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Using a Cane – Going Up Steps

Step 1
Hold your cane on the side opposite the handrail, this may be your weaker/affected side or your strong side. Hold on to the handrail with your free hand.

Step 2
Raise your stronger leg up to the first step.

Step 3
Bring your weaker/affected leg and cane together up to the same step.

Step 4
Keep your weaker/affected leg and cane parallel to each other.

Remember: "Up with the good." and "Down with the bad."

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