The importance of using your walking aide correctly:
It is extremely important to know how to use your walking aide correctly in order to help promote healing and to prevent stress in other areas such as your back. There are many people that do not know how to correctly use their walking devices which may cause greater harm to your injury. There are 3 main things to consider when using a walking device: 1) What type of device is best for your injury: cane, crutches, or a walker, 2) Making sure the device is fitted to you, 3) Learning how to properly walk, rise, and ascend and descend stairs. There is a helpful article below as well as an instructive video on the proper use of four different walking aides. We here at the HowellRehabCenter know how important it is for you to return to a pre-injury level and re-learn proper walking patterns. We would be more than happy to give a quick tutorial to anyone who may feel this could help them, please call the office at 513-618-7878 to set up a time to meet with one of our therapists.