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transfer (gait)belts

transfer (gait)belts, crutches,canes, or walkers

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the walker should be fitted to the patient. the handles should be level with the top of the femurs at the hip joints. each elbow should be flexed at a __ to __ angle 25 to 30 degree
four-legged device that provides support. often used for weak patients who have a poor sense of balance even though no leg injuries may be present walker
the cane handle should be level with the top of the femur at the hip joint. the patient's elbow should be flexed at a __ to __ anlge 25 to 30 degree
the bottom tip of the cane should be positioned approximately _ to _ inches from the side of the unaffected foot. 6 to 10
an assistive device that provides balance and support. cane
this is the most rapid gait. however, it requires the most strength and skill. it is usually taught as a more advanced method of crutch walking. swing-through gait
this is a more rapid gait. it is taught after others are mastered, in most cases. it requires that the patient have more shoulder and arm strenght. swing-to gait
used when only one leg can bear weight. it too is a gait taught initially. three-point gait
taught after 4pnt gait, is a faster gait is usually used when both legs can bear weight. it is the closest to the rhythm of walking two-point gait
used when both legs can bear some weight. it is a slow gait. four-point gait
the handpieces of axillary or forearm crutches should be adjusted so that each elbow is flexed at a __ to __ angle 25 to 30 degree
the lenght of axillary crutches should be adjusted so that there are _ ------ between the armpit and the axillary bar of the crutch 2 inches
crutches should be positioned _ to _ inches in front of and _ to _ inches to the side of the patient's foot 4 to 6
do not require as much upper body strength, but do require a good sense of balance and cordination; require that elbows be flexed at 90 degrees or right angle so patient can bear weight on forearm platform crutches
recommened for patients who need crutches permanently or for a long period of time; require upper arm strenght and good cordination forearm (or lofstrand) crutches
used for patients who cannot grip handles of other crutches or bear weight on wrist and hands platform crutches
the lenght of axillary crutches should be adjusted so that there are _ ------ between the armpit and the axillary bar of the crutch 2 inches
made of wood or aluminum and used for patients who need crutches for a short period of time axillary crutches
crutches should be positioned _ to _ inches in front of and _ to _ inches to the side of the patient's foot 4 to 6
do not require as much upper body strength, but do require a good sense of balance and cordination; require that elbows be flexed at 90 degrees or right angle so patient can bear weight on forearm platform crutches
a band of fabric or leather that is positioned around the patient's waist during transfers or ambulation transfer (gait) belt
recommened for patients who need crutches permanently or for a long period of time; require upper arm strenght and good cordination forearm (or lofstrand) crutches
used for patients who cannot grip handles of other crutches or bear weight on wrist and hands platform crutches
attach to forearms; used for patients with weakness or paralysis in both legs forearm or lofstrand crutches
made of wood or aluminum and used for patients who need crutches for a short period of time axillary crutches
artificial supports that assist a patient who needs help walking crutches
a band of fabric or leather that is positioned around the patient's waist during transfers or ambulation transfer (gait) belt
Created by: Mrs. Franks