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Rebound Therapy

What Is Rebound Therapy?

Rebound Therapy is the use of a trampoline to provide opportunities for enhanced movement patterns, therapeutic positioning and exercise. All programmes and assessments have been designed specifically for students with additional needs.

Rebound Therapy is used within Lonsdale 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. Students' progress is recorded using the Winstrada development programme where they can also work toward badges and certificates of development completion.

Some of the benefits of Rebound Therapy include the developing and improvement of:

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

Other benefits include:

  • Stimulation of digestive system
  • Improved bowel function.
  • Internal organ massage.
  • Clearing of toxins from the body.

We have been very fortunate that we have been able to utilise our sports premium funding to obtain the trampoline and send 12 members of Lonsdale staff on training who can then deliver the programme across the school.

Our Trained Members Of Staff

Gina Kelly (Teacher)                                        Victoria Rose (student teacher)

Michelle Woolley (Teacher)                           Tracy Durrans (LSA)

Lauren Hughes (Teacher)                              Sheena Harley (LSA)                          

Heather Dean (Instructor)                             Donna Lancaster (REP)