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What is the difference between the Rothbarts Foot and the PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity

Commonalities

  1. In both the Rothbarts Foot and the PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity, the foot twists when you stand or walk
  2. Both foot structures produce postural distortions and resulting muscle and joint pain
  3. Both are treated and effectively handled using Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy


Differences

  1. The Rothbarts Foot is the result of an incomplete development of the talar bone in the foot.
  2. The PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity is the result of an incomplete development of the heel bone.
  3. The muscle and joint pain resulting from the Rothbarts Foot usually does not appear until the fourth of fifth decade of life.
  4. The muscle and joint pain resulting from the PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity can appear in children as young as five or six years of age, or may not develop until the second or third decade of life.
  5. The muscle and joint pain associated with the Rothbarts Foot is painful, but rarely debilitating.
  6. The muscle and joint pain associated with the PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity is typically debilitating and occasionally incapacitating.


Treatment

  1. Using Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy for treatment of the Rothbarts Foot usually takes 6-12 months to complete, but can be longer if bad posture is the result of not only the foot structure, but other problems as well (such as malocclusion, cranial issues or visual problems).
  2. Treatment of the PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity usually takes 12-18 months to complete, but can be longer for the same reasons described above.
  3. Though both foot structures are effectively treated using Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy, the proprioceptive insoles used to reverse the postural distortions (and resulting muscle and joint pain) in the Rothbarts Foot are very different from the proprioceptive insoles used to treat the PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity. 


How to treat the foot structure that the patient really has

  1. When healthcare practitioners treat people who have chronic muscle and joint pain, they must first determine whether or not the patient has one of these two inherited foot structures.  Healthcare providers trained at the International Academy of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy do this by reviewing the responses obtained in the Pre-Consultation Questionnaire and by asking specific questions during the Initial (Phone) Consultation.
  2. If it is determined that the patient does indeed have one of the two inherited foot structures, the second step is to run a series of tests and proprietary analyses in order to determine which of the two foot structures is present.  Running and interpreting these tests and analyses is the only way that one can determine which of the two foot structures a person has.  

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