Ebonie-Rio-Physiotherapist-PhD, MSc, BSc PT,

Ebonie Rio

M.Sc., PT, Ph.D.



Victoria, Australia
/ English
Ebonie actually works full-time as a postdoctoral researcher (fellow) at La Trobe University. She also works part-time at The Australian Ballet as a senior researcher (fellow).  Even though, Ebonie is involved in many researches, she is still a sports physiotherapist working at the Victorian Institute of Sports.


Ebonie is a post doctoral researcher at La Trobe University and has completed her PhD in tendon pain. Her clinical career has included Australian Institute of Sport, Australian Ballet Company, Australian Ballet School, Melbourne Heart Football Club, Alphington Sports Medicine Centre, Victorian Institute of Sport, 2006 Commonwealth Games, 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).

University studies :

  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degree, Physiotherapy (La Trobe University)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Monash University)
  • Professional Certificate, Pain Science (University of South Australia)
  1. Sahota B, Howes M, Rio E, Docking S, Cook J. Association between knee pain location and abnormal imaging or arthroscopic findings: A systematic review. Ann Phys Rehabil Med. 2022 Jun;65(4):101638. doi: 10.1016/j.rehab.2022.101638. Epub 2022 Apr 27. PMID: 35093586.
  2. Docking SI, Rio E, Girdwood MA, Hannington MC, Cook JL, Culvenor AG. Physical Activity and Investigation With Magnetic Resonance Imaging Partly Explain Variability in the Prevalence of Patellar Tendon Abnormalities: A Systematic Review With Meta-analysis of Imaging Studies in Asymptomatic Individuals. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2021 May;51(5):216-231. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2021.10054. Epub 2021 Mar 28. PMID: 33779217.
  3. Rio E, Sandler J, Cheng K, Moseley GL, Cook J, Girdwood M. Sensory Processing in People With and Without Tendinopathy: A Systematic Review With Meta-analysis of Local, Regional, and Remote Sites in Upper- and Lower-Limb Conditions. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2021 Jan;51(1):12-26. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2021.9417. PMID: 33383996.


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Courses & Webinars

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Global Approach to Pain Management - Level 3

Bahram Jam, Ebonie Rio, Emmanuelle Rivest-Gadbois, Stéphanie Thibault-Gagnon
33 hrs

Global Approach to Pain Management - Certification

Bahram Jam, Ebonie Rio, Emmanuelle Rivest-Gadbois, Stéphanie Thibault-Gagnon
61 hrs

Musculoskeletal Webinar Series

Anthony Teoli, Ebonie Rio, Jacqui Koep, Jared Powell, Joanne Kemp, Scotty Butcher, Toby Hall
8 hrs

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