It’s that time of year again when thousands of professional football players, coaches, athletic trainers and support staff lace up and hit the turf this week to begin training for the next National Football League (NFL) season. It seems like summer just got started, doesn’t it?
It’s a mystery whether or not Brett Favre will return to the Minnesota Vikings for another season or not, but one thing’s for sure. Cleated athletes require high quality footwear, socks and blister protection for their feet to survive the intensely hot, sweaty, high-friction environment inside their footwear. Contrary to popular belief, foot care experts are beginning to understand that shear stress is even more prominent during ‘takeoff’ and ‘landing’, than with prolonged periods of continuous motion. That leaves football players especially at risk of developing painful, game-stopping blisters.
Tamarack Habilitation Technologies supplies dozens of collegiate and professional sports teams with its ENGO® Blister Prevention Patches. Unlike most blister care products, which only treat existing blisters, ENGO® applies directly to footwear (cleats) or athletic equipment, to prevent blister from developing altogether. Its slick blue surface material provides a unique low-friction surface for the skin (and sock) to glide smoothly against; preventing hot spots, blisters and calluses. For more information about ENGO® Blister Prevention Patches, visit www.GoENGO.com.
ENGO is a registered trademark of Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc. Manufactured in the USA.