What is Rebound Therapy?

Rebound Therapy is a form of Physiotherapy. The programme uses the trampoline to provide opportunities for enhanced movement patterns, exercise and enjoyment and therapeutic positioning for a wide range of users who have additional needs. The therapy involves using the moving bed of the trampoline to promote movement, balance, relaxation, promote sensory integration, increase fitness and to build and develop communication skills. 


Rebound Therapy at Mayfield School

Rebound staff at Mayfield School are trained by the Rebound Therapy Institute. Mayfield School has a specially built Rebound Therapy room on site with an in-ground, built-in trampoline. Pupils can access Rebound as a 1-1 therapy or as part of a group to develop turn-taking and sharing skills. Students’ progress is recorded using the Winstrada programme and pupils are celebrated through sharing photos and presenting certificates. Rebound therapy is an inclusive programme that can be accessed by pupils, whose needs range from mild to severe physical disabilities and from mild to profound and multiple learning disabilities including dual sensory impairment and autistic spectrum. 

Therapeutic Effects of Rebound Therapy are:

  • Strength of Limbs
  • Numeracy
  • Patience
  • Communication
  • Co-ordination
  • Independence
  • Self Confidence
  • Balance
  • Muscle Tone
  • Reaction Speed
  • Self Image
  • Eye Contact
  • Relaxation
  • Freedom of Movement
  • Sense of Achievement
  • Stamina
  • Spacial Awareness
  • Body Awareness
  • Social Awareness
  • Consideration of Others
  • Trust and Confidence in Coach and Assistant
  • Colour Recognition
  • Height and Depth Perception
  • Fun and Enjoyment

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