physiotherapy

Why we sell lake shoes at The Pedaler.

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We have always carried a range of cycling shoes at The Pedaler. Our cycling Podiatry background makes it perfect for us to help riders understand which shoes work best for them. Initially we carried a range of brands however we now carry only Lake cycling shoes. Why? Read on.

Lake have been around for almost 40 years. As it is with many shoe brands, the fortunes of the company fluctuate largely depending upon the latest and most contemporary options that become available. Lake has been at the forefront of shoe technology for some time investing in a suite of functional and occasionally wacky options. Despite the full range of options available, some of the shoes lacked the aesthetic appeal of their rivals. This has all changed now with a fantastic custom shoe range to choose from and a standard range that now looks the business whilst remaining true to their core values - providing shoes that make you comfortable and well fitted.

Importantly for us the Lake range pretty much covers the entire spectrum of foot types within its catalogue which is quite rare amongst cycling shoe brands. We often recommend certain brands for narrow feet or wider feet, or those with unusual toe shapes however Lake can pretty much cover the lot. As a clinician, it makes it a lot easier knowing that we are going to get a quality solution every time.

It doesn’t mean that at a shoe fitting appointment we might not recommend a different brand from another retailer, or advise a patient to stick with the option they have used previously again, however we can recommend a Lake option if necessary and be confident we won’t have issues.

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Another benefit of Lake is they fit our cycling orthotics (COBRA9) perfectly as well. It’s a huge bonus working easily with a shoe to provide the best and most comprehensive option as required by each client.

Finally, the guys behind the product are super helpful and agreeable. We have worked with the parent company to create cool custom options and fit up entire teams with rock solid shoes. We also liaise with Lake USA as required to discuss tricky fitting options. If they’re not in stock, they will source them for us as quickly as possible.

All our shoe fitting options are done via appointment to ensure we can allocate the appropriate time and resources to get the outcome we all want. We will often fit the shoes when they arrive (the range is enormous and carrying all the shoes virtually impossible) on the bike to ensure comfort is felt where it’s needed most. If required we will also then fit our prescription orthotics or ‘off the shelf’ COBRA9 devices to ensure the whole foot to pedal junction is dialled in.

If you want comfort, support or just a pair of properly unique shoes then make a time to get your feet sorted!

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The Pedaler Health Team is growing!

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Our collection of heath specialists has grown again in 2019. We have recently added two new massage therapists to The Pedaler Health giving our clients access to massage 3 days per week. We are excited to welcome Amie on Mondays and Thursdays, and Vicki on Fridays. Both clinicians have a wealth of experience dealing with cyclists and multi sport athletes.

Amie and Vicki join Nathan (Podiatry), Anouksa (Physiotherapy) and Matthew (E.P) who consult weekly from The Pedaler.

We will be announcing a few new names to the health team over the coming weeks to help us look after the needs of Brisbane’s cycling, running and multi sport community. We are also excited to almost be ready to roll out our two new key technology additions to The Pedaler as well - Saddle Pressure Testing Hardware and a Virtual Wind Tunnel. These are hugely exciting additions to our business and allow athletes a chance to get more comfortable on the bike whilst also being more efficient. These new features will be handled primarily by Anouska - our Physiotherapist.

Whilst we are usually busy, we typically have appointments available each week so give us a call and let us help you get more comfortable. All health bookings can also be managed online as well.

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The Pedaler and North West Physiotherapy Team Up!!

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After 6 months of discussion and behind the scenes work, we are very pleased to announce that The Pedaler and Cobra9 Orthotic Labs will be teaming up with North West Physiotherapy to provide Sports Podiatry, Orthotic Services and Bike Fit assistance from their Everton Park location.

We are stoked to be working with the well established and professional team on the Northside who are renowned for their quality holistic physiotherapy and with whom we have shared patients with in the past. It also provides easy access for our Northside clients helping them to schedule appointments around their work and school life more conveniently.

Our mission at The Pedaler has been to provide high level Cycling and Sports Podiatry services without compromise. This attitude fits perfectly with North West Physiotherapy who were looking to expand their health services with the certainty that comes from years of industry experience, and the benefits of a one stop shop for orthotic fabrication. Ron and Roger from NW Physiotherapy and Nathan from The Pedaler hope that with the successful collaboration between the two businesses we will see expansion in the near future to both the Keperra and Eatons Hill locations as well.

As of November, you will be able to access high level Sports and Cycling Podiatry, Running/Walking/Cycling Orthotic services and basic bike fit from the Everton Park location. All high end bike fit clients will still be directed to The Pedaler HQ at Milton to enable access to our bike fit technology.

We look forward to caring for a greater portion of the Brisbane community and we are thrilled to be working alongside such a quality team. Call (07) 3353 4111 or book online from next week.

Nathan

The Evolution of The Pedaler

When you're busy in the middle of a business, it's easy to forget the huge changes that have occurred across the past few years.  We started creating Carbon Cycling Orthotics in 2009, and at that time, we weren't planning on creating a comprehensive Health Practice in Milton, Brisbane.  

With the addition of Physiotherapy and Bike Fitting, we can now manage the full range of services that athletes require.  

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The timeline of services and projects looks as follows

  • July 2009 - Cobra9 Cycling Orthotics created
  • July 2009 - Cobra9 Racing starts
  • January 2014 - Cobra9 Intebuild Racing forms
  • August 2015 - The Pedaler Opens
  • September 2015 - Podiatry, Retail Online
  • February 2016 - Workshop , Bike Sales Online
  • September 2016 - Coaching Commences
  • November 2016 - The 4064 Cafe Opens
  • January 2017 - Dedicated Workshop Manager Commences
  • June 2017 - The Pedaler Hit Squad Forms
  • September 2017 - Exercise Physiology Commences
  • December 2017 - Brisbane Continental Forms
  • January 2018 - Dedicated Massage Therapy Room created
  • April 2018 - Physiotherapy Services Commence
  • July 2018 - Bike Fitting Services Commence

We now have the ability to fully cater for the needs of cyclists and multi-sport athletes from start to finish. 

  1. This means advice for the beginner on bike servicing and catering for their initial set up needs. 
  2. We can help those suffering hot spots or poor shoe fitting with our Podiatry services and Cobra9 Cycling Orthotics. 
  3. We can modify a bike during a fit within our workshop and change handlebars and stems easily and professionally. 
  4. Physiotherapy and Podiatry can work together to ensure a comprehensive treatment platform is issued. 
  5. We can provide the exercise programs and tools required to ensure injury risk is minimised and follow that up within our coaching programs. 
  6. Our coaching programs can be measured against testing provided by our Exercise Physiologist.   
  7. We can source and set up new bikes for clients alongside our workshop and bike fit services. 
  8. Ongoing body maintenance is managed by our massage therapists who provide feedback to Physiotherapy as required. 

All these seperate but linked services are provided right here in Milton and offered in conjunction with access to the best coffee available in the 4064.  That's right, you can grab a Fonzie Abbott coffee from our cafe while you wait.  

 

 

 

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.

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