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Proportions of Body Weight Supported with Increasing Water Depth

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    January 13, 2016 11:52 AM EST

    Question submitted by a participant in the Water Therapy webinar:

    Can you please indicate, again, the % body weight supported at the various water levels (as in  this slide):


    Answer:  Dr. Chiaramonte indicated:

    Weight bearing is approximately 91% of body weight when the water is at hock level. It is approximately 85% if at stifle level and 38% of body weight when at the level of the greater trochanter.