After 6 years in a retail location on Occidental Plaza, it was time to make a change. FootWorks PT and Cycles has relocated just a block to the south in the NOLO Apartments. New location, same great service.
520 Occidental Ave S, Unit 311
Seattle WA, 98104
The Weight of a Nation carried Ryder Hesjedal to a last minute and well deserved victory at the Giro d'Italia. After 21 days and 2000+ miles of racing though Italy, it all came down to the last stage. Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha) and Ryder (Garmin-Barracuda) had traded the leaders jersey during this race but Rodriguez had the lead by 31 seconds going into the final day's individual time trial. The 31.5 kilometer stage wound through the streets of Milan with multiple technical turns, cobble stones, and tracks which all made for a nail biter of a race.
In the end, Ryder had the time trial skills to put him over Rodriguez by just 16 seconds. Ryder becomes the first Canadian to win any Grand Tour. The man with the poker face during this entire race looked to get a little teared up when O Canada was played for his podium presentation.
Considering that the last time I updated my website was with a story about professional racer Ryder Hesjedal's 6th place finish at the Tour de France, it is now only appropriate to update it again with current news about Ryder.
Update - May 19.... Ryder reclaimed the leader's jersey with a surprise attack at 3km to go during the days mountain stage!!!!!!
Yesjesdal! The Weight of a Nation, Ryde of a Lifetime... Whatever you want to call it, this is Ryder Hesjedal's time to shine. Canada's only Tour de France participant has proven to the world that he is a Grand Tour contender. But, those of us who have known him for the past several years have known this all along. I was not happy to see Ryder's fellow teammate and team leader Christian Vande Velde withdraw from the Tour de France after crashing and breaking several bones in stage 2, but I immediately knew that Ryder would be unleashed to show what he is capable of. Since the cobble stone riddled stage 3 where Ryder put his off-roading skills to work he has been playing in the top 10 overall placings.
I have been to many ultra marathon races, but this was my first time participating at a 100 miler. Along with 4 others, I was crewing for my friend Justin Angle at the Western States 100. This is a brutal course that travels from Squaw Valley to Auburn, CA. It travels over mountains and across rivers for a total of 18,000 feet of climbing and 22,000 feet of descending. With 5 crew members, Justin had a large support staff which should have made for a perfect day.
Building another successful year in 2010. Ryder Hesjedal of Garmin Slipsteam won the final stage at the Tour of California and got 5th overall in the GC. Read all about the stage at Velonews.
Ryder is a favorite athlete at FootWorks PT and has used custom orthotics made by Neal Goldberg for the past 4 years.
Cyclesoles, custom cycling specific insoles, are now available at FootWorks Physical Therapy. Cyclesoles offer an excellent custom option for your footbed with out the need for a custom "orthotic."
Cyclesoles are molded for your foot while you are on your bike, ensuring it's effectiveness for the cycling shoe. Power transfer, pressure relief, and comfort are all maximized.
Cyclesoles are made in house by physical therapist and foot specialist Neal Goldberg who will make sure that your biomechanics, alignment, and needs are all accounted for. Typically Cyclesoles are made within 24 hours of your visit, if not while you wait.
Check out www.cyclesoles.com and call or email FootWorks for more information or to set up an appointment for your own custom Cyclesoles.
Congrats to Linsey Corbin for her 2nd place finish at Ironman New Orleans 70.3! That bike fit from FWPT continues to help keep her at the top of the field.
Linsey Corbin had an amazing race at the 2009 Ironman Arizona. She was second only to Sam McGlone, and she had a whopping bike PR split of 5:05:07. That includes a pesky 4 minute penalty too! Linsey came to FootWorks to get her bike re-fit following her Kona experience in October. Things obviously came together for her.
Congrats Linsey, here's to Kona 2010!
It took nearly seven years, but FootWorks PT is now a contracted provider for Regence Blue Shield. Whatever Regence plan you have; PPO, Selections, PAR, or the Federal Employees Program you are now covered in-network at FootWorks. New patients are being accepted. Please call or email to set up an appointment.
In an continuing effort to better serve you, a full size run of Brooks Infiniti's are being carried at FootWorks PT. No longer will you have to leave with a list of best guesses as to what shoe might work for you. Test running on the Brooks Infiniti provides immediate feedback as to whether you will need more or less pronation control. And, if the Infiniti works for you, you can purchase it at FWPT saving you a trip to the store.
Its been a long time in the making. And just a couple days after a squeeker second place finish, Ryder Hesjedal finally gets his first grand tour victory. This one happened on the mountain top finish at Alto de Velefique. Read it here at Velonews.
Ryder uses custom orthotics from FootWorks to maximize his power, performance, and comfort.
2009's Ironman Canada proved to be a tough race for me. Temps were in the 90's, but I think the real problem was the intense smoke from nearby forest fires. The mountains that line the entire race course were nearly obscured from view at times. I wound up finishing an hour behind my planned time, and I ended up in the medical tent getting a couple bags of fluid dripped into me.
Congrats to all my friends and clients who also raced! It was great seeing you all out there.
So, I am now really glad to be back in the office. If you call or email I will be able to respond quickly.
Neal will be out of the office from August 27 to September 3 for Ironman Canada (otherwise known as a "Very Long Day").
If you need to reach Neal for scheduling an appointment or anything else, send an email from the contact link above. He will do his best to respond while he is away.
Two time Olympic Triathlon medalist Simon Whitfield came to FootWorks Physical Therapy this past July and was outfitted with a set of custom orthotics. What does he have to say? "...brilliant. honestly. really impressed." "...my knee tracks much straighter and power is there."
I don't flaunt what people say much, but Simon's response really made my day.
You don't have to be an Olympian or a Pro cyclist to benefit from custom orthotics or having your bike properly fitted. Read more in the Services menu.
One week after completing the Tour de France, Garmin Slipstream's Ryder Hesjedal finished an amazing 5th place at San Sebastien. The 147 mile one day race saw rainy weather and several crashes.
Ryder uses custom foot orthotics from FootWorks to maximize his power, performance, and comfort.
Ryder Hesjedal of Garmin Slipstream successfully completed another Tour de France. Ryder worked hard accomplishing a 2nd place Team Time Trial, first over the Côte de Prévonloup, and keeping his teammate Brad Wiggins in 4th place overall.
Ryder uses custom foot orthotics by FootWorks to maximize his comfort, power , and performance.
Tour de France Stage 15 saw FootWorks sponsored athlete Ryder Hesjedal make a valiant breakaway along with 14 other riders including Fabian Cancellara. Hesjedal rode away from from group of 14 and hit the summit of the Côte de Prévonloup 27 seconds ahead of the Cancellara group.
Ryder has been working hard for his teammates at this year's tour, and it great to see him finally out in front.
Ryder uses custom foot orthotics by FootWorks PT to maximize his power, comfort and performance.
Read the rest of the review of Stage 15 here - click
It has just come to my attention that nearly three weeks of emails have not come to through because of a website hosting problem. This has occurred if the email was sent through the Contact Page on this website. If your email was not replied to, I sincerely apologize, I never received it. The problem has been fixed so your email will now make it to me.
Tour de France, Stage 4, Team Time Trial
Ryder and the rest of Garmin Slipstream net a 2nd place finish in the first team time trial at the Tour de France since 2005. They were just 18 seconds behind Armstrong and Company. Ryder now sits in 21st place overall, just 1:46 back.
Follow more info here - Garmin-Slipstream
FootWorks PT is pleased to announce that it has become an In-Network Provider for Aetna health insurance. Patients who have Aetna and have come to realize the quality of care at FootWorks PT will now further benefit from increased coverage of their medical costs.
Sept 13, 2008
Cameron Evans of Team OUCH / Maxxis proved that he is a force to be reckoned with. He had several breakaways during 2009's TOC, but Stage 5's was the best. 130 miles until his was caught 4k from the finish. SO CLOSE !!!!!
Sept 13, 2008
Justin takes 3rd at the Angeles Crest 100 miler.
Justin came to FootWorks PT for help with his hip strength and biomechanics many years ago and has become a favorite 'sponsored' athlete of FWPT.
Ryder and the Garmin Slipstream guys put in a great effort. Ryder finished just 34 seconds back in 25th place. Now, just looking ahead to the Giro and Tour. click to read more
Cam made the most of his breakaway, and out-sprinted his two rivals to win the stage. read more
Cam uses custom orthotics from FootWorks to maximize his comfort, power, and performance.