THE PHRASE 'REBOUND THERAPY', when correctly applied,
describes a specific methodology, assessment and programme of use of trampolines to provide
opportunities for enhanced movement patterns, therapeutic positioning, exercise and recreation for a
wide range of users with additional needs.
STUDENTS' PROGRESS IS recorded using the Winstrada development programme. Grades 1, 2 and 3 of this programme are based entirely on the original, accredited and approved 'Eddy Anderson model' training course as detailed on this website. When working with students with profound or complex needs, progress can be accurately measured and recorded using the Huddersfield Functional Index in conjunction with the Winstrada development programme.
THE PHRASE 'REBOUND THERAPY' was coined by the founder, E.G. Anderson, in 1969 to describe the use of trampolines in providing therapeutic exercise and recreation for people with a wide range of special needs. Participants range from mild to severe physical disabilities and from mild to profound and multiple learning disabilities, including dual sensory impairment and autistic spectrum.
REBOUND THERAPY IS used to facilitate movement, promote balance, promote an increase or decrease in muscle tone, promote relaxation, promote sensory integration, improve fitness and exercise tolerance, and to improve communication skills.
THE PRINCIPLES OF Rebound Therapy form the basis of all gymnastic movement and are therefore a logical and advisable starting point for trampoline coach training – even for those who have no intention of teaching people with disabilities.
THE OFFICIAL UK body and international consultancy for Rebound Therapy is Rebound Therapy.org. They are responsible for the provision of certificated and accredited training courses.