What is Rebound Therapy?
Rebound Therapy makes use of a trampoline to provide therapeutic exercise, activities and recreation for individuals with a range of exceptionalities. Eddy Anderson, a headteacher with a therapy background, introduced the use of a trampoline with children with a variety of disabilities in 1969 and founded ReboundTherapy.org in 1972. In 1997, the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists working with Adults with a Learning Disability began utilizing Rebound Therapy as well.
Rebound Therapy is now commonplace for both children and adults with exceptional needs in the UK and is growing in popularity internationally.
Who is Rebound Therapy for?
Rebound Therapy is for almost anyone! Rebound Therapy can be used to;
- facilitate movement
- promote balance
- affect muscle tone
- clear secretions
- promote sensory integration
- improve fitness and exercise tolerance
- promote relaxation
- improve communication skills
Rebound Therapy is individualized and can be adapted for use in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, recreational therapy, trampolining/gymnastics… the list goes on.