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Dealing with blisters can be tricky, but it doesn't have to be

Does any of this sound familiar?

  • Is taping your go-to blister strategy? Feel like you’re clutching at straws if it doesn’t work?

  • Ever had someone get blisters with a shoe you recommended, and you’re at a complete loss to explain why?

  • Do you compromise your orthotic prescription to avoid arch blisters from orthotic irritation?

  • Do you have clients say they’ve tried every prevention strategy there is - and you don’t know what to suggest next?

Blisters are not just the most common FOOT injury in sport...

They're THE MOST COMMON injury in sport!

What's more, foot blisters are associated with a 50% increased likelihood of additional training-related injury (in a study of 2,130 male US Marine Corps recruits participating in initial physical training)
Blisters are not just the most common FOOT injury in sport... They're THE most common injury in sport!

Did You Know?

  • Many of your patients aren't telling you about their blister issues and aren't asking for help.

  • They don't think there's anything you can that they can't already do themselves.

  • They can't see past the flawed 'heat-moisture-friction' paradigm of blister causation, and so they're stuck in the impossible, relentless pursuit of trying to keep their feet cool and dry when they exercise.

  • They believe blisters are completely unpredictable and they've come to accept blisters as inevitable in their active lifestyles.

I've Been Helping Athletes With Blisters For 15 Years

“After all the various, typical ‘blister remedies’ suggested by the collective experience on the track, it become such an issue I could not even stand on it, let alone move. My race was done! Certain that it wouldn’t make any difference, I hobbled my way over to Rebecca's tent to present my dilemma. At 8:10am, she had finished with my foot. I stood, and could noticeably tell the difference immediately. I could walk! So I decided to shuffle around for one lap to test it out. By the back straight I was unable to feel any discomfort in the area and had returned to a full run. Without Rebecca’s treatment, my race was over. I was able to put on another 34km to the tally due the treatment.”

Matt, SA

“Monday she refereed 1 hour of OzTag games, then played a 1-hour game. In a very competitive game, she came off and she had tears in her eyes. I said “are your blisters hurting” and she said “no my feet are the best I have ever felt them, dad, I cant feel any blisters at all!” She was so happy and emotional that for the first time in 4yrs she had no blisters. And tonight she played competition State Cup touch-football. As soon as she got home I asked the question again “how’s your feet” and she said “dad still no blisters and can you please thank the lady you have been talking to and let her know how my feet are and thank her for helping me”. She is just so exited to finally be blister-free from your help and recommendations.”

Ray, NSW

Here's What I Can Tell You

The real reason blisters seem so difficult to get rid of is:

  1. We focus on the wrong cause of blisters (this is widespread)
  2. We have no framework to work to when something doesn't work

The fact is, we're coming at blisters from the wrong angle - and it's a hard habit to break

And so...

Is It Any Wonder?

  • Blisters continue to be the most common injury in sport?
  • You're using a scattergun approach to blister prevention?
  • You're not sure how to do things differently?
  • Your clients are putting up with blisters unnecessarily?

Find Out How To Manage and Advise On Blisters Better

Your Clients Need You!

How To Help Your Clients More With THE Most Common Injury In Sport

In 2021, Dr Doug Richie and I Looked At All The Blister Research

Here's What We Found

  • Inconsistencies

    Both the lay and the academic side of blister information is fraught with inconsistencies, leading to confusion and over-simplifications to the point where it’s just plain wrong.

  • Friction

    A closer look at that word is required. While “friction” is a fundamental factor to the cause of foot blisters, it’s more counterintuitive than you might expect, because friction has two different meanings. And this is where a misinterpretation occurs that makes us look in the wrong places for preventive opportunities, and fixate on preventions that don't address the cause.

  • Hiding In Plain Sight

    Doug and I are just flabbergasted that as podiatrists, we aren’t aware of the "bone movement" aspect of blister causation. This missing link of bone movement is literally hiding in plain sight and is where podiatrists can play a leading big role in managing blisters better.

That's Why We Built This Course

Actually, it's much more than a course

Blister Prevention University is the only resource of its kind that shows you exactly:

  • how to think about blisters
  • how to talk to your clients about blisters
  • how to manage blisters for optimal results

Who Is This Course For?

Podiatrists! We have a unique understanding of foot structure and function that is heavily at play in blister causation.

