The benefits of using a trampoline for people with special needs
The main benefits include the developing and improvement of:
Strength of limbs
Freedom of movement
Sense of achievement
Consideration of others
Trust and confidence in Coach/Assistant
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.
How We Aim to Achieve These Benefits:
We use the internationally recognised Winstrada development and award scheme which records and rewards progress. Grades 1 and 2 of this scheme are based on the Rebound Therapy training course programme.
For those with profound and complex needs, we use the Huddersfield Functional Index in conjunction with the Winstrada scheme.
The added benefits of stimulation of the digestive system, improved bowel function and internal organ massage are achieved by the rhythmic acceleration and deceleration, and increase and decrease in weight offered by movement on the trampoline.
The clearing of toxins from the body is a process brought about by bouncing on a trampoline causing stretching and contracting of cells in the body.