Principle Investigator for the World Health Organization


"I have been studying your research webiste and find your work quite fascinating and cutting edge.

Cranial distortions initiated in the feet is a very new concept!"







Dr George J Georgiou

Larnaca, Cyprus


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Founders of Trigger Point Therapy


"You have helped clarify the relationship between trigger points, dental malocclusions and foot function."







Janet Travell  M.D.

Washington D.C.







David Simons M.D.


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Father of Posturology


"I'll be presenting a poster on your research regarding  the modification of the facial muscle tone resulting from using an orthesis (RPT) under the first radius, during our symposium of the Association Posture et Eqluilibre, Marseille."







Dr Pierre Marie Gagey

Fondateur de l'Association Francise de Posturologie

L'Hay Les Roses, France


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 Founder Alternative Medicine


"Dr Rothbart's research and publications are Nobel Prize Material."






Norman Shealy MD, PhD

Neurosurgeon

Pioneer in Pain Medicine




Seven Key Discoveries by Professor/Dr. Rothbart that led to the Elimination of Chronic Muscle and Joint Pain


Professor/Dr. Rothbart is a pioneer in chronic musculoskeletal pain elimination and a pioneer in biomechanics (the science of human motion).  

The following are the seven key discoveries made by Professor/Dr. Rothbart, which have led to the development of an effective therapy, which eliminates chronic musculoskeletal (muscle and joint) pain.

1.  He was the first person to demonstrate that chronic muscle and joint pain could be eliminated, not just managed. 

  • Rothbart BA, Yerratt M. 1994 An Innovative Mechanical Approach to Treating Chronic Knee Pain: A BioImplosion Model. American Journal of Pain Management 4(3): 13-18.


  • Rothbart BA, Liley P, Hansen et al 1995. Resolving Chronic Low Back Pain. The foot connection. American Journal of Pain Management, 5(3):84-89.



2.  He demonstrated that changes in how the foot develops in the womb, result in abnormal foot motion, which leads to poor posture and chronic pain.

  • Rothbart BA 2004 Part I - Medial Column Foot Systems: An Innovative Tool for Improving Posture. Chiropody Review, Vol 61(1):20-23.


  • Rothbart BA 2004. Part II - Medial Column Foot Systems: An Innovative Tool for Improving Posture.Chiropody Review, Vol 61(2):20-23


  • Rothbart BA 2004 Una teoria sul Primo Metatarso Supinato. il Podologo in Medicina, (28): 28-32, luglio agosto


  • Rothbart BA 2002. Medial Column Foot Systems: An Innovative Tool for Improving Posture. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies (6)1:37-46


         Previous concepts of 'why the foot moves abnormally' were demonstrated to be false.

  • Rothbart BA. 2003 Etiology of Foot Hyperpronation - An Embryological Perspective. The Rothbart Foot Structure.British Journal of Osteopathy, Vol 26, pp 16-17



3.  He discovered, demonstrated and documented how the foot is linked to the knee, pelvis and low back
                How abnormal foot motion de-stabilizes the knee, pelvis and low back:

  • Rothbart BA 2006. Relationship of Functional Leg-Length Discrepancy to Abnormal Pronation. Journal American Podiatric Medical Association;96(6):499-507 


  • Rothbart BA, Esterbrook L, 1988. Excessive Pronation: A Major Biomechanical Determinant in the Development of Chondromalacia and Pelvic Lists. Journal Manipulative Physiologic Therapeutics 11(5): 373-379.  


           How abnormal foot motion leads to chronic pain in the knee, pelvis and low back:


  • Rothbart BA, Esterbrook L, 1988. Excessive Pronation: A Major Biomechanical Determinant in the Development of Chondromalacia and Pelvic Lists. Journal Manipulative Physiologic Therapeutics 11(5): 373-379.


  • Rothbart BA, Yerratt M. 1994 An Innovative Mechanical Approach to Treating Chronic Knee Pain: A BioImplosion Model. American Journal of Pain Management 4(3): 13-18.


  • Rothbart BA, Liley P, Hansen, el al 1995.  Resolving Chronic Low Back Pain. The Foot Connection. American Journal of Pain Management 5(3): 84-89



4.  He discovered two distinct, previously unknown inherited foot structures (the Rothbarts Foot and the PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity), which he linked to the development of chronic musculoskeletal pain

  • Rothbart BA, 2002. Medial Column Foot Systems: An Innovative Tool for Improving Posture. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies


  • Rothbart BA, 2005. http://www.rothbartsfoot.info/PreClinical. html  The Preclinical Clubfoot Deformity. Website – Proprioceptive Stimulation. An effective therapeutic tool in resolving chronic pain by correcting postural distortions.



5.  He invented a novel approach to resolve chronic pain, by improving muscle function, using proprioceptive stimulation underneath the foot

  • Rothbart BA 2005. Tactile therapy shifts patients towards equilibrium. Biomechanics.  Vol XII, No 10:61-68.


  • Rothbart BA 2004. Pressure Plate Analysis of the Medial Column Foot Insole. A Statistical Study.  Online Journal of Sports Medicine (Italian), November Issue. 



6.  He was the first to link abnormal foot motion to changes in the occlusion (bite) and stress patterns in the cranial bones

  • Rothbart BA 2006 Cranial Lesions Initiated by Abnormal Foot Motion. Health and Healing Wisdom (Price-Pottinger Nutrition Foundation Journal) Vol 30(1):6-7.


  • Rothbart BA 2008. Vertical Facial Dimensions Linked to Abnormal Foot Motion. Journal American Podiatric Medical Association 98(3):01-08, May.


  • Rothbart BA 2008. Malocclusions Linked to Abnormal Foot Motion. Positive Health, Vol 151, October.



7.  He was the first to link abnormal foot motion to the development of Scoliosis

  • Rothbart BA 2013.  Preliminary Study: Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Linked to Abnormal Foot Pronation.  Podiatry Review  Vol 72, No 2:8-11.



To learn more about the therapy that Professor/Dr. Rothbart developed to eliminate chronic pain based on these seven key discoveries, go to the What is Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy page.

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

To view a list of Professor/Dr. Rothbart's publications regarding the elimination of chronic pain, go to the Publications page.