Knowledge Translation - June 23, 2020
Live Q & A with Dr Ebonie Rio

The fourth installment in our series of expert webinars

“I’m a clinician, why should I care about research?”

Late last year Dr Ebonie Rio lead research on recommended reporting standards for participant characteristics in tendinopathy at the International Scientific Tendon Symposium, highlighting her passion for knowledge translation.

In this video, Ebonie discusses the who, the what and the why of research, the power of language and how we can encourage our patients to remain active.

For all the ‘tendino-philes’ out there, yes, she spoke about tendons too!

Hosted by Sean Docking, with special guest sports physiotherapist and PhD candidate Myles Murphy.

To stay up-to-date with the latest research at the centre, keep an eye on our blog and our Twitter account @LaTrobeSEM

References/links as they appear in the webinar:

  1. Ebonie Speaks Vietnamese – “Selamat Pagi” – Good morning

  1. Minimum reporting standards (ICON Part-T)

Rio, E., Mc Auliffe, S., Kuipers, I., Girdwood, M., Alfredson, H., Bahr, R., . . . Zwerver, J. (2019). ICON PART-T 2019–International Scientific Tendinopathy Symposium Consensus: Recommended standards for reporting participant characteristics in tendinopathy research (PART-T). British Journal of Sports Medicine, 54(11), 627-630.

  1. Isometrics and Research AimsRio, E., Kidgell, D., Purdam, C., Gaida, J., Moseley, G., Pearce, A., & Cook, J. (2015). Isometric exercise induces analgesia and reduces inhibition in patellar tendinopathy. British Journal of Sports Medicine,49(19), 1277-12783., E., Purdam, C., Girdwood, M., & Cook, J. (2019). Isometric exercise to reduce pain in patellar tendinopathy in-season: Is it effective “on the road”? Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 29(3), 188-192. doi:10.1097/JSM.0000000000000549
  1. Heavy-load eccentric calf muscle training for chronic AT (Alfredson Protocol)

Alfredson, H., Pietilä, T., Jonsson, P., & Lorentzon, R. (1998). Heavy-Load Eccentric Calf Muscle Training For the Treatment of Chronic Achilles Tendinosis. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 26(3), 360-366.

  1. Efficacy of eccentric calf training for treating mid-portion AT

Murphy, M. C., Travers, M. J., Chivers, P., Debenham, J. R., Docking, S. I., Rio, E. K., & Gibson, W. (2019). Efficacy of heavy eccentric calf training for treating mid-portion achilles tendinopathy: A systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 53(17), 1070-1077. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2018-099934

  1. Rates of response/improvement of pain and function in mid-portion AT

Murphy, M., Travers, M., Gibson, W., Chivers, P., Debenham, J., Docking, S., & Rio, E. (2018). Rate of improvement of pain and function in mid-portion achilles tendinopathy with loading protocols: A systematic review and longitudinal meta-analysis. Sports Medicine, 48(8), 1875-1891. doi:10.1007/s40279-018-0932-2

  1. Myles explains conditioned pain modulation (CPM)

Murphy, M., Gibson, W., Chivers, P., Docking, S., & Rio, E. (2020). Considerations for multi-centre conditioned pain modulation (CPM) research; an investigation of the inter-rater reliability, level of agreement and confounders for the achilles tendon and triceps surae. British Journal of Pain, doi:10.1177/2049463720912208

  1. Using the donut and the whole analogy to ward off passive and unnecessary treatment modalities

Docking, S., & Cook, J. (2016). Pathological tendons maintain sufficient aligned fibrillar structure on ultrasound tissue characterization (UTC). Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 26(6), 675-683.