Using crutches

Crutches provide temporary support if you’re struggling to balance or need to take weight off of one, or both, of your legs.

They can feel more stable and secure than a walking stick, but less than a walking frame.

Adjusting crutches

Learn how to setup, adjust and check your crutches

Standing and walking with crutches

Learn how to sit to stand and walk with crutches

Walking with crutches: Non weight-bearing

Learn how to walk with non weight-bearing crutches

Walking with crutches: Partial weight-bearing

Learn how to walk with partial weight-bearing crutches

Walking with crutches: Full weight-bearing

Learn how to walk with full weight-bearing crutches

Walking with crutches: Stairs using a banister

Learn how to use crutches and a banister to go up and down stairs

Walking with crutches: Stairs without using a banister

Learn how to use crutches to go up and down stairs without a banister for support

Last updated:
09 July 2019