Nathan has worked throughout Australia and New Zealand for the past 17 years and now practises in most capital cities including Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart.
Nathan was born in Wanganui, New Zealand before moving to Australia and commencing schooling in Queensland. He completed his podiatry training at Queensland University of Technology with honours in 2001. After working for some time in Hobart in general practice and palliative care, he moved to New Zealand in 2004 to focus on sports injury management especially within the field of Netball. During time with the Gloucester Sports Clinic, Nathan spent 3 years working as the co primary podiatrist for the Canterbury Netball Association. This entailed acute trauma work, biomechanical assessment, rehabilitation and as required, orthotic therapy. At the Gloucester Sports Clinic he also began the hands on process of custom orthotic prescription and fabrication within the lab setting.
In 2007, Nathan returned to Hobart to take up a position as partner at the Ispahan Podiatry Rooms in Hobart. This allowed further extensive work within the sports injury management field and within the orthotic lab setting. During this time, Nathan increased his exposure to cycling injuries and the manufacture of cycling orthosis geared towards this specific purpose. In 2009 Nathan co founded Cobra9 Cycling Orthotics Pty Ltd focused on prescription custom built cycling orthotic options. This work takes Nathan around Australia regularly training podiatrists, bike fitters and physiotherapists and working with cyclists in most states. In this role, Nathan has worked closely with elite cyclists throughout Australasia including the Queensland Academy of Sport, Tasmanian Institute of Sport and many Pro Tour Teams. Nathan remains the principal podiatrist and director of Cobra9 Cycling Orthotics and continues to research and develop products within this field.
Nathan has a special interest in cycling and the use of orthotics to improve performance and comfort. Nathan works closely with bike fit technicians to ensure the overall clinical picture is recognised rather then focusing solely on the foot.
Nathan also has a special interest in paediatrics and the challenges of the growing foot. Through assessment, education, exercises, gait training and biomechanical intervention if warranted, we aim to make your child's feet functional and pain free.
In his spare time, Nathan loves to ride his road bike and races as often as possible in the Cobra9 Intebuild team. He is also a keen skier and avid reader. He is married to Abbie who works as practice manager in Brisbane and has two boys Henry and Jasper.
Anouska is a specialist Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist who has been working in the profession for 15 years. Anouska graduated from the University of Wollongong in 1999 with a degree in Exercise Science then went on to complete her Physiotherapy degree at Griffith University in 2003. After graduation she moved to Rockhampton in North Queensland to experience the country lifestyle and began working in private practice. Her first real outback experience and Team Physiotherapist role upon graduating was for Phil Anderson’s Australian Dream Team at the 2003 Crocodile Trophy in North Queensland.
During this time Anouska was also heavily involved in competition both on the track and road and raced with the QAS team at the Geelong World Cup in 2006. As a result Anouska began to work with the QAS junior development cycling squads, the national talent identification programs and the QLD state track team. She also introduced cycling specific services into the local clinic and began to provide bike fitting services.
A move to Brisbane to begin her Masters in Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in 2007 coincided with an opportunity to ride on the front of a tandem bicycle with a blind athlete. This led to plenty of racing both on the velodrome and the road and eventually a job with the Australian Para-cycling Team.
Anouska attended two Paralympic Games with the Australian Cycling team before accepting a position with British Cycling in the lead up to the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2016. During this time Anouska worked across all programs (road, track, mtb, bmx) providing Physiotherapy, Retul Bike Fitting, Gebiomized Pressure Mapping, exercise rehabilitation and camp and competition cover. She was also involved in the saddle health project which involved pressure mapping of all athletes, stability programs and assisting in the development of customized cycling suits for all athletes with the goal of reducing training time lost to saddle sores.
Anouska has since returned to Australia (and the sun) and has relocated back to Brisbane. Anouska provides Physiotherapy consultations at The Pedaler upon appointment.
Current Teams and Organisation’s Anouska is working with:
- Great Britain Track Sprint Program
- Team England Track Sprint Program (Commonwealth Games)
- Japanese Cycling Federation Team Pursuit Squads
- Matt Stone Racing V8 Supercars
- UCI (Para-Cycling Classifier)
- Cycling Australia (Para-Cycling Classifier)
- Rocktape Australia (Course Presenter)
Josh has been in the cycling industry since Primary School. He began his career riding MTB’s with his father from Cape Tribulation to Bloomfield at the age of 11. Since then he has raced everything from The Crocodile Trophy to the Philadelphia International Cycling Classic. As well as just racing, he has won and podiumed in numerous professional races including the UCI Tour of Hokkaido and a stage at the UCI New Zealand Cycle Classic. Other than his time on the bike, he has a background in events management, marketing, retail, and is a meticulous mechanic with an obsession for detail. Josh has also studied Journalism and often writes and edits blogs for The Pedaler and Cobra9 Racing.
