Melissa Baudo PT, DPT, SCS, MTC
Melissa Baudo currently is employed with One on One Physical Therapy in Atlanta. From 2006 through 2010, Melissa embarked on a global journey as a full-time Sports Physiotherapist for the WTA, working with some of the most elite women athletes in the world. Melissa’s four-year odyssey on tour spanned 4 continents, 30 countries, and over 17 tournaments annually including the Australian Open, French Open, US Open and the season-ending WTA Championship in Doha, Qatar.
Melissa earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Emory University. Melissa is Board Certified in Sports Physical Therapy and specializes in sport-related orthopedic injuries and tennis medicine. She is certified in Manual Therapy from the University of St. Augustine and the Functional Movement Screen. She is trained in Neurac Redcord and is the only certified Neurac Instructor in Atlanta. She is also trained in Triggerpoint Dry Needling and Kinesio Taping.
Melissa’s treatment approach is comprehensive: treating the whole person as well as the injured area, utilizing an array of manual therapy and taping techniques for all conditions. Her advanced knowledge in sport biomechanics gives her greater understanding of the demands placed upon the athlete’s body and the functional movements required for the sport. Melissa is a published author and has made various contributions to professional tennis publications. She currently teaches a Sports PT course within the Division of Physical Therapy at Emory University.
At the last major tournament of the 2010 professional tennis season, Melissa’s fiancé, Brian, surprised her at the US Open by proposing on center court in Arthur Ashe Stadium.