Discoveries or inventions are commonly named after the discoverer (called an eponym). For example: the Rife Machine, the Ford automobile and Root Biomechanics. In 2000, it was suggested to name the foot structure I discovered (Primus Metatarsus Supinatus), the ‘Rothbarts Foot’.
Since my last name is spelled ‘Rothbart’ – following the footsteps of others, the foot structure technically should have been called the ‘Rothbart Foot’. But, after I wrote numerous publications using the term Rothbarts Foot, the ball was rolling and the ‘s’ stuck.
Recently, to complicate this original grammatical oversight, the term ‘Rothbart’s Foot’ (note the apostrophe) has appeared on various Internet sites and is being used interchangeably (by others), when referring to the ‘Rothbarts Foot’.
Though Rothbarts Foot is a term that isn’t grammatically correct -‘Rothbart’s Foot’ (an apostrophe s indicates possession) is quite erroneous, as it indicates the referral to my very own feet!
I am deeply touched that so many website authors are interested in my feet. But, as the owner of Rothbart’s Foot, this presents quite a conundrum: I discovered my Rothbart’s Foot in infancy, hence no point in rediscovering it as an adult. And though fond of my Rothbart’s Foot, I feel no compelling reason to lecture on it! But I must admit, when speed typing, I have inadvertently added an apostrophe, creating yet another Rothbart’s Foot.
There is another well known foot structure called Morton’s Foot, discovered by Dr. Dudley Morton. Perhaps Dr. Morton had discovered his own feet. Or, most likely, someone mistakenly suggested the use of an apostrophe; a grammatical error that stuck.
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 would like to make an appointment with me to see if I can help you to permanently eliminate your constant foot pain, go to: Schedule a Consultation
If you would like to see what the Rothbarts Foot looks like, go to: What Does The Rothbarts Foot Look Like?
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