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About Professor/Dr Brian A Rothbart

Inventor of 4 United States Patents

Principle Researcher

Istituto Superiore di Sanita

Writer, Syndicated Column "Foot Care", Copley News Service Distributed to 1500 newspapers across the United States and around the world

Founder of International Academy of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy

Research Consultant, United States Army

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Known as the Father of Chronic Pain Elimination, Professor/Dr. Rothbart uses his 40 years experience as a physician and researcher, his passion for medicine, his forward-thinking and commitment to explore new approaches to help people suffering from chronic musculoskeletal pain to get their life back.  Because of his perseverance, he has developed new therapies that are much more effective that what previously existed.  He has proven results where others have failed.

Professor/Dr. Rothbart has advanced the understanding of how the foot structure is linked to the development of chronic musculoskeletal pain.  On five continents he introduced the use of Proprioceptive Therapy to eliminate chronic muscle and joint pain problems.  Due to the global demand for his therapy, he later invented tests and analyses to treat patients long distance. 

Before his work, there was no such thing as chronic painelimination; it was all chronic pain management. Because he looks at areas where there is no understanding, because he always wants to learn more, because he does things that have never been done, people who in the past could never be helped, can now be successfully treated.

Because of his own experience having lived in chronic pain, Professor/Dr. Rothbart has compassion for his patients and what they are going through physically and emotionally.  He treats his patients how he would like to be treated; with kindness and respect.  Professor Rothbart treats his patients holistically, addressing the whole person.  He educates them as to what he is doing and why, and how it will help them, as the more a patient understands, the more comfortable he will feel under the doctor's care and the faster he will heal.

Professor/Dr. Rothbart learned about medicine watching his father, who was a Pediatrician.  Dr Harold Rothbart treated his patients as his extended family.  In the city of Detroit, he practiced medicine as if living in a small town, often making house calls in the middle of the night. When he died over 1,000 patients attended his wake.  They mourned his passing as if he was part of their own family. What greater tribute can a son pay his father, then by practicing medicine as he had?

Professor/Dr. Rothbart has an international practice and treats people from all over the world using Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy. Due to the demand for his therapy, for those who cannot travel to his office, he has also developed a highly successful approach - Long Distance Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy - to treat patients via long distance. No matter where you are in the world, Professor/Dr. Rothbart may be able to help you.

Following is a summary of Professor/Dr. Rothbart's training and experience:

Education and Specialty Boards

  • Bachelors of Science (BSc - Major in Chemistry and Biology)
  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM)
  • Board Certified in Natural Medicine (DNM)
  • Licentiate (Masters) in Education
  • PhD in Health Education (Dissertation on Chronic Degenerative Diseases)
  • Diplomate, American Academy Pain Management
  • Fellow, American College of Foot Orthopedics (Board Certified in Foot and Ankle Orthopedics)
  • Diplomate, National Boards of Podiatry Examiners
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Health

Positions Held

  • International Practice specializing in chronic pain elimination
  • Founder, CEO - International Academy Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy
  • International Lecturer
  • Research Consultant, United States Army
  • Instructor, Department of Biomechanics, Italian School of Podology, Rome, Italy
  • Research Fellow, Istituto Superiore di Sanita (premier research facility in Italy)
  • Director of Sports Medicine, Bellevue Foot and Ankle Center, Bellevue, Washington
  • Clinician, Ballard Sports Medicine Clinic, Department of Podiatry, Seattle Washington
  • Team Podiatrist, Seattle Supersonics (Professional Basketball Team)
  • Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Washington, School of Medicine
  • One of the first physicians to give free Podiatric Care in Senior Citizen Centers (1973), San Diego, California.
  • Medical Talk Show Host, "Brian's Corner", channel 6 TV Station XETV San Diego, California
  • Writer, Syndicated Column "Foot Care", Copley News Service Distributed to 1500 newspapers across the United States and around the world
  • First physician in the United States to conduct a large scale foot screening for 1000 children (1972).  For this, Professor/Dr. Rothbart received international recognition

Research and Publications

  • Discovered and published on two previously unrecognized foot structures, referred to in the medical literature as Rothbarts Foot
  • Advanced the understanding of how foot structure is linked to the development of chronic pain
  • Developed the use of proprioceptive therapy and proprioceptive insoles to reverse chronic musculoskeletal pain.  Referred to in the medical literature as Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy and Rothbart Proprioceptive Insoles
  • Head Researcher, Diabetic Study, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
  • 4 United State's Patents issued, recognizing Prof/Dr Rothbart's research
  • Over 50 scientific papers published in 4 countries
  • Research website:
  • Internationally recognized by other experts as the Father of Chronic Pain Elimination, for his research in proprioceptive therapy

Research Awards

  • Recipient of the Stickel Research Award - for outstanding research in Podiatric Orthopedics, awarded by the American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Recipient of the Walsh Research Award - for outstanding work in Neurophysiology, awarded by the College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

Professional Societies

  • Member, American College of Sports Medicine
  • Member, American Society of Biomechanics
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Health (1974-2011)
  • Lecturer and Diplomate, American Academy of Pain Management (1973-1990)
  • Member, World Organization of Natural Medicine Practitioners (2008-)
  • Member, International Association for the Study of Pain
  • Member, Academy of Comprehensive Integrative Medicine







                A Listing of International Researchers

                     Brian A Rothbart DPM, PhD, DNM

For more information on Professor/Dr. Rothbart's approach to chronic pain elimination, go to the Professor/Dr. Rothbart's Philosophy and Approach page.

To hear from others whom Professor/Dr. Rothbart has helped, go to the Patient Testimonials page.

To view a list of Professor/Dr. Rothbart's research and publications regarding the elimination of chronic pain, go to the Seven Key Discoveries page or the Publications page.