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Occupational Therapist
Callum MacKinnon (Founder – bounceOT) has worked as a Specialist Occupational Therapist in NHS Fife alongside running the social enterprise since July 2022. Having recently completed a pilot project to help develop an Adult Neurodevelopmental Pathway in NHS Fife, Callum applied to secure funding for a 12 month Fellowship with NES – NHS Education for...
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For our pupils, bounceOT 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 staff during the session. The benefits of the sessions extend beyond the trampoline though, with the time spent in these...
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The power of marketing & branding – What does a household product and a therapeutic intervention/ activity have in common? Well, obviously, nothing practically or visually – but from a branding perspective they’re the same concept. A ‘hoover’ is the word that everyone uses to describe vacuum cleaning. I find myself often saying that I...
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headshot of occupational therapist advertising lecture presentation at The OT Show about rebound therapy
Founder & Occupational Therapy Lead of bounceOT, Callum MacKinnon, recently presented in the Keynote Theatre at the annual ‘OT Show’ in Birmingham. 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...
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Callum MacKinnon (Founder and Lead Occupational Therapist – bounceOT) has been awarded a £5,000 grant from the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) Specialist Section for People with Learning Disabilities (SSPLD). The funding was made available after RCOT SSPLD launched their new Innovation Awards this year. The committee met today and we reviewed the applications....
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At the start of this year, we blogged about purchasing a new car for staff to use – BounceOT invest in purchasing a car as part of new business growth plans We needed to buy this car to make sure that different staff working at BounceOT are able to get out and about in the...
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The Pfizer UK Social Enterprise Programme 2023 is designed to support leaders who are ambitious about growing and expanding their impact and work. I credit my ability to be 6 years in business as a result of key business support prgrammes and grants from my start up days. SSE Scotland’s Trade Up Programme was key...
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Callum (Founder & Occupational Therapy Lead at BounceOT) published an article with Glasgow Caledonian University Occupational Therapy Department – Top 10 Tips for Setting Up a Social Enterprise We wanted to share it here for you to read via our website too! Hello! I’m Callum – an Occupational Therapist and Social Entrepreneur. I’m honoured to have...
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Bounce OT have recently facilitated a second round of training with Education staff from Ashton Secondary School in Glasgow. This brings the total number of Ashton’s school staff who are certified as Play Leaders in rebound therapy to 11. Callum has supported our staff develop their knowledge of rebound therapy where we found his knowledge...
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BounceOT invest in purchasing a car as part of new business growth plans Our newest asset was dropped off recently by Cazoo We needed to buy this car to make sure that different staff working at BounceOT are able to get out and about in the local community. In addition to running our busy therapeutic...
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