Introduction: How to Use a Quad Cane

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This instructable is how to effectively use a quad cane.

Step 1: Adjust Height of Quad Cane

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Place quad cane next to individual. Have the individual place their arm at their sides. The handle of the quad cane should be at the crease of their wrist.

Step 2: Adjust the Height of Quad Cane Continued

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Move the quad cane up and down based on the needs of the individual using the cane. Push buttons in to adjust the height.

Step 3: Cane Height and Positioning

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Cane height at the crease of the wrist. Cane must be on the unaffected side. Adjust the cane accordingly. The cane is shaped like a "K". The long side of the K should be closest to the patient. Make adjustments as needed.

Step 4: Switching Positions for "K" Positioning

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Lift the lever on the cane. Turn the cane to have the "K" facing the opposite direction in order to be on the unaffected side.

Step 5: Walking With a Quad Cane

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Ensure that the cane has remained the same height after rotation.

Step 6: Walking With Quad Cane Continued

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Walking with the cane. Place cane out in front , push through the cane, and step with the affected side. Then follow through with the unaffected side.

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Swansong (author)2016-12-06

Thanks for sharing :)

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