We receive so many emails from people who have questions about the two abnormal foot structures that Professor/Dr. Rothbart discovered and the therapy he developed to treat them. You may have some of these same questions.
In this article, Professor/Dr. Rothbart answers questions on how to tell if you may have a Rothbarts Foot, what makes Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy different from other treatments you may have tried, why the patient must be active in their healing process and whether Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy is covered by insurance.
How Can I tell If I Have A Rothbarts Foot?
As a result of nearly 40 years of research and clinical experience, I have found that nearly 80% of the world’s population has the Rothbarts Foot, which can lead to chronic muscle and joint pain.
Although only a health care professional can accurately make this diagnosis, there are warning signs that you can look for that suggest you may have a Rothbarts Foot:
- Look at the heels of your shoes. Do they wear unevenly?
- Is your second toe longer than your first toe?
- Do you prefer not wearing shoes?
- Is one of your parents, brother or sisters suffering from chronic pain?
If you answer yes to 2 or more of these questions then I invite you to take the Rothbarts Foot Questionnaire to learn more.
What Makes Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy Different From Other Treatments I’ve Tried?
Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy, explained in greater detail here, consists of specific proprietary tests and analyses which determine if a patient has one of two hereditary foot structures that lead to chronic pain.
If a patient has one of these foot structures, I design custom insoles and follow a specific protocol which effectively treat their foot structure and greatly reduces or completely eliminates their pain.
Other therapies do not handle these abnormal foot structures. They only treat symptoms and the result is pain management. Rothbart Proprioceptive therapy is not pain management, it is pain elimination.
Why Must The Patient Be Active In Their Healing; Isn’t It The Doctor’s Job to Get The Patient Well?
The traditional approach in healthcare is that the doctor knows what is best for the patient. In the field of chronic pain, the practitioner takes the warrior approach; using potent drugs to squash pain and the scapel to rearrange or replace joints.
As part of any natural healing process, the body will go through its highs and lows. And it is during the low periods when the patient’s emotional fortitude is really called upon. Positive thinking, stick-to-itiveness and keeping the goal in sight are crucial to the success of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy, as without these character traits, some patients may give up before the body has a chance to heal.
I take a holistic approach to chronic pain treatment, without using drugs, surgery or force of any kind. Through non-invasive photo analyses, I find the source of the chronic pain. Then I treat the source naturally, through permanent postural corrections, realigning joints and allowing the muscles to return to their correct position. The body then starts to heal itself.
In the traditional approach, the patient is only responsible for showing up. In the holistic approach, the patient actively participates in their healing process by following the directions outlined in the beginning of therapy.
This commitment to getting well helps the patient to become more aware of his body and more responsible for his own wellbeing.
Is Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy Covered by Insurance?
Some insurance plans do not cover proprioceptive therapy, others do. You need to check with your insurance carrier to find out exactly what it covers.
I have not yet had a patient who felt the money they paid to eliminate their lifetime of chronic pain wasn’t money well spent.
If you have a question you’ve wanted to ask Professor/Dr. Rothbart and haven’t found the answer above or on the articles in this website, you are most welcome to send me your question by going to the contact page.
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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 Professor/Dr. Rothbart 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.