Rebound therapy trampoline rooms

Rebound Therapy .orgContinental provide consultancy, design and fit-out bespoke rebound therapy rooms. From recessed trampolines to wall and floor padding we have a solution for you.

Product Reference : REBOUNDTHERAPY

Price: £POA

What is rebound therapy?

Rebound Therapy describes a specific methodology, assessment and programme of use of trampolines to provide opportunities for enhanced movement patterns, therapeutic positioning, exercise and recreation for a wide range of users with additional needs.

Increasingly important in SEN schools and for rehabilitation, bespoke rebound therapy rooms can be a favourite room for children in any new school.

What is involved in fitting out a rebound therapy room?

The main elements of a rebound therapy room are:

  • The trampoline
  • A pit or podium for the trampoline
  • Wall padding
  • Floor padding
  • Access to the trampoline
  • Harnesses / hoists
  • Accessories (parachutes, inflatables, toys and games)

Continental manufactures trampolines, wall padding, podiums and cushioned flooring and is therefore ideally placed to provide a complete fit-out service for your rebound therapy room.

What type of trampoline is installed?

There are two options for the type of trampoline:

  • Standard trampoline - normally a 77 size trampoline but sometimes a larger 99 size
  • Bespoke trampoline - a bespoke solution to suit the size of your room. Normally used in rooms that cannot accomodate a 77 size trampoline. We install a special metal frame fixed to the walls of a recess.  But please be aware that the absolute minimum size of bed for a recessed trampoline approved by the Rebound Therapy Organisation is 2,900mm x 1,300mm which requires an absolute minimum pit size of 3,510mm x 1,910mm x 750mm.

What type of bed is best for rebound therapy?

We recommend Continental's own "UltraMesh" beds for rebound therapy - they are high-grip, wipe clean and are available in grey or red mesh.  We make standard size UltraMesh beds to suit a 77 trampoline and we manufacture bespoke UltraMesh beds for bespoke trampolines. Please note that the widest UltraMesh bed we can make is 1,950mm (to suit a pit 2,560mm wide).  For larger bed areas such as for a 99 trampoline we recommend a 13mm wide nylon web bed.

Standard UltraMesh bed colours:
Red UltraMesh rebound therapy trampoline bed Grey UltraMesh rebound therapy trampoline bed
Red UltraMesh Grey UltraMesh


What coverall padding is provided on the trampoline?

The trampoline is provided without standard coverall pads, but instead specially extended coverall pads are manufactured to suit the room that extend over the springs and frame and onto the surrounding floor.

Do I need a recessed pit or a raised podium?

To accomodate a trampoline in a rebound therapy room, you will require either:

  • A recessed pit - a below floor level hole in the ground into which a standard trampoline is lowered or to which a bespoke trampoline is fixed. This is the preferred method as it allows easy floor level access onto the trampoline bed.
  • A raised podium - an above the floor metal and timber construction with steps up to it to provide a raised platform around the trampoline. If you cannot create a recess in your room, then subject to ceiling height we can create a podium style raised "recess" to accomodate the trampoline - this can include padded balustrades, padded steps etc. to suit your requirements - see example images above. With this arrangement it is important to consider clear height above the trampoline and how users will access the raised area.
  • A movable pit system - for rooms that will be multi-purpose we can provide a system with a floor covering that allows the room to be used as say an assembly hall or a sports hall which then lifts out of the way using an electrically operated under floor system to expose the trampoline - see here for more details of this system.

What do you put on the walls?

For areas where there is a risk of a user or carer coming into accidental contact with a wall we recommend wall padding is installed. We manufacture removable PVC covered padded wall panels that are fixed to the walls using timber bearers and velcro (panels must be easily removable in the event of accidents / damage). Some people continue that padding for aesthetic consistency to all walls even when the risk of contact is negligible.

The PVC used for coveralls and wall padding is washable and is available in a range of stock colours (blue, red, green, yellow, jade, white) shown below and a huge range of some 23 "special" colours. The standard colours are shown below and for the full range of special colours please see our PVC colour chart.

Standard PVC colours:
Blue PVC Red PVC Green PVC
Blue PVC Red PVC Green PVC
Yellow PVC Jade PVC White PVC
 Yellow PVC Jade Green PVC   WhitePVC


What flooring is necessary?

We recommend cushioned flooring is installed throughout the room. Our Tribond foam and carpet material is ideal. It is 35mm thick and can be glued directly to a concrete floor. It is cushioned but sufficiently firm to provide a soft flooring for people to sit on or undertake activities on, but has a firm enough carpet surface to allow wheelchairs to move on it.

As an alternative we can provide PVC covered foam matting on the floor but please note that it is harder (or impossible) to move wheelchairs on such a surface.

Standard carpet colours for Tribond cushioned flooring to surround the trampoline are shown below. 

Standard colours for carpet covered cushioned flooring:
Seal grey carpet Jade Green carpet Lilleshall Blue carpet
Seal Grey carpet Jade Green carpet Lilleshall Blue carpet


What about harnesses and hoists?

We do not supply or install those but we have supply chain partners who can offer those items to suit your requirements as part of a turnkey solution.

What are the next steps?

Please contact us for a quotation for a complete fit-out of your rebound therapy room. We need the dimensions of the room and door locations - and ideally a decision on whether you will provide a recess below floor level or if you want us to create a raised podium - and we can make a proposal for the rest. We can provide 3D simulations of the finished room so you can ensure it meets your requirements. Please also refer to the Rebound Therapy website here: http://www.reboundtherapy.org/ for more assistance.

Rebound therapy
Continental Sports is delighted to have completed the installation of a new rebound therapy room at a new SEN school in Knowsley  

When planning your rebound therapy room, it is important to ensure the following:

1) The pit size suits the trampoline of your choice
2) The surrounding floor on at least one or two sides of the trampoline will accomodate a wheelchair or mobile hoist
3) Flooring is suitably padded to provide cushioning but not too soft to prevent wheelchair access
4) Walls immediately adjacent to the trampoline are suitably padded and other walls are padded if close enough to the trampoline to be deemed necessary

The most common size of trampoline for rebound therapy is Continental's 77 Series, but some centres with sufficient space prefer the larger 99 Series.  The size and shape of your room or the necessity for suitable space to the side of the trampoline may require a bespoke solution if a standard 77 or 99 will not fit. The pit sizes necessary for the two sizes of standard trampoline and the minimum size of a bespoke solution are shown below:

 77 Series99 SeriesBespoke

Pit length (min)

4,680mm 5,280mm

3,510mm+

(no max for Ultramesh bed. 5,280mm max for web bed)

Pit width (min) 2,800mm 3,100mm

1,910mm+

(2,560mm max for UltraMesh bed. 3,100mm max for web bed)

Pit depth (min) 1,050mm 1,200mm

750mm+ (for up to 4m x 2m pits)

1,000mm+ (for up to 4.75m x 2.75m pits)

1,200mm+ (for larger pits)

Bed length 3,600mm 4,280mm 2,900mm+
Bed width 1,800mm 2,140mm 1,300mm+

 

Minimum pit size: The absolute minimum bed size for a recessed trampoline approved by the Rebound Therapy Organisation is 2,900mm x 1,300mm x 750mm deep which needs a pit size of 3,510mm x 1,910mm.

Bed type restriction: The preferred bed type for rebound therapy is UltraMesh. The widest we can manufacture an UltraMesh bed is 1,950mm (with no restriction on length). For beds between 1,950mm and 2,140mm wide we can manufacture web beds. There is no restriction on the length of an UltraMesh bed, but web beds can be a maximum of 4,280mm long. 

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