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About the Rehabilitation Network

Working to improve the experience and delivery of healthcare for patients accessing rehabilitation care across NSW.

Our People

The Rehabilitation Network is led by an Executive Committee composed of medical, nursing and allied health clinicians, consumers, and managers. The Executive is currently Co-chaired by a medical and a nursing representative.

Associate Professor Michael Pollack, Co-Chair
Rehabilitation Physician, Head of Department, John Hunter Hospital

Daniel Treacy

Daniel Treacy, Co-Chair
Head of Physiotherapy
Prince of Wales Hospital

Conjoint Associate Professor Michael Pollack is a Rehabilitation Medicine Physician based in Newcastle, NSW. His principle interest is clinical practice, but also has wide experience in research, administration, and strategic planning, as well as medical education and training. Michael has been an active Rehabilitation Network member for many years, joining the Executive Committee and COVID-19 Community of Practice Executive team in 2020. Michael is also Chair of the AFRM Research Working Group.

Michael has been involved in a range of research activities, including knowledge translation to clinical practice, epidemiology, and models of care. He currently is the Clinical Theme Leader on the Executive of the Centre for Rehab. Innovations, University of Newcastle. He has been a Chief Investigator on the Stroke and Brain Rehabilitation CRE. He has over fifty peer reviewed publications, chapters, and presentations.

Michael has been an invited speaker at multiple national and international conferences and meetings. He has been a long time Supervisor for Registrars, JMO’s, and students. He is currently leading a programme to develop an Undergraduate Curriculum in Rehabilitation Medicine for medical students at the University of Newcastle and University of New England (Armidale) Joint Medical Programme. He was honoured as the invited Burniston Orator for the RACP Congress in 2018.

Daniel Treacy Daniel Treacy is the Physiotherapy Advisor for SESLHD and Head of Department for Prince of Wales Hospital Physiotherapy department. Prior to his current role he spent 12 years as a physiotherapist working in rehabilitation at Bankstown-Lidcombe and Prince of Wales Hospitals. He has recently completed his PhD on ‘Mobility Rehabilitation and Measurement’.

Daniel regularly lectures at the annual Prince of Wales Lower Limb Amputee Course. He was previously a member of the Australian and New Zealand Falls Prevention Society Executive committee. In his spare time Daniel enjoys running and completed his first Ultra Marathon in Canberra in 2021

Background

The ACI Rehabilitation Network is led by an executive committee, which includes rehabilitation specialists, nurses, allied health professionals, service managers, and consumers. There is broad representation across metropolitan and rural settings.

The network has more than 700 members and includes representatives from the public and private rehabilitation sectors, paediatric and adult rehabilitation services, consumers, NGOs, researchers and academics, local health districts and specialty network governed health corporations in NSW. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in improving the quality of Rehabilitation services delivered to the people of NSW.