Buoyancy in Water
This Property of Water Can Ease Rehabilitation by Reducing the Effects of Gravity
Buoyancy is defined as the upward thrust acting in the opposite direction to the force of gravity. The more deeply immersed you are in water, the less you weigh; when immersed to hip height in water, you weigh only 50% of your weight on land. The buoyant property of water is used in rehabilitation therapy to assist in movement, as resistance to movement, and to support movement on the water’s surface.