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A Possible Alternative to Proprioceptive Insoles – Epigenetics

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by Brian A. Rothbart, Dec 16, 2021.

  1. Brian A. Rothbart

    Brian A. Rothbart Well-Known Member

    Nonsense. Start this discussion in an appropriate thread. A possible title might be - The Physics Behind Rothbarts Foot

    I have invited Simon to do so, more than once, but he has refused.
     
  2. Brian’s latest when he his out of his depth and trying to worm his way out: “start a new thread”- it’s comedic.
     
  3. Simon, yes it is laughable. He doesn't understand physics or biomechanics, so he invents made-up words and phrases such as "Gravity Drive Pronation", "PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity", "Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy", and "Rothbarts Foot". Then, to top it all off, in his infinite humility, Brian named himself the "Father of Chronic Pain Elimination". Why does he do that? Because he figures that if he throws enough meaningless words or phrases against the wall that something will eventually stick so that he can, in his own mind, become the "expert" that his personality craves.
     
  4. Here are a few words to consider:

    charlatan
    quack
    mountebank
    sham
    fraud
    fake
    impostor
    pretender
    masquerader

    OK, everybody following along, what podiatrist do you think these words best describe?
     
  5. I confess that I had to look up “mountebank”, but sums it up nicely
     
  6. Mountebank -
    noun
    1. a person who deceives others, especially in order to trick them out of their money; a charlatan.
     
  7. Greg Quinn

    Greg Quinn Active Member

    Brian, I've sent you the online early version of the paper through ResearchGate.
    I'm happy to share with others if you send a pm
     
  8. Brian A. Rothbart

    Brian A. Rothbart Well-Known Member

    Kevin,

    Very impressive vocabulary!
     
  9. Brian A. Rothbart

    Brian A. Rothbart Well-Known Member

    Nearly 30 years ago when I was invited to lecture at the National seminar for the Academy of Pain Management, I ended my presentation with the statement:

    "We should be Eliminating pain, not Managing it! It was shortly thereafter, I was being called the Father of Pain Elimination and that moniker has followed me ever since.

    Just food for thought.
     
  10. Brian A. Rothbart

    Brian A. Rothbart Well-Known Member

    Kevin,

    Nonsense!
     
  11. efuller

    efuller MVP

    So, after giving a lecture, at a pain management conference, about how "proprioceptive" insoles could cure all kinds of pain, and then said we should be eliminating pain, not managing it, someone called you the father of pain elimination. Brian, that person was joking. Brian you really stepped in it. That's how the moniker is following you around, it's stuck to your shoes.
     
  12. Brian A. Rothbart

    Brian A. Rothbart Well-Known Member

    Nonsense. What I presented was the multifactorial issues that resulted in the distortion of posture. The foot was just one factor.
     
  13. Brian A. Rothbart

    Brian A. Rothbart Well-Known Member

    That was the result of my many lectures given at the yearly convention of the ACPM. I kept emphasizing elimination vs management - hence the Father of Chronic Pain Elimination.
     
  14. So what you are saying is that someone said something to you and then you began proudly claiming that you are "the one" all over the internet?! Or in other words, by calling yourself the "Father of Pain Elimination", you are wanting everyone to believe that Brian Rothbart is to podiatry as Neo was to The Matrix?! Not a chance. I believe you made up this moniker for yourself for one purpose only....your own financial gain. Please prove me wrong.
     
  15. Kevin, the word “elimination” is of interest here. I’m not sure “elimination” of pain is desirable, something one should strive toward, nor healthy; those born with an inability to experience pain rarely live to old age and those who develop neuropathy are more often than not destined towards health issues and commonly limb amputation.

    Anyway, we all know that Brian gave himself that title, just like he knowingly attempted to deceive with his use of the title “professor”. I like the title Brian Rothbart the king of mountebanks, it has a ring to it.
     
  16. Simon:

    I think Brian's title should be "Father of Podiatric Montebanks". That he is!
     
  17. Greg Quinn

    Greg Quinn Active Member

    Any thoughts yet Brian?
     
  18. Brian A. Rothbart

    Brian A. Rothbart Well-Known Member

    Hi Greg,

    I Read your paper entitled – Mechanobiology and Adaptive Plasticity Theory as a Potential Confounding Factor in Predicting Musculoskeletal Foot Function. Very insightful.

    My research has evolved into a Foot to Brain paradigm. It is not a mechanobiological model. It is a neurophysiological model. However, your discussion on adaptive plasticity and epigenetics is something I have not given much thought to, until recently. Specifically, adaptive plasticity could directly impact gravity drive pronation which is an integral part of my model.

    I would welcome the opportunity to discuss this in more detail with you. Perhaps a telephone conversation would be more appropriate then this forum.
     
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