Rebound Therapy @ The Castle School
At The Castle School we use Rebound Therapy with many of our pupils.
‘Rebound Therapy’ was named by the founder Eddy Anderson in 1969 to describe the use of trampolines to provide opportunities for movement, therapies and recreation for people across the whole spectrum of special needs. The therapy involves using the moving bed of the trampoline to promote movement in the participant.
When bouncing, the pupils will be working with a qualified Rebound Instructor; this person may lead the bouncing or simply facilitate the session. The pairing of the pupil with the Instructor during the session can help improve social awareness, with the use of constant Eye Contact, and vocalizations due to higher cardio-respiratory rates.
Rebound Therapy is used to promote movement, balance, an increase or decrease of muscle tone, improve fitness, exercise tolerance and communication skills, just to name a few. (See Benefits table)
THE BENEFITS OF REBOUND THERAPY
Include the Developing and Improvement of:
Trust and confidence in coach and assistant
Strength of limb
Height and depth perception
Freedom of movement
Fun and enjoyment
Sense of achievement
Other benefits include:
Stimulation of digestive system
Improved bowel function
Internal organ massage
Clearing of toxins from the body