However, it's also for anyone involved in the education or management of foot blisters, or with people who commonly suffer blisters, like:

  • Team physios
  • Athletic trainers
  • Wilderness medics
  • Event directors & race doctors
  • Podiatric & foot care educators
  • Footwear retailers
  • Blister product designers

My Objectives For You With This Course

  • Improve Your Blister Outcomes

    To help you help your clients better with, not just the most common FOOT injury in sport, but THE most common injury in sport.

  • Enhance Your Reputation

    Enhance your professional reputation. Enhance the reputation of your practice and of our profession as a whole.

  • Boost Your Bottom Line

    If your business depends on happy clients who are performing at their peak, our established framework will help you maximise your revenue, attract new clients and stop losing business.

Foot Blisters Are Predictable

You just need to know what to look for, listen out for, and the right questions to ask


Rebecca Rushton BSc(Pod)

Rebecca Rushton BSc(Pod)

Podiatrist and foot blister specialist (Australia)

Rebecca is an Australian podiatrist of 30 years and an authority on the management of foot blisters. She started the Blister Prevention website in 2012 and is the director of BlisterPod. Rebecca has spent a lifetime dealing with her own blister prone feet in her sporting and everyday life. Now she specialises in demystifying blister management for athletes and sports medicine professionals. For kicks, Rebecca enjoys providing advanced blister care at multiday ultramarathon events.

Dr Doug Richie DPM

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine and blister researcher (USA)

Certified foot and ankle surgeon by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. Fellow of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Associate Clinical Professor of Biomechanics, California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt College. Clinical Associate Professor of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Western University of Health Sciences. Served as Section Editor (Sports Medicine) of the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery for eight years. Past President of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. Two time winner of the American Podiatric Medical Association Research Award. Founder and director of Richie Technologies Inc. Developed and launched the Richie Brace line of custom and pre-fabricted ankle foot orthoses which are now distributed in seven countries. Recently retired from 38 year of private practice in Seal Beach, California. Still actively teaching students, residents and practitioners in areas of biomechanics and orthotic therapy.

Course Curriculum

Here's what you'll learn at Blister Prevention University

    1. A Message From Rebecca

    2. How To Use This Course

    3. Before We Begin...

    1. What Causes Blisters?

    2. Blister Risk Factors

    3. How Common Are Blisters?

    1. Overview

    2. Skin Adaption

    3. Callous

    4. Taping, Moleskin & Adhesive Products

    5. Shoe-Fit & Lacing

    6. Double Socks & Toesocks

    7. Moisture-Wicking Socks

    8. Sock Density & Construction

    9. Antiperspirants & Astringents

    10. Other Moisture-Management Strategies

    11. Powders

    12. Lubricants

    13. Cushioned Insoles

    14. Gel Toe Protectors

    15. Toeprops

    16. Donut Pads / Deflective Padding

    17. Orthoses and Biomechanical Interventions

    18. Footwear Properties and Modifications

    19. ENGO Blister Patches

    20. PelliTec Blister Prevention Pads

    21. Spenco 2nd Skin Squares

    22. Loose-Packed Wool

    1. Introduction

    2. Posterior Heel Blisters

    3. Plantar Heel Blisters

    4. Heel Edge Blisters

    5. Plantar Arch & Edge Blisters

    6. Lateral Midfoot Blisters

    7. Forefoot Edge Blisters

    8. Plantar 1st Metatarsal Head

    9. Plantar 2nd (3rd & 4th) Metatarsal Heads

    10. Plantar Hallux (Including Edge Blisters)

    11. Dorsal Digital Blisters

    12. Lateral 5th Toe Blisters

    13. Apical Blisters

    14. Subungual Blisters

    15. Pinch Blisters

    16. Interdigital Blisters

    17. Distal Forefoot Blisters Extending Interdigitally

    1. Principles of Blister Treatment

    2. Hydrocolloids - Common Mistakes

    1. MUST READ: The COF of In-Shoe Material Interfaces

    2. A Visible Indication Of High Shear Deformation

    3. FAQs & Case Studies

About this course

  • $299.00
  • 58 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content

But You Don't Just Get Clinical Training

Implementation is key! So, you'll also get access to Rebecca's fill-in-the-blanks "My Blister Plan" document. This is the single-most important resource you can give an athlete to help them prepare, manage and troubleshoot their blisters.

Bonus material

We're not leaving you on your own - we're here to help you maximise your impact ($800+ value)

  • #1 "My Blister Plan" Document

    $100 value

    Implementation is everything! So, we're giving you my professionally-designed, fill-in-the-blanks "My Blister Plan" document. This is the single-most important resource you can give an athlete to get them on board with your recommendations, helping them prepare, manage and troubleshoot their blisters.

