Thrive Health & Wellbeing Podcast - Episode 6 with Ebonie Rio

In the sixth episode of this series, we chat to Dr Ebonie Rio, a senior researcher at the La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre, about the impending return to sport and active recreation in the coming weeks.

As Australia gradually moves towards a degree of normality in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, a return to competitive sport and active recreation is right on our doorstep. But for so many of us on the eastern seaboard who are coming out of multiple months in lockdown, this has presented a unique challenge for those gearing up for a return to the field or gym in the coming months.

Throughout our interview with Ebonie, we tackle the broad concept of injury prevention and how our risk of sustaining an injury upon our return to sport is significantly heightened as a result of the lengthy disruption to our regular training routines.


Over the next 20 minutes, Ebonie provides us with some valuable insights in preparing for a return to sport post lockdown and some practical tips on how we can lower our risk profile of pinging a hammy or aggravating an old injury ahead of what promises to be a massive summer of sport activity.

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