Our History

Our History

 

Established In Kelowna In 1997

 

OKAPED was incorporated in Kelowna during the summer of 1997 by clinicians and owners Andrew Godwin and Paul Rauhala. They expanded into Vernon and West Kelowna the very next year and by December 1999 they called upon long time colleague and friend Jeff Fink to join them in the practice and partnernership.  In 2000 the trio opened OKAPED Penticton to serve the south Okanagan region. North Okanagan patients driving to the Vernon office were happy when OKAPED established a full time clinic in Salmon Arm in December of 2009.  Our latest exciting development came when Davis DesRochers became a partner in the OKAPED Penticton clinic in the spring of 2013.

Our Pedorthic Services offered at our offices include Biomechanical Assessments of the Lower Extremity, Gait Analysis, Custom Foot Orthotics, Orthopaedic Footwear, as well as Footwear Modification and Repair. Each have been in practice for over 20 years and are involved in every aspect of their business from assessments to fabrication.