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bOunceT Innovative Occupational Therapy®  – previously known as Forth Valley Rebound Therapy Service

 bOunceT is a brand that describes an Occupational Therapy (OT) service delivering a new model of rebound therapy as an innovative OT intervention.
The non-profit organisation was founded by Callum MacKinnon, Occupational Therapist in 2017.

“We exist to promOTe independence one bounce at a time!”

bOunceT is a multi-award winning social enterprise improving the quality of life and participation in occupations (meaningful activities!) for children and adults with a range of physical and cognitive disabilities.

WHAT IS OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY? – 

https://www.rcot.co.uk/about-occupational-therapy/what-is-occupational-therapy (Royal College of Occupational Therapists)

Occupational therapy provides practical support to empower people to facilitate recovery and overcome barriers preventing them from doing the activities (or occupations) that matter to them. This support increases people’s independence and satisfaction in all aspects of life.

Occupational therapists play a critical role in helping people of all ages overcome the effects of disability caused by illness, ageing or accident so that they can carry out everyday tasks or occupations.

An occupational therapist will consider all of the patient’s needs – physical, psychological, social and environmental. This support can make a real difference giving people a renewed sense of purpose, opening up new horizons, and changing the way they feel about the future.

An occupational therapist’s skills lend themselves to new emerging roles.

WHAT IS REBOUND THERAPY?

Rebound Therapy Association for Chartered Physiotherapists: https://acppld.csp.org.uk/system/files/safe_practice_in_rebound_therapy_01_10_16_0.pdf
  • rebound therapy is the therapeutic use of the trampoline; it is distinct from gymnastic
    trampolining.
  • rebound therapy is a term that is customary in the trade and is also a descriptive term.
  • rebound therapy is currently used with people with a wide range of abilities from mild to profound physical and learning disability, sensory needs, mental health needs and some neurological and other medical conditions. In addition to providing a physical therapy, rebound therapy provides many people with a valuable opportunity to enjoy movement and interaction (Crampton 2002).
  • rebound therapy has, as a result of its development in physiotherapy over a number of years, become an indication which describes the therapeutic use of a trampoline.
  • As an HCPC registered Occupational Therapist, Callum MacKinnon complies with CSP standards to deliver rebound therapy sessions. 
WHO ARE THE HCPC? – https://www.hcpc-uk.org/check-the-register/
  • The Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) regulate health, social work and psychological professions: e.g. Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists.
  • HCPC keep a Register of health and care professionals who meet our standard for their training, professional skills, behaviour and health.

  • Validate our OT staff on the Register via the link above.

bOunceT  are currently working across Central Scotland to provide the following services:

  • 1:1 & Group sessions – in our Stirling Therapy Room base and in-house across various locations.
  • Consultancy Service – for organisations & schools that would like to work with our OT to complete relevant Risk Assessments & create suitable activity-based Play Plans for their workplace.
  • CPD Training – ‘Open’ and ‘In-House’ training courses to learn the bOunceT model of rebound therapy.

bOunceT offer an inclusive sensory space at our Play Room in Stirling – providing access to therapeutic play activities and ‘meaningful movement’ on/off a trampoline and within a padded sensory corner where there are lights, a swing and more!
In addition to this cool adapted space, our OT gathers information about each individual and works with them, their family/ carers and relevant professionals to set functional goals and create an activity-based Play Plan; centred around a trampoline.
This Play Plan can be adapted to meet each child or adults ‘Physical, Social & Sensory’ needs.

‘Therapeutic Play’ in this context means either:
– play as a means to achieving other developmental goals.
– play as an occupation: “play as an aim, play as a right, and play for participation” (Lynch & Moore, 2016)
  • Multi-Award Winning
  • 1:1 Client Centred Approach
  • Activity-based Play Plans
  • Social Enterprise - CIC
  • OT model of Rebound Therapy

Our Occupational Therapist measures goals by using:
-Standardised and observational OT assessments and outcome measures.
-Evidence and research to inform clinical reasoning.
-Collaboration with the individual themselves and relevant professionals/ family, carers.

Our Play Assistants:
-Fully trained to lead 1:1 and group sessions.
-Use a safe online portal to record pictures, videos & notes of sessions. This information is private but easily accessible by parents/carers via mobile or iPad app.

FUN

Engage in play activities

Intensive Interaction

Develops social skills and encourages communication

Opportunity

Opportunity for exercise

Achievement

Building self-confidence

Improvement

Improving balance, coordination and core strength

Independence

Promoting freedom of movement

Wellbeing

Great for cardiovascular health

Breathing Excericse

To self-regulate and calm

Wheelchair Accessible Therapy Project

Our Focus

Physical

Hoist Physical

Social

Social

Sensory

Sensory Section

Meet the Team

  • Callum MacKinnon

    Founder / Executive Director

    Occupational Therapy graduate from Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) in 2017, with an HND in Business Management.

  • Jordan bOunceT

    Jordan Campbell

    Business Development Manager

    BA (Hons) Business with Marketing graduate from Glasgow Caledonian University (2016). Working part-time with bOunceT as the Business Manager.

  • The Team

    Our Team!

    Check out our team in Stirling!

    Click image to see our team.

Video of the Month

@r7cmedia created this fantastic service video for us. It highlights the PHYSICAL, SOCIAL, SENSORY focus we take during sessions in our Stirling Therapy Room.

We have had a makeover since this video was created so please do check out our latest videos and photos to see what the Therapy Play Room looks like now!

Our Partners

Converge Challenge
EY Foundation
Scottish Autism
Stirling-Council
Clacks-Council

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Feedback!

  • Callum does a great job helping young people with disabilities including my son F who you can see at the beginning of the video clip. Frankie has developed core strength and balance with Rebound Therapy and enjoys the sessions with Callum so much he goes weekly to Stirling and without doubt this is the highlight of his week! Callum worked with Enable whilst at University (which is where F met him) and also at Camp America with disabled kids. He is a very talented young man who does great work and I hope he gets more funding to set up further projects to brighten up the lives of kids like Frankie – well done Callum!

    Parent - selffunding sessions
    Edinburgh
  • For our pupils, bOunceT is focused on the sensory and social outcomes, giving a safe space for them to experience the sensations that come with being on a trampoline and the chance to engage with Callum during the session. The benefits of the sessions extend beyond the trampoline though, with the time spent in these sessions having a calming effect which can help pupils throughout the day!

    Scottish Autism
    New Struan School
  • Staff are very well educated and trained to high standards … We recommend this service to families that we support and are happy to be funding some individuals to achieve their desired outcomes.

    Stirling-Council
    Stirling Council Service
    Partner - funding sessions
  • Very impressed! O loves his sessions and Callum is great with him

    Parent - Self-funding sessions
    Stirling
  • F can now get in and out of his car seat with very little assistance!

    Parents - Funded to attend session
    Stirling
  • We have seen big changes in F since he has started bOunceT. He has progressed from only bouncing sitting down to bouncing on his knees and now standing. This has improved the muscle tone in his legs (which are underdeveloped) and his balance.
    As well as the physical benefits, bOunceT has given F a fun hobby. He loves the trampoline and responds well to Callum. We believe that it has built his confidence. He also uses up so much energy on the trampoline that he sleeps well following a session (a massive bonus).
    This service is fantastic and its benefits are endless. Keep up the good work Callum. You are changing young lives!

    Parents
    Stirling

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