Rapid Recovery Book

Labette Health Rapid Recovery Exercise Program

Walker Ambulation

1. Move walker forward 2. With all four (4) legs of walker placed firmly on the floor, step halfway into walker with operated leg. 3. Step forward with other leg, passing operated leg, as in a normal walking pattern. 4. Be mindful of your posture. Don’t stoop forward over walker. 5. You should try to walk 200 feet, 3 - 4 times daily.

STAIRCLIMBING “Up with the good”: Step up with non - operated leg first. “Down with the bad”: Step down with operated leg first.

You will practice this with your physical therapist.

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