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Physiotherapist Anouska Edwards joins The Pedaler team.

I've known Anouska for around 10 years initially as a rider on the Pensar Race team where my mates Hads and Terry were racing and also through the early incarnations of Twittersphere under the Fittoride handle (correct use of handle?).  There is still an unanswered direct twitter message from Anouska to the Cobra9 twitter feed from 2011 that I promise I'll get around to responding to at some point.

Early on, I knew Anouska was a good physio.  Good physiotherapists have a way of finding themselves in ever increasingly important and interesting roles.  Anouska always seemed to be working with a National team of some description.  When Anouska moved to the UK a few years ago, we touched on the idea of some mutual work for the UK team whereby Anouska's physiotherapy service could work in conjunction with my Podiatry training.  We have both worked amongst cyclists for a huge period of time and simply there are still not a whole lot of practitioners in our field where this is the case.  Given how highly I regard Anouska's skillset, the notion that she would like to work with me on occasion is a huge compliment, or at least I'm taking it as such.  I'll press Anouska on this point when we have coffee next.

Now that Anouska has returned to Australia, we finally have the opportunity to work together.  I for one, am pretty excited by the prospect.  When we were looking for a Physio to complete our team of health practitioners at The Pedaler, getting a professional of Anouska's quality was the highest priority, and her return from overseas is extremely serendipitous.  

Initially Anouska will be treating once a week from our rooms starting on the 19th of February.  You can book online or call us to schedule. Where required, Anouska and myself may consult together to ensure we have the best possible treatment outcomes going forward for previous and future clients.

Anouska is the physiotherapist of choice to ensure you can ride pain free and with improved function.  Her twitter handle says it all - Fittoride.  I can't put it more eloquently then that.

I've cropped Eric Huang out - he'll understand.......

I've cropped Eric Huang out - he'll understand.......

Kit Raising for East Timor

As some of you know Eve is heading to East Timor and India on Sep 15th for 2 stage races. In conjunction with this she has been asked to be an advisor for the Indian Himalayan team helping with race advice, recovery, nutrition ect. 

In her own words, Eve descibes the typical battles facing riders from East Timor.

"The people of East Timor are not fortunate like us. They don't have access to good food, good water or even good shelter, there is a lot of poverty. Needless to say they do not have the income to buy simple things like bike shorts which we take for granted and race food or even spare tubes. And yet they ride for 5 - 9 days 80 - 100km per day on bikes - which to our standard - are not fit for that kind of thing. The use hand me down clothing and some had no shoes! They did not complain, because they were so happy just to be able to ride with the international riders and for their country. Very proud!

So I would like to help out a little and send over some gear. Maybe you have old kits lying around, or spare parts, pumps, water bottles, etc. Chrissy Conyers is donating a bike she won at Hidden Vale Adventure Park. 

So pop into the Pedaler with your "bits" and I will send them off to those in need to make their riding a little more comfortable. Also looking for money donations to help with the shipment, we will set up an online account for this."

Massage and Myotherapy now at The Pedaler

We are excited to announce the arrival at The Pedaler of Eve Conyers, a well respected and experienced Myotherapist.  We have been searching for the correct fit at The Pedaler for some time and Eve ticks every box (and then some).  

Eve is trained in Myotherapy, Trigger Point and Deep Tissue Release.  As a dedicated cyclist, Eve also understands the common issues that effect cyclists, and the best methods of dealing with these problems.  

Alongside our Allied Health Serices, Eve will be available weekly via phone bookings, or through our online booking system.  

 

An initial consultation with Eve takes just over an hour and allows time for a comprehensive assessment prior to a very hands on session.

If you have any queries with regards to Eve's services, please contact us and we can provide further information.  

The Pedaler also has HICAPS available onsite to claim against your Health Fund whether you are using our Myotherapy, Podiatry, Exercise Physiology or Physiotherapy services.  We are building what we hope will become the eminent sports focused, cycling sympathetic Practice in Brisbane.

 

 

 

 

 

RIDLEYS of The Pedaler

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We have created some cracking Ridleys over the past month.  From classically inspired Heliums, to full noise Noahs, the scope has been tremendous.  Whilst being so busy, it hasn't given us a chance to show some of the beautiful creations off.  

Harry Dennis has been very generous with his time and talent to photo document the creation of his superb unique Ridley Helium.  A serious traffic accident ruined his last bike and the clean slate allowed us a chance to really create something beautiful.  Under the watchful eye of The Pedaler's Taylah Mclennan, his Helium came to life.

