In this age of high tech, you’ve probably have heard the term ‘Miracles of Science’. In my medical practice, using Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy, I have the good fortune of seeing the results realized by a Science of Miracles. Does this sound pretentious? Keep reading and then decide for yourself.
One definition of the word ‘miracle’ is ‘Something that excites admiring awe or wonder.’
Two definitions of the word ‘science’ are ‘The experimental investigation and theoretical explanation of phenomena’ and ‘Knowledge acquired through study.’
Most of us would agree that the workings of the human body is a miracle. Just looking at the musculoskeletal skeletal system: 206 bones – could be more if you counted all the possible supernumerary (extra) bones – 639 skeletal muscles, more than 230 joints and approximately 4,000 tendons; all working together in harmony, automaticity and synchronicity. This is pretty miraculous.
Now let’s bring our attention from the entire musculoskeletal system down to the feet and throw some foot ‘Science’ into the equation: How the foot functions not only determines its’ health, but also the health of the entire musculoskeletal system and the wellbeing of the whole body. Let’s look closer:
The bottom of the foot has millions of pressure sensitive mechanical receptors. As pressure is placed on these receptors (when you walk or stand) they are activated. From moment to moment, different mechanical receptors are activated, producing what is called a Pattern of Stimulation. These Patterns of Stimulation send a signal to the cerebellum in the brain, which it uses to determine where the body is in space (its’ posture).
If the foot is twisting (excessively pronating) when you stand or walk, due to an abnormal foot structure (such as the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity) the signals being sent to the cerebellum are distorted. They do not accurately describe or depict the position of the body in space.
However, the cerebellum assumes that these signals are accurate (not distorted) and acts on these distorted signals. The result is that the cerebellum automatically places the body into a distorted position (bad posture).
Bad posture results in excessive stress, strain and inflammation in the joints and muscles. Over time, if the cause (the abnormal foot structure) is not correctly diagnosed and effectively treated, the pain becomes chronic and more and more severe.
How do I know this? Science – The experimental investigation and theoretical explanation of phenomena. That is, my 40 years of research, my discovery of two inherited abnormal foot structures and a workable theoretical explanation of how these foot structures distort the posture and create chronic muscle and joint pain.
Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy Is A Science Of Miracles
It may seem impossible to permanently change the posture from distorted to upright; taking the body from impaired to mended. But when you understand the workings of the human body and how the posture is actually created and adjusted, this can be accomplished.
Changing the posture from distorted to more upright is done by changing the faulty signal (being sent from the feet to the brain) to a correct signal. This correct signal, in turn, will tell the cerebellum to automatically adjust the posture to a more vertical position.
This permanent postural correction is made through the use of specific prescriptive proprioceptive insoles placed under the feet, a treatment called Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy.
How did Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy develop? The answer is again ‘Science’- Knowledge acquired through study. Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy encompasses the use of nine sciences: Physics, Mathematics, Biomechanics, Engineering, Biology, Human Physiology, Human Anatomy, Kinesiology and Embryology.
Through the use of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy, the human body is assisted to heal itself from bad posture to good, from inflamed joints and muscles to health, from sickness and hopelessness to fitness. That’s pretty miraculous, don’t you think?
To read an incredibly inspiring letter that shows the collaborative result of science and miracles: read this Patient Testimonial
To find out if you may have one of two common inherited, abnormal foot structures that cause chronic muscle and joint pain, take the Rothbarts Foot Questionnaire.
As you learn more about my innovative therapy, you may find that addressing and effectively treating your foot structure may be the missing link to ending your long time battle with unrelenting muscle and joint pain.
If you have questions about what’s involved in being treated with Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy, see our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Page by clicking here.
If you would like to contact me regarding an appointment to resolve your pain, click here.
Professor/Dr Brian A Rothbart
Chronic Pain Elimination Specialist
Discovered the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity
Developer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy
Inventor and Designer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Insoles
Founder of the International Academy RPT
Author of Forever Free From Chronic Pain and The Foots Connection to Chronic Pain