If the shoe fits: development of an on-line tool to aid practitioner/patient discussions about ‘healthy footwear’

@inproceedings{Farndon2016IfTS,
  title={If the shoe fits: development of an on-line tool to aid practitioner/patient discussions about ‘healthy footwear’},
  author={Lisa Farndon and Victoria Margaret Robinson and Emily Nicholls and Wesley Vernon},
  booktitle={Journal of foot and ankle research},
  year={2016}
}
BackgroundA previous study highlighted the importance of footwear to individuals’ sense of their identity, demonstrating that shoes must ‘fit’ someone socially, as well as functionally. However, unhealthy shoes can have a detrimental effect on both foot health and mobility. This project utilises qualitative social science methods to enable podiatrists to understand the broader contribution of footwear to patients’ sense of themselves and from this an online toolkit was developed to aid footwear… CONTINUE READING
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