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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.

Our Staff

Patrick Purves BHK(MS), C Ped (C) Canadian Certified Pedorthist

Growing up in Wingham, Patrick was an avid athlete in high school and developed an interest in the field of rehabilitation and sports medicine. He was first introduced to Pedorthics when his family doctor referred him to a member of the Pedorthic Services team for an assessment and a pair of custom foot orthotics.  Patrick’s successful outcomes gave him a true understanding of what the Pedorthic profession had to offer.

Patrick studied at the University of Windsor and graduated with his Bachelor in Human Kinetics with Honours in Movement Science in 2010. Following graduation Patrick pursued his passion in the health and fitness industry working as a Kinesiologist and personal trainer before entering the Pedorthics Program through Western University. Patrick practices in the Kitchener-Waterloo Clinics as well as in Elmira, Ontario. Patrick has been managing the Wingham clinic since 2013.

In his spare time Patrick is an outdoor enthusiast and actively competes in a multitude of different sports including hockey, soccer, and squash.