More Frequently Asked Questions
1. Why choose Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy for treating your chronic pain?
If you have been from doctor to doctor, trapped in an endless cycle of therapy and pain management programs, you will be justified in asking why Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy is different. One answer is simple.
Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy is the only known cure for the Rothbarts Foot and the PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity.
Professor/Dr. Rothbart is the world's expert on these two devastating foot structures. Through medical research, he discovered the Rothbarts Foot and the PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity and through clinical work, he developed the only therapy that effectively treats them.
Of these two common inherited foot structures, the PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity is by far the more severe. It is a devastating, malignant foot structure that creates chaos and misery in the entire body. ONLY Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy will correct this foot structure and free you from chronic pain.
All other therapies (including surgery, chiropractic, physical therapy, all alternative therapies, custom made orthotics and one-size fits-all insoles) only treat symptoms. They do not correct the foot structure. Treating symptoms will leave you in an endless cycle of pain management.
Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy does not treat pain symptoms. It cures the source of pain. Once the source is cured, the body is able to heal itself. No further treatment is necessary.
Our data show that move than 95% of patients experience dramatic permanent improvements, the majority of whom are now living a life totally free from chronic pain.
2. What is Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy like?
We approach treatment with several things in mind. First, we treat each person who comes to us with dignity and respect and we provide a supportive atmosphere in which to start the healing process.
Next, we want to be very accurate in any diagnosis so the assessment and evaluation processes are very thorough to ensure that only people who are clinically appropriate for Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy are accepted as patients.
Our treatment philosophy is based on the recognition that each person is a unique individual. Our individualized treatment program is tailored to meet the specific physical needs of each patient. This high level of individual specification takes a huge commitment from us in terms of time and effort, but it is what allows us to achieve our high level of success.
More than 95% of the people accepted for Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy have a positive outcome by the completion of their therapy. That is, they have a significant reduction or complete elimination of their chronic musculoskeletal pain.
Before being accepted as a patient for Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy, each candidate must supply an initial set of postural photos. Instructions for staging these photos will be provided. If you are not capable of taking these exacting photos yourself, you may be asked to use the services of a professional photographer.
Professor/Dr. Rothbart will use these photos in his analyses of the structural changes that must be made in order for your body to heal. He will then craft a meticulously calculated proprioceptive insole. These prescriptive insoles will be worn in a simple, flat-bottom, non-orthopedic type shoe.
Upon receiving the first set of insoles, a new set of postural photos must be supplied to Professor/Dr. Rothbart in order for him to check the effectiveness of your prescription. The insoles must be worn daily, working towards a minimum of 8 hours a day.
A brief weekly report of your physical condition must be sent to Professor/Dr. Rothbart each Sunday. Using this report, Professor/Dr. Rothbart will determine when your insole prescription must be changed in order to promote further healing. Upon receipt of the second set of insoles, a new set of photos must be taken.
During the course of therapy, you will be required to keep a weekly journal of your perceptions of pain. In addition to offering a deeper level of information to Professor/Dr. Rothbart, many patients find journaling offers great psychological benefits in their journey towards healing.
When Professor/Dr. Rothbart determines that your therapy has reached a maximum level of effectiveness, you will supply a final set of photos to determine whether your new posture has stabilized. When you new posture proves to be stable, your therapy will be complete. The source of your pain will have healed and you will not require any further treatment.
3. How long does Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy take?
The length of therapy is dependent on the needs of the individual as determined through our exacting assessment and evaluation process. For most people, an average length of treatment is six to twelve months, but longer treatment may be beneficial for those with more complex physical problems. Successful treatment is the ultimate goal, and time is necessary to win the battle.
4. Why does Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy take longer for some people than for others?
Correcting the body's musculoskeletal structure is a complex process that impacts people physically, emotionally and psychologically. A person's attitude toward treatment and their commitment to the therapy both impact the treatment plan and how quickly he or she progresses.
At the beginning of treatment, the initial assessment defines the treatment plan. As patients progress through treatment, their needs are continually re-evaluated and the treatment plan updated to reflect their changing condition. Ultimately the length of time they spend in therapy is determined by clinical progress.
5. How much does Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy cost?
Professor/Dr. Rothbart has devoted his entire life to obtaining the medical training and performing the exacting research that allowed him to discover two previously unknown abnormal foot structures (Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity) and develop a holistic therapy that permanently eliminates the chronic pain caused by them. His fees are commensurate with the time and effort he expended in becoming the world´s number one authority on identifying and treating these two foot structures.
Professor/Dr. Rothbart generally treats "cases of last resort" (patients who have been to everyone else and tried every other therapy and failed every time). It is impossible to give an exact estimate for treating these highly complicated cases until an initial exam has been performed.
The total cost of therapy depends on the type of treatment your individual musculoskeletal structure requires. The typical cost of therapy for the majority of patients is in the range of 15,000 to 20,000 euros. Click here to convert cost in Euros to today's cost in U.S. dollars.
The cost of your Initial Phone Consultation is 150 Euros. We accept payment through PayPal for this consultation. If you are using a credit card (that bills you in currency other than Euros), your card automatically makes the conversion from your country's currency into euros when you use PayPal. PayPal is free to open an account and makes payments to anyone. PayPal protects your credit card information by keeping it private and passing on only your name and payment to the vendor.
6. Does insurance cover Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy?
Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy is not covered by insurance. In some cases, payment plans can be arranged.
7. What is the process for getting into Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy?
Questionnaires will be emailed to you to fill out. Your answers give Professor/Dr. Rothbart initial information about your chronic pain problem(s).
An Initial Phone Consultation is then scheduled. During your phone consultation with Professor/Dr. Rothbart, he will answer your initial questions about your chronic pain problem(s) and whether he feels that you might have one of the two abnormal foot structures that he treats.
To know for sure that you do have either a Rothbarts Foot or PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity, you will take specific photos of your body and email them to the doctor. Professor/Dr. Rothbart will run proprietary analyses on these photos, which gives him a wealth of information, including: your specific foot structure, its' severity and the possible additional presence of a mixed pattern (cranial trauma, dental and/or visual impairments, etc.).It is only after having run these analyses that Professor/Dr. Rothbart knows with certainty that he can help you and that you are a candidate for his therapy.
If you are a candidate for therapy, the analyses also tell him what your therapy will entail, the length of time, the approximate cost, and whether or not you need to start therapy at his office or if it can be done long distance.
You will then have a second telephone appointment with Professor/Dr. Rothbart, at which time he will fully explain all his findings with you.
If you are a candidate, therapy will then begin.
8. What if it turns out my pain is not caused by one of the abnormal foot structures Professor/Dr. Rothbart treats?
If, after studying the information you provide, Professor/Dr. Rothbart determines that you do not have one of these foot structures, he will report all his findings to you and can often suggest other treatments that might handle your specific problem(s).
His professional relationship with some of the most skilled healthcare practitioners in the world will be an invaluable resource for you, saving you effort and expense in locating the specific expertise that you require.
9. Will I be asked to do anything in addition to Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy?
Physical health and fitness are important parts of recovery from chronic pain. We strongly encourage you to follow a healthy diet and increase your activity with exercise as your physical condition improves.
10. What do I do now?
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 longtime battle with unrelenting muscle and joint pain.
If you would like to contact me regarding an appointment to resolve your pain, go to my Schedule an Initial Telephone Consultation page.