Rebound Therapy

Rebound Therapy is used 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.  

The phrase ‘Rebound Therapy’ was coined by the founder, E.G Anderson, in 1969, to describe the use of trampolines to provide therapeutic exercise and recreation for people with a wide range of special needs.  

In 2006, Eddy joined forces with disability sports coaches and Saturn V Rebound Hall founders Paul and Shirley Kaye and formed “Rebound Therapy.org”, www.reboundtherapy.org, the UK governing body and international consultancy for Rebound Therapy. 

Gymnastics NSW have been working in partnership with Rebound Therapy.org, since 2009, to  launch and implement the program within Australia (Rebound Therapy Australia), which culminated in Paul and Eddy’s first visit to Australian soil in October 2010.

Initially the Rebound Therapy program in NSW will focus upon providing therapy for participants with a disability. However, the program will also aim to  engage participants with injuries, those with health issues including obesity, the elderly and other disengaged groups who may benefit.  Rebound Therapy in Australia will be delivered as an integrated program within gymnastics, wherever possible, and  can  be  utilised as a  base level for all participants.

Practitioner Training Course

Rebound Therapy is a one day training course followed by a post course assessment.

The following people are suitable to become a trained Rebound Therapy Practitioner:  

  • Gymnasticsand Trampoline coacheswith disability experience
  • Special needs teachers and assistants
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech Therapists  / Pathologists
  • Rehabilitation workers and carers
  • Any other relevant health professionals
Please note that you do  not  have to be a Trampoline Coach to become a Rebound Therapy Practitioner.