Rebound Therapy

Rebound Therapy

Learn about how trampoline based exercises can be used in treatment

Introduction

Rebound Therapy is the therapeutic use of trampolines. It is used clinically to facilitate movement, improve balance, impact muscle tone, improve communication, promote relaxation as well as improve fitness and exercise capacity. It is a therapeutic intervention aimed at populations with special needs and can benefit a wide range of individuals including those with physical disabilities, learning difficulties, sensory impairments and those on the autistic spectrum. This course will focus on an introduction to Rebound Therapy; its indications; contraindications; safety considerations; measuring and recording progress as well as practical examples of Rebound Therapy for physically challenged patients with Cerebral Palsy and Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities as well as able-bodied individuals with learning disabilities.

This course does not imply validation as a Rebound Therapy practitioner, but it does offer useful knowledge for the candidate to operate in an assistant capacity to a qualified Rebound Therapy practitioner.  However there is a 30% discount on the full online distance learning Level 2 Rebound Therapy course to all who complete the Physiopedia course and wish to become a validated Rebound Therapy practitioner.

Aims

The aim of this course is to provide an introduction to Rebound Therapy and provide practical examples of its therapeutic use.

Outline

This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. What is Rebound Therapy
  2. Practical Application of Rebound Therapy
  3. Communication and Cross-Curricular Teaching in Rebound Therapy
  4. Measuring and Recording Progress in Rebound Therapy

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.