Staff Bios

Derek Gilmer

Derek Gilmer
Owner CWG Footcare, Inc.

Derek’s ties with CWG Footcare started early in his career while completing a Pedorthic internship in 2003 with Chuck Weeks, the original founder of CWG Footcare. Derek went on to work in a variety of clinical and specialty footwear settings and then founded his own business, Healthy Steps Pedorthic Clinic, in 2009. Derek shares Chuck’s vision of excellent patient care by exceeding customer’s expectations in a professional and compassionate manner while never sacrificing quality.

Derek and his team of experienced Pedorthists, Technicians and admin look forward to serving you and continuing the high level of care you have come to expect from CWG Footcare.

Derek is the founder and owner of Healthy Steps Pedorthic clinic, established in 2009. With over 15 years of experience, Derek is a certified pedorthist exclusively trained in the assessment, design, manufacture, fit, and modification of custom-made orthoses (orthotics) and footwear with the goals of alleviating and managing pain, discomfort, and disabilities in both the legs and feet. Derek maintains qualifications through the following associations:

  • Certified Member of the College of Pedorthics of Canada
  • Canadian Certified Pedorthist
  • Canadian Certified Pedorthic Technician
  • Completed Graduate Program in Pedorthics, The University of Western Ontario
  • Honors Degree in Kinesiology, UWO
  • Certified Medical Compression Therapy fitter

Derek has a special interest in treating diabetes and arthritis-related foot problems, and in designing sport specific orthotics. In his personal life, Derek loves spending time and staying active with his wife and three children. You’re also likely to find him playing hockey or taking the field for a game of softball.

Jonathan Hoffman

Jonathan Hoffman

Jonathan is a Canadian Certified Pedorthist who is happy to help you in French or English. He started in the pedorthic field in 2014 as a lab technician, manufacturing foot orthotics, while completing a bachelor’s degree with honors in Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa. He then completed a diploma in Pedorthics at the University of Western Ontario and obtained his C. Ped (C) designation. Jonathan also has experience fitting patients with compression stockings as well as over-the-counter and custom orthopaedic bracing. He grew up playing hockey, where an injury to his knee sparked the desire to help other individuals suffering from different injuries, diseases and conditions. When out of the clinic, Jonathan likes to spend his time with family and friends, training at a strength and conditioning center, playing hockey, softball, golf or snowboarding.

Chuck Weeks

Chuck Weeks
Founder/Owner CWG Footcare, Inc. (Retired)

After a long and fulfilling career as an Athletic Therapist and 30 years as your Pedorthist, Chuck has decided to slow down and retire. He would like to sincerely thank everyone who helped make his career so rewarding. He is confident to leave his clients, friends, and referring professionals in good hands.

Chuck graduated from the University of Ottawa in 1978, with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. He became a Canadian Certified Athletic Therapist in 1979 and a Canadian Certified Pedorthist in 1989.

Chuck is the former head Athletic Therapist with the University of Ottawa, as well as a Athletic Therapist for the Carleton Sports Medicine/Sports Therapy Clinic at Carleton University in Ottawa. He founded CWG in 1987 and has been proud to serve Ottawa’s medical community for over 34 years as a Certified Athletic Therapist and Canadian Certified Pedorthist.

Chuck has been active in the Pedorthic Association of Canada (PAC) proudly serving on it’s Board of Directors in various capacities. He has also served as PAC’s President is a recipient of PAC’s Award of Distinction.

One of Ottawa’s best high school track athletes, Chuck has served as the Medical Coordinator for the National Capital Marathon. In his spare time Chuck enjoys cabinet making in his home shop and is presently corroborating on a web based book with one of North America’s top foot surgeons

Chuck Weeks