Hi there, I’m Linda, Professor Rothbart’s assistant and wife. I’ve never written a patient testimonial of my experiences using Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy, but in celebration of our new book, The Foot’s Connection To Chronic Pain, I thought it would be helpful for you to hear my personal story of triumph over chronic foot, knee, back and neck pain.
I was born with a PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity. It took about 45 years of needless suffering to find out that I had this inherited, abnormal foot structure and that there is a way to effectively treat it.
It’s ‘funny’, as I’m writing this; it’s a great effort for me to remember all I went through in having this problem. It really is true that no longer having chronic pain is like having given birth to a baby – once it’s over, you don’t remember how painful it was.
So in saying this, I find myself to be in the same situation as our former patients who have completed Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy. They, too, have trouble remembering what unbearable suffering they were experiencing before starting therapy. For this reason, the following are just some highlights from my life living with chronic pain.
Living With Chronic Pain–Before Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy
Due to my abnormal foot structure, I started having foot pain in my early teens and had surgery to remove a painful spur from my left big toe. But my real pain started in my neck and entire back about the age of 18. I attributed it to having a more than ample bosom! But after a breast reduction, my neck and back pain persisted. And got worse. Then my knees joined along.
Those who know me know that I’m not ‘big on pain’. There’s so much goodness to experience in life and I saw no reason to submit to being disabled. But in spite of taking very good care of my body–eating organic food, exercising, etc. etc.–my pain got worse.
So I started on my loooooong trek of trying to find someone who could help me. I won’t even bother to write down the lengthy list of practitioners of numerous modalities whose help I sought. You’ve most likely been down the same road. I can joke about it now, but the reality was that while others took yearly vacations and bought new cars, I spent my money on healthcare practitioners and a myriad of gadgets trying to get out of pain.
Those who don’t suffer with chronic pain have no clue what it’s like to wake up and go to bed in misery. It affected every aspect of my life. My family came to the conclusion that I just had a ‘different’ body and that there was no cure. But this didn’t stop me. I was the one who was suffering and it was my responsibility to find relief if I wanted more than a semblance of a life.
Then a strange coincidence happened. Being a dancer much of my life (I danced over my pain) I happened to meet an intelligent and kind gentleman at a ballroom dance center. It was Professor Rothbart! Many years earlier, he had been a teacher of ballroom dance (supporting himself while going through podiatric training) and had continued his love of dancing throughout the years.
Well, the rest (as they say) is ‘history’. And here I am – many years after having completed Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy – writing to tell you that I got rid of my chronic pain. And if you have an abnormal foot structure, so can you.
With warmest regards,
Reading the Curing Chronic Pain website will give you more information about the abnormal foot structures Professor/Dr. Rothbart discovered that cause many forms of chronic muscle and joint pain and help you determine whether an Initial Phone Consultation with him might be helpful.
For a more complete explanation of the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity, read: Abnormal Foot Structures That Cause Chronic Pain.
As you learn more about Professor/Dr. Rothbart’s 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 by long distance, see our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Page by clicking here.
If you would like to contact Professor/Dr. Rothbart regarding an appointment to resolve your chronic muscle and joint 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
Free Excerpt from Professor/Dr. Rothbart’s second book, The Foot’s Connection To Chronic Pain