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Instructions

USE OF CRUTCHES

 

To Stand
Hold both crutches in one hand. 
Push up from the chair. 
Once standing, transfer one crutch into the  other hand. 
Put the crutches in front of you and get your  balance. 
To Sit
Have the chair immediately behind you.
Put both crutches in one hand. 
Hold the chair arm with the other hand.
Sit down gently. 

To Walk 
If you are allowed to put weight on your injured leg:
Put both crutches forward. 
Put your injured leg one step forward in
  between your crutches.
Take your weight onto your hands and step
  further through with your good leg.
Put both crutches forward 


To Walk 
If you are not allowed to put weight on your injured leg:
Put your crutches forward - keeping your injured leg
  off the ground. 
Take your weight onto your hands. 
Bring your good leg forward, just past the crutches. 



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