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Tendon pain in 2020: an update on diagnosis & management

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This lecture, delivered by Dr Ebonie Rio and Myles Murphy (PhD candidate), will cover the common differential diagnoses of people presenting with tendon pain and how to best manage these clinical presentations. Ebonie and Myles will summarise current evidence and provide clinical pearls across a range of topics including patient education, appropriate load modification, imaging and exercise rehabilitation.


Myles Murphy is an APA Sport and Exercise Physiotherapist consulting at SportsMed Subiaco, a PhD candidate and academic at The University of Notre Dame Australia as well as a researcher at the ECU Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP). Myles has a clinical interest in tendon pain and sports injury prevention/ rehabilitation and has worked within the WACA, WAFL and AFLW. Myles PhD is investigating the mechanisms related to changes in pain and function when completing rehabilitation for mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy.

Dr Ebonie Rio is a National Medical Research Centre post doctoral research fellow at La Trobe University Sport and Exercise Medicine Centre. She completed her Phd in neuroscience and tendon pain in 2015, Masters Sports Phys, Ba. Phys (hons) and Ba. App Sci. Her research has been awarded Victorian Fresh Scientist of the year 2015, ASICS SMA Best New Investigator 2004, 2013 & 2014 in Clinical Sports Medicine, best clinical science Pain Adelaide 2013, BJSM young investigator Best Clinical Paper 2014 and the Professor Mollie Holman medal for the best thesis of the faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Monash University 2015 and the ECR best paper 2015. Her clinical career has included Australian Institute of Sport, The Australian Ballet Company, Melbourne Heart football club, Alphington Sports Medicine Centre, Victorian Institute of Sport, Commonwealth Games 2006, 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, 2010 Singapore Youth Olympics, 2012 London Paralympics, 18 months travelling with Disney's The Lion King stage show (Melbourne and Shanghai tour) and she was awarded the Post-Graduate Scholarship at the AIS (2007).


Sports and Exercise National Group

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2 Hours


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