Bounce Back 2 Health
Bounce Back 2 Health is a locally owned and operated Exercise Physiology business servicing the Southern Highlands. Started in 2013, we endeavour to provide quality exercise rehabilitation services to our clients at an affordable price.
We believe in the power of exercise, educating our clients as to how it can be used to both prevent and manage a number of chronic health conditions, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and chronic pain. We also help our clients along the road to recovery from a range of musculoskeletal injuries.
We hope that through consultation with us, we will be able to guide you in the right direction and use exercise to Bounce Back 2 Health!
I absolutely know I would not still be mobile without Bounce Back 2 Health! I have progressive Multiple Sclerosis and BB2H exercise physiologists help me stay strong, flexible, stretched and as mobile as possible. The EPs come to my house and see me through varied targeted exercises several times weekly. All BB2H EPs are professional and skilled. I have reliable, consistent workers, who keep variety in my exercise program. As I need, or as my therapists suggest, they vary their program for me, to keep my muscles strong. NDIS funds my exercise physiology sessions, as my primary therapy in the capacity building area, because they understand very regular exercise keeps me from greater disability. I have stayed with BB2H over years, because of their professional knowledge, commitment, punctuality and friendliness. They work around my preferred days and times of sessions and don’t mess me around. I recommend BB2H and Belinda Dowton!
For more than 5 years our son has experienced the skills of Laura, Belinda and now Daniel. All are highly qualified physiologists – knowledgeable and perceptive. They are caring, patient and sensitive to the needs of the client. This is a very professional organisation.
Accommodating, professional and very very kind to my 91 yr mother. Highly recommended.
I cannot recommend Bounce Back 2 Health enough! I have struggled for many years with a severe chronic illness (ME/CFS) which means exercise has to be extremely carefully prescribed. Belinda is incredibly skilled at monitoring my stamina and ability while ensuring I can complete gentle exercises to maintain some functional physical capacity. Home visits have been an enormous help for me. I’ve grown in confidence, strength and reduced my pain significantly over the years I have worked with Belinda and Laura. Thank you!
I have been receiving treatment twice per week for over 13 years from Belinda Dowton and her Bounce Back 2 Health team. Belinda is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist who operates across the Southern Highlands. She has a team of knowledgeable young men and ladies who monitor their clients’ progress, keeping them fit and healthy. Belinda began operating in the gymnasium and pool at Annesley in Bowral before progressing to Moss Vale Gymnasium and Aquatic Centre. The facilities are first class as are her staff. Belinda offers wonderful health and fitness sessions, tailoring them to each individual client, including hydrotherapy, boxing, gym and home exercise programs. The individual attention to clients is first class. I can thoroughly recommend Belinda for a complete health and fitness course.
As a long standing client of Bounce Back 2 Health my experience has been nothing but positive. Laura and Belinda have been most helpful, courteous and encouraging.
I have been with Bounce Back 2 Health for several years now and the team has helped us to be able to live a good life, being able to do the things we like and to be able to move freely. At the age of 76 l can still move around quite freely. I would recommend this service to everyone who wants to live a much healthier lifestyle.
I have been seeing Belinda on a weekly basis for the past nine years. I originally came for rehabilitation following bilateral hip replacements, yet enjoyed the sessions so much that I have continued for general fitness. Over this time I have experienced a significant improvement in my joint range of motion and strength, allowing me to go about my daily and leisure activities with greater ease and confidence.
I have found the staff at BB2H friendly while being proficient and professional. I can honestly say that I enjoy my sessions- there is always concern with compassion for me to achieve the best I can. My regime of exercise structured carefully by Laura is achieving results in lessening the pain and limitations that I had suffered for a number of years. I would have no hesitation in recommending BB2H to anyone.
When I asked my doctor in 2014 about aqua as a substitute exercise for my not being able to walk for more than a few hundred metres without pain, he referred me to Bounce Back 2 Health. I went on to have major surgery involving removing my hip joint permanently in 2016. Whilst recovering in hospital I contacted Belinda to see if she would take on my post-op recovery and help me ‘Bounce Back 2 Health’. Her reply was ‘no problem, leave it with me’. By now it was the mad Christmas period, but she was still able to come up with a couple of dates. Since then, both Belinda and Laura have been putting me through my paces twice weekly at the War Memorial Aquatic Centre in Moss Vale. These girls are knowledgeable, caring and a pleasure to work with.
Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Owner
Belinda grew up in the Southern Highlands and was fortunate enough to be able to return to this area to work following completion of a Bachelor of Exercise Science and Rehabilitation with Distinction at the University of Wollongong in 2008. She also completed a Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education and Management in 2012.
Belinda began working at Annesley Lifestyle Centre and completed 4 years, before branching out into her own business. She also spent some time working at Shell Cove Family Health, a multidisciplinary practice with a focus on holistic health care. In 2014, Belinda was awarded the Southern Highlands Young Business Person of the Year.
Belinda specialises in exercise prescription for chronic disease management, including cardiopulmonary disease, osteoporosis and cancer. She enjoys working with older clients in areas of pre- and post-surgical strengthening, particularly hip and knee replacements, as well as falls prevention.
Accredited Exercise Physiologist
Lachlan joined the Bounce Back 2 Health team in June 2020. He completed a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (Sports Coaching) in 2015 and Bachelor of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation in 2016 at the University of Canberra.
Lachlan started his Exercise Physiology career at Anytime Fitness before spending two years at The Canberra Hospital. During his time there, he was heavily involved in cardiac and heart failure rehabilitation programs, as well as inpatient care.
Lachlan takes a special interest in exercise prescription for musculoskeletal and sporting injuries, including arthritis, lower back, knee and shoulder pain. He strives to help people return to their daily activities with as little pain and discomfort as possible.
Accredited Exercise Physiologist
Laura also grew up in the Southern Highlands. She completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Sport and Exercise) at Western Sydney University in 2011, followed by a Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Rehabilitation) through Charles Sturt University in 2013.
Laura commenced her Exercise Physiology work with Ontrac in Bowral, before moving over to Bounce Back 2 Health in 2016.
Laura enjoys working with clients of all ages from children to the elderly. She is passionate about increasing exercise participation for teenagers, using an introduction to gym-based exercise programmes to help build their confidence.
She specialises in exercise prescription for Type II Diabetes and in the past has run successful group interventions for this population.
She also enjoys working with individuals with disabilities, both physical and intellectual.
Accredited Exercise Physiologist
Daniel is the newest member of the Bounce Back 2 Health team, joining us in 2021. He is another Highlands local, residing in the Northern Villages. Daniel completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science at Western Sydney University in 2019, followed by Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology with Distinction at the University of Wollongong in 2021.
Through his studies Daniel has gained practical experience in the areas of mental health and cardiac rehabilitation, as well as private practice.
Daniel takes a special interest in older individuals, prescribing gentle exercise to maintain their physical capacity and independence. He is also running our community pulmonary rehabilitation group exercise class.