An adapted version of the presentation slides can be viewed here!
Callum was approached to speak at the OT Show a few months prior to the event.
The theme of rebound therapy and service development was discussed in an attempt to find ‘what angle’ should the presentation take.
Callum on the stage before starting his lecture
It was felt the best approach for this 45 min lecture [35 min presentation/ 10 mins Q+A] was to name it “Rebound Therapy as an OT following the UTS* model”
*UTS – Universal, Targeted & Specialist
Callum on the stage about to start his lecture, as people were filtering in from the back after other talks finished in other halls
Callum introduced himself, to position his skills and experience across the Occupational Therapy profession and this specialist field of practice.
After this, information about BounceOT was shared – explaining the background and development of the specialist rebound therapy service…
After this, it was important to put rebound therapy into context…
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There is no one organisation that physiotherapists or occupational therapists have to go to in order to be trained in Rebound therapy.
There is not a trademark for rebound therapy in the UK.
Both RCOT & HCPC have confirmed with me that OT’s can practice rebound therapy as an intervention and have provided support when undergoing a recent audit with HCPC.
IS REBOUND THERAPY GOVERNED BY BRITISH GYMNASTICS?
The rebound therapy intervention provided by BounceOT is not a ‘trampolining’ sport.
It is distinct from gymnastic trampolining
IS REBOUND THERAPY LTD/ REBOUND THERAPY.ORG THE REGULATORY BODY?
The Advertising Standards Authority “told Rebound Therapy Ltd” to ensure that they did not suggest that the term ‘rebound therapy’ could not be used without their permission…or that their course was mandatory for prospective practitioners.
USE OF REBOUND THERAPY IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
There is very little in the way of professional publications and literature relating to the topic of rebound therapy.
In a situation such as this, OT’s draw on extensive research and evidence which is published within the wider health care industry and, for rebound therapy specifically, publications within physiotherapy.
Then, a tiered approach/ UTS model was discussed in context of bounceOT
At a universal level, we understand the importance of early intervention and prevention to promote the well-being of all children, young people, and adults.
We provide information and literature, be involved in activities and programmes organised by others to improve skills and confidence, work with partners to increase participation and support the ‘just right’ environment.
eLearning module access (to our training, and signposting to other relevant sites and resources)
Family Carer Sessions
Targeting our support to groups of parents and professionals who work directly with children/young people/ adults with potentially greater well-being needs is the effective way to deliver training, programmes, strategies, environmental changes that support these individuals all day every day.
Rebound Therapy Training
1:1 Rebound Therapy & Therapeutic Play Sessions
Some people require individualised occupational therapy at certain times in their lives. This is provided in episodes of outcome focused support.
Occupational Performance Coaching (for parent carers)
Joint OT & Physio assessment
OT-led sensory view of individual e.g. Sensory Profile
Finally, a ‘Specialist opportunity’ was presented to the audience…
We have been lucky enough to receive £5,000 from the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) Specialist Section for People with Learning Disabilities (SSPLD)