safety guidelines und thus has a limited capacity of appointments. Thanks for your cooperation.

My private Physiotherapy Clinic is situated in a quiet location in the town of Youghal and just off the town centre, with ample shopping facilities. The premises include a spacious exercise area and private treatment rooms so that functional assessments can be done in various setups and during treatments patients experience the highest possible degree of privacy.

What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a science based healthcare profession which involves assessment, diagnosis and treatment of dysfunctions and disorders of the body. Treatments vary taking individual needs and personal history into consideration as we are all different. All approaches are tailored to restore wellbeing, function and movement.

What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a non-invasive manual therapy that focuses on total body health. The key principles are based on all parts of the body functioning together in an integrated manner. If one part of the body is compromised, the rest of the body does adapt and compensates for this, eventually leading to stiffness, pain and inflammation and restriction of the circulatory, nervous and lymphatic system.

Osteopaths use a broad range of gentle hands-on techniques including soft-tissue stretching, deep tactile pressure, mobilisation of joints and treatment of internal organs.

Osteopaths respect the body’s natural ability to self-regulate. The benefits of osteopathy are the general improvement in structural and functional stability of the body. In turn, other systems of the body such as blood flow, breathing, nervous and lymphatic regulation function more efficiently which minimises pain and increases the persons wellbeing.

What is Craniosacral Therapy?
Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle hands-on treatment focusing on the so called Craniosacral System of the body which consists of the head (cranium), the spinal column including its lowest bone (sacrum) and the spinal and intracranial membranes that connect those two bony elements. This system includes the cerebrospinal fluid that circulates through ventricles in the brain and the spinal cord. It is the most central regulating mechanism of the human body and is linked into the nervous, musculoskeletal, vascular, lymphatic, immune, visceral, endocrine and respiratory system. Any imbalance in the craniosacral system can affect the related areas of the body which leads to pain, dysfunction, restriction and disease.

About Ines
Having graduated from the State University of Augsburg (Germany) with an honours degree in Physiotherapy in 1994, I started to work in a neonatal unit as well as in an orthopaedic hospital, which specialised in spinal surgeries of scoliosis and other severe deformities. I then focused on neurological rehabilitation working in a clinic close to Lake Constance, dealing with patients recovering from strokes, head injuries, aneurisms as well as sufferers from motoneuron desease, Ataxia, Hemiplegie and cerebral palsy. I moved to a small town in the scenic Black Forest, starting to work in a Private Clinic setup dealing with a diverse range of back problems, joint dysfunctions, sports injuries, whiplash, Soft Tisssue Strains, postsurgical care, postural and work related problems and muscular rehabilitation.

Being curious by nature and always keen to widen my horizon and to understand human wellbeing and physiology, I trained as a Craniosacral Therapist and Osteopath and held a position as an assistant teacher in an Osteopathic College in Nagold (Germany) which allowed me to train and teach in the States and in Great Britain and apply a more holistic approach treating patients with complex complaints.

I was introduced to rock climbing at a very young age by my father and have always been an active outdoor person and interested and concerned about nature and the environment. I am a passionate gardener and I have explored Ireland since the age of 17 on numerous cycling trips being fascinated by its unique undisturbed beauty and the hospitality…

My affinity to this country lead to the decision to move here for good in 2004. I am a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists and I update my skills regularly. I worked in a Private Clinic in Midleton until 2015 and I opened up a Private Clinic in Youghal in 2016. The setup of the premises in combination with my multifaceted clinical skills and expertise allows optimal individual care for any patient.