Qualifications & Awards
Physical Education Diploma from Loughborough University.
Functional Rehabilitation and Exercise After Stroke (The ARNI Institute), Brain Fit for Life (Mental Acuity), Cognitive Rehabilitation after Mild Brain Injury, PD Warrior and Counterpunch for Parkinson’s.
UK Fitness Industry Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.
CPD Courses by Tim Webster
Parkinson's Pro is a course to support the growing emphasis on neuroplasticity (the ability of the brain to make new neural pathways given the right stimulus). Trained exercise professionals can now play a key role in helping Parkinson’s sufferers to effectively manage their disease and maximise their quality of life. On completion of this introductory course, students will be able to work with low-to-moderate risk Parkinson’s patients in a one-to-one or small group setting.
Multiple Sclerosis and the Exercise Professional
MS is an Autoimmune, Progressive, Inflammatory, Demyelinating disease. Autoimmune because the immune system mistakenly attacks normal cells in the Central Nervous System (CNS). Progressive because it gets worse with time. Inflammatory because it causes inflammation in the areas of the CNS it attacks. Demyelinating because the problem revolves around the stripping of the myelin sheath that covers and protects neural pathways in the brain. This course is designed to teach exercise professionals how to work with this condition and make a significant difference in the lives of people living with it.
Stroke and the Exercise Professional
This foundation course is designed to give exercise professionals the knowledge and skills to begin working with stroke survivors.
Memory Skills for Exercise Professionals
One of the most common complaints you will hear from older adults is that their memory getting worse and could this be the start of something worse. In most cases, the answer is that it’s normal age-related memory loss. This course is designed for exercise professionals who work with older adults and would like to be able to answer their questions around cognitive decline and ageing.
Kidney Disease and the Exercise Professional
This introductory course is designed to give exercise professionals a practical insight into working confidently with clients or class participants who have kidney disease. The course covers the causes, pathophysiology, treatment options (including peritoneal and haemodialysis, transplant and supportive care) and management of the condition and its comorbidities. You will learn about the considerations and precautions to be taken when prescribing exercise for people with kidney disease, and how to apply the skills and knowledge you already possess both safely and effectively. Course content was reviewed and approved by the Kidney Society Auckland.
Respiratory Conditions For Exercise Professionals
This introductory course is designed to give exercise professionals practical knowledge to allow them to work confidently with people living with respiratory issues. The course covers: The pathophysiology of respiratory conditions, the various treatment options, an understanding of the implications COPD has psychologically and the programming and instruction of a safe and effective class for people with COPD. Course content was reviewed and approved by David Chen NZRPT, MHSc (Hons), Head of Community Respiratory Physiotherapy Services, Canterbury Clinical Network. Course content was reviewed and approved by David Chen NZRPT, MHSc (Hons), Head of Community Respiratory Physiotherapy Services, Canterbury Clinical Network
Prostate Cancer for Exercise Professionals
This introductory course allows students to gain an overview the of Prostate Cancer and the various treatment and management pathways. The implications and side effects of treatment are covered together with the specific modalities of exercise that will serve to manage and improve these side effects. Following the course students will have the knowledge to programme and instruct a safe and effective class for men with PCa. Course content was reviewed and approved by Prostate Cancer Foundation New Zealand.