Meet the Team

Canadian Certified Pedorthists

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 partnership.  In 2000 the trio opened OKAPED Penticton to serve the south Okanagan region.  Davis DesRochers became a partner in the OKAPED Penticton clinic in the spring of 2013 and more recently in OKAPED Kelowna in the fall of 2021.  Another exciting moment for OKAPED in the summer of 2021 was that after over 10 years in Practice we also became partners with Mark Garvie in our Vernon clinic. You can see our entire list of professionals and their bios in our Teams section of this site.

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.