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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 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  or The College of Pedorthics of Canada at  

For more information about Kimberly Rau & Associates, visit our website at

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Katya graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2016 with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology where she discovered her interest in human movement and health.  Katya went on to pursue an Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician Diploma from George Brown College. During her time in the program at Sunnybrook hospital, Katya’s interest in the Pedorthic profession was ignited where she had the opportunity to build orthotic devices for patients in need. After completing her diploma, Katya joined Pedorthic Services Canada where she sharpened her skills as an Orthotic Technician fabricating devices and collaborating with clinicians. As her interest in the clinical aspect of the field grew, she decided to pursue her certification in Pedorthics.  After spending 7 years in the industry, she is excited to be a part of the KRA team serving clients in the Waterloo Region.

Katya was the coordinator of many programs while in school and ran the CARL at RIM PARK.  She is highly valued by friends, family and colleagues for her impressive leadership and organizational skills. She has enjoyed competition in basketball, softball, volleyball, and ultimate frisbee and spends time on the golf course and baseball diamond.  Kitchen creations, DIY projects and time with family and friends take high priority in her life.