Tanya Coats is an Occupational Therapist with a special interest in Hand & Upper Limb Therapy, based in Johannesburg.
Tanya Coats Occupational Therapy is located in Johannesburg, with a focus on treating the hand, wrist, and elbow. She provides high quality, professional rehabilitation to all patients with acute or chronic upper extremity conditions.
Tanya Coats is an Occupational Therapist (Hand Therapist) that works in close collaboration with leading Orthopaedic Surgeons and Physicians to ensure that patients receive the highest standard of care to suit their individual needs, whether you’re an athlete, musician, office worker or are recovering from a traumatic hand injury or surgery
Tanya Coats Occupational Therapy provides specialist opinion and treatment for a variety of hand conditions, including fractures, dislocations, sprains and soft tissue injuries as well as conditions associated with the hand, wrist and upper limb such as arthritis, tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome.
What is Occupational Therapy?
It is often mistaken as career counselling, but it is a form of therapy that focuses on improving a person’s ability to perform and cope with all activities for daily living, work and engaging in leisure pursuits.
Hand and upper limb therapy
is a specialised type of rehabilitation usually performed by an occupational therapist. It is with patients who have injured or suffer from conditions affecting their hands and/or upper extremities.
Hand therapists work closely with referring doctors
(general practitioners, orthopaedic surgeons and/or plastic surgeons) to obtain the best outcome possible.
They make use of assessment tools and specific treatment principles to monitor and treat people with hand conditions.