How to safely walk up and down stairs Part 2


Here is a advanced video showing how to walk up and down stairs safely.  However, we caution that going up and down stairs following a Stroke or other damage to your Brain, is challenging at the best of times, and you do not need to be able to go up and down stairs this way, to be successful.

I am 5 years Post Strokes, and I am at times, able to perform this safely, but it took a lot of practice, starting on the first step, over and over again, many times a day, until I was confident enough to go all the way up to the top.  I will still use a rail or wall on my strong or right side if I can.  If there is a rail or wall going up or down stairs, I suggest you use it to your advantage. When I first started coming down stairs, and even now if I am fatigued, I will descend stairs backwards, with someone assisting me.  Don't be to proud to ask for assistance, or adapt to your surroundings, to perform this or other task safely.  

Plus, how fatigued I am, will ultimately determine what I do or try to do.  Most falls happen when we are tired.  We lose our focus for a split second, and we are on the floor, wondering what just happened.  Use common sense, do I really need to go there?  If the answer is yes, stop, study your surroundings, think about the what if's, 

REMEMBER, An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.


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