A walker can help you when you get in and out of a car. The steps below help you get into a car. Reverse them to get out of a car. If you have had a total hip replacement, these instructions may not apply. Be sure to ask your healthcare provider for proper instructions.
Note: Ask about a special permit to park in disabled zones. This may be available through your state’s department of motor vehicles.
Back up to the car seat.
Hold on to the side of the car or the dashboard for support.
Lower yourself slowly onto the seat edge. Watch your head.
Bring your legs into the car
Slide back to the center of the seat.
Lift your legs one at a time into the car.
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