How To Use A Cane With A Bad Knee

This blog post will explore how to use a cane with a bad knee and avoid  developing bad habits. Whether your knee, foot, or hip is bothering you, using a cane is actually very simple. If you’ve looked at any of my other blog posts on the subject, this one  is probably going to be…

How To Use A Cane Properly

With this blog post we’ll explore how to use a cane properly. The accompanying video will help you visualize what I’m suggesting. So make sure you take the time to watch it. It’s not that long. When most people think of a cane, the picture that comes to mind is that of what we call…

How To Move An Elderly Person Out Of Bed

One of the more physically demanding tasks of a caregiver is what therapists call “bed mobility”. Bed mobility is important for a number of reasons. But most commonly 1) giving someone a bed bath, 2) providing pressure relief for a bedbound or mostly immobile person to prevent bed sores, and 3) to get people up…

How To Get An Elderly Person Out Of A Chair

If you’re wondering how to help an elderly person get out of a chair, it helps if you keep in mind a few things first. This blog post will explain some of the principles and offer suggestions that some caregivers and individuals have found very useful. The first thing to keep in mind if someone…

How To Use A Walker For The Elderly

How The Elderly Can Use a Walker In Simple Steps The walker needs to be adjusted to the proper height and accommodate for elderly posture. Make sure they are not standing too far into the walker. Have them move the walker ahead about a step length If they have a sore/weak/operated leg,  step forward with…

How To Use A Walker After Having A Hip Replacement

This blog post will consider how to use a walker after a hip replacement. Its basically fairly straightforward. If/when you had/have a hip replacement, physical therapy generally is tasked with getting you up and going on a walker before leaving the hospital. So, this blog post may be a refresher for some. Start Using A…

How To Use A Walker With Front Wheels

How to Use a Walker with Front Wheels In Simple Steps Make sure the walker is adjusted to the proper height Position the walker so that you’re not too far into the walker Advance the walker about a step length With your sore/weak/operated leg step forward placing the toes of your foot into the imaginary…

How To Use A Walker Safely

Using a Walker Safely In Simple Steps 1.  The walker must be adjusted to the proper height 2.  Stand so that you’re not too far into the walker 3.  Now, push the walker forward about a step length 4. Advance the sore/weak/operated leg step ahead with your toes landing in center of the walker 5….

How You Use A Walker Correctly

How to use a walker correctly is a question that a lot of people just like you have. It’s not that using a walker properly is all that complicated. But, there are a few things that most people don’t take into consideration when they first start out. First: Adjust The Walker To The Proper Height…

How To Use A Walker Non-Weight Bearing

Using a Walker Non-Weight Bearing in Simple Steps Its essential that your walker be adjusted to the best height for you Position yourself so that you’re not too far into the walker Push the walker forward about a natural step length Bear your body’s weight on your straightened arms and keeping your sore leg in…