Photo 5

Photo 1

Directions for taking the 8 Postural Photos:

Take all 8 Postural Photos in JPEG format (high resolution/ 300 dpi).

It is important that the 8 Postural Photos are taken without moving the camera (you will need to mount your camera on a tripod).

Do not change the distance between you and the camera for all 8 Postural Photos (you will need assistance).

Make sure the camera is positioned so that your entire body is captured in each of the 8 Postural Photos.

Wear only your underwear or shorts and a tucked-in T-shirt. This will allow Professor Rothbart to identify key anatomical landmarks.

First Series Photos

These photos will help Professor Rothbart to analyze how your new insoles are affecting your body and posture.  It is strongly recommended that you use a professional photographer to take these 14 photos.

Use a solid green or blue backdrop when taking the photos.  Use dispersive lighting (umbrella) to prevent shadows.  The photos must be high resolution (JPEG format).

Your feet must always be in the same place when taking the postural photos.  To accomplish this, trace your insoles on a large piece of cardboard.  Then tape this cardboard directly to your floor (not carpeting).  Make sure your feet and insoles are always within these tracings.

Use a tripod.  Do not move the tripod when taking the 8 postural photos.  Make sure the distance between you and the camera is exactly the same for all the postural photos.

Follow the steps below implicitly.  Do not omit a step.

Step 1 

8 Postural Photos

Frontal Views

Photo 1 (no insoles)
  • Walk around the room for several minutes barefooted.  This is very important. It prevents any possible carry over from the insoles.
  • Make sure the tracings on the cardboard are facing straight ahead so that when you place your feet within the tracings, you are facing the camera.
  • Standing barefooted (no socks), place your feet within the tracings on the floor.
  • Bend your knees slowly 5-6 times feeling your body's weight over the front part of your foot.
  • Relax, take a deep breathe, do not try to hold your posture.
  • Look straight ahead.
  • Take the frontal view photo.


Photo 2 (with insoles)
  • Place your insoles within the tracings on the floor.
  • Stand barefooted (no socks) on top of your insoles.
  • Bend your knees slowly 5-6 times, feeling your body's weight over the front part of your insoles.
  • Relax, take a deep breathe, do not try to hold your posture.
  • Look straight ahead.
  • Take the Frontal View Photo.



Posterior (Back) Views

Photo 3 (no insoles)
  • Walk around the room for several minutes barefooted.  This is very important. It prevents any possible carry over from the insoles.
  • Rotate the cardboard so that the tracings on the cardboard are facing in the correct position - so that when you place your feet within the tracings, your back is facing the camera. 
  • Standing barefooted (no socks) place your feet within the tracings on the floor.
  • Bend your knees slowly 5-6 times feeling your body's weight over the front part of your foot.
  • Relax, take a deep breathe, do not try to hold your posture.
  • Look straight ahead.
  • Take the Posterior View Photo.


Photo 4 (with insoles)
  • Place your insoles within the tracings on the floor.
  • Stand barefooted (no socks) on top of your insoles.
  • Bend your knees slowly 5-6 times, feeling your body's weight over the front part of your insoles.
  • Relax, take a deep breathe, do not try to hold your posture.
  • Look straight ahead.
  • Take the Posterior View Photo.



Lateral Views  (Right Shoulder Closest to the Camera)

Photo 5 (no insoles)
  • Walk around the room for several minutes barefooted.  This is very important. It prevents any possible carry over from the insoles.
  • Rotate the cardboard so that the tracings on the cardboard are facing in the correct position - so that when you place your feet within the tracings, your right shoulder is nearest to the camera.  
  • Standing barefooted (no socks) place your feet within the tracings on the floor.
  • Bend your knees slowly 5-6 times feeling your body's weight over the front part of your foot.
  • Relax, take a deep breathe, do not try to hold your posture.
  • Look straight ahead.
  • Take the Lateral Right View Photo.


Photo 6 (with insoles)
  • Place the insoles within the tracings on the floor.
  • Stand barefooted (no socks)  on top of your insoles.
  • Bend your knees slowly 5-6 times, feeling your body's weight over the front part of your insoles.
  • Relax, take a deep breathe, do not try to hold your posture.
  • Look straight ahead.
  • Take the Lateral Right View Photo.



Lateral Views  (Left Shoulder Closest to the Camera)

Photo 7
(no insoles)
  • Walk around the room for several minutes barefooted.  This is very important. It prevents any possible carry over from the insoles.
  • Rotate the cardboard so that the tracings on the paper are facing in the correct position - so that when you place your feet within the tracings, your left shoulder is nearest to the camera.  
  • Standing barefooted (no socks) place your feet within the tracings on the floor.
  • Bend your knees slowly 5-6 times feeling your body's weight over the front part of your foot.
  • Relax, take a deep breathe, do not try to hold your posture.
  • Look straight ahead.
  • Take the Lateral Left View Photo.


Photo 8 (with insoles)
  • Place the insoles within the tracings on the floor.
  • Stand barefooted (no socks) on top of your insoles.
  • Bend your knees slowly 5-6 times, feeling the insoles underneath your feet.
  • Relax, take a deep breathe, do not try to hold your posture.
  • Look straight ahead.
  • Take the Lateral Left View Photo.




Step 2

4 Photos


Knee Bend Test Photos

Make sure your feet are exactly within the tracings for each of the following 4 photos:

Photos 9 & 10


Photos 11 & 12 
  • Do the Knee Bend Test standing barefooted (no socks) on top of your proprioceptive insoles.



Step 3 

2 Full Facial Photos

While standing, look straight into the camera.  
The close-up, full face photo must extend from the adams apple (laryngeal prominence) to 2 inches above the head.
Make sure the pictures are sharp.  Ears and pupils must be easily seen and not blurred.

Photo 13
  • Walk barefooted around the room for several minutes.  This is very important.  It prevents any possible carry over (engramming) from your insoles.
  • Stand barefooted (no socks).
  • Take the full face photo.

Photo 14
  • Stand barefooted (no socks) on top of your proprioceptive insoles.
  • Before taking this photo, bend your knees 6-7 times to activate the proprioceptive signal.
  • Take the full face photo.



Carefully label the photos so Professor Rothbart can identify them.

Email all 14 photos to Professor Rothbart at:  ProfessorRothbart<at>gmail<dot>com 



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  • Below are 2 examples of the postural photos to be taken (Photo 5 and Photo 1).  

Remember:
  • The postural photos are full body, foot to head. 
  • Make sure the distance between you and the camera is the same for each photo.
  • Use a blue or green background.
  • Use dispersive lighting (umbrella).