About Us

About Rocky Mountain Prosthetics & Orthotics

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.

The RMPO team



Cornelis "Kees" Beek (pronounced "Case") - Founder, Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist, CPO(c)

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 40 years of clinical experience, Kees has also served as a national certification examiner in both disciplines with the Canadian Certification Board since 2010..

Words that describe us? Quality, Caring, Experience, and Expertise. We take pride in our work and strive to remain current in technological advancements in our field.

Mike Glinka

B.Sc. , M.Sc, CO (c).

Mike studied Clinical Methods in Orthotics and Prosthetics at George Brown College in Toronto, and holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. from the Kinesiology Department at the University of Waterloo. Mike was drawn to the field of Prosthetics and Orthotics because it provides a perfect blend of patient care, hands-on work, and clinical problem solving. He and his wife are thrilled to be living in Cranbrook because of its small town feel and proximity to beautiful natural environments. When not at work, you can find him skiing, hiking, or biking with his young family.

Sydney Stokoe

M.Sc., CO (c)

Sydney graduated from the Prosthetics and Orthotics clinical program at BCIT in 2018. She holds a Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Calgary, and a Masters of Science in Rehabilitation from McMaster.

Prior to entering the O and P field, she worked as a kinesiologist at the Alberta Hip and Knee clinic, working with patients pre and post-joint replacement. She completed her Orthotics residency at Lethbridge Orthotic and Prosthetic Services, where she worked until 2022. She and her family relocated to the east Kootenays in 2023 to be closer to the activities they love to do.

Sydney has spent time volunteering with the CADS ski programs in both Calgary and Vancouver and has instructed rock climbing and cross-country skiing for both children and adults. When she isn’t working, she enjoys spending time climbing, skiing and biking with her family in the East Kootenays and beyond.

Josée Bergeron

Josée is our office administrator supporting our clinicians in taking care of RMPO’s patients. Josée 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 over 15 years of experience in administration and office management with a background in Social Work and Gerontology. Born and raised in Ottawa, she moved to BC in 1994 and Cranbrook with her husband in 2005. She is a licensed Zumba® instructor which allows her to inspire people to move, and keep moving!