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Use of a Cane

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HealthWiki > Disabled Village Children > Chapter 43: Crutch Use, Cane Use, and Wheelchair Transfers > Use of a Cane


It usually works best to hold the cane on the side opposite the weaker leg. child using a cane
Move forward and put down the weaker leg and the cane together.
His 'tracks' should look like this.

tracks of a child using a cane

strong
strong
weak
weak
cane
cane

For different crutch and cane designs, see Chapter 63.



This page was updated:19 Jan 2018