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How to Step Up and Down a Curb with a Walker

Listed below are safety tips and step-by-step approach on how to carefully and properly take on the challenges of a curb while using your walker. Tips for walker: Walker should be the correct height for YOU. While arms are resting at the sides of your body, the handles of the walker should come up to the crease of your wrists…

How to Step On and Off a Curb with a Cane

Listed below are safety tips and step-by-step approach on how to carefully and properly walk over a curb while using your cane. Tips for proper cane fit: Cane should be placed on the unaffected side (i.e. if left knee is injured, cane should be placed on right side of body) Cane should be the correct height for YOU. While arm…

How to Step On and Off a Curb Using Crutches

Listed below is a step-by-step approach on how to safely and properly walk over a curb while using crutches. Tip: When walking up and down a curb with crutches, remember to go up with good (unaffected leg) and down with bad (affected leg) Stepping up a curb with crutches: 1.  Approach the bottom of the curb with one crutch on…