About Professor Rothbart

Known as the Father of Chronic Pain Elimination, Professor Rothbart uses his 45+ years experience as a physician and researcher, his passion for medicine, his forward-thinking and commitment to explore new approaches to help people suffering from chronic musculoskeletal pain to get their life back.  Because of his perseverance, he has developed new therapies that are much more effective that what previously existed.  He has proven results where others have failed.

Professor Rothbart has advanced the understanding of how the foot structure is linked to the development of chronic pain.  On five continents he introduced the use of Proprioceptive Therapy to eliminate chronic pain problems.  Due to the global demand for his therapy, he later invented tests and analyses to treat patients long distance.  

Before his work, there was no such thing as chronic pain elimination; it was all chronic pain management. Because he looks at areas where there is no understanding, because he always wants to learn more, because he does things that have never been done, people who in the past could never be helped, can now be successfully treated. 


Because of his own experience having lived in chronic pain, Professor Rothbart has compassion for his patients and what they are going through physically and emotionally.  He treats his patients how he would like to be treated; with kindness and respect.  Professor Rothbart treats his patients holistically, addressing the whole person.  He educates them as to what he is doing and why, and how it will help them, as the more a patient understands, the more comfortable he will feel under the doctor's care and the faster he will heal. 

Professor Rothbart learned about medicine watching his father, who was a Pediatrician.  Dr Harold Rothbart treated his patients as his extended family.  In the city of Detroit, he practiced medicine as if living in a small town, often making house calls in the middle of the night. When he died over 1,000 patients attended his wake.  They mourned his passing as if he was part of their own family. What greater tribute can a son pay his father, then by practicing medicine as he had?

Professor Rothbart's extensive education and research includes three doctorate degrees, four US patents and over 30 published papers in leading medical journals. 

To learn more about Professor Rothbart's education, research and publications, go to the About and Publications pages on his patient website.

Professor Rothbart lives and has international practices in Caratao, Portugal close to the Atlantic Ocean, and Arganil, a small town in the central mountains of Portugal, near Coimbra.  In these picturesque surroundings, Professor Rothbart successfully treats people from all over the world.  Together with his wife, Linda,  they enjoy life, take walks in the woods and around the lakes and struggle to master Portuguese, Spanish and Italian!