When the 3rd Foot Cane is used as directed you have more balance, core strength and upright posture helping you look and feel younger. Follow these simple steps to get started!
1. Hold the cane on the side of your body next to your stronger leg.
2. Position the cane foot next to the outside of your foot. Not in front of it, or out to the side away from your body like you do to maintain balance with a traditional cane.
3. Move the cane foot forward together with your weaker foot an equal distance and let the cane foot and your foot strike the ground together from heel to toe.
4. If using 2 canes follow the first three steps and don’t forget to move the canes with the opposite foot.
The unique design of the 3rd Foot Cane allows the weight of your body to be distributed between the cane’s foot and your feet when you walk without having to lean onto the cane handle to maintain balance.
1. Adjust the Cane Height
Adjust The Cane to where it feel comfortable, generally 2 to 3 inches above wrist. This is slightly higher than a traditional cane. Relax your arms and shoulders and keep them close to your side.
2. Move the cane foot and your non-dominant foot together
The cane foot should be next to your stronger leg. Move the cane foot and your non-dominant foot together and use the back of the Cane foot for support. Feel the support of the Cane through your shoulders to support your body's upright posture. When you walk, the shoulder, hip, knee and ankle joints work together to load your body's weight on the foot.
3. Keep your head over your body
Allow your toes to bend. Push down on the FRONT of the cane foot. Keep your head over your body and look up in the direction of movement. If you need to look anywhere but forward, stop walking and take the time to adjust.
Using 2 Canes
You can use two canes at once for even more support! If one leg is shorter than the other – or you would like the confidence that comes with additional support – two canes can help you walk upright and keep an even walking gait. If using two canes, use them with opposite feet for best results.
Watch the instructional video below to see how easy it is to regain postural alignment and stability.
How to Extend the Cane
The 3rd Foot Cane's patented three-piece shaft design allows a generous 17-inches of height adjustment. It's perfect for younger users while it can be compacted down to 21-inches. Unlocking the cane is easy when you follow these steps:
1. Press the "unlock" button
2. Twist the foot to unlock
3. Extend the foot downward
4. Align the foot with the handle to engage the hole in the second shaft. You may need to extend the top portion down one hole.
Now you can adjust the top portion to meet your height requirements!
Walking up or down a flight of stairs
When walking up or down a flight of stairs keep your line of sight on the stairs. Use the cane’s foot the same way you use your dominant or uninjured foot.
Instructions And Safety Precautions
Intended Use and Limitations: This cane is a walking aid and is not intended to absorb the full weight of the user. Not to be used by persons heavier than 350 lbs (159 kg). Not intended for use on ice or other slippery surfaces as it has the potential to slip. Safety Precautions: Consult a physician before using any assisted mobility device. Do not use unless individual segments are secured and the push buttons are fully engaged.
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