DANIELLA POLITA, Director of Rehab Alive, has worked in the field of Occupational Therapy since graduating in 2001, in New South Wales, Tasmania and overseas in the United Kingdom, gaining significant exposure to rehabilitation practices over this time. Daniella has also completed a Masters  Degree in Management and most recently a Post Graduate Certificate in Work Health Safety and Ergonomics and is currently working towards the Graduate Diploma in the same specialist field.

Daniella’s clinical specialty has been in neurological rehabilitation with significant exposure to amputee rehabilitation prior to this time. Daniella has had significant experience in the management of complex and chronic conditions and over the last 6 years has been working increasingly with corporate organisations to promote workplace health and well-being and manage workers compensation claims.



LISA GUY has worked as an occupational therapist for 14 years and has recently re-joined the Rehab Alive team after working for 18 months in the United Kingdom. Lisa worked with the National Health Service and Community Social Services across the UK undertaking assessments and intervention for clients with a wide range of complex medical conditions, major/minor home modification requirements; equipment and manual handling needs.

In 2015, Lisa commenced work in private practice and worked in a rural outreach program as well as with Rehab Alive. Lisa was involved in undertaking ergonomic assessments as well as providing occupational therapy services to a range of client groups within the community. Prior to working in private practice Lisa worked at the Royal Hobart Hospital for 10 years and is a skilled clinician with specialised skills in general medical/surgical conditions, rehabilitation, complex palliative, oncology and aged care clients.

LUCY TILSLEY is Rehab Alive’s Administration Manager.  Lucy manages all new referrals, initial client contact, some follow-up and provides general administration support for Lisa, Dani, Rehab Alive and our affiliated service the Tas Ergonomic Collaborative. Lucy has been working part time with Rehab Alive since March 2018 as well as spending a few hours per week in a face to face administrative and reception role in a busy physiotherapy practice.