Performance Physiotherapy in the Fast Lane

Head of Performance Physiotherapy, Tracy McAdam has returned to her post after spending the second half of the Formula 1 season with the Mercedes team.

The opportunity, which was part of the consultancy agreement between The University’s Sport & Exercise Clinic, FASIC and Hintsa, one of the world leaders in provision of high performance coaching and support staff, saw Tracy take on the role of lead physiotherapist for the team, including involvement in pitstop analysis, injury prevention, acute injury management and maintenance.

Tracy McAdam smiling next to the AGM Petronas Formula 1 Mercedes team sign in mercedes uniform

Over the course of 6 weeks Tracy travelled to 5 races across the world including Austin, USA; New Mexico, Mexico; São Paulo, Brazil: Las Vegas, USA and Yas Island, Abu Dhabi where she was exposed to sport science, strength & conditioning and physiotherapy in an elite motorsport setting. 

Whilst in Las Vegas Tracy also had the opportunity to spend time with the UFC institute to work on protocols, profiling, and prevention strategies for the University Performance Sport programme.

Tracy returns to her role at FASIC with a wealth of knowledge and experience gained in an elite performance setting and continues to develop a relationship with the UFC institute to implement new strategies in the University’s own physiotherapy applications.  

Related information

FASIC Sport & Exercise Medicine Clinic

Performance Sport at The University of Edinburgh