Saturday, September 20, 2014

What Is The Rothbarts Foot?

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Filed under Foot Structures

Rothbarts Foot is an abnormal foot structure present at birth. It is the result of an incomplete torsional development of the talus (the bone that sits on top of the heel bone) that occurs approximately between the eighth and ninth week of pregnancy. 
 
The result of this incomplete development of the talus is that when the rear foot is placed in its anatomically neutral (correct) position, the big toe and its adjoining metatarsal are elevated off the ground (See photo below).
 
A photo of a Rothbarts Foot
 
Rothbarts Foot – White arrow points
to the elevated big toe and adjoining
metatarsal.
 
 
Functionally, the Rothbarts Foot is an unstable foot structure. If you have a Rothbarts Foot, as your body’s weight is shifted from the heel to the front part of your foot (while standing or walking), gravity forces your elevated big toe and its adjoining metatarsal to roll inward, forward and downward until they rest on the ground.
 
Here's an animation that illustrates what happens when Rothbarts Foot is present. When the body's weight is over the front part of the foot, the foot must twist inward and fall downward (pronate excessively) in order to attain full foot-to-ground contact (foundational stability).
 
 
 
This twisting motion of the foot is referred to as abnormal pronation (also referred to as hyperpronation). Abnormal pronation causes postural distortions (bad posture), which lead to chronic musculoskeletal pain. 
 
For a more technical explanation of the Rothbarts Foot, read my research blog post: Determining the Presence of Rothbarts Foot.

 

Professor/Dr. Brian A. Rothbart
Chronic Pain Elimination Specialist
Discovered the Rothbarts Foot Structure and the PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity
Developer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy
Inventor and Designer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Insoles
Founder of International Academy of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy
Author of Forever Free From Chronic Pain

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.

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8 Responses to “What Is The Rothbarts Foot?”
  1. Bobbie says:

    Hello, doctor. I enjoy reading all of your articles. I have leaned so much. I wanted to
    write a little comment to thank you.

  2. Elisha says:

    Greetings! This is my first visit to your site. I work with a group of volunteers working with people in pain.
    You’ve provided us with beneficial information to share. Thank you!

  3. Felicia W. says:

    Thanks for sharing so much information. I’ve found it very interesting. No one has explained chronic pain to me in this way. Lots to think about.

  4. Rothbart says:

    Dear Felicia,

    You are most welcome. There’s lots on this website for you to read.

    Professor Rothbart

  5. Melvin Hernandez says:

    I read the new article on your blog every week. Very helpful for people trying to find a reason for their pain. Keep it up!

  6. melodee says:

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