Hi, I'm Rebecca Rushton, a podiatrist and the founder of Blister Prevention.
I help athletes treat foot blisters properly, and even better, prevent them in the first place.
Most people don't know I'm blister prone. That's what's sparked my obsession with blisters. And 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.
And let me tell you: learning the theory has paid off...
I started spotting mis-matches between the research and our current day management practices. As I learned, I jotted everything down on a website. I put research into context so it made sense to everyday people. I made sure it was helpful. And right from the start, a whopping 88% of visits to my website come from people like you simply searching online for help with blisters.
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. 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) worldwide
- So athletes can get on top of their blisters and perform pain-free
- And so sports medicine professionals can actually be of help to their clients