Why Blisters?

Hi, I’m Rebecca. I’ve been a podiatrist for 25 years, graduating from  Curtin University  in 1993 and I have a special interest in the management of foot blisters in sport.

Hi, I’m Rebecca. I’ve been a podiatrist for 25 years, graduating from Curtin University in 1993 and I have a special interest in the management of foot blisters in sport.

It was 2008 and it took 8 minutes...

Eight minutes to get blisters on my heels!

Out of sheer frustration, I committed myself to finding out why blisters were so difficult for me, a podiatrist, to prevent. I spent 12 months reading the scientific research on foot blisters and documented it all in The Advanced Guide To Blister Prevention so I could get to the bottom of my blister problem.

Since then, I've been helping my patients and the broader active and athletic community manage their blister situations better through this website, my course site, YouTube channel, The Blister Prone Athlete’s Guide To Preventing Foot Blisters book and by volunteering at multiday ultramarathon events.

 
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Bridging The Gap

With a thorough understanding of the research, a podiatry background and blister prone feet myself, I have a unique perspective on blister management. But I’m a far cry from an academic. What I do possess is the ability to bridge the gap between academia and the everyday person.

Thought Leader

As a thought-leader on this subject, I’ve raised debate and influenced the narrative around blister management in recent years. You might have noticed a shift occurring in the “what causes blisters” conversation - it’s less about rubbing and more about stretching. This matters for blister outcomes! Examples of this include:


Words of support...

I for one, am glad that someone like Rebecca is taking the time to share her thoughts as she continues to research this fascinating area of dermatological biomechanics.
— Belinda Longhurst, Podiatrist (UK)
Everyone knows what a pain blisters can be. Yet knowledge is power! Read this great report to help prevent blisters!
— Sports Medicine Australia
 
All of us agreed that it was incredibly informative. Oh and once again just to say congrats on this. I don’t think there is anything else out there like it.
— Ian Griffiths, Podiatrist (UK)
Rebecca is a friend and podiatrist from Australia. I admire her work regarding blister formation and prevention. I follow her website and whatever she writes.
— John Vonhof - Fixing Your Feet (USA)
 
Hi Rebecca, I came across your blister report thanks to my friend and colleague Ian Griffiths (Podiatrist). It’s brilliant! Thank you for taking the time to put it together.
— James Dunne - Kinetic Revolution (UK)
You are THE go-to guru podiatrist for ultra runners in Australia and we collectively claim you as our own.
— Dr Martin Fryer, Australian ultrarunner
 
It’s not a sexy subject but I was surprised at how much I learned.
— Craig Payne, Podiatrist (Aus)
Superb report on blister prevention, great for any athletes out there, whether you’re a Sunday stroller or elite level.
— James Welch, Podiatrist (UK)