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Custom Made Foot Orthotics – Pedorthic Services

Kimberly Rau and Associates is a group of Canadian Certified Pedorthists based in Kitchener Waterloo who have been providing custom foot orthotics and related foot care products since 1982.We have been working closely with Glassier Physiotherapy since its inception in 1996 and in 2009, joined the clinic onsite to better service the Wingham community.

Individuals with unusual foot structure or poor biomechanics rely on foot orthotics to improve comfort, prevent injury and facilitate healing following injury.  The effectiveness of a custom foot orthotic is highly dependent on the service that accompanies it so patient care and education is our focus.  Kimberly Rau & Associates team of Canadian Certified Pedorthists are passionate about what they do and share Glassier Physiotherapy’s mission to provide exceptional quality of care.

Our Pedorthists have Kinesiology degrees, a graduate diploma in Pedorthics and are certified by The College of Pedorthics of Canada.  As Canadian Certified Pedorthists (C. Ped (C)) we specialize in clinical assessment and biomechanical examination as well as the design, manufacture, fit and modification of foot orthotics. In addition, we have extensive training with footwear design, features, fit, function and modification which is exclusive to our profession.

Our Exceptional Pedorthic Services include:

  • Comprehensive personalized clinical assessment
  • Detailed biomechanical examination and gait analysis
  • High-quality, individualized custom-made foot orthotics
  • Specialized training & expertise in orthotic fabrication
  • Immediate onsite orthotic modification
  • Thorough footwear evaluation, education and modification

Because each patient is unique, we provide a thorough assessment to truly get to know an individual and their needs to ensure we provide recommendations that fit their physical condition, lifestyle, employment requirements, and footwear preferences.

In addition to custom foot orthotics and footwear education, we provide:

  • Custom measured compression therapy (stockings and socks)
  • Therapeutic and Orthopedic footwear
  • Bracing
  • Additional foot related products

At Kimberly Rau and Associates Inc. we are committed to professional development and ensuring the highest quality of Pedorthic care across Canada, serving as a training facility for future Pedorthists and maintaining a high level of involvement with the Pedorthic Association of Canada.  For more information about the profession in general, you can visit the The Pedorthic Association of Canada at www.pedorthic.ca  or The College of Pedorthics of Canada at www.cpedcs.ca.  

For more information about Kimberly Rau & Associates Inc., visit our website at www.kimberlyrau.com.

Your Pedorthist

Kimberly Rau, HBSc.(KIN) C. Ped (C)

Kim began her career as the original associate of Pedorthic Services in 1986 and continues to practice in the Kitchener-Waterloo and surrounding area. She has an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo and completed her Canadian Pedorthics Certification in 1990.

Kim played an integral role in establishing and educating students in the Certificate in Pedorthics which advanced to become the Diploma in Pedorthics, a joint venture between the national Pedorthic Association of Canada and Western University. She has been involved in the training and mentoring of many pedorthists as Kimberly Rau & Associates serves as a practicum site for pedorthic students. As well as a consultant to the insurance industry, Kim spent many years on PAC’s Insurance and Government Relations Committee whose responsibilities are to educate these agencies in order to protect the public and ensure continued support of the services offered by Canadian Certified Pedorthists.

In her spare time, Kimberly enjoys running, playing basketball and long walks and hikes which is a blessing being as her next favourite pass time is baking and consuming the many treats prepared in her kitchen.