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Using a Walker

CurbClimbingCurb Climbing (Ascend)

How to Do: Walk as close to the curb as you are able with your walker. Place your walker up onto the curb with all four walker legs securely on the upper surface. Step up onto the upper surface with your STRONG leg first. Then bring your weaker or more painful leg to the upper surface by lifting yourself with your strong leg and with your arms on the walker.

curbclimbdescendCurb Climbing (Descend)

How to Do: Walk to the edge of the curb with the front legs of the walker as close to the curb as is safely possible. Put the walker down onto the lower surface making sure each of the four walker legs is securely on the flat lower surface. Then step down with your weaker or more painful leg to the lower surface. Make sure this foot is flat and secure on the lower surface. Then lower your stronger leg to the lower surface.

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