Inventor and Designer of Postural Control Insoles

Proprioceptive Insoles modulate Brain (Neural) Activity

The above changes in the patient's neural activity (resulting from using an insole underneath the feet) may seen incredulous at first.  However, in a paper I published in Cranio (2013), radiographic changes in the frontal plane position of the cranial bones were measured while wearing Proprioceptive Insoles.

I have theorized that the noted changes in the patient's mentation (neural oscillations) might be secondary to the changes in intercranially pressures resulting from the shift in the cranial bones.

     Rothbart BA 2013. Prescriptive Insoles and Dental Orthotics Change the Frontal Plane Position of the Atlas (C1), Mastoid, Malar, Temporal and Sphenoid Bones: A Preliminary Study. Journal of Cranio Manidibular and Sleep Practice, Vol 31(4):300-308.

Similar to EKGs, axiomatically there should be no changes in the data on two successive qEEG scans (the 2 qEEGs below were taken minutes apart).

Below are qEEGs scans taken from the same patient, on the same day, With and Without Proprioceptive Insoles

The above changes in the two qEEGs correlate closely with the patients subjective history while using/wearing her Proprioceptive Insoles:

  • Patient's "busy mind" obsessive thinking is less active (See 12Hz)
  • Patient's frame of mind (less depressive thoughts) is improved (See Relative Power, Theta)
  • Memory is improved (see 2Hz)