FIRST, WHAT IS OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY? 

Occupational therapy (OT) is a science degree-based, health and social care profession, regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council. Occupational therapy takes a “whole-person approach” to both mental and physical health and wellbeing and enables individuals to achieve their full potential.

Occupational therapists work with adults and children of all ages with a wide range of conditions; most commonly those who have difficulties due to a mental health illness, physical or learning disabilities. Occupational therapists support people with all types of learning disabilities to help them continue with life skills, work and leisure activities as independently as possible. 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)

NEXT, WHAT IS REBOUND THERAPY?

  • Read our Occupational Therapy Lead’s blog here –

    Defining ‘rebound therapy’ & where it fits within Occupational Therapy

  • 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

WAIT...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?

OK SO, WHAT IS bOunceT?

The short answer to that question is – we are Occupational Therapists (and Play Assistants) who use rebound therapy (definition above – the therapeutic use of a trampoline) amongst other play straegies within our professional practice.

As stated above, and within our blog:

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.

bOunceT Innovative Occupational Therapy CIC (bOunceT) is a registered non-profit company based in Scotland. We are an activity based service that is occupation centred and occupation focused.

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