Rebound Therapy is the use of the trampoline for enhanced movement patterns, therapeutic programmes, exercise and recreation. The therapy is suitable for a many different people with additional needs.
The use of the trampoline has a number of effects on the body systems. This includes the cardio-respiratory system and also changes in the neurological system with respect to muscle tone, posture control and balance.
In this video, paediatric physiotherapist Timothy Shearman discusses how the physical properties of the trampoline can be used to achieve an effect on the young person.
These properties include weightlessness, increased and decreased weight, acceleration and deceleration, and uneven surfaces.
Exercises include training young people's sitting balance, head control, turning from side to side, and standing.
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