A Patient’s Prior Experiences Using the Wrong Insoles 

Using The Wrong Insoles Also Locked His Cranial Bones

Three years after Mark’s initial visit, he contacted me again - still in chronic pain. He told me about his experiences using the 3, 6 and 9 mm generic insoles and that when he started using the 9 mm insoles, the location of his symptoms moved from one side of his body to the other side, and that his pain had become worse.

I explained to Mark that my research has radiographically proven that using a 9 mm generic insole on a patient with a PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity not only increases their cranial distortions, but also locks them into place – creating a problem that is extremely difficult, time consuming and costly to reverse. And that is exactly what had happened to Mark.

Mark’s tragic story is common. Actually, I could paper my wall with similar accounts that I regularly receive from chronic pain sufferers who are told that they have a Rothbarts Foot and given 3 mm and/or 6 mm or 9 mm generic insoles - when in reality they have a PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity and shouldn’t be using any of these generic insoles.

When you wear insoles of any kind – proprioceptive insoles, orthotics, magnetic insoles, etc. - they can alter your postural alignment from foot to head.  If you are using the wrong insoles (such as insoles that are incorrectly designed or are not appropriate for your foot structure) this alteration can produce unpredictable results, which can be devastating to your health.

The following account - based on a patient's actual experiences - illustrates the damage you can do to your body when you use the wrong insoles:

Three years ago, a young man (I’ll call Mark) contacted me about his chronic pain problem. He had tried massage therapy, chiropractic, physical therapy and dental care, all without lasting result. After I ran my postural analyses on Mark’s posture, I found that he had a PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity, a malocclusion and a sphenoid (cranial) torsion. I term this a Mixed Postural Distortional Pattern (coming from both the feet and the head). I assured Mark that I could help him.

Mark wavered back and forth as to what he wanted to do and finally decided to try other therapies before committing to Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy. So, he went to a podiatrist who told him he had a Rothbarts Foot. 

Mark went onto the internet and found a company that sells insoles advertised to treat the Rothbarts Foot and he bought a prefabricated (generic) 3 mm insole. The insoles seemed to help him for a few weeks, but then his pain returned. So, he contacted the manufacturer who suggested he purchase a second pair of insoles, in 6 mm, which were also advertised to treat the Rothbarts Foot.

After wearing the 6 mm. insoles for several weeks, Mark’s pain again returned, so he asked the manufacturer if he could buy their 9 mm insole. He was told that their 9 mm insole would have to be prescribed by a healthcare practitioner who uses their insoles, so Mark returned to his podiatrist and got a 9 mm insole. After wearing the 9 mm insoles for several weeks, Mark found them ineffective and his pain became much worse.

To see the consequences of using an insole not custom designed and fabricated for your needs, go to What Can Happen When You Use The Wrong Insoles page. 

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