Rocky Mountain Prosthetics & Orthotics tends to be the kind of place you only find out about when you need us. Yet we've been here since 1999, serving the local community with standards as high as you'll find in any larger city.
Founded in 1999 by Kees Beek CPO©, we are the only CBC Board Certified prosthetics and orthotics professionals in the East Kootenays. We're passionate about helping people regain their independence and aim to exceed a patient's expectations of restoring their mobility and reducing pain and discomfort.
We provide custom prosthetic and orthotic devices made locally at our on site facility in downtown Cranbrook.
Give your local team a call today. Although recommended, a physician's referral is not required for an initial consultation.
Kees, Tyler & Kim
The RMPO team
After graduating from the BCIT School of Health Sciences in 1984, Kees practiced at Regina's Wascana Rehabilitation Centre for the next fifteen years.
"Working in a comprehensive treatment centre for physical rehabilitation gave me the opportunity to gain experience in all disciplines of prosthetics and orthotics."
In 1999, the thought of a private practice and mountain living drew Kees and his family to the Kootenays, where he set up RMPO and became the only certified practitioner in the area.
With over 33 years of clinical experience, Kees has also served as a national certification examiner in both disciplines with the Canadian Certification Board since 2010..
Tyler studied Clinical Methods in Orthotics and Prosthetics at Toronto's George Brown College, and also holds a Bachelor's of Human Kinetics from the University of Windsor.
While many of his undergraduate peers became physiotherapists or chiropractors, Tyler was drawn to the prosthetics and orthotics field due to its clinical and technical aspects. Upon completing his degree, he enjoyed a year working as a wheelchair technician, building and customizing chairs, of which he says, This was a really helpful year, learning to work with people living with physical difficulties.
It was the mountains and outdoors that brought Tyler and his wife to the area, they often vacationed in the East Kootenays while living and working in Regina, Saskatchewan. Tyler joined RMPO in 2014, where he is also completing his residency in prosthetics.
Kim Nogier joined the RMPO team in 2001 on graduating from the Academy of Learning. She runs the office and supports Kees and Tyler in taking care of RMPO's patients. Kim loves meeting new people and helping them through their challenges, while also getting to know a patient's family and support team during their visits.
She has been married since 1993, has three grown children, and is the proud grandmother of three grandchildren.