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Walkers: Going Through Doors

These instructions will help you get through doors with your walker. Avoid revolving doors. Look for nearby disabled entrances instead. Follow any other instructions given to you by your healthcare provider.

Pushing Doors Open

 

Image of woman with walker

Image of woman with walker

1.

Push the door hard so it swings open. Move the walker into the doorway to keep the door from closing.

2.

Walk forward through the doorway, using the walker to hold the door open as you pass through.

Pulling Doors Open

 

Image of woman with walker

Image of woman with walker

1.

Stand to the side. Use your hand to pull the door so it swings open. Move the walker into the doorway and hold it firmly. The walker will stop the door from closing completely.

2.

Walk forward through the doorway. The walker will hold the door open until you’re through.

 

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