Inventor and Designer of Postural Control Insoles

Rothbart BA 2009. What exactly is a Flatfoot? Are there different types?   Podiatry Review, Vol 66(6):4-6.

Plantargrade Foot vs Rothbarts Foot

Plantargrade Foot

Talar head completes its' ontogenetic (torsional) development (See Exploding Foot Model)

When the foot is placed into its anatomical neutral position (STJ congruity) 1st Metatarsal head and hallux rest on the ground

Gait Analysis

  • At Midstance - foot is supinating (Hip Drive Mechanics)

Rothbarts Foot

Talar head does not complete its' ontogenetic development (See Exploding Foot Model)

When the foot is placed into its' anatomical neutral position, 1st Metatarsal head and hallux are inverted and elevated

Gait Analysis

  • At Midstance - the foot is pronating (Gravity Drive Mechanics)

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