Dr. Glaser, DPM studied mechanical engineering at SUNY Stonybrook and received his doctorate in podiatric medicine at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. Although not a common path for a podiatrist, it turned out to be the right exposure for a future foot biomechanist. Dr. Glaser developed a thriving practice over thirteen years and then chose to walk away from that success to challenge orthopedic conventions with the development of MASS Posture Theory. Thirty years and over a million pairs of orthotics later, Dr. Glaser made his life’s mission a reality with Sole Supports, the orthotics lab he founded, which operates under the core value: ‘We make people better’.
MASS Posture Theory is a unique look at managing foot biomechanics from an engineering perspective, utilizing an all-axis model based on individual idealized gait, published in the Foot and Ankle Foundation Online Journal. Dr. Glaser has earned a celebrated national and international reputation for re-visioning and re-engineering foot orthotics and the way practitioners can significantly correct biomechanics in the foot and lower extremity – and ultimately the entire body.
For the last several years, Dr. Glaser has been lecturing for health care professionals focused on treating United States military active-duty service members. Additionally, he is researching and developing the Relax, Release, Relief technology: a series of releases designed to manually and mechanically interrupt the neurological feedback loop that causes so many instances of chronic pain. RRR is used as the preferred method of arch support break-in of Sole Supports custom orthotics.
Dr. Barrett 02:51 Introduction of Dr. Glaser
Dr. Glaser 05:00 Tells us the foundation of his theory of biomechanics
Dr. Barrett 07:25 What about reliability of casting for orthoses?
Dr. Glaser 07:51 Talks about the Craig Payne Study
Dr. Glaser 08:06 Inter rater reliability
Dr. Glaser 09:20 Getting the measurements right
Dr. Glaser 10:00 What Root said
Dr. Glaser 10:33 Posture controls function
Dr. Glaser 12:45 His history with Dr. Orien
Dr. Glaser 15:23 McMaster University Study
Dr. Glaser 16:40 Development of his orthotic design
Dr. Glaser 18:29 Body weight and flexibility
Dr. Glaser 19:29 Calibration
Dr. Glaser 22:24 The start of Sole Supports
Dr. Barrett 23:25 What about “push-back” from the profession?
Dr. Glaser 23:58 “A Fight with Everybody”
Dr. Glaser 27:36 The Development of the Root Theory
Dr. Glaser 30:24 His Introduction to Dr. Tom Sgarlato
Dr. Glaser 32:13 The locking mechanism of the midtarsal joint
Dr. Barrett 35:00 Equinus, and Ramon Villadot
Dr. Barrett 40:02 Only 5-10% of Podiatrists Accept Issac Newton’s work?
Dr. Glaser 40:18 Newtonian Physics
Dr. Glaser 43:37 His interest in research
Dr. Glaser 45:00 Can they accept that they have been wrong for the last 20-30 years?
Dr. Barrett 47:11 His story about meeting Tom Sgarlato
Dr. Glaser 50:00 How to contact him