Norman Shealy MD, PhD
"Nobel Prize Material"

"This proprioceptive therapy discovered by Professor/Dr Rothbart to eliminate chronic musculoskeletal pain is Nobel Prize material!"

Norman Shealy  MD, PhD

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What is Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy

What is the process of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy?

Following is the process of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy - the only treatment that brings about a permanent great reduction or total elimination of chronic muscle and joint pain caused by two common, inherited abnormal foot structures - the Rothbarts Foot and the PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity.

1)  Intake and Assessment

Questionnaires will be emailed to you to fill out.  Your answers will give Professor/Dr. Rothbart initial information about your chronic pain problem(s).

An Initial Phone Consultation is then scheduled.  During your phone consultation, the doctor 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 then take specific postural photos of your body and email them to the doctor.


2)  Proprietary Computer Postural Analyses

Professor/Dr. Rothbart will run extensive proprietary computer analyses of the postural photos you have sent him. A telephone appointment is then scheduled to discuss the results.

The analyses of your photos give Professor/Dr. Rothbart the wealth of information that he needs in order to determine that you are a candidate for Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy.  This information includes:


  • Your specific foot structure and its' severity


  • The possible additional presence of a mixed pattern (cranial, visual, TMJ problems, etc.)


  • The type and strength of proprioceptive insole needed to start the process of normalizing the distorted signals generated by your abnormal foot structure and initiate the healing of your body


  • The approximate duration and cost of your therapy



3)  Prescriptive Rothbart Proprioceptive Insoles:

Based on the results of his computer analyses, Professor/Dr. Rothbart custom designs and fabricates proprioceptive insoles made to fit and function in simple, flat-bottom, non-orthopedic shoes.

Your healing begins once your start to stand on and walk in your prescriptive proprioceptive insoles.  With each step, corrected signals are sent from your feet to your brain (cerebellum).  Acting on these signals the brain corrects your posture, which eliminates the stress on your joints and muscles.  They then begin to heal.

4)  Continual Patient Monitoring (required for complex cases): 

As your body heals, it will go through changes and these changes are carefully monitored during your entire therapy.  A close and continual connection is maintained by weekly email updates that you will send to Professor/Dr. Rothbart.  He uses these updates to determine when there are issues that need his immediate attention.

For any questions you may have during your therapy (or when Professor/Dr. Rothbart needs to speak with you), office or telephone appointments are promptly scheduled.

5)  Ongoing Treatment (required for complex cases) 

Computer analyses are run periodically to determine when the strength of the stimulation within your insoles needs to be adjusted, in order to continue your postural corrections and the healing process.  Based on these analyses, a new set of Rothbart Proprioceptive Insoles will be designed and dispensed. 

Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy can take only a few weeks or, in complex cases, up to six to eighteen months to complete.  When the results of the computer analyses tell Professor/Dr. Rothbart that your posture is now both anatomically correct and stable (thus allowing your body to heal itself) and when you are satisfied with the results you have obtained, your therapy is then complete.  At the completion of your therapy you will have a permanent great reduction or total elimination of your chronic pain.

Following your therapy as instructed by Professor/Dr. Rothbart, is crucial to its' success.  For more information, please read the Patient's Commitment.

It is important to note that there are some distributors selling pre-fabricated insoles (which Professor/Dr. Rothbart invented years ago) directly to the public.  The wearing of these insoles is not Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy.

If you have a Rothbarts Foot or a PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity, the consequences of using these pre-fabricated, non-prescriptive insoles can range from disappointing to debilitating.  For this reason, Professor/Dr. Rothbart strongly advises people not to buy insoles directly from an insole distributor or doctor who is not fully trained and certified in the use of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy.

If you have a Rothbarts Foot or a PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity, permanent pain elimination can only be obtained by exactly following the entire process of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy.



To learn about the consequences of using an insole not designed for you, go to Using the Wrong Insoles page.

To learn about how Professor/Dr. Rothbart treats patients across the globe, go to the Treating Patients Long Distance page.

To learn if Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy might be for you, take the Rothbarts Foot Questionnaire.

To hear from others whom Professor/Dr. Rothbart has helped or who have endorsed Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy,  go to the Patient Testimonials page.

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