Second Series Photos

These photos will help Professor Rothbart to analyze how your Second Series 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 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 tracing.

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.

In large part, the results of this analysis will determine what is necessary in order to successfully complete your proprioceptive therapy.  

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

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Step 1 

8 Postural Photos 

Frontal Views

Photo 1  (1st Series Insoles)
  • Walk around the room for several minutes wearing your insoles.  This is very important.  It prevents any possible carry over (engramming) from your 2nd Series Insoles.
  • Make sure the tracings on the cardboard are facing straight ahead so that when you stand within the tracings, you are facing the camera.
  • Standing barefooted (no socks), place your 1st Series insoles within the tracings on the floor and stand on top of your insoles.
  • Bend your knees slowly 5-6 times feeling your body's weight over the front part of your foot.
  • Relax, take a deep breath, do not try to hold your posture.
  • Look straight ahead.
  • Take the Frontal View Photo.


Photo 2  (2nd Series Insoles)
  • Walk around the room for several minutes barefooted. This is very important. It prevents any possible carry over (engramming) from your 1st Series Insoles.
  • Standing barefooted (no socks), place your 2nd Series Insoles within the tracings on the floor and stand on top of your insoles.
  • Bend your knees slowly 5-6 times, feeling the insoles underneath your feet.
  • Relax, take a deep breath, do not try to hold your posture.
  • Look straight ahead.
  • Take the Frontal View Photo.


Posterior (Back) Views

Photo 3  (1st Series Insoles)
  • Walk around the room for several minutes barefooted. This is very important. It prevents any possible carry over (engramming) from your 2nd series insoles.
  • Rotate the cardboard so that when you stand within the tracings, your back is facing the camera. 
  • Place your 1st Series 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 foot.
  • Relax, take a deep breath, do not try to hold your posture.
  • Look straight ahead.
  • Take the Posterior View Photo.

Photo 4  (2nd Series Insoles)
  • Walk around the room for several minutes barefooted. This is very important. It prevents any possible carry over (engramming) from your 1st Series Insoles.
  • Place your 2nd Series 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 breath, 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  (1st Series Insoles)
  • Walk around the room for several minutes barefooted. This is very important. It prevents any possible carry over (engramming) from your 2nd Series Insoles.
  • Rotate the cardboard so that when you stand within the tracings, your right shoulder is nearest to the camera. 
  • Place your 1st Series Insoles within the tracings on the floor.
  • Stand barefooted (no socks) and on top of your insoles.
  • Bend your knees slowly 5-6 times feeling your body's weight over the front part of your foot.
  • Relax, take a deep breath, do not try to hold your posture.
  • Look straight ahead.
  • Take the Lateral Right View Photo.

Photo 6  (2nd Series Insoles)
  • Walk around the room for several minutes barefooted. This is very important. It prevents any possible carry over (engramming) from 1st Series Insoles.
  • Place your 2nd Series 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 breath, 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  (1st Series Insoles)
  • Walk around the room for several minutes barefooted. This is very important. It prevents any possible carry over (engramming) from your 2nd series insoles.
  • Rotate the cardboard so that when you stand within the tracings, your left shoulder is nearest to the camera.  
  • Place your 1st Series 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 foot.
  • Relax, take a deep breath, do not try to hold your posture.
  • Look straight ahead.
  • Take the Lateral Left View Photo.

Photo 8  (2nd Series Insoles)
  • Walk around the room for several minutes barefooted. This is very important. It prevents any possible carry over (engramming) from your 1st series insoles.
  • Place your 2nd Series 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 breath, do not try to hold your posture.
  • Look straight ahead.
  • Take the Lateral Left View Photo.


Note:  In some cases, Professor Rothbart may instruct you to take all 8 of the above Postural Photos while wearing your insoles inside your shoes: (e.g., Photo 7 (1st Series Insoles) -  Stand shod (no socks) with your 1st Series Insoles inside your shoes).


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 
  • Do the Knee Bend Test standing barefooted (no socks) on top of your 1st Series Insoles 


Photos 11 & 12

  • Do the Knee Bend Test standing barefooted (no socks) on top of your 2nd Series 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 around the room for several minutes barefooted. This is very important. It prevents any possible carry over (engramming) from your 2nd Series Insoles.  
  • Stand barefooted (no sockes) on top of your 1st Series Insoles.  Bend your knees 6-7 times to activate the proprioceptive signal.  
  • Then take a full face photo.


Photo 14
  • Walk around the room for several minutes barefooted. This is very important. It prevents any possible carry over (engramming) from your 1st Series Insoles.   
  • Stand barefooted (no socks) on top of your 2nd Series Insoles.  Bend your knees 6-7 times to activate the proprioceptive signal.
  • Then, take a 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 


Below is an example of a lateral left view taken standing barefooted on top of the proprioceptive insoles.  

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

Lateral Left Photo (Photo 7)

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.