From Roland Garros clay to Wimbledon grass

Isabel 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.

  • Palabras clave
  • Physiotherapy
  • Roland Garros
  • Tennis
  • Venus Williams
  • Wimbledon


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