Wedge positions

In Aim, we use wedges for 2 reasons. Firstly as ‘Positional wedges’ to alter the position of a joint or bone, and secondly as ‘Functional wedges’ to give the foot something to ‘grip’ on to. This is crucial if you find you are unable to keep your entire foot on the ground during an exercise. 

 

POSITIONAL WEDGES

SAGITTAL PLANE WEDGES

Place the wedges as follows

  • Green wedge: under the heel from the back
  • Black wedge: under the toes, as far back as the ball of the footfullsizeoutput_963a

 

FRONTAL PLANE WEDGES

  • Green wedge: from the outside of the heel
  • Black wedge: from the inside of the ball of the foot

WINDLASS WEDGE

  • Green and Black wedge: under the big toe, stopping just before the ball of the foot

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FUNCTIONAL WEDGES 

If you find that your 5th toe is coming off the ground, place the green wedge just under the part that is lifting. This commonly occurs with suspension. It can also occur with shift and propulsion

            5th toe joint behind it coming  off the ground                   Wedge position to bring the ground up to the foot

 

If you find your 1st toe and joint coming off the ground, place the black wedge in the space. This happens commonly with transition, shift and propulsion, the supinating phases.

                              1st toe joint coming off the ground                                                       Wedge used to fill the space