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How to Walk With a Standard Walker

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Updated September 14, 2011

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How To Walk With a Standard Walker
How to Walk With a Standard Walker

Stand inside the walker and make sure all four feet of the walker are on the floor.

Brett Sears, PT, 2011

After injury, surgery or illness, your ability to walk safely may be limited. Sometimes strength or balance may be impaired. A standard walker may be the right device to help you walk safely.

When using a walker for the first time, you should consult your physician and physical therapist to ensure that you are using the correct device for your condition and that you are using the walker properly. Remember to be cautious if you are not allowed to put full weight on your leg because of injury or surgery.

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