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Walkers: Cars

A walker can help you when you get in and out of a car. Note: If you have had your hip replaced, you may need special instructions. Ask your health care provider to show you the best way to move safely. The steps below help you get into a car. Reverse them to get out of a car.

 

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Sit Down

  1. Back up to the car seat.

  2. Hold on to the side of the car or the dashboard for support.

  3. Lower yourself slowly onto the seat edge. Watch your head.

 

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Bring Your Legs into the Car

  1. Slide back to the center of the seat.

  2. Lift your legs one at a time into the car.

 

Note: Ask about a special permit to park in disabled zones. This may be available through your state’s department of motor vehicles.

 

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