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How do I walk with crutches?

To walk with crutches, follow these steps:
  • Place the crutches out in front of you (a normal step's distance).
  • Push off with your good leg and swing your whole body through the crutches.
  • Transfer weight from the crutches to your good leg and repeat the process.
(This answer provided for NATA by the Washington State University Athletic Training Education Program.)

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