Kimberly Rau


Kim began her career as the original associate of Pedorthic Services in 1986 and continues to practice in the Kitchener-Waterloo locations.   She has an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo and completed her Canadian Pedorthics Certification in 1990.  Kim has been highly involved in the national Pedorthic Association of Canada (PAC). As a member of the Education Committee she played an integral role in establishing the Diploma in Pedorthics, a joint venture between PAC and the University of Western Ontario.  Her involvement continues as the clinics serve as practicum sites to supervise and train students from the program.

Kim is a member of PAC’s Insurance and Government Relations Committee whose responsibilities are to educate these agencies in order to protect the public and to ensure continued support of the services offered by Canadian Certified Pedorthists.  In addition, Kim works as a private consultant to the insurance industry. With over 30 years of experience, Kim continues to have a passion for both teaching and learning and is involved in research to help advance the knowledge and understanding of custom foot orthotics and the mechanism by which they work.  She maintains her sanity through running, playing basketball and spending hours in her kitchen satisfying her own sweet tooth as well as those around her.

Kalsey Smith


Kalsey’s interest in the Pedorthic profession was sparked during her undergrad, where she had the opportunity to visit a Gait Biomechanics Lab at a local hospital.  She was hooked.  She graduated from The University of Western Ontario in 2014 and received her Bachelor of Arts with Honours Specialization in Kinesiology. She then completed her Diploma in Pedorthics at Western University in 2015. Over the course of the program, Kalsey completed two of her practicums at Kimberly Rau and Associates, and has been a part or the KRA team ever since.

As an athlete, Kalsey developed her interest and love for Kinesiology and human movement. She was a competitive swimmer for 15 years and played Volleyball, Basketball, Discus/Shot-Put, and Badminton throughout her athletic career.

In her spare time, Kalsey enjoys swimming, weekend pick-up games, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.

Patrick Purves


As an avid athlete in high school, Patrick developed an interest in the field of 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 experience gave him a true understanding of what the Pedorthic profession had to offer.

Patrick studied at the University of Windsor and graduated with a 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 at Western University. Patrick practices in the Kitchener-Waterloo Clinics as well as in Wingham, Ontario.

In his spare time, Patrick is an outdoor enthusiast, competes in a multitude of different sports and treasures time spent with his family.