Rothbarts Foot


Rothbarts Foot, as seen above, is also known as Primus Metatarsus Supinatus. This is a genetic, abnormal foot structure. If you place your foot on the ground, in a neutral position, your big toe and second toe will not lie flat but will rise up off the ground. This type of foot structure will lead to poor posture which can cause chronic joint and muscle pain, not just in the feet, but throughout your entire body. Your podiatrist will be able to alleviate your foot pain with various treatment methods.


 Chronic Pain in Foot Questionnaire

Complete the Rothbarts Foot Questionnaire to find out if you can be free

from a previously unknown, common source of chronic musculoskeletal pain  


                   (This questionnaire is not a replacement for a thorough medical examination 

                               nor should it serve as a tool for making a medical diagnosis.)

____  Do I have calluses on the bottom of my feet?                                Y       N

____  Do I have bunions?                                                                              Y       N       

____  Do I have a head forward position? (See Fig.1)                                 Y       N

____  Do I have bad posture?                                                                       Y       N

____  Do I have scoliosis (severely curved spine)?                                    Y       N

____  Was I clumsy or awkward as a child?                                                Y       N

____  Are my shoulders rounded?                                                               Y       N

____  Do I have crooked teeth?                                                                   Y       N

____  Did I wear braces to straighten my teeth?                                        Y       N

____  Do I have poor balance?                                                                     Y       N

____  Do I have a tipped pelvis (swayback)?                                               Y       N

____  When I walk with someone side by side,                                          Y       N

          do I have a tendency to bump into them?

____  Has my chiropractor told me that I have one leg shorter than the other? 


                                                                                                                         Y       N

____  Do I have pains that come and go in different joints?                      Y       N

____  Do I prefer to walk barefoot around the house?                              Y       N

____  Do I have tight and/or stiff muscles?                                                 Y       N

____  Have I seen multiple healthcare practitioners in an effort to

resolve my chronic musculoskeletal pain?                                 Y       N

____  Are the heels on my oldest pair of shoes worn unevenly?              Y       N

 (See Fig.2 )        

Note - Look for unevenly worn heels in shoes

with soft rubber or foam- like heels.

Hard rubber heels may not show this wear pattern.  

Thank you for completing this CHRONIC PAIN symptom description form if you have more than eight yes answers we would advise you to contact us now for an appointment 


Soft Soles Podiatry

Mr Michael Franklin

Chief Podiatrist

07 5636 56666


Please copy and print off and bring to your appointment       

        Figure 1 - unevenly worn heels             Figure 2 - forward head position

If you answered Yes to 8 or more of the above questions, your chronic musculoskeletal pain can likely be eliminated by Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy. 

Understanding the Symptoms of Your Chronic Pain Problems.

To learn how Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy works and what is involved, go to the Rothbart Therapy page and/or the Patient's Commitment pages.

If you are ready to take the next step towards freedom from chronic pain, go to the Schedule an Initial Phone Consultation page.

Do you have chronic muscle and/or joint pain that stops you in your tracks? If your pain temporarily improves when you address the problem by engaging in stretching exercises, taking pain medication, or undergoing chiropractic adjustments only to have it recur again and again, a common foot abnormality may be the cause - Rothbart's Foot

 Figure 2 - forward head position