About Us

Our Origin

Dungarvan Chiropractic Clinic was established by Dr. Gleeson in 2012. In April 2020 the clinic moved into a new state of the art premises on Sexton Street, Abbeyside, Co. Waterford. Our Chiropractors, Dr. Anita Gleeson and Dr. Philip Hough, are both members of the CAI and European Chiropractic Council.

Our Vision

Here at Dungarvan Chiropractic Clinic we use gentle, specific manipulation techniques to align joints which in turn helps to restore nerve and muscle function. Our highly qualified Chiropractors look at each patient as an individual and create a tailor made treatment plan to suit. Chiropractors can give advice on rehabilitave exercises, self help techniques, diet and lifestyle. This multidisciplinary approach to health care make us the best in the field of Chiropractic.

Our Promise

We are fully committed to providing you with exceptional care in a compassionate and friendly atmosphere. We believe that our patients deserve the best and we make every effort to ensure you always feel welcome and at ease. Whether you are coming in for a simple check up or a more complex complaint, our dedicated team have the skills and the resources to manage all your health needs. We love what we do and look forward to helping you feel better today!

Dr. Anita Gleeson BSc, MSc, DC

Principal Chiropractor

I am a former graduate of the reputable Glamorgan University in Wales. After five years of intensive studying I returned to Ireland in 2009 to begin work in busy clinics in the midlands and Tipperary for three years before setting up DUNGARVAN CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC in 2012. I am a fully insured Chiropractor, a member of the CAI (Chiropractic Association of Ireland) and the European Chiropractic Council.

Why Chiropractic?
I always wanted to work in a health care profession but my first experience with a Chiropractor was when I was 13years of age. I suffered with chronic headaches. After exhausting all the usual medical routes (CAT scans/eye and ear investigation/dentistry checks) I was brought to a Chiropractor. I was diagnosed with cervicogenic headaches (headaches caused by nerve irritation as a result of a spinal subluxation).After a course of adjustments my headaches vanished! I was fascinated by the mechanics and scientific evidence behind Chiropractic. When it came to work experience in transition year in school I went to shadow a number of Chiropractors around Ireland. Straight away I realised this was the career path for me!

I have a special interest in treating elite athletes and sport related injuries. Outside of work I enjoy horse riding, skiing and running and I am involved in the local West Waterford running club. I am committed to promoting optimal health and well being in Dungarvan and the surrounding county of Waterford.

Dr. Philip Hough MTech:Chiro


I am originally from South Africa and graduated from the University of Johannesburg in 2010. After graduation I returned to my hometown of Somerset West. There I had my own practice for 2 years before deciding to move to Holland where I spent the next 10 years.

During this time, I worked at two different practices where I was introduced to various new techniques and methods of treatment. This taught me a treatment approach that involves establishing the root cause of pain, symptoms and injury and incorporating these various methods and techniques in my treatment plans.

Moving to Dungarvan
From the moment my wife and I visited Ireland for the first time in 2017, we knew we wanted to make this beautiful country our home. People are friendly and helpful; the food is phenomenal and the nature and scenery is breathtaking.

In the coming years we returned to Ireland as much as possible and when we got the opportunity to move to Dungarvan, we grabbed it with both hands. With everything Dungarvan has to offer, we knew we found our home.

I used to be a competitive athlete and found chiropractic after suffering from a personal injury at 9 years of age. From this experience I knew I wanted to help other athletes the way that chiropractic helped me. Although I am still a huge fan of sports (particularly golf) and treating sports injuries, I have come to the realisation that I truly am a family chiropractor and enjoy treating patients of all ages.

As for hobbies, I like a good combination of being active and taking it easy. Being active includes playing golf, paddling and hiking (with our new puppy, Pippa) and afterwards we enjoy taking it easy with either a good movie or gaming with friends.

I really look forward to meeting everyone and becoming part of this great community.