Canes should be adjusted to care recipient’s cr’s height and training should be sought in its proper usage

Try: #use an adjustable cane to learn how to walk with a cane and to figure out what cane height will work best later if another cane is desired the height will be known in advance wooden canes can be cut to the proper length #when using a cane the elbow should be slightly bent adjust the cane so that it reaches from six inches to the side of your toes and stretches to the outside of the thigh just below the hip joint #once the cane is adjusted to the correct length determine which hand is the best to hold it in if one leg is weaker than the other hold the cane in the opposite hand to the weaker leg #use this 3-step process to walk with the cane ##move the cane forward; ##step forward with the weaker leg so that this leg ends up even with the cane; ##step forward with your stronger leg #the goal is to bring the cane and weaker leg forward together get in the habit of moving the cane hand and the opposite leg forward together the way people do when walking unaided

Materials: Adjustable walking cane

Categories: Personal, Mobility, Needs Some Assistance, Needs Much Assistance, No Supervision, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, Good Vision, So-So Vision

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*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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