  • #2 Course Updates & Additions

    $200+ value

    You'll get all the course updates. For example, since we started, we've added a new lesson on sock construction, and Doug has given us a handy guide to choosing athletic socks for blister prevention.

  • #3 Professional Support

    $500+ value

    You're invited to join our private Facebook group to receive professional support from Rebecca and Doug. Ask us anything! This is usually reserved to our "Blister Prevention Business" clients, but for now, you get it free.

This University-Level Education Should Cost Upwards of $1,000

Add in today's $800+ worth of bonuses

That's $1,800

But you won't pay $1,800 - or the $800 you'd expect to pay to attend a weekend conference

 For a limited time, you'll pay just $299 (with forever access)

For A Limited Time

Forever access for $299

Money-Back Guarantee

You Simply Can't Lose

It is impossible to not get that amount of value from this course. However, we understand you may have your doubts. So, to eliminate any friction, and because we're so confident in the quality of the educational material and the impact you'll make with it, simply show us where you think it is lacking and we'll gladly refund your money.

What People Are Saying

“Congratulations on putting together a fantastic resource which is easy to navigate and offers the most comprehensive educational tool about friction lesions which I have ever seen.”

Doug Richie, DPM

“I highly recommend this course for all podiatrists, especially those working with the active or athletic population. Blister management is an important skill to bring to the sports medicine team, and it's a skill that podiatrists are perfectly positioned to deliver. Effectively managing blisters can make a significant impact on the overall health and performance of athletes across a range of sports. This is the ultimate course you need to give you those skills.”

Kent Sweeting BHlthSc(Pod), Performance Podiatry & Queensland Orthotic Lab

“This is truly a thorough and complete resource on everything blisters, offering practical treatment solutions and careful explanations supported with scientific reference. The course content is clear and well guided. For any Podiatrist working with athletes and those active, the skills and additional resources this course provides are a welcomed and valuable addition.”

Darryn Sargant BSc(Pod), Peak Podiatry

Foot blisters are a legitimate pathology

And It's Our Job To Help Our Clients Overcome Blisters!

There is an opportunity here to help your clients more with this misunderstood, often overlooked and ridiculously common foot problem. As a foot care, footwear or sportsmed specialist, you are legitimately the right person to be dealing with them!


  • How long do I have access?


  • Think this costs too much?

    If you think you can save money and do all this yourself, well, you’re absolutely right, you could... in theory. Just be prepared to set aside a lot of time. It’s taken me: - 15 years - 4 lever arch files full of research on blisters, other shear-related skin damage, dermatology and tribology - Tens of thousands of dollars (probably even more than that - I don’t even want to think about it) - Weeks spent at ultramarathon events providing footcare - And I can’t even hazard a guess at how much of my personal and family time it has taken to figure all this out. Or you can have it all delivered to you in the next 30 seconds because I’ve done all the work for you.

  • Think you can save money and do this yourself?

    I agree, you could. So why haven't you? I can tell you why. This topic is counterintuitive. There are errors in both academia and the lay media. This course is designed to help you hit the ground running TODAY, not in 6 months, or the 15 years it took me!

  • Feel like you don't have the time for this?

    I get it! Bite-sized, easy-to-find, intuitive, jump in and out where/whenever you like. Done!

  • Does it seem like your clients never complain about blisters?

    Our patients have a frighteningly low expectation of our ability to help them with this injury. They think there's nothing you can do. They're too shy to tell you that the last thing you did or suggested didn't work. They think they did something wrong and so they've come to accept blisters as inevitable. Just because they're not telling you about it, doesn't mean it's not happening. If you still think friction blisters aren’t that big a deal and your patients aren’t suffering and struggling with them behind closed doors, you’re wrong. Friction blisters of the feet are not just the most common FOOT injury in sport, they’re THE most common injury in sport and walking activites. Your patients aren’t telling you about them because they genuinely think there’s nothing you can do and they think they are completely unpredictable. The fact is, blisters are very predictable and you hold invaluable insights and skills as a podiatrist to help them.

  • Not sure if this is for you?

    Are you a podiatrist? This course is made just for you!

  • Do I get a 'certificate of completion'?

    Yes - 6hrs CPD!

Stop letting this opportunity slip through your fingers

Take the most common foot pathology there is in sport, become more informed about it, and start educating your clients on the best preventions and treatments available. They'll thank you for it! And you'll enjoy the boost to your professional reputation, your bottom line and word-of-mouth referrals.