Katherine Legge is one of those people who doesn’t give up. It was July 2020 when the UK and US racing car driver contacted the Life Mat Company to request a PEMF therapy mat. A week earlier, Katherine had suffered a bad crash on the Paul Ricard circuit in France. She suffered double fractures in her left leg (tibia and fibula), left foot (metatarsal) bones, and right ankle. And she wanted to start racing again a few weeks later in no less than the 24-hour Le Mans endurance event!
Regaining the bone and muscle strength to control the foot pedals of a massive racing engine is no small feat, especially when you’re spending most of your time in a wheelchair. For Katherine, it was just another challenge, approached with the best tools she could find (including a rehab centre in the French Pyrenees and large quantities of sardines). Another driver recommended the iMRS system from Swiss Bionic Solutions, a PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field) therapy mat well known for its capacity to help speed up injury healing. We shipped one to France.
In September, Katherine felt healed but not quite ready for Le Mans! However, fast forward a few months and she was back home in the USA and placing 10th with the Hardpoint EBM Porsche team in the 24 Hours of Daytona race. She had finished second in this 24-hour endurance test in 2018, and by all accounts, she would have placed much higher in the 2021 race if not for a freak mechanical failure. And despite the long hours spent in the car, there was no pain or lack of muscle strength.
Speaking of how her PEMF therapy mat helped in this impressive recovery, Katherine said “It helped me no end. Not only has it kept me fit and helped heal my broken bones.. it’s given me energy, helped me sleep better and it’s preparing me for next season. I use it on a daily basis and even if I wasn’t in recovery, I’m going to continue to use it. I feel it gives me numerous health benefits.”
In the months since Daytona, Katherine has competed in several races including the Sebring 12 Hours race in Florida and made her WEC debut in the FIA World Endurance Championship driving a Ferrari with the Iron Lynx team at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. As an extremely diverse racing driver who has competed in NASCAR, IndyCar, DTM, tested in Formula 1 and now the FIA WEC, Katherine recently joined the all-female Iron Dames team which aims to promote the role of women in motorsport.