Blister Prevention University

The University Education We Should Have Received About The Cause, Prevention and Treatment of Foot Blisters
Blister Prevention University
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Dealing with blisters can be tricky, but it doesn't have to be

Does any of this sound familiar?

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 in sport
Blisters are the most common injury in sport

Did You Know?

I've Been Helping Athletes With Blisters For 15 Years

Here's What I Can Tell You

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

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?

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

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.
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.
Doug Richie, DPM
Blister Prevention Podiatrist Rebecca Rushton

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:


My Objectives For You With This Course

Improve Your Blister Outcomes

Enhance Your Reputation

Boost Your Bottom Line

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

Meet Your Instructors

Rebecca Rushton

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.
Doug Richie DPM

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-fabricated ankle foot orthoses which are now distributed in seven countries. Recently retired from 38 years 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

  • A Message From Rebecca
  • How To Use This Course
  • Before We Begin…
  • What Causes Blisters?
  • Blister Risk Factors
  • How Common Are Blisters?
  • Overview
  • Skin Adaption
  • Callous
  • Taping, Moleskin & Adhesive Products
  • Shoe-Fit & Lacing
  • Double Socks & Toesocks
  • Moisture-Wicking Socks
  • Sock Density & Construction
  • Antiperspirants & Astringents
  • Other Moisture-Management Strategies
  • Powders
  • Lubricants
  • Cushioned Insoles
  • Gel Toe Protectors
  • Toeprops
  • Donut Pads / Deflective Padding
  • Orthoses and Biomechanical Interventions
  • Footwear Properties and Modifications
  • ENGO Blister Patches
  • PelliTec Blister Prevention Pads
  • Spenco 2nd Skin Squares
  • Loose-Packed Wool
  • Introduction
  • Posterior Heel Blisters
  • Plantar Heel Blisters
  • Heel Edge Blisters
  • Plantar Arch & Edge Blisters
  • Lateral Midfoot Blisters
  • Forefoot Edge Blisters
  • Plantar 1st Metatarsal Head
  • Plantar 2nd (3rd & 4th) Metatarsal Heads
  • Plantar Hallux (Including Edge Blisters)
  • Dorsal Digital Blisters
  • Lateral 5th Toe Blisters
  • Apical Blisters
  • Subungual Blisters
  • Pinch Blisters
  • Interdigital Blisters
  • Distal Forefoot Blisters Extending Interdigitally
  • Principles of Blister Treatment
  • Hydrocolloids – Common Mistakes
  • MUST READ: The COF of In-Shoe Material Interfaces
  • A Visible Indication Of High Shear Deformation
  • FAQs & Case Studies
  • Put Your New Blister Prevention Skills To Work
  • How To Provide A Blister Plan
  • Support: Private Facebook Group
  • You’re Amost Done!
  • Before You Go…
Blister Prevention University

About this course

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)

$100 value

#1 "My Blister Plan" Document

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.

$200+ value

#2 Course Updates & Additions

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.

$500+ value

#3 Professional Support

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

Foot Blisters Are Predictable

You just need to know what to look for, listen out for, and the right questions to ask
You Simply Can't Lose

Money-Back Guarantee

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.

Money-back guarantee

Foot blisters are a legitimate pathology

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

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!

Coach and athlete


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.
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!

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

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

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.


One-time payment