Supporting People to WALK
Basic walking advice
Identify what walking aid the person has been advised to use (if any) and ensure this is in good condition (e.g. not broken, lopsided and ferrules on bottom of sticks/ wheeled zimmer frames are not worn or cracked).
Stand up tall or stand up straight (for those who are stooped)
Big steps (to achieve stepping one foot in front of the other)
Sore leg good leg (if they have a sore leg, for example a hip fracture)
Walking aid guidance
The following video demonstrates walking with crutches, however the principles are the same for walking with sticks or Zimmer frame.
The table below gives advice for a range of walking aids.