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Rebound Therapy Training & Certification


What is Rebound Therapy? 

 

Rebound Therapy is a specific method of use of a full sized trampoline to provide opportunities for enhanced movement patterns, therapeutic exercise and recreation for children and adults across a wide range of disabilities.

 

Why Should My Trampoline Park Have Rebound Therapy Trained Team Members? 

 

  • Great opportunity to open up your quiet times to disability groups and learning disability homes and centers 
  • The opportunity to provide a valued service to your local community
  • Quality training and investment in staff
  • Staff trained in contraindications, increased risk, precautions, risk assessments, safe practice, structure and progressions
  • Demonstrates your organization's commitment to training, safety and quality provision

 

Training Course & Certification

 

The training course comprises two full days practical, a total of 13 hours. The course will be held in New Orleans on Tuesday, September 24th and Wednesday, September 25th. Sessions will begin on 9am each day. There is also some reading material provided to candidates prior to the course.

 

Aspects covered:

 

Benefits, contra-indications, increased risk and precautions, risk assessments, safe practice, development of programs for profound and complex needs, activities for ambulant and energetic students, use of the development program, importance of structure and use of progressions, measuring and recording progress and providing evidence of outcomes, evaluation of personal teaching skills and statement of competence.

 

All key practical aspects of the course are videoed and every candidate will receive a copy.


On completion of the course, the candidate will receive the Level 2 Rebound Therapy practitioner certificate and will be validated to run and lead Rebound Therapy sessions for the benefit of children and adults with disabilities, as defined in the statement of competence, and
in any suitable venue,

The course is AfPE Professional Development Board approved and is an internationally recognized program. The program has been running since 1972.

 

There is no pre-requisite training to attend the course.

 

All necessary training to run and lead sessions is covered on the course and each candidate writes their own personal statement of limitation with the tutor's guidance.

The majority of course candidates tend to be gymnastic and trampoline coaches, SN teachers, physiotherapists, OT’s, TAs, support workers, trampoline park staff and center managers.

  

Benefit to Patrons:

 

Rebound Therapy offers a huge number of potential benefits; some of which are development and improvement of:

 

•            Strength of limbs
•            Numeracy / cross curricular teaching
•            Patience
•            Communication
•            Co-ordination
•            Independence
•            Self-confidence / Sense of achievement / Self image
•            Balance
•            Muscle tone
•            Reaction speed
•            Eye contact
•            Relaxation
•            Freedom of movement
•            Stamina
•            Spatial awareness / Body awareness
•            Social awareness / Consideration of others / Trust and confidence in Coach
•            And Fun and enjoyment

 

The work is intrinsically motivating and enjoyable and returns high value in therapeutic terms for the time and the effort involved.


The fact that the activity is so enjoyable can enable it to be used as a motivational aid to learn. Many teachers also report increased concentration and willingness to learn in the classroom following a Rebound session.

 

To learn more about Rebound Therapy please view:

 

https://vimeo.com/292383728

 

For additional questions regarding Rebound Therapy please contact:

 

Paul Kaye  paul@reboundtherapy.org or visit: www.reboundtherapy.org





 

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