Dr. Steven Helper



Dr. Steven Helper

#2 of 43 Pain Management Specialists / Physical Therapists in Vancouver, British Columbia
Languages: English

Dr. Steven Helper is a Royal College Board-Certified Physiatrist with specialization in Interventional Spine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He offers the ability to assess, treat, and/or guide patients down any road of care that is necessary. Whether they need open surgery, minimally invasive surgical procedures, injections, physical therapy, alternative treatments (chiropractic, acupuncture), or long-term oral analgesics, he will be able to direct them based on the latest medical literature and his clinical experience.

The potential patient to be directed to Dr. Helper is anyone with pain in the cervical (neck), thoracic (mid-back), lumbar (low-back) or sacral (buttock) region with or without radiating symptoms into the extremities (arms or legs). It does not matter if they have seen other specialists or had other procedures, they may still benefit from his knowledge if not his interventional skills.

He received his Medical Doctorate (MD) in 2001 and completed his Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2005 from the University of Manitoba. He became Chief Resident in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of British Columbia. He received his Spine Fellow from the PENN Spine Centre at the University of Pennsylvania in 2007.

He currently has 2 chapter book publications and is participating in ongoing research related to the field of Physiatry.

Learn more about Dr. Steven Helper.

Membership & Affiliations

  • American Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • North American Spine Society
  • Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • International Spine Intervention Society
  • American Board of Medical Specialists


  • Spine Fellow
    PENN Spine Center, University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Fellowship
    Royal College of Physicians of Canada
  • Resident in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    University of British Columbia
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Medical Doctorate
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, Manitoba

Procedures Performed

  • To be updated

Awards & Achievements

  • Chief Resident in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of British Columbia
  • Clinical Instructor at the University of British Columbia
  • 2 Textbook Chapter Publications
  • Scientific Researcher/Publisher
  • Guest Speaker/Presenter

Hospital Affiliations

  • False Creek Healthcare
    Vancouver, British Columbia


  • Textbook Chapter: “Lumbar radicular pain: Medical Rehabilitation” (2007)
  • Textbook Chapter: “Degenerative Disc Disease: Intradiscal Therapies” (Forthcoming 2009)

Hobbies & Interests

  • To be updated


Dr. Helper was very professional and incredibly helpful. He went through my back issue in full detail. He explained the possible procedures, risks and strengths to everything. I left there feeling I had all my options presented to me in a clear way. I was given the option to have injections done with his services but he recommended other options. He did not try and sell himself or his services, rather he gave me the various possibilities and options for me to weigh on my own. I appreciated his honesty. He spent a great deal of time with me and gave me one of the greater doctor/patient interactions I’ve ever had. I would highly recommend Dr. Helper.

Dr. Helper gave me straight answers and compassionately explained things that I had trouble understanding. The money I paid to see him was a bargain. His assistant treated me and my family like welcome guests. My experience was five stars from the very first phone call. It’s refreshing to receive care from providers that are happy to meet with you! I highly recommend Dr. Helper!

I highly recommend Dr Helper. I am an out of province patient and have seen him twice while in Vancouver. He and his staff are very professional, friendly and helpful. He listened to my concerns and didn’t discredit anything I said. He is very thorough, answered all of my questions and never rushed me. He has shown a real interest in my recovery and coordinated follow up therapy with other healthcare providers where I live.

Dr. Steven Helper last modified: July 28th, 2015 by Centric Health
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