Ebonie Rio

PhysioPlus course tutor - Ebonie Rio

Tendon pain expert and researcher

La Trobe University, Australia

Ebonie completed her PhD in tendon pain and continues to research this topic at La Trobe University in Australia. Her clinical career has included many sports appointments including the Australian Institute of Sport, Australian Ballet Company, Commonwealth Games, Olympics and Paralympics plus 18 months travelling with Disney’s The Lion King stage show!

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Clinical Reasoning in Tendons

Making the correct diagnosis when tendons are involved is essential to correctly managing the condition. It is useful when clinically reasoning to understand the load and capacity dynamics of tendons. There are tensile, compressive and shearing loads that contribute to tendon pathology and, depending on the capacity of the tendon, these can cause different pathology within the tendons and surrounding structures. There are also key clinical signs and symptoms that can help you accurately diagnose tendinopathy. This course will cover the different types of load that can contribute to tendon pathology and give you some insights into how to clinically reason between various tendon pathologies.
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Managing Tendon Pain Programme

Tendinopathy is a common condition that we see regularly in the clinic.  There is much research available on this topic and new knowledge emerging all the time.  This programme of short courses from tendon pain specialist Ebonie Rio takes a specific look at clinical reasoning, tendon plasticity, assessment and rehabilitation.
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Tendinopathy Assessment

A thorough assessment is essential in the management of tendinopathy. In the assessment you will not only confirm the diagnosis of tendinopathy and exclude other differential diagnoses, but also determine any contributing and risk factors. The correct diagnosis is important because this will guide the best management approach, which is quite different in tendinopathy compared to other conditions. In this course Ebonie Rio reviews the assessment of lower limb tendinopathy. She explains some key questions to ask in the patient interview, gives insight into clinical reasoning around different diagnoses and provides ideas on how to perform a physical examination.
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Tendinopathy Rehabilitation

Lower limb tendinopathy can be very difficult to treat with multiple management strategies and theories suggested. At present, the strongest evidence supports the use of exercise as a management strategy, with tendon loading the only intervention that can change the strength and mechanical properties of a tendon. A 4-stage exercise based tendon rehabilitation programme has been proposed as an effective progressive loading intervention to manage tendinopathy. This programme also incorporates motor control retraining with tendon neuroplastic training. In this course, clinical specialist, Ebonie Rio discusses the fundamentals of rehabilitation and the 4 stage process of tendinopathy rehabilitation. She also briefly discusses the related management of sports players in-season and how to manage their expectations.
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Tendon Plasticity

Tendons have an amazing ability to adapt to external load. These changes occur on a structural level within the tendon and can result in an increase in anteroposterior diameter. In tendinopathy, it appears that there are also unique changes in excitatory and inhibitory stimuli from the brain to the muscles. In this course, Ebonie Rio will help you understand why the thickening of tendons is actually a good thing. She will also explain the related changes that can occur in the brain and the effect this has on motor control.
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