Rehabilitation Specialists



Dr Jeyanthi Arockiam
Rehabilitation Medicine Specialist

Dr Jeyanthi Arockiam is an admitting physician at The Hills Private Hospital who has dedicated her career to work in the field of rehabilitation medicine. Dr Arockiam has a special interest in treating patients who require upper & lower prosthetic limbs and assisting them through a stressful period in their life to re-establish functional restoration.

Dr Arockiam’s special interests include:

  • Orthopaedic rehabilitation – amputee
  • Reconditioning
  • Treating patients with the goal of returning the individual to full participation of the sport, at the prior level of activity

To make an appointment with Dr Jeyanthi Arockiam, please phone 02 9686 0454


Dr Geoffrey Needham
Rehabilitation Medicine Specialist

Dr Needham has been working as a rehabilitation specialist since 2007. He has a general interest in rehabilitation and spinal conditions, as well as in rational use of opioid medications.

Dr Needham has particular interests in:

  • Inpatient rehabilitation after neurosurgery
  • Spinal conditions
  • Management of opioid medications

To make an appointment with Dr Geoffrey Needham, please phone 02 9622 6767.


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Dr Renuka Mendonca
Rehabilitation Medicine Specialist

Dr. Renuka Mendonca is a Rehabilitation Medicine Physician with a subspecialty interest in Pain Medicine. She holds Fellowship with both the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine and also Fellowship with the Faculty of Pain Medicine.

Dr. Mendonca has particular interest in:

  • Neuro
  • Cardiac
  • Orthopaedic
  • Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

Dr Mendonca is a Valued Medical Officer at The Hills Private. Renuka manages inpatients and has a weekly outpatient clinics for community and hospital referred clients.


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Dr Gerard Weber
Rehabilitation Medicine Specialist

Dr Gerard Weber is a rehabilitation medicine physician in spinal cord injury and general rehabilitation services. He is an Adjunct, Clinical Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine, Sydney, and the University of Notre Dame.

Dr Weber’s interests include:

  • Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation post Spinal Surgery
  • Rehabilitation post Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Pain and Spasticity Management


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Dr Nicole Corben
Rehabilitation Medicine Consultant

Dr Corben graduated with a Bachelor of Medical Sciences from Macquarie University in 1998 and a Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery from University of Queensland in 2002. She began training in Emergency Medicine on the Central Coast before completing her Basic Physician Training at Westmead Hospital and subsequently undertook specialty training in Geriatric Medicine at Blacktown/ Mount Druitt and Hornsby Kurringai Hospitals. She was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) in 2018.

Dr Nicole Corben has particular interests in:

  • Cognitive Assessment and Dementia care
  • Delirium
  • Stroke management
  • Falls Prevention
  • Deconditioning
  • Rehabilitation of the elderly – including inpatient and day program rehabilitation

To make an appointment with Dr Nicole Corben phone 02 8850 8100


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Dr Daniel Farbodmanesh
Rehabilitation Medicine Consultant Physician

Dr Daniel Farbodmanesh is a Rehabilitation Physician with admitting rights to the Hills Private Hospital. Dr Farbodmanesh provides specialist care in the assessment and development of a person’s functional fitness. He has a special interest in Pain Management and is passionate about Neurological Rehabilitation including Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injuries. In addition; Dr Farbodmanesh has extensive experience in musculoskeletal and spasticity management using botulinum toxin injections.

Dr Farbodmanesh would be pleased to assist patients who have an injury, illness or a chronic condition, and help you to maximise your independence and improve and maintain your quality of life. Dr Farbodmanesh accepts referrals from GPs and the community.

Special Interests

  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Pre and Post-Surgical Pain Optimisation
  • Pain Rehabilitation Program
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

To make an appointment with Dr Daniel Farbodmanesh, please phone 02 9686 0454




Dr Jasbeer Kaur
Rehabilitation Medicine Specialist

Dr Jasbeer Kaur is a Rehabilitation Medicine Physician at The Hills Private hospital with over 10 years’ experience in neurological disorders. Jessy specialises in traumatic spinal cord injuries, chronic diseases and general rehabilitation. Dr Jessy Kaur is Head of Department (HOU) - Spinal Unit at Royal North Shore Hospital, and balances that with a private practice managing general rehabilitation patients in private rehabilitation hospitals in Sydney.

Dr Kaur has particular interests in:

  • Rehabilitation of Neurological Disorders (Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis,
  • Parkinson’s Disease and Spinal Cord Injury )
  • Traumatic spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Reconditioning of Chronic Disease (Cardiac and Pulmonary Disease)
  • General rehabilitation

To make an appointment with Dr Jessy Kaur, please phone 0422 266 287


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Dr Abdul Haidary
Rehabilitation Medicine Specialist

Dr Abdul Haidary is a Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation (FAFRM) and is a Visiting Medical Officer at The Hills Private Hospital and Norwest Private Hospital.

Dr Haidary’s specialist care includes post joint replacement (rehabilitation of the spine, post hip and knee surgery) and post lower limbs fractures with or without external fixation. Abdul also see patients who have experienced multi-trauma including amputees/osseointegration, and patients affected by a variety of progressive neurological disorders such as stroke and multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, and Motor Neurone Disease.

Dr Haidary has particular interests in:

  • Community rehabilitation (supporting patients participating in a day program while returning to work and in recovery)
  • Restorative care for elderly patients with chronic diseases

To make an appointment with Dr Abdul Haidary, please phone 02 9639 3333


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Dr Agapito Raul “Roy” Nario
Rehabilitation Medicine Specialist

Dr Roy Nario is an Australian-based Rehabilitation Specialist and who is a Fellow of the Australian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine (AFRM). Roy has over 20 years’ experience practising rehabilitation medicine and has admitting rights at The Hills Private Hospital, Baulkham Hills.

He is an accredited prescriber with the Prosthetics Limb Service (PLS), EnABLE NSW. He is also an accredited Botulinum toxin injector for adults suffering from spasticity-related neurological conditions.

Dr Nario has particular interests in:

  • Amputee Rehabilitation
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Stroke/Neuro Rehabilitation
  • Orthopaedics/Trauma
  • General Rehabilitation


Dr Fatemeh Sarmast
Rehabilitation Medicine Consultant Physician

Dr Fatemeh Sarmast is a Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine (AFRM) with admitting rights to The Hills Private Hospital. Fatemeh is a consulting doctor for the day program at The Hills Private Hospital and assesses patient suitability to access the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program.

Dr Sarmast’s interests include:

  • Community rehabilitation (supporting patients participating in a day program)
  • Parkinson specific rehabilitation
  • Multidisciplinary management of chronic pain
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Post joint replacement
  • Frequent falls in elderly
  • Multi-trauma/reconditioning
  • Pain and spasticity management
  • Amputees
  • Neurological disorders such as stroke and multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, brain injury, dementia, and Motor Neurone Disease
  • Work related injury and NDIS

To make an appointment with Dr Fatemeh Sarmast please phone 02 9686 0454


Dr Fariborz Jashnany
Rehabilitation Medicine Specialist

Dr Joanna Murray
Rehabilitation Medicine Specialist

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