Ridley Helium Pureline / Sram eTap / Quarq Power / Corima Wheels / Zipp Cockpit

 

 

Why do my feet burn when I ride?

Photo @cyclebro

Photo @cyclebro

The most commonly reported lower limb symptom reported from our patients at The Pedaler is burning feet or 'hot foot'. There are numerous reasons why your feet burn when you ride, however, the solution is usually fairly straight forward.

Riding involves an enormous prolonged period of repitition.  As a consequence, the potential for small issues to evolve into larger problems is common.  The load on the foot when cycling is one such example of the extremes of the sport.  As social rides now creep up into longer and longer distances, it is unsurprising that so many begin to experience discomfort.

Often when discussing burning feet, I'll typically advise the cyclist, that while cycling may be an extremely efficient form of transport, it is not a pursuit we have spent centuries adapting to.  With firmer carbon soles paired to stiff bikes and extra miles, the peak pressures on the forefoot are likely to lead to a degree of pain.  In these instances, the prime area of load when cycling is the ball of the foot under the big toe.  Secondary to this is the base of the big toe followed by the remainder of the pad of the foot.  Studies also indicate load through the lesser toes and into the heel.  The location of the cleats and the stiff sole of most cycling shoes tends to promote some loading (around 10%) through these structures.

When hot foot is caused by 'overuse' and increased distances rather then other pathologies, we reduce peak load on those particular locations through deflection, padding or cleat movement.  If the shoe size is inappropriate, then this will need to be changed as well.  Shoes that are too long for the foot cause huge problems as the stiff sole bites into the foot in the incorrect locations.

If there is soft tissue or boney prominances in the forefoot then targeted deflection and proximal loading with a prescription cycling orthotic is typically effective.  In some instances the addition of a spongey metatarsal dome is also warranted to reduce peak forefoot load.  

There are a raft of other causes for hot foot that will not respond with deflection and padding. In these instances, further investigation, diagnostic imaging and a tailored solution to ensure a quality outcome is the only way forward.  Simply treating all forms of 'hot foot' with a blanket solution will certainly lead to a high rate of poor outcomes.

If you have burning feet when you ride, or indeed, when you don't, make time to use our experience and skill set in this niche field.

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Nathan White  B Hth Sc (Pod) Hons  M A Pod A

Cobra9 Intebuild X Attaquer Race Kit available for a limited time only

We are pretty stoked to announce a limited run of the popular C9 x Attaquer Race Kit for 2017. There have been a lot of folk keen to get their hands on a set, so we felt it appropriate to offer it up to our mates and followers.  This will be the only time it is released for sale.  

 

C9 X ATQ 2017 Race Kit BUY NOW

Pre order closes in 2 weeks.  Jump on to our online store and get around it.  Afterpay available as per all our online products.

 

 

  

Afterpay comes to The Pedaler

We are stoked to give our customers the chance of purchasing gear from us via the funky Australian Start Up Afterpay.  Rather then one lump sum payment, Afterpay allows our customers the chance to buy via 4 monthly instalments while still getting the kit today.  Get onto our online shop and check it out.   Free shipping via the online store for all orders above $250.  Get your Pas Normal, Attaquer and Machines for Freedom kit, plus other cool gear in tasty instalments.  

 

If you have any queries regarding Afterpay, send an email or drop a line.  

The Pedaler Podiatry - What we do.

15 months after opening our doors in Milton, we have become widely known and relied upon to make the feet and legs of the cycling community pain free.  It is a mission that kicked off our unique enterprise, drove us into cycle shoe retail, and now stands us apart from your typical local bike shop / podiatry service.

Over time, the families of our treated cyclists have come to realize that we also provide comprehensive podiatric care for every member of their family as well.  From growing pains right through to offloading heel pain and pressure relief insoles for Grandmas tap shoes. 

 

The Pedaler remains one of the few Podiatry practices in Brisbane to still run a full onsite Orthotic Lab.  Each and every pair of cycling or walking orthotics remains hand crafted by head podiatrist Nathan White with his 17 years of industry leading experience.  It also allows us to run our now famous second set of orthotics at fund only program* for loyal Pedaler patients.

As part of our Pedaler Community, if you need any questions answered about foot health, drop in or make an appointment.  Sometimes it only takes a few minutes to set you in the right direction.  

*subject to conditions.