Rachel 24hr Le Mans Experience

 Rachel

Rachel from our Stansted clinic experienced life in the fast lane when she cared for a team competing in the gruelling 24 Hour Le Mans motor sport race.  

Rachel cared for the Status Grand Prix team’s three drivers – Alexander Simons, of Great Britain, Frenchman Romain Iannetta and Yelmer Buurman, of the Netherlands  as well as the mechanics and pit stop crew before, during and after the endurance challenge to keep them in peak condition.

She explained: “Drivers are subject to high levels of G-force during rapid acceleration and deceleration, coupled with lack of sleep. In a 24-hour endurance race the neck, shoulder muscles and forearms are under very high duress.”

Rachel administered treatment, exercise and advice to drivers and the pit stop crew, who endure repetitive stress and strain to the lower back while lifting 20kg (44lb) tyres.  

She was also responsible for implementing the drivers’ and team’s nutritional needs, making sure optimal levels of energy and concentration were maintained. 

Great Work Rachel!

 

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