WHAT IS OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY? 

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.

READ MORE FROM THE RCOT (Royal College of Occupational Therapists)

WHAT IS REBOUND THERAPY?

  • Read our blog here – Defining rebound therapy : BY OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST
  • It does not define a business and there is no regulatory body for rebound therapy.

    As there is no regulatory body for this intervention, there is no one-single organisation who can deliver training in rebound therapy and there is no membership or license to accredit you to do this (Advertising Standards Authority, 2016).

  • 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).

READ MORE ABOUT CSP GUIDELINES FOR REBOUND THERAPY

WHO ARE THE HCPC?

  • 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 this link: 
    https://www.hcpc-uk.org/check-the-register/ 

FAQ: Do you do rebound therapy or Occupational Therapy?

What is bOunceT?

In the UK ‘rebound therapy’ is a descriptive term which means the therapeutic use of a trampoline (Intellectual Property Office, 2013)… think of this as an intervention that a wide range of people are trained in delivering either within their workplace or in the community.

I set up the multi award-winning service ‘Forth Valley Rebound Therapy Service CIC’ – now known as ‘bOunceT Innovative Occupational Therapy CIC’ from my initial interest and training in rebound therapy a few years ago.
I used my skills as a professional OT to make this service as accessible as possible and of a high quality for children and adults with disabilities across Forth Valley to attend.

Over the last 2 years since graduating, I have developed the programme significantly and am now reflecting this within the company’s re-brand to an OT focussed brand.

“bOunceT exists to promOTe independence one bounce at a time!”

We are ‘leading the development of the first OT model for rebound therapy’ ………….

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