Weight Bearing Using a Walker

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This three-page illustrated handout instructs people with an injured or weak leg about using a walker for weight bearing movement. It contains brief, descriptive instructions and three accompanying illustrations demonstrating weight bearing with a walker. It discusses methods for how to use a walker, describing non-weight bearing, touch down weight bearing, partial weight bearing, and weight bearing as tolerated. The document includes check boxes where a healthcare provider can indicate which weight bearing method the patient should use with their walker.

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Health Information Translations
Medical Review:
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The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
Development Method:
Translation from English text
Translation Review:
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A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.
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Keywords:
Leg, Movement, Walkers, Weight-bearing
Copyright:
In the Public Domain
Date Last Reviewed:
5/8/2017
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