First Series Photos

These photos will help me to analyze how your present insoles are affecting your body and posture.

Your feet must always be in the same place when taking the postural photos (Step 1 below).  To accomplish this, trace your insoles on a large piece of cardboard or paper.  Then tape this cardboard or paper to your floor (hard floor, not carpeted). Make sure your feet and insoles are within these tracings for all the postural photos (Step 1). 

Make sure the distance between you and the camera is exactly the same for all the postural photos


Use a solid green or blue backdrop when taking the photos.   Follow the directions below implicitly.  Do not omit a step.

Step 1 - Postural Photos 1-8 

Frontal View, Photos 1-2

Photo 1

  1. Walk around the room for several minutes barefooted.  This is very important. It prevents any possible carry over from the insoles.
  2. Make sure the tracings on the cardboard/paper are facing straight ahead so that when you place your feet within the tracings, you are facing the camera.
  3. Standing barefooted (no socks), place your feet within the tracings on the floor
  4. Bend your knees slowly 5-6 times feeling your body's weight over the front part of your foot.
  5. Relax, take a deep breathe, do not try to hold your posture
  6. Look straight ahead
  7. Take the Frontal View Photo



Photo  2

  1. Place the insoles within the tracings on the floor
  2. Stand on top of the insoles, barefooted (no socks)
  3. Bend your knees slowly 5-6 times, feeling the insoles underneath your feet
  4. Relax, take a deep breathe, do not try to hold your posture
  5. Look straight ahead
  6. Take the Frontal View Photo



Posterior (Back) View, Photos 3-4

Photo 3

  1. Walk around the room for several minutes barefooted.  This is very important. It prevents any possible carry over from the insoles.
  2. Rotate the cardboard/paper so that the tracings on the paper are facing in the correct position - when you place your feet within the tracings, your back is facing the camera. 
  3. Standing barefooted (no socks), place your feet within the tracings on the floor
  4. Bend your knees slowly 5-6 times feeling your body's weight over the front part of your foot.
  5. Relax, take a deep breathe, do not try to hold your posture
  6. Look straight ahead
  7. Take the Posterior View Photo


Photo 4

  1. Place the insoles within the tracings on the floor
  2. Stand on top of the insoles, barefooted (no socks)
  3. Bend your knees slowly 5-6 times, feeling the insoles underneath your feet
  4. Relax, take a deep breathe, do not try to hold your posture
  5. Look straight ahead
  6. Take the Posterior View Photo



Lateral View (Right Shoulder Closest to the Camera), Photos 5-6

Photo 5

  1. Walk around the room for several minutes barefooted.  This is very important. It prevents any possible carry over from the insoles.
  2. Rotate the cardboard/paper so that the tracings on the paper are facing in the correct position - when you place your feet within the tracings, your right shoulder is nearest to the camera.  
  3. Standing barefooted (no socks), place your feet within the tracings on the floor
  4. Bend your knees slowly 5-6 times feeling your body's weight over the front part of your foot.
  5. Relax, take a deep breathe, do not try to hold your posture
  6. Look straight ahead
  7. Take the Lateral Rt View Photo



Photo  6

  1. Place the insoles within the tracings on the floor
  2. Stand on top of the insoles, barefooted (no socks)
  3. Bend your knees slowly 5-6 times, feeling the insoles underneath your feet
  4. Relax, take a deep breathe, do not try to hold your posture
  5. Look straight ahead
  6. Take the Lateral Rt View Photo



Lateral View (Left Shoulder Closest to the Camera), Photos 7-8

Photo  7

  1. Walk around the room for several minutes barefooted.  This is very important. It prevents any possible carry over from the insoles.
  2. Rotate the cardboard/paper so that the tracings on the paper are facing in the correct position - when you place your feet within the tracings, your left shoulder is nearest to the camera.  
  3. Standing barefooted (no socks), place your feet within the tracings on the floor
  4. Bend your knees slowly 5-6 times feeling your body's weight over the front part of your foot.
  5. Relax, take a deep breathe, do not try to hold your posture
  6. Look straight ahead
  7. Take the Lateral Lf View Photo



Photo  8

  1. Place the insoles within the tracings on the floor
  2. Stand on top of the insoles, barefooted (no socks)
  3. Bend your knees slowly 5-6 times, feeling the insoles underneath your feet
  4. Relax, take a deep breathe, do not try to hold your posture
  5. Look straight ahead
  6. Take the Lateral Lf View Photo



Note:  In some cases, you will be instructed to take the above 8 postural photos using shoes.


Step 2


Knee Bend Test (Photos 9- 12):  Make sure your feet are exactly within the tracings of the insoles, for each photo.

  • Run the Knee Bend Test barefooted (no insoles)  
  • Run the Knee Bend Test barefooted, standing on your proprioceptive insoles



Step 3


Full Facial Photos (Photos 13-14).  While standing, look straight into the camera. Make sure the photos are sharp, both ears and pupils clearly visualized and not blurred.

  • Take a full face photo, standing barefooted, no insoles
  • Take a full face photo, standing barefooted on top of your first pair of insoles (bend your knees 6-7 times to activate the proprioceptive signal before taking the photo)



Carefully label the photos so I know which is which

Email all 14 photos to me at ProfessorRothbart <at> gmail <dot> com

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Below are examples of some of the photos to be taken.  I recommend that you use a professional photographer to take these 14 photos.






























                                  Photo 7                          Photo 1



Remember:

The photos are full body, foot to head 

  1. Make sure the feet are in the same position in each photo 
  2. Make sure the distance between you and the camera is the same for each photo
  3. Use a blue or green background
  4. Use dispersive lighting (umbrella)