If you are a sports enthusiast and follow the players in any given sport, be it hockey, soccer or baseball, it becomes obvious that certain players are predisposed to repetitive (overuse) injuries, while other athletes escape these type of repetitive injuries throughout their entire professional career. How is this possible? The answer lies in body mechanics. Improving body mechanics is an important aspect of sports performance enhancement.
I’ve written a great deal about the differences between torsional and linear mechanics, but there’s an even more important underlying issue, and that is, why do some athletes have linear mechanics while others have torsional mechanics? The body was designed to move linearly, so what forces the body to change into torsional mechanics?
The answer lies in how the foot moves. If your foot moves in a linear fashion, heel to toe, your body will automatically move linearly. If your foot twists (abnormally pronates) heel to toe, your body will automatically move torsionally.
I’ve written a great deal about two inherited abnormal foot structures – the Rothbarts Foot and the PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity – that force the foot to twist. When I look at the athletes that are continuously being placed on the sidelines with overuse injuries, or whose professional careers have prematurely ended, almost invariably they have one of these two common foot structures.
How can I make such a statement? When reviewing the videos of these athletes, their feet are twisting and their body is moving torsionally. Since the most common cause of ‘foot twist’ is these two abnormal foot structures, it stands to reason that this is the problem.
Correct Your Body Mechanics And Your Repetitive/Overuse Injuries Will Be A Thing Of The Past
I find it sad to see the careers of so many professional athletes shortened due to their torsional mechanics, especially when there is a readily available therapy – Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy – that will correct this problem and get them back in the game until they are ready to retire (from old age)!
Whether you’re a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, I invite you to use this non invasive therapy to improve your body mechanics by correcting your foot twist. Correcting your foot twist will move your body back into linear mechanics and greatly reduce the probability of repetitive/overuse injuries – so you can once again enjoy doing what you love to do! After all, isn’t that what it’s all about?
If you’re searching for sports performance enhancement, reading the Curing Chronic Pain website will give you more information about the abnormal foot structures I discovered that can hinder you from achieving your full potential in sports performance and help you to 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.
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