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If Julia could bounce every day she would bounceOT have been working in partnership with Cornerstone‘s Fife service across the last few years to ensure that a specific weekly time slot is reserved for two adults to access rebound therapy sessions. Emma ‘We have been using @bounceot for 3 years – we travel from Fife to access the service...
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On Saturday 20th April 2024 we will be 7 years old as a Community Interest Company (CIC). What a journey it has been across the last few years…but here at bounceOT we are already planning the next 7 years! To celebrate the occasion, here’s 7 things that we are doing as a social enterprise to...
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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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In June 2023, Callum MacKinnon (Founder & Specialist Occupational Therapist) facilitated rebound therapy training with staff from Fairhill Lifestyles in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire. This came after management staff from South Lanarkshire Leisure (SLL) agreed to begin offering their own rebound therapy sessions to individuals and families in their local community. bounceOT have been working every...
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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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Meet our newest part time Play Leader – Ryan! (Pictured above with Eliza). Ryan was one of the very first young people to attend rebound therapy sessions with Callum (Founder & OT Lead) back in 2016 when Callum first tested running sessions in Stirling, before moving into a larger unit and registering the company as...
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I enjoyed the training today it was informative and i now feel more confident to take on this work with the young people I support. I felt everyone’s opinions were valued. Overall i enjoyed it.  We previously blogged about working with Ashton Secondary School in Glasgow here – Glasgow ASN school certify 11 staff as...
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