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New rebound therapy helps success of Hambleton ability day

Published on Thursday, 17th November 2016

Rebound therapy helps success of ability day

Thirty five participants supported by their parents and carers attended a fun packed event in Northallerton last week.

Hambleton District Council’s ‘Ability Day’ in partnership with North Yorkshire Sport focused on inclusive sport which was open to everyone, regardless of ability.

The event at Hambleton Leisure Centre saw sessions in Boccia, dance, New Age Kurling, football, swimming, and new for this time, Rebound Therapy - exercise therapy which uses trampolines to provide opportunities for movement, therapeutic exercise and recreation for people across the whole spectrum of special needs.

“It was a brilliant day,” said Joe McKechnie, Inclusive Sports Officer at Hambleton District Council.

“Everyone was fully included and given the opportunity to try a wide range of activities in a supportive and friendly environment, whilst having fun and socialising at the same time. Our new Rebound Therapy was extremely popular and for some it was the first time they had been on a trampoline.”

For further information about events or disability inclusive activities, or to register your interest as a volunteer at an events or club sessions,   contact the council’s Inclusive Sport Officer, Joe Mckechnie  Joe.Mckechnie@hambleton.gov.uk or 01609 767261