About our staff
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.
David joins our team after graduating from Queensland University of Technology in 2014 with Honours. David is a Brisbane local and attended school at St. Joseph’s College Gregory Terrace where he developed a passion for rowing. David otherwise has a diverse sporting background playing several sports including; rugby, soccer, tennis, basketball, swimming, cricket, cross country. This has enabled David a better understanding of the management of injuries across a wide range of sports.
David has maintained an active ongoing involvement in rowing and he currently competes as a Surf Boat rower in the BMD Northcliffe Open Mens crew. He is also a trained surf lifesaver. David cycles extensively as cross training as well a spending plenty of time immersed in the gym. Recently he has joined the A Grade ranks and has spent as much time under his bike as on it in 2016.
David is a member of the Australian Podiatry Association and Sports Medicine Australia and undertakes ongoing training to further his knowledge with the latest research. David is our resident specialist in Manual Therapy and exercise prescription. He regularly utilises Dry Needling as a modality to manage injuries and improve function. He prides himself on needling smarter rather than harder to provide effective and pain free care. He is currently developing a program of dry needling to improve function and reduce injury rates in cyclists. In 2016, David obtained his qualifications in Myofascial Cupping.
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.
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.
Myotherapy / Massage
Eve is one the most highly regarded Massage and Myotherapists practising in South East Queensland. Her unique blend of hands on therapy, trigger point technique and exercise and conditioning prescription provides a well rounded approach to Massage and Myotherapy. She is also and extremely talented and dedicated MTB rider as well.
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.