A Walker for Good Health

Posted on February 22, 2010

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Your doctor may have told you to buy a walker to help you get around. Walkers can be used to help with both mobility and balance. To get the most out of your walker, it is important to buy one that has a perfect fit for you. Here are some tips from the Calgary Health Region in HealthDay News on how to make sure that the walker you buy will best fit your needs.

  1. Try out the walker in the same shoes you will be wearing when you use the walker.
  2. Put the walker in front of you and around you.
  3. Place both of your hands on top of the handgrips of the walker.
  4. With your elbows slightly bent, the hand grips should be at the same level as your wrist. If they are not, you should adjust the walker’s height.
  5. Make sure to stand up straight when using your walker.
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