Dr. Steven Helper

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Dr. Steven Helper



Doctor of Medicine



Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada. This indicates the certification of the doctor in a particular medical or surgical specialty.

Pain Management / Physical Therapy

Pain Management / Physical Therapy

Fellowship trained Board-Certified Specialist in Pain Management and Physical Therapy. He specializes in pain medicine as well as treatment of many pain-related conditions.
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#2 of 43 Pain Management Specialists / Physical Therapists in Vancouver, British Columbia

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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.


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


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


    • 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


    • False Creek Healthcare
      Vancouver, British Columbia


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


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    Reviews updated via RateMDs on 08/18/2015. Average review is based on 29 reviews.

    full_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-small Submitted Feb. 15, 2015
    I really do highly recommend Dr. Steven Helper. He is very easy to talk to and has a good sense of humour. He and his staff were very helpful. He addressed all the concern in a professional manner. Thank you very much.

    full_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-small Submitted Oct. 7, 2014
    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 star 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!

    full_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-small Submitted Sept. 29, 2014
    Dr. Helper was very responsive and helpful. He has taken a keen interest in my progress and has been incredible instrumental in helping me get better. I injured three discs and was in severe pain. He was patient and kind, and did not suggest any unnecessary procedures. In two weeks, I have gotten much better. As he often said, we treat the patient, not the MRI. Dr. Helper was true to his word.

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