Brígido, Physiotherapy professor at the School of Medicine, has
gained a new professional experience as the private physiotherapist for the
American tennis player Venus Williams,
during this year’s French Open in Paris. “We have been working
together for a month. It all happened all very fast. I met her in April at the
Mutua Madrid Open, where I started working this year for the first time, and
had the opportunity to treat her. 48 hours after Venus finished the tournament,
I was catching a plane to Rome, at her request to accompany her as her private
physiotherapist”, explains the lecturer.
"My role is
to provide her with all the physiotherapy services she may require, from prevention, and maintenance to a treatment point of view for any specific ailment, either before or
after a game or training session," explains
Brígido. Moreover, our colleague has shown the importance of being close to the
tennis player, adding that "while the trips and tournaments last, it is
a 24-hour coexistence and you have to be available at all times".
In addition to
this experience, the physiotherapist has a wide professional background, in other tennis tournaments such as the Mutua Madrid Open, Internazionali
di Tennis Emilia Romagna (Parma), and Internationaux
de Strasbourg (Strasbourg) as
well as completing her fourth season with the Atlético
de Madrid women’s football team.
Her next destination:
the Wimbledon Championships (London),
which will take place from June 28 to July 11.