Esophageal Airway Clearances Can be Significantly Decreased by a Forward Head Position

Two common problems can result in a narrow airway

  • Narrow palate
  • Forward Head Position

Typically an oral apparatus or removal of teeth is recommended to expand the narrow palate

The most common cause of a Forward Head Position is the PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity


Case History

29 year old female with a history of ideopathic breathing problems.


  • Forward Head Position
  • PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity
  • Anatomages demonstrated a low Total Lung Capacity


Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy to reverse the Forward Head Position


  • Improved head alignment
  • Increase in Total Lung Capacity
  • Total elimination of compromised breathing while the proprioceptive insole was worn