Blake, Tracy

Blake, Tracy
Country
Canada
Bio
Tracy is a Canadian physiotherapist who has been providing clinical care in sport, private orthopaedic and acute hospital settings since completing her Master of Science in Physiotherapy at McMaster University in 2004. She has worked in communities across the country, and completing postgraduate training in a variety of areas, and is a Registered International Sport Physical Therapist and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy. She completed her PhD in Kinesiology (Sports Medicine) at the University of Calgary in 2016, where her research focused on physical activity and concussion outcomes in youth ice hockey. Her doctoral training deepened her understanding the potential and the challenges of evidence-informed practice, knowledge translation, and population health in sport and exercise medicine. These experiences, in addition to 14 years of working nationally and internationally in sport (including the 2015 Pan Am Games, the 2017 Invictus Games, and the 2017 North American Indigenous Games), underpin Tracy’s current work which explores equity, advocacy, and allyship in sport and exercise medicine clinical care, research, and education. She has written for the British Journal of Sports Medicine addressing gender bias in sport and exercise medicine.