Our approach

Our approach is simple. Children and adults with physical disability who are engaged with a range of sporting and recreational activities will lead a fuller, healthier and more connected life.

Many people come into contact with Rebound WA for the first time in a hospital rehabilitation ward. One of our team regularly visits WA hospitals to talk to patients and their families about how sport and recreational activities can benefit their rehabilitation process – both physically and mentally. By encouraging them to explore possibility, we help people understand their own potential.

What we do is heavily influenced by the philosophy of Sir George Bedbrook and John (Johnno) Johnson who both pioneered a new approach in the 1950s in the rehabilitation of people with spinal injuries. They believed, and then proved, involvement in competitive and team sport improved both physical and mental well-being leading to healthier lives. You can read more about their contribution and our journey here.

OUR MISSION is to improve the health and well being of West Australians living with a physical disability via engagement in lifestyle, recreational and sporting activities.

OUR VISION is that people living with a physical disability will have an enhanced quality of life, enjoying improved mobility, stronger self-esteem and confidence and the opportunity to achieve their full potential.