Stephen Blaxland BSc, MPT
Stephen, a graduate from the University of British Columbia Master of Physical Therapy Program has chosen to spend his career focused on helping those suffering from chronic pain. Stephen brings a wealth of experience to the CHANGEpain team including his work in multiple occupational rehabilitation programs and private practice. He offers unique expertise in Post Concussion Management and Vestibular Rehabilitation. Additionally, Stephen has completed specialized training in the Chronic Pain Mentorship Program through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. He has also acted as a preceptor to UBC Physiotherapy student education.
His core treatment principles are honesty and self-efficacy. He takes a coaching style approach to treatment where skills, tools, resources and structures are given to help patients take control of their pain and accomplish their goals. His primary treatments are exercise therapy, education and goal setting accompanied with the use of manual (hands-on) therapy and other modalities as required. Stephen will collaborate with your medical and allied health team to provide integrative personalized care plans. His passion is supporting people in regaining the freedom to do the activities they love or discovering new opportunities.