Thanks for all of your work. I have been following your method since our appointments in early September. Movements and postures are becoming more natural and I can feel my body recalibrating to a new, healthier, default position. Moving toward the ideal, as you say. :)
I have two questions related to the foot gripping the ground during walking.
1. Can you speak to the timing and intensity of the "grip" of the foot while walking? When does the grip begin and does the intensity of the grip remain constant throughout the duration of contact or is there a crescendo to the grip as with the gluteus medius?
2. Can you speak to the ideal shape and function of the toes during foot grip? I believe that my toes do more gripping than they are meant to, as you pointed out an overdeveloped crease in my second and third toes. (I have a photo but not sure how to upload it.) What is the ideal distribution of work among the parts of the foot in contact with the ground (pads of toes, midfoot, heel) during the gripping phase of walking? I assume that as my arch muscles get stronger (specifically transverse arches) this may correct itself because I will be able to use other parts of the foot to grip the ground?