Steve Nairn

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Steve Nairn


Physiotherapist, Footmaxx Orthotics Practitioner, Chronic Pain Specialist

It’s a true privilege to partner with people through their healing journey and to see them achieve their highest possible level of function. I believe that education in this process is key. By helping people understand their injury and providing tools to remedy symptoms we can see real results.  I use a combination of manual therapy, acupuncture, Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS), soft tissue work, and progressive exercise to correct muscle imbalance and restore pain free movement. With over 20 years of experience as a physiotherapist in Vancouver, I focus on treatment that is effective and tailored specifically to your needs and goals. I aim to encourage and motivate my clients to help them see their full physical potential.

Through my own injuries running, playing soccer, swimming and snowboarding I have developed a special interest in foot and knee injuries. I have also overcome several bouts of chronic pain by implementing a technique called Pain Reprocessing Therