Since as far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a doctor. Is that what you wanted to hear? Well, the reality is that I had no idea what I wanted to be. So how did I become the doctor I always wanted to be? Pull up a seat.
There are only three professions encouraged by traditional Jewish families – doctor, lawyer and accountant. I didn’t want to be an accountant, sitting all day working with numbers. Nor did I want to be a lawyer; there were plenty in our family already. So, my ‘choice’ was easy.
My father was a pediatrician. Because he was a professor of Pediatrics at the Wayne State School of Medicine and well known and respected in the community, my entrance into medical school was assured. But even though I came from an extremely traditional family, I wasn’t so sure I wanted to be a traditional physician. I wanted to do something different – something challenging.
I applied to the School of Osteopathy in Kirksville, Iowa and the School of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio and was accepted in both. So I flipped a coin and it came up ‘podiatry’. That started my career in what was (at that time) considered to be a very unconventional area of medicine.
While in podiatric training, I took a class on embryology. Most of us snoozed through it. I had no clue that this was going to be one of the most important subjects in my life, laying the foundation for my discoveries 35 years later.
The subject of ‘feet’ alone wasn’t enough to hold my interest, so fortunately I discovered my passion – biomechanics (the study of motion in human beings). I realized there was an important link between how a person stands and walks and how his body functions. It became clear that if the foot was not structurally stable, it could lead to health problems later in life.
Biomechanics was barely an emerging concept at this time, so when I discussed it with my peers, they thought I was crazy. “Concentrate on the feet – that’s why you’re here. “ Finding this mindset rather limiting, I ignored them, but because I had been initially trained in podiatric surgery, that’s where my professional career as a doctor started.
Applying my surgical skills at the hospital, a feeling of fulfillment was seriously lacking. I didn’t feel like I thought I was supposed to feel as a successful surgeon. This was compounded by the fact that though I was highly skilled, I had too many of what I considered to be failures – patients coming back years later with foot problems similar to what I thought I had surgically corrected.
My associate told me I should be thrilled with what he termed “turning lemons into lemonade.” But I knew something was terribly wrong as I was not treating the cause of my patients’ problems, but only their symptoms, and hence the reason their problems and pain reoccurred.
This was the main motivation that propelled me into a PhD program and research, which culminated some 35 years later when I discovered two previously unrecognized, inherited abnormal foot structures that predispose people to chronic muscle and joint pain – the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity.
Sometime later, I developed Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy. This innovative therapy eliminates even the most severe chronic pain (not only in the feet, but in the entire body) by effectively treating these two common foot structures. My success rate now is much greater than it ever was as a Podiatric surgeon because I’m now treating causes, not symptoms.
I Became The Doctor I Always Wanted To Be
Better than I could have hoped for the many years ago when I first went into medical school, I became a doctor who makes a profound positive difference in peoples’ health. My patients’ lives are turned around from misery and lifelong suffering to much better health and a happier existence – free from chronic pain.
Bringing this therapy to the world and seeing its astounding results in the lives of my patients is worth all the challenges that stood in my way. I became the doctor I always wanted to be. I found my calling in life. I hope you take advantage of my discoveries and therapy and use them to better yours.
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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.
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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 of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy
Free Excerpt from Professor/Dr. Rothbart’s second book, The Foot’s Connection To Chronic Pain