Workshop Manager / Cobra9 Intebuild Racing Mechanic
Taylah McLennan has been on and around bikes since day dot. After years of cutting his teeth in Tassie Bike Shops, he moved to Queensland in 2016 in search of new challenges. Taylah brings enormous experience to our team combining craftmanship with imaginative solutions to bike servicing and creation.
Taylah also serves as team mechanic for our NRS Mens Racing Team. This is a task he handles with consumate ease and professionalism after years spent working with international teams as mechanic.
Massage / Myotherapist
Justyna’s career as a therapist began in her home country of Poland, and she has recently completed further studies in Australia. Alongside her work at The Pedaler, Justyna is working with both the Brisbane Broncos and the Queensland State of Origin teams.
As an athlete, Justyna has won numerous titles at the Polish National Swimming Championships and worked as a ski instructor for almost 10 years before focusing on remedial therapy.
With many years of experience in the sporting world and working alongside chiropractors, physiotherapists and other sports massage therapists, Justyna is a great addition to our team.
Justyna allows us to offer our clients the following services:
- Sports and Remedial Massage
- Mobilization and Stretching
- Rehabilitation Treatments
- Postural Assessments
- Pregnancy Massage
- Reiki and Spiritual Treatments
Cafe Manager / Head Barista
Sally is our Head Barista and Cafe Manager to the stars. Having started at The Pedaler in late 2016, she has quickly become the driving force behind The 4064. Every shot is perfect. With our huge cycling client base, average coffee just won't do.
Abbie is the glue that holds the whole operation together. Abbie's professional career began with a degree in performing arts at UTAS then moved into retail soon after. Stints managing The Body Shop, Lush and Harris Scarfe in Australia and New Zealand followed. With and an extensive background in marketing, visual merchandising and retail management Abbie looks after the whole operation and ensures The Pedaler runs with an efficient hum.
Abbie also looks after new product lines, store design and event management. It is easy to see how invaluable she is to The Pedaler.
Director of Coaching
Jordan brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to The Pedaler alongside his coaching credentials. Jordan is no babe in arms when it comes to the racing scene having spent a huge part of his life racing ad riding on Pro teams all throughout Europe, Asia and America. After another stint with DRAPAC for the 2016 season, Jordan has now focused his attention on helping other get the most out of their training and riding. Despite not racing in Europe in 2017, Jordan still rides at an international level winning both the National and World Titles in the individual track pursuit. He also races regularly for our NRS Cobra9 Intebuild Racing Team.
Jordan is well known for his clinical approach to training and sets impeccably high standards for both himself and his athletes. Drop in, or set up a time and let Jordan improve your performance on the bike.
Matthew is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Sport Scientist who completed a bachelor of Exercise Science at the University of Tasmania. Since graduation Matthew has gained experience working with both clinical populations and elite sport. Matthew has a keen interest in musculoskeletal injuries, particularly the shoulder and lower back as well as endurance cycling performance.
Matthew is a keen cyclist having raced with the Lawson Homes cycling team, competing in road and track racing in Tasmania as well as the National Road Series. Matthew enjoys riding a range of bikes including road, MTB, Track, Fixies and bike polo.
Matthew has experience in a broad range of areas including, exercise rehabilitation for complex injuries, physiological performance testing including lactate and Vo2 Max, improving recovery by maximising sleep quality and guidance for everyday athletes with medical issues such as high blood pressure.
Matthew is excited to offer services, often only available to elite levels athletes to all cyclist of Brisbane to maximise their training and performance as well as reduce risk of injury or overtraining.
PR / Marketing
The newest and youngest member of our Pedaler Team, Tim has been a part of our cycling community for a number of years. During this time, he has developed a firm grasp on our business practices, and an understanding which has allowed him to integrate into our team seamlessly. As well as being a part of our Cobra9 racing team, Tim has a background in Journalism and writing, and an impressive amount of retail experience for a twenty-one-year-old, including work as a sales rep for POC Australia, and retail, PR, and marketing management at Wildfire Sports. Tim has been taken on board to manage our online and social media presence, as well as working closely with Josh Prete to formulate and employ marketing strategies. He also makes the occasional coffee.