Bringing learning to life through Rebound Therapy
Rebound Therapy is a form of physiotherapy. It uses trampolines to provide therapeutic exercises to people with a wide variety of disabilities and additional needs.
The therapy involves using the moving bed of the trampoline to promote movement in the participant.
By carrying out basic through to highly technical physiotherapy techniques on the trampoline, the therapy can provide many therapeutic and physiological benefits:
- Facilitate and promote movement and balance,
- Improve fitness,
- Increase or decrease muscle tone,
- Help relax the participant,
- Improve sensory integration,
- Improve concentration
- Improve communication skills.
Rebound Therapy aims to be accessible to all, as all can benefit.
At Landgate School the learners access Rebound Therapy weekly.
Learners are supported to extend on their skills and we follow the Winstrada Scheme of Rebound Therapy to record the learner’s progress from grades 1 to 10.
When bouncing, the learners will be working with a qualified Rebounder, this person may lead the bouncing or simply facilitate the session. The pairing of the participant with the rebounder during the session can help improve social awareness with the use of constant Eye Contact between participant and Rebounder. Vocalizations may also be increased due to higher cardio-respiratory rates, these may range from gasps through to louder, more confident exclamations.
The consistent approaches used by staff in school to support learners has proved to be immense.
Learners at Landgate School are supported to use symbol and verbal support to communicate.
Learners are supported to move through the grades at their own pace with positive encouragement from staff and the use of minimal language.
Rebound Therapy is a stimulating and engaging sessions which has proved to be highly beneficial for all learners at Landgate School.