The Physical Performance Show: Ebonie Rio (PhD), NHMRC Senior Research Fellow, Sports Physiotherapist
In episode 222 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer shares a conversation with Ebonie Rio (PhD), NHMRC Senior Research Fellow, Sports Physiotherapist in this Expert Edition.
Dr Ebonie Rio is a post doc researcher at La Trobe University having completed her PhD in tendon pain. Ebonie holds a Masters of Sports Physiotherapy and her clinical career has included comprehensive work at the Australian Institute of Sport, Australian Ballet Company, Australian Ballet School and currently the Victorian Institute of Sport.
Ebonie’s Physiotherapy experiences has included the 2006 Commonwealth Games, 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and the 2012 London Paralympics. In addition, Ebonie spent 18 months travelling with Disney’s The Lion King stage show and on this annual exploration on all things tendinopathy rehabilitation, we explore the all important role that re-training the brain has in achieving good outcomes for sore and aggravated tendons.
Ebonie shares around the difference between tendinopathy and tendonitis and why terminology matters. The limitations of imaging and practitioners’ words in how they can set the trajectory for patients and athletes expectations, why it’s necessary to be strong and symmetrical in order to work on strength and conditioning in an isolated manner. Ebonie touches on why form matters when it comes to key exercises such as calf raises and how to navigate practically the ups and downs that are a-given for the tendinopathy rehabilitation process.
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Listen in as we delve into the following:
- Terminologies on Tendinopathy and Tendonitis
- Sitting and tendon injuries
- Grounds in adapting tendinopathy versus tendonitis
- How she describes to her patient when the tendon soars
- Her messages to practitioners
- Importance of Tendon Warm up
- Stable Pain
- Ebonie’s message to people when it comes to tendinopathy
- Benchmarks in the running space
- Maximising calf raises
- Importance of external queues in athletes
- Neuroscience and how it helps on tendon problem – Jumpers New Paradox
- Training the brain using metronome
- Identifier to increase your load
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To follow Ebonie Rio
“By all means we need to be evidence based.”
“Tendons are resistant to pain.”
“You have to take care of your tendon load and differential diagnosis.”
“Find your point.”
“Giving you pain to change your behaviour.”
3:08 Introduction to Dr Ebonie Rio
6:19 Terminologies on Tendinopathy and Tendonitis
9:00 Sitting and tendon injuries
10:00 Grounds in adapting tendinopathy versus tendonitis
11:58 How she describes to her patient when the tendon soars
15:37 Her messages to practitioners
21:00 Importance of Tendon Warm up
23:55 Stable Pain
29:40 Ebonie’s message to people when it comes to tendinopathy
33:37 Benchmarks in the running space
38:40 Maximising calf raises
43:11 Importance of external queues in athletes
47:14 Neuroscience and how it helps on tendon problem – Jumpers New Paradox
48:55 Training the brain using metronome
54:03 Top Mistakes People make
1:00:05 Best Advice
1:02:50 Identifier to increase your load