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How to use a walking stick

It's important to walk correctly when using a walking stick. Simply follow our guide below.

Walk in a normal manner placing the stick on the ground at the same time as the affected leg.

Remember that the stick should normally be held in the hand OPPOSITE to the affected leg.

When using a stick (or sticks) to get in and out of chairs:

For getting out of a chair - the stick should be near the arm of the chair. Lean forward and with the hands on the arm of the chair, push forward and stand up using the stick/s for support.

For sitting down in a chair - turn around so that your back is facing the chair with the stick/s in your hands. Feel the chair behind your legs and place your hands on the chair arms. Bend forward and lower yourself gently into the chair resting the sticks closeby.