Rebecca Rushton BSc(Pod) graduated from Curtin University in 1993 and has worked in private practice in Esperance WA since 2000.
Rebecca is AHPRA registered and a member of Sports + Exercise Podiatry Australia and Sports Medicine Australia.
In 2008, due to her own struggles with blister-prone feet, Rebecca developed a special interest in blister management. She began documenting her learnings on the Blister Prevention website in 2012, and in 2014 started providing volunteer foot care at multiday endurance events so she could be exposed to the worst blisters and challenged to provide meaningful treatment and prevention.
Under the BlisterPod company banner, Rebecca continues to be involved in various blister-related projects. She has written articles for Lower Extremity Review, Current Sports Medicine Reports, and with Dr Doug Richie, has two papers in the review process at the Journal of Athletic Training.
Her website is a wealth of information on the topic and she has an APodA CPD Approved course called Blister Prevention University, aimed at educating and upskilling podiatrists in all aspects of blister management.
With a thorough understanding of the blister research, a podiatry background with 30 years clinical experience 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 however is the ability to bridge the gap between academia and the everyday person.