Whether on the court, in the gym or on the track, if you’re an aspiring or professional athlete, you’re continually seeking to improve your sports performance and most likely using the best trainers available to do so. But no matter how good your training, diet or commitment, you’ll probably reach a certain point in which your performance will hit the wall. So how do you get to that next level? The answer is an innovative technique that your trainer may not be aware of – Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy.
Using many of the same principles that I use on my chronic pain patients, I also achieve fantastic results for professional athletes who are seeking to maximize their sports performance.
How can I do this when even your trainer can not? The answer is that I correct your body mechanics by bringing them from torsional to linear. When you have linear body mechanics, you will then truly be able to perform at your best. Let me explain:
Your postural joints and muscles should move symmetrically around their anatomical and physiological neutral positions. This produces the maximum amount of power output with the least amount of energy expenditure. This is known as linear body mechanics.
If your body has torsional body mechanics, your postural joints and muscles function in an off-centered position (on the inner or outer margins of the joint) in an asymmetrical movement (moving in one direction more than the other). This produces a decrease in power and an increase of energy expenditure.
So, obviously, if you want your body to perform at its maximum innate ability, you must take your body from torsional body mechanics to linear body mechanics. This can only be done when the cause(s) that force the body to move torsionally, are isolated and eliminated.
The most common cause of torsional mechanics is two inherited, abnormal foot structures: the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity. In both these foot structures, the foot twists (abnormally pronates) when you stand, walk or run. This abnormal twist in the foot cascades up the postural framework into the knees, hips, back and neck resulting in more motion and less efficiency. The result is that no matter the quality of your training or how many hours you spend doing so, it’s impossible to perform at your best.
So it boils down to the fact that the difference between a good athlete and a great athlete is often their body mechanics. And moving your body towards linear mechanics is accomplished using an intervention called Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy.
Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy Will Greatly Improve Your Sports Performance
Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy is based on a paradigm referred to as the neurophysiological model. This model states that a neurophysiological pathway exists between the bottom of your feet and your cerebellum (the part of your brain that determines how your body moves). The plantar surfaces of your feet are embedded with millions of touch-activated mechanical receptors. While you are standing, walking or running at any given moment, certain areas of your feet that are touching the ground are activated, forming a pattern of stimulation. This pattern of stimulation sends a signal to your cerebellum, which your cerebellum uses to determine how your body will move and how your muscles are used. If you were born with a Rothbarts Foot or a PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity, your foot will twist and the patterns of stimulation being sent to your cerebellum will be distorted. Acting on these distorted signals, your cerebellum will shift your body’s posture, resulting in torsional mechanics.
To correct this sequence of events, your body’s posture needs to be shifted into a better position (good posture). The better your posture, the more linear your body mechanics will be. This is done through Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy.
Using proprietary computerized postural analyses, I isolate the postural shifts and resulting torsional mechanics in each of your weight bearing joints. Using this information, I fabricate prescriptive Rothbart Proprioceptive Insoles to improve your postural alignment and diminish your torsional mechanics – moving your body towards more linear mechanics. I repeat this process one or two times over a period of 12 to 18 months, incrementally decreasing your torsional mechanics (which increases your linear mechanics) so that by the end of therapy your body is in a position where it is functioning in a position where your linear mechanics are at a level of efficiency where you now compete at the level you have been aspiring to attain.
If you are a professional athlete, you know that if you want to stay at the top of your sport, you must not only maintain your level of performance, but always seek to improve sports performance. Shifting your body from torsional mechanics to linear mechanics is the answer and Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy is the means to accomplish it.
If you’re searching for a way to improve your sports performance, reading the Curing Chronic Pain website will give you more information about the abnormal foot structures I discovered that cause many forms of chronic muscle and joint pain and help you determine whether an Initial Phone Consultation with me might be helpful.
For a more complete explanation of the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity, read:
Abnormal Foot Structures That Cause Chronic Pain
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 by long distance, see our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Page.
Professor/Dr. Brian A. Rothbart
Chronic Pain Elimination Specialist
Discovered the Rothbarts Foot 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