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The wonderful thing about bouncing........
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The wonderful thing about bouncing........

Published date: 13 October 2017

The wonderful thing about bouncing........

It’s bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy, Fun, fun, fun, fun, fun! (and good for you!)

It’s FUN FRIDAY and today’s #HospiceCareWeek focus will be on REBOUND THERAPY. We were lucky enough to get funding from TESCO’s for the equipment and training to offer Rebound Therapy to the children who come to the hospice.  Of course, the children think it is excellent fun, but although it looks like play, we can sneak in some fantastic benefits along the way.

What is Rebound Therapy?

Rebound Therapy is a form of physiotherapy. It uses trampolines to provide therapeutic exercises to people with a wide variety of disabilities and additional needs. The therapy involves using the moving bed of the trampoline to promote movement in the participant. By carrying out basic through to highly technical physiotherapy techniques on the trampoline, the therapy can provide many therapeutic and physiological benefits.

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

Strength of limbs Muscle tone
Numeracy Freedom of movement
Patience Spatial awareness
Communication Height and depth perception
Co-ordination Stimulation of digestive system
Independence Improved bowel function
Self-confidence Internal organ massage
Balance Clearing of toxins from the body

Some of the formal physiotherapy goals that can be achieved through rebound therapy can be

 1. Help maintain core stability

2. Help promote static and dynamic balance skills

3. To help promote mobility skills

4. To help promote bilateral integration skills with particular reference to upper limbs

5. To help maintain and improve stamina 6. To help promote normal patterns of movement

7. To help promote functional independence skills, particularly mobility and transition skills

Again, it just goes to show the range of care services that are provided here at Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice, and just how important the hospice is for the families that come here.  Our nurses, care assistants and therapists are all extremely creative in the way the children are stimulated mentally and physically.  This ensures that all children regardless of their condition are encouraged to achieve their best potential. 

The hospice really is fuelled by the community, and without the “everyday heroes” who give up their time, organise events, run marathons, shave their heads, bake cakes, throw themselves out of planes we simply would not be here.

Without a doubt, everyone who makes a contribution to the hospice in some small way, makes a BIG difference and we thank you all for your support.

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