In a Landmark Paper recently Published in the prestigious Journal of American Podiatric Medical Association, Professor Rothbart Links the Development of Chronic Pain to the Feet

Released on: June 3, 2008, 6:33 am

Press Release Author: Prof Brian A Rothbart

Industry: Healthcare

Press Release Summary: In a monumental study involving 22 children, Professor
Rothbart statistically links a congenital foot structure to the development of poor
posture, which in turn, leads to chronic musculoskeletal pain in the adult.

Press Release Body: Presently, the United States is entrenched in a silent epidemic
of pain which, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, disables more
Americans annually that than all those suffering from diabetes, heart disease,
stroke and cancer combined.1 Professor Rothbart links this epidemic of pain to a
foot structure (Primus Metatarsus Supinatus) that he discovered in 2002.2 This foot
structure causes the foot to twist (pronate) when you stand or walk. And it is
this foot twist that is linked to the development of chronic muscle and joint pain.

In his forthcoming book, Forever Free From Chronic Pain, Professor Rothbart
discusses the importance of this direct link between foot twist and the development
of chronic pain. In patients born with the Primus Metatarsus Supinatus foot
structure, Professor Rothbart eliminates chronic pain by eliminating foot twist. He
terms this non surgical, non drug therapy, Proprioceptive Therapy.

International experts on chronic pain have commented on Professor Rothbart's
research and clinical approach in eliminating chronic pain:

"The facts reported by Professor Rothbart correspond to what we observe"
Pierre Marie Gagey MD
Founder of the French Association of Posturologists
Author, Posturologie: Regulation et dereglements de la station debout, Masson
Publishers, 2005 (3rd edition)
L'Hay-Les-Roses France

"Professor Rothbart is a pioneer in the field of how the foot functions"
David Simons MD
Co-author of Travell & Simons Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction, Volumes I & II
Covington Georgia

"Professor Rothbart's therapy to eliminate chronic pain is certainly the most
effective one I've ever seen"
Velio Macellari PhD (Engineer)
Director, Department Biomechanical Engineering
Istituto Superiore di Sanita
Rome, Italy

"You have helped clarify the relationship between chronic pain and foot function."
Janet Travell MD
Personal physician to President John Kennedy and Lyndon B Johnson
Matriarch of the American Academy of Pain Management
Author of Travell & Simons Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction, Volumes I & II

For additional information on how chronic pain is linked to the feet, visit
Professor's website at

1 National Center for Health Statistics. Health, United States, 2006 with
Chartbook on Trends in the Health of Americans. Hyattsville, MD:68-71.
2 Rothbart BA 2002. Medial Column foot systems: an innovative tool for improving
posture. Journal Bodyworks Movement Therapy 6(1):37-46.

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Web Site:

Contact Details: Professor Brian Alex Rothbart
Guest Researcher, Istituto Superiore di Sanita
Author of the forthcoming book, Forever Free From Chronic Pain
(39) 06 930 4942

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