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.
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 foot
FRONTAL PLANE WEDGES
- Green wedge: from the outside of the heel
- Black wedge: from the inside of the ball of the foot
- Green and Black wedge: under the big toe, stopping just before the ball of the foot
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.