It takes two people to fit a cane. The caneuser should be wearing their usual walking shoes and standing as naturally upright as possible. Their arms should hang at their side with a normal bend at the elbow.
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How do I properly fit a cane?
To properly fit a cane, follow these steps! 1. Stand with your arms relaxed at your side and cane beside you. 2. Adjust the cane to the height of your wrist. To adjust the cane height, press on the push buttons towards the base of the cane.
How do you use a walking cane to get up stairs?
1. Walk up to the step or curb placing the cane approximately 6 inches away from the step/curb. 2. Support yourself on your cane and step up onto the step with your good leg. 3. Using your good leg, bring the rest of your body and your cane up to the next step/curb that you just stepped up to. 4. Repeat procedure with steps.
How does it feel to walk with a cane?
Walking with a cane should feel natural an easy if you have taken the time to make sure it is the proper height and that you use the device the right way. And if you fail to size your cane properly, it can make walking difficult and may set you up for an injury due to a fall.
How to size a walking cane for mobility aid?
When you need the cane for a mobility aid, it is best to see a health care professional for your walking cane sizing. However, if you would rather not go to the therapist for this, then you can perform walking cane sizing on your own (with another person鈥檚 help!) 1. Remove the rubber tip from the cane.