Blister Prevention for Podiatrists

Despite advancements in shoe design as well as sock and insole quality, foot blisters continue to plague active individuals who participate in individual and team sports activities. Even the most seasoned professional athletes are sidelined by blisters; a sign that education and embracing “outside the box” products and technologies are quite logically the missing links to finally eliminating foot blisters once and for all.

Australian Podiatrist, Rebecca Rushton, BSc(Pod) shares her professional experience with treating foot blisters in her new SlideShare presentation, Blister Prevention for Podiatrists. We do want to take a moment to note that this presentation is equally suited for the entire spectrum of healthcare professionals who treat individuals for foot blisters, calluses, and ulceration. Athletic Trainers, Orthotists, Pedorthists, Podiatrists, Therapists, and Wound care nurses are also involved in the care of athletes and patients who suffer from recurring irritation (hot spots) and blisters from footwear and various medical devices.

It’s not just amateurs and weekend warriors who hit the wall when blisters finally sideline them from the field or result in a DNF after training diligently for months to cross the finish line. Some of the biggest names in professional sports have been sidelined by foot blisters (as reported in the media):

Since 1998, Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN USA) has sought to help healthcare professionals and athletes resolve nagging foot blister issues through the development of the company’s patented low friction interface technology. ShearBan, a product most commonly known in the O&P industry, is available in sheets and precut patches to address friction & shear in footwear, insoles, and medical devices. 6 years later, Tamarack introduced ENGO Blister Prevention Patches, the consumer-packaged equivalent to ShearBan in the sports medicine and consumer athletics marketplace.

With the support of healthcare professionals and consumers around the world, Tamarack hopes to one day establish ShearBan and ENGO as household names in foot blister prevention and relief. But don’t take our word for it – order a pack for yourself. There’s nothing to lose (the product is guaranteed!) but the memory of painful foot blisters!

>>> Disclaimer: Rebecca Rushton serves as the exclusive Australasian educator and distributor for ENGO Blister Prevention Patches. Rebecca’s interest in this product resulted from her tireless search for an effective, long-lasting solution for her own nagging foot blisters.


ENGO Blister Prevention Patch Reviews

Today I’d like to share some of the most recent media reviews of our ENGO Blister Prevention Patch product that we’ve seen over the past couple years. There’s no better way for people who are interested in a product to “experience” how the product works before buying it than reading a few product reviews. Enjoy!

Fixing Your Feet, Foot Care for Happy Healthy Feet

ENGO’s New Blister Prevention Product

By John Vonhof


ENGO Blister Relief

By Ryan Dionne New York

Dealing with Blisters

By Jacob Breinholt, NY Running Fitness Examiner Walking

ENGO Blister Prevention Patches, Unique Patch Goes Inside Shoe to Prevent Blisters

By Wendy Bumgartner

Fixing Your Feet, Foot Care for Happy Healthy Feet

Sample ENGO Blister Prevention Patches

By John Vonhof

ENGO Blister Prevention Patches

By Philip Werner

We hope you decide to try our ENGO Blister Prevention Patches to put an end to painful hot spots, blisters or calluses. ENGO Patches work great in any type of athletic, dress or casual footwear and provide weeks – even months – of blister protection.

Visit us online at to buy online or find a specialty retail store or online retailer near you. Contact us with any questions: info [at]

Disclaimer: Tamarack Habilitation Technologies does not pay media or consumers for product reviews. John Vonhof receives a small royalty as a result of helping us establish the components of our Blister Relief Kit.

ENGO Blister Prevention Patches Featured in UK Publications

Are you familiar with Tamarack Habilitation Technologies’ consumer-packaged blister care product – ENGO® Blister Prevention Patches? The Minnesota-made product has recently been featured in some prominent publications in the United Kingdom. Here are the stories:

The Duke of Edinburgh Magazine says “Put your best foot forward” in its ENGO® product highlight. Check out the DofE magazine review here >> DofE Issue 7: Autumn 2010.

Soldier Magazine, the monthly magazine for the British armed forces reviewed ENGO in the July 2010 issue of Solider Magazine, stating:

With recent research from the United States Army suggesting that 40 percent of all soldier suffer from blisters during their training, this ingeniously-simple product could prove invaluable […] This prevention-is-better-than-cure philosophy works because the resilient material used to create the patches lowers friction, countering the rubbing effect that causes blisters. Even better, each of the easily-applied patches lasts for up to 300 miles before wearing out.

Tamarack Habilitation Technologies partnered with The London Orthotic Consultancy in 2008 to market & distribute ENGO® Blister Prevention Patches throughout the UK and surrounding area. For information about purchasing ENGO® in the UK, visit