Therapies Speciality – Physiotherapy Department
Guidelines for assending and desenting stairs with Crutches. (one rail).
Continue climbing the stairs with this pattern until you reach the top.
If you are walking with two crutches, you will need to hold the crutches in a ‘T’ shape, with the second crutch held horizontally on the outside of the first crutch (see photo below). This is so you have both crutches with you when you reach the top/ bottom of the stairs.
Please discuss with your physiotherapist.
Tel: 0151 282 6276
Textphone: 18001 0151 282 6276
Royal Liverpool Hospital
Tel: 0151 706 2760
Textphone: 18001 0151 706 2760
Author: Therapies Directorate
Review date: December 2018
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