Tanya Coats Occupational Therapy is private practice, specialist assessment and rehabilitation service that is situated in Midrand, Bryanston, & Bedfordview which treats a broad spectrum of hand and upper extremity injuries or related conditions.
Owner and Principal Occupational Therapist
Tanya Coats is a Hand Therapist that works in close collaboration with leading Orthopaedic Surgeons and physicians in Johannesburg 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.
She is passionate about helping people overcome a variety of hand conditions and pain, encouraging them to regain their lives through practical and professional advice and support.
She makes use of innovative technology and unique treatments to deliver effective, evidence-based treatment, ensuring maximum healing in a time efficient and cost effective manner.
Anychia Ramracheya graduated from UKZN in 2016 and served her community service at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital. She went on to work at an established hand therapy practice for 3 and a half years where she gained invaluable experience in treating hand and upper limb conditions, working closely with orthopaedic and plastic surgeons, as well as neurologists. She is now an independent practitioner in private practice, with a special interest in upper limb injuries.
She has furthered her studies in the management of the stiff hand through casting, as well as kinesiology taping for the upper limb, and is currently enrolled in the Virtual Hand to Shoulder fellowship, run by Dr Mirella Deisher, in order to continue widening her area.
Tanya's holistic approach, coupled with advanced clinical assessment and rehabilitation programs, allows her to work with the patient to develop a unique and tailored treatment plan that will ensure maximum healing and help avoid re-injury in the future.
More about Tanya
Tanya Coats graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2011. She completed her community service at Natalspruit hospital. Her career started in the government setting where she gained valuable experience in all fields of Occupational therapy.
In 2014 she moved to the hand unit at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, where she found her passion for hand and upper limb rehabilitation. There was a close working relationship with skilled surgeons and other team members.
The exposure to a variety of patients including traumatic and non-traumatic injuries has been invaluable.
Tanya has been involved in a number of research studies as well as presenting at courses and the South African Society of Surgery of the Hand Annual Congress.