Hi, I'm Rebecca Rushton, a podiatrist and founder of Blister Prevention.
I help active people treat foot blisters properly, and even better, prevent them in the first place.
Well ... I'm blister prone myself.
I've spent almost 10 years looking at the world’s best blister research, some of which dated back to a golden era of blister research in the military, the 1960s. All the way up to the fantastic work being done at The University of Salford in the UK in the current day.
What have I found?
There are mismatches between research findings and popular messaging around blisters. For example, the mainstream understanding of what causes blisters is slightly off. And it’s affecting the way we attempt to prevent and treat blisters. You can imagine, if our understanding of what causes blisters is slightly off, then the strategies we use attempting to prevent and treat them are probably not going to be as successful as we need them to be. What do I mean by "slightly off"? Watch this video to see.
"I'm taking the mystery out of blister management. And I'm using research and scientific fact to do this."
There are a lot of myths about foot blisters - their cause, prevention and treatment. And they're deeply entrenched, among athletes and in sports medicine circles too. It's a shame because athletes are suffering unnecessarily. My mission is to turn this around:
- To improve the state of blister management (particularly prevention)
- So athletes can get on top of their blisters and perform pain-free
- And so sports medicine professionals can offer solutions that work
Want to go right to the top. Here's my best training ...