Discharge Instructions: Using a Walker to Get In and Out of a Car
Your healthcare provider has prescribed a walker for you. To use your walker, you need to learn new ways to get around outside your home. 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 healthcare provider or physical therapist to show you the best way to move safely.)
Guidelines for use
Tips to follow include:
Watch for obstacles such as pebbles, potholes, or uneven surfaces. Avoid these, if possible.
Keep your hands free by using a backpack, fanny pack, apron, or pockets to carry things.
Try to park your car on a level surface.
Getting in a car
Getting out of the car
Make a follow-up appointment as directed by your healthcare provider.