Medical services at the height of a major tournament
The Mapfre Clinic of Tennis Medicine, with more than 13 years of experience, is the reference in the prevention and treatment of the pathology associated with this sport. This experience has allowed us to be present in top level tournaments and in the organization of medical services in ATP, WTA and ITF competitions.
The importance of medical services is directly linked to the value of the tournament. The medical team that covers the event has a long experience, which allows them to be in constant communication with the players, doctors from different federations, organization… and therefore to generate that trust between doctor and patient.
In addition, the players’ medical service has a CANON ultrasound scanner of the latest generation, which allows immediate and targeted studies to obtain an accurate diagnosis, deepen the treatment and recovery.
Tennis players who require more specific radiological tests are referred to Clínica Creu Blanca, a reference center and CMMT collaborator. Clínica Teknon has also lent its facilities for regenerative therapy treatments.
On the other hand, the players’ medical service has a physiotherapy service made up of 11 physiotherapists experienced in major sporting events such as Grand Slam, Davis Cup, Challenger, RFET Championships. This service has the latest equipment (INDIBA, GAME READY, K-LASER, ZONAIR (pure air bubble) with the aim of maintaining the player in the best conditions pre and post match, as well as accelerating the treatment process in their recovery.
It is 25 years since Dr Ruiz-Cotorro together with a multidisciplinary team is covering the medical service of the Open Banc Sabadell Trofeo Conde de Godo, a cardioprotected tournament formed by a team of almost fifty health professionals distributed between two areas (players and public). The medical service to the public is composed of two different medical teams: one at the stand where any health problem of the public is attended and the itinerant team that watches over the public attending the tournament on the court and its surroundings. In this way, we cover all the needs of any health incident that may occur during the sporting event. In addition, a FALCK medicalized ambulance is available in case a transfer to a hospital is necessary.
All medical assistance covers from one hour before the opening of the enclosure until one hour after the closing.
Our mission as medical service is to work from the proximity tried to give security and confidence to the player and the public.