What is TheraBounce
Rebound Therapy (TheraBounce) makes use of a trampoline to provide therapeutic exercise, activities, and recreation for individuals with a range of exceptionalities. Eddy Anderson, a head teacher 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. With TheraBounce, children and adults in Canada are beginning to reap the benefits of Rebound Therapy!
Who is TheraBounce 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, and improve communication skills. Rebound Therapy is individualized and can be adapted for use in physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, trampolining/gymnastics, recreational activity… the list goes on.
Research into rebounding has supported its many health benefits, including:
- Reducing body fat
- Increasing lower limb strength
- Stimulating lymphatic drainage
- Improving posture
- Increasing bone density
- Core strengthening
- Proprioceptive and vestibular input
- Increasing endurance
- Improved balance and stability