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Weight Bearing Using a Walker
Follow the directions as checked for your injured or weak leg.
Non-Weight Bearing
For this method, do not let your injured
or weak leg touch the floor when
standing or walking. When using the
walker, hold your injured or weak leg
up off the floor.
• Move your walker out in front of
you. Be sure all 4 legs of your
walker are flat on the floor.
• While pushing down on your walker
with your arms, hop on your good
foot to the center of your walker.
Touch Down Weight Bearing
For this method, touch the ball of your
foot to the floor to help your balance,
but do not put your weight on it.
• Move your walker out in front of
you about an arm’s length. Be sure
all 4 legs of the walker are flat on
the floor.
• Move your injured or weak leg
forward into the walker, only
touching the ball of your foot to the
floor.
• While pushing down on your walker
with your arms to take weight off
your injured or weak leg, step your
good leg forward into the center of
the walker.