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Malocclusions alter foot function

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by Brian A. Rothbart, Sep 7, 2021.

  1. Brian A. Rothbart

    Brian A. Rothbart Well-Known Member


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    Impact of Malocclusions on Foot Function

    Supination of one foot is the hallmark of a descending occlusal-foot link: the malocclusion shifts one foot into supination

    Stabilizing the malocclusion (typically with an ALF), repositions the supinated foot.

    The animation below demonstrates this link.
    • Pre Dental Intervention: Standing on his S3 proprioceptive insoles, the right foot is supinated
    • Post Dental Intervention: Standing on the same insoles, the right foot is no longer supinated
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  2. Brian A. Rothbart

    Brian A. Rothbart Well-Known Member

    Below is the reference on a research study linking malocculsions to foot posture.
    Ignoring this link, in my opinion, is malfeasance at best, malpractice at worst.

    https://journals.lww.com/md-journal...nship_between_foot_posture_and_dental.44.aspx

    RESEARCH ARTICLE: OBSERVATIONAL STUDY
    Relationship between foot posture and dental malocclusions in children aged 6 to 9 years
    A cross-sectional study
    Marchena-Rodríguez, Ana MsCa; Moreno-Morales, Noelia PhDb; Ramírez-Parga, Edith MDc; Labajo-Manzanares, María Teresa PhDb; Luque-Suárez, Alejandro PhDb; Gijon-Nogueron, Gabriel PhDa,*

    Editor(s): Lupu., Vasile Valeriu
    Author Information
    Medicine: May 2018 - Volume 97 - Issue 19 - p e0701
    doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000010701
     
  3. Brian A. Rothbart

    Brian A. Rothbart Well-Known Member

  4. "Malfeasance at best, malpractice at worst....?!!" Come on Brian. We are to believe your words of pseudo-authority after you have named yourself the "Father of Chronic Pain Elimination"??!!

    http://www.rothbartsite.com/about-professor-rothbart.html

    And after you said your insoles will cure infertility??!!

    http://www.rothbartsite.com/chronic...d-never-expect-are-coming-from-your-feet.html

    Please everyone, ignore this man, which, of course, should be self-evident from anyone who calls himself the "Father of Chronis Pain Elimination".....
     
  5. Brian A. Rothbart

    Brian A. Rothbart Well-Known Member

    And yet another publication linking foot position to dental occlusions:
    ORIGINAL RESEARCH article

    Dental Malocclusion and Its Relation to the Podal System

    Front. Pediatr., 22 June 2021 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fped.2021.654229
    Antonia Domínguez-Reyes1, Manuel Pabón-Carrasco, Ana J. Pérez-Belloso, Manuel Coheña-Jiménez and Antonio F. Galán-González
    • 1Department of Stomatology, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Seville, Seville, Spain
    • 2Red Cross Nursing School, University of Seville, Seville, Spain
    • 3Department of Podiatry, Faculty of Nursing, Physiotherapy and Podiatry, University of Seville, Seville, Spain

    And a paper I published in Cranio UK, linking foot to mouth
    • Rothbart BA 2014. Malocclusion and Abnormal Foot Motion.Cranio UK (Journal of the British Society for the Study of Craniomandibular Disorders), Issue No. 1, pp 26-29.

    I find it disappointing that this important relationship is almost ignored in the Podiatric literature.
    Example: Gravity drive (abnormal) pronation is linked to Class II Occlusions. Understanding this link, how could any practitioner, in good conscious, use a lateral wedge to treat knee pain.

    Again, just food for thought.
     
  6. Brian A. Rothbart

    Brian A. Rothbart Well-Known Member

    Another interesting paper on the link between the feet and mouth. Published in 2009 in England

    Ramsay Slossa,b, Nachiappan Chockalingama, Elaine Yulea,
    David Dunninga, Anand Pandyanc. Foot orthoses and dental appliances—Is there a relationship? The Foot 19 (2009) 145–148
     
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