Ergonomic footwear for Sri Lankan primary schoolchildren: A review of the literature.

@article{Hettigama2016ErgonomicFF,
  title={Ergonomic footwear for Sri Lankan primary schoolchildren: A review of the literature.},
  author={I S Hettigama and H. K. G. Punchihewa and N K Heenkenda},
  journal={Work},
  year={2016},
  volume={55 2},
  pages={
          285-295
        }
}
BACKGROUND Foot ailments are common among schoolchildren, some of which may be attributed to wearing ill-fitting footwear. As schoolchildren often participate in athletic activity, they are doubly vulnerable to foot ailments, and are particularly vulnerable to conditions such as hallux valgus, Achilles tendonitis, athlete's foot, corns and calluses. Thus, there is an acute need for the design and manufacture of ergonomic footwear for this target group. While research on appropriate footwear for… CONTINUE READING