How to Use a Cane On the Stairs
Cindy demonstrates How to Use a Cane on the Stairs.
Going up the stairs
Place the cane in the opposite hand of the rail or other hand hold ***if there is no rail or other hand hold, the cane goes on the opposite side of the weak/injured leg
Always lead up with the good/strong leg first
Leave the cane down on the floor or step you are leaving with the weak/injured leg
Put weight through the hand on the rail and on the cane in order to support the weak/injured leg, as you step up with the good leg, followed by the cane and the weak/injured leg
Going down the stairs
Place the cane in the opposite hand of the rail, or other hand hold ****If there is not a rail or other hand hold, the cane will go on the opposite side of the weak/injured leg
Place the cane down on the step below
Followed by the weak/injured leg, then the good leg
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***Check out the related video on:
Common Types of Canes https://youtu.be/ZOKwNOgw7FM
How to Use a Cane https://youtu.be/sNxSvhsYP1Y
How to Adjusted Canes https://youtu.be/F9NjkMAD3_A
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