“Providing community gymnastics programs which engage people of all ages with disabilities”
MWGC is continuing to create new initiatives and opportunities for people of all ages with a disability. Our focus is to give everyone the opportunity to participate in organised and established recreational gymnastics programs. All participating senior coaches are qualified in both Gymnastics and Rebound Therapy.
During 2014 we met and worked with groups from Fisher Rd North School and the improvements and overall results were amazing. The children’s attention, physical strength and mobility improved. Children involved in these programs displayed significant increases in attention, concentration and discipline.
MWGC now offers multiple programs including Rebound Therapy, recreation & school gymnastics and specialised 1:1 or small group therapy based programs for people who are living with a mild to profound physical, developmental, intellectual, behaviour, learning or emotional disability.
Rebound Therapy is trampoline based to facilitate passive movement. The program will assist in the development of balance, an increase or decrease in muscle tone, relaxation and sensory integration.
Studies have shown this program will improve overall fitness, exercise tolerance and improve communication skills.
Participants range from mild to severe physical disabilities and mild to profound multiple learning disabilities, including dual sensory impairment and autistic spectrum.
Disability Gymnastics is developed to combine the styles of both Rebound Therapy and Recreational Gymnastics. Individuals receive an experience which enhances their interpersonal, physical, sensory and physiological developments while learning basic gymnastics skills and techniques in a fun and safe environment.
All participants are supported by the staff from Manly Warringah Gymnastic Club.
We will encourage each participant to achieve their personal goals.
“MWGC promotes and encourages integration into mainstream programs.”
Individual Therapy is assisted by professional allied health practitioners available through MWGC. Use one of our current partners or get your local therapist to join in and use this fantastic facility. Classes can be structured to suit each individual using elements from Rebound Therapy and Disability Gymnastics. Your own program plan will be supported by the therapist or coach.
*Costs of all programs are based on individual requirements and specific needs. We endeavour to keep these programs within the reach of everyone.