Anyone who has ever made a unique and positive discovery, which has the capability to be a major boon for mankind, knows that no truer words were ever spoken.
This is especially so in the field of medicine. Traditional medicine has a firm foothold and anything that challenges the status quo is almost always first met with reproach.
How does this affect you, the chronic pain sufferer?
The discoveries of the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity were initially ignored by medical professionals who treat chronic pain. Due to Professor/Dr. Rothbart’s tireless efforts over a period of more than 25 years – including publishing numerous studies in peer reviewed medical journals – the medical community is finally starting to at least acknowledge the existence of these two inherited, abnormal foot structures that cause chronic muscle and joint pain.
Unless original research is published in a peer review medical journal(s) the weight of the research can be questioned. For example, anyone can say anything (and they certainly do) on the internet. This is why peer review is so important.
But having said this, it’s quite a feat getting original research into the hands of medical professionals that should be reading and learning about it; the reason being that , if you present something new and different (research which goes against the status quo) the harder it is to get it published in a peer reviewed medical journal.
Someone has to be the first one to present a new concept (original research) but once presented, the next hurdle is to convince other medical professionals to even look at it. If they won’t look at it, they won’t validate it. If it hasn’t been validated, it’s extremely difficult to get it published in a peer reviewed medical journal. Hence the catch twenty two.
Only after undergoing a rigorous review (by a group of three to five peers who have expertise in the general area of the research) is original research published. But even after publication, it is often not read by the practicing physicians. Due to their busy practices, they don’t have much free time to keep up on current research in their area. Instead, this time is spent in keeping informed on new drugs and complying with evolving government regulations on how to make diagnoses and treat patients.
Most people rely on their family doctors to guide them in how to handle their health problems. So if their doctor is not up to date on innovative non drug/non surgical research and discoveries that may help their patients get better, they can’t give their patients the choices they need to make informed decisions. This means that the pain sufferers’ options are often limited to traditional therapies.
The Need For Doctors To Learn Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy
Professor/Dr. Rothbart has always held firm his conviction that educating doctors (about the two abnormal foot structures that cause chronic pain and the therapy that effectively treats these foot structures) is vital to the future health of millions of chronic pain sufferers, so we keep working on our mission. As a result, we often receive letters from health care providers. One frequently asked question is: How can Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy – as opposed to the many other therapies that treat chronic pain – permanently eliminate chronic muscle and joint pain?
Following is one such letter (the name has been changed) and our response.
“I am dubious about some of the claims Dr Rothbart makes on his website. As an osteopath myself, I think some of what he is saying makes sense but not all of it. I don’t see how insoles can ever be ‘proprioceptive’ as such, surely only exercises are proprioceptive. I find that the information on the website is doesn’t answer my questions which may be deeper than the average person as I am an osteopath.”
Ann McCombs DO
“No matter what is said or written about any particular intervention, the ultimate test as to the effectiveness of the therapy is – how does the patient respond. When one enters Professor/Dr. Rothbart’s therapy, in almost all his patients, there is an immediate improvement in the patient’s condition – a significant decrease in their pain.
The term ‘ proprioceptive’ was coined by Professor/Dr. Rothbart to specifically refer to a connection between the mechanical receptors in the feet and the cerebellum. It seemed to be an appropriate term because the term ‘proprioceptive’ means any type of stimulation that occurs within the body.
The stimulation that Professor Rothbart is referring to is the activation of the mechanical receptors embedded in the sole of the foot. These mechanical receptors are activated by pressure, i.e. walking, standing. This is different from proprioceptive exercises, which are utilized to increase strength, balance, agility and coordination.
The observations (not claims) written about are based on Professor/Dr. Rothbart’s clinical practice and research. He has published numerous papers in peer reviewed journals, which have aroused a great deal of ‘passion’ among his compeers, running from excitement to downright condemnation. But this is not unexpected, as anything challenging the status quo is always met with a passionate outcry.
The Curing Chronic Pain website is meant to give information to laypeople, in a simple and easily understood language. The doctor’s research site is written for medical professionals. If you would like the answers to your deeper questions, I invite you to read his research site.
If you have further questions, that’s what I’m here for.”
Assistant to Professor/Dr. Rothbart
We invite all medical professionals to keep your letters coming. We will answer your questions and suggest your next step in learning how to identify and effectively treat the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity. Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy may challenge the status quo, but it WORKS!
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.
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 by clicking here.
If you would like to contact Professor/Dr. Rothbart regarding an appointment to resolve your chronic muscle and joint pain, click here. http://www.curingchronicpain.com/schedule-an-initial-phone-consultation
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
Free Excerpt from Professor/Dr. Rothbart’s second book, The Foot’s Connection To Chronic Pain