Eliana is a caring and adventurous Physiotherapist from Portugal. She is eager to continually learn, always developing her knowledge by enrolling in various courses such as Sports Performance, Women’s Health and Pilates.
She is experienced working in elite sport settings with professional football and basketball players, and more recently in major ATP World Tour events while working for the Portuguese Federation of Tennis.
Eliana is driven to assess, devise, and implement a treatment plan to all who wish to enhance their well-being, improve mobility and function and increase overall fitness to sustain an active lifestyle. Skiing is a recent and fast-growing passion for Eliana that started in the Swiss Alps in 2023 during her first ski season.
Get to know Eliana Ferreira
Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy from Leiria Health School, Portugal.
- Physiotherapist for the Portuguese Federation of Tennis;
- Massage Therapist and Physiotherapist in The Verbier Touch, Verbier, Switzerland;
- Massage Therapist and Physiotherapist in Calla Wellness and Spa, Porto, and Lisbon.
What do you think are the best skills that you bring to your job?
I believe my greatest strengths lie in my compassionate nature and strong communication skills. I’m proficient in various physiotherapy techniques, including manual therapy and exercise prescription, allowing me to provide effective treatments. My deep empathy for patients enables me to connect on a personal level, understanding their physical and emotional needs. I excel in clear and culturally sensitive communication, ensuring patients comprehend their treatment plans. Additionally, my collaborative nature and commitment to ongoing education help me adapt to diverse patient cases and deliver the best possible care.
Favorite Conditions to Treat
- Shoulder tendinopathies
- Tennis elbow
- Pelvic floor conditions
- Back, neck and shoulders muscle tension
- What are you happiest doing when you’re not working?
- Learning new things, playing tennis, travelling, cooking for people I love.
What would be your personal motto?
Kill them with kindness.
A name/person you admire and Quick explanation as to why.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – author of “We should all be feminists”, Adichie inspires me for her unapologetic commitment to challenging stereotypes and advocating for gender equality hrough compassionate and powerful storytelling.
Your most-outstanding achievement:
Officializing an actual wedding.