Inventor and Designer of Postural Control Insoles
Mechanical receptors buried in the plantar surfaces of the feet are activated while standing or walking (referred to as patterns of stimulation)
These patterns of stimulation are sent to the cerebellum
The cerebellum uses this information in determining the position of the body in space (e.g., its posture)
If these patterns of stimulation are distorted (as occurs with the Rothbarts Foot), the posture will be distorted (This subject is covered in detail - The Foot's Connection to Chronic Pain, Chapter 5).
Note the patterns of stimulation are linear as oppose to torsional, as seen in Rothbarts Foot
Rothbart BA. Foot's Connection to Chronic Pain. Chapter 5 - The Foot to Brain Connection. Pg 71-88. 2011.
The torsional patterns of stimulation, as occurs in Rothbarts Foot, result in a distorted posture and the ensuing chronic musculoskeletal pain.
Normalizing the patterns of stimulation (using appropriate proprioceptive insoles), corrects the posture and attenuates/eliminates the associated chronic muscle and joint pain.
Rothbart BA. The Link Between the Foot and Cerebellum. Journal Comprehensive and Integrative Medicine, Vol 1, No. 2, December 2015
Plantargrade ("Normal") Foot
Activation (Stimulation) of Mechanical Receptors
Patterns of Stimulation