Customers celebrate success of Rebound Therapy

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Our talented customers have been presented with certificates in celebration of their commitment to trampolining during Rebound Therapy sessions at Lockwood.

Twenty individuals enrolled on the Winstrada trampolining development programme were recognised, receiving grades between levels one to six. 

Paul Dawson, Activity Facilitator, commented: “Today was a fantastic testament to the effort and commitment people have put in to trampolining.

“Everyone put on a brilliant show and the awards they received are fully deserved. It’s great to see people so happy and coming together through this. I hope it will continue and we will see people develop even further.”

Rebound Therapy is the use of trampolines to provide therapeutic exercise and recreation for people with a wide range of support needs, including physical disabilities, sensory impairments and people with autistic spectrum conditions.

We first introduced sport to customers in September 2015 and it has gone on to become one of our most popular activities.

The exercise helps to promote balance, facilitate movement, increase or decrease muscle tone and aids relaxation and sensory integration. The sport has also helped some of our customers who don’t use verbal communication to increase their vocalisation.

The scores awarded to customers are as follows:

Zoe N: 4, 5

Victoria L: 5

Tammy W: 3, 4, 5

Roy B: 2

Rebecca B: 1

Phillip C: 5

Nikola F: 3

Nathan R: 5

Kerry S: 2,3

Katie OC: 2,3,4,5

Kate F: 2,3,4

Karen T, 3,4

Justin C.G: 2,3

Ikhlaq H: 1

Greg S: 2,3,4,5

Debbie T: 5

Claire G: 3

Barry J: 3

Andrew P: 3,4

Alan W: 3

Opportunities on offer for people with complex needs

Two Surrey Choices employees spoke of the opportunities on offer for children and young people with complex conditions at a Transition Training Day held at New Woking Hospice recently.

Christina Earl, Acting Operations Director, and Bobby Williams, Activity Facilitator from the Guildford Office Project, described how young people with a range of support needs can make the successful transition from children’s services to adult care if given the right opportunities. (more…)

The benefits of Rebound Therapy

There is no doubt that physical exercise is important for all of us and increasingly people with disabilities are embracing sports and activities because of the significant benefits it brings to their health and general well-being.

Surrey Choices provides a range of activities for the people it supports but it cites Rebound Therapy as one of its most popular activities. It introduced the therapy sessions in September 2015 and it has proved to be extremely beneficial to customers. The exercise helps to promote balance, facilitate movement, increase or decrease muscle tone and aids relaxation and sensory integration. (more…)