Talking Isometrics for Tendinopathy with Ebonie Rio

The third interview in our tendinopathy series is with Dr Ebonie Rio.  Following our interviews with fellow researchers Jill Cook and Sean Docking, Ebonie talks pain and isometrics.

Ebonie is a physiotherapist and research fellow at La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre at La Trobe University in Melbourne Australia.  She completed her PhD  looking at tendon pain, how the CNS and motor control might change in individuals with tendinopathy. Over to Ebonie…

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May 4, 2017 at 5:31 pm

Would you be able to give an example of how to apply this to hip flexor tendonopathy (pain where the iliacus tendon attaches)? Would it be a supine isometric (pushing the upper thigh against the hand) to a count with the metronome?

Also, would you know of a physio in the Nashville area who would know how to treat tendonopathy the way Dr. Rio & Dr. Cook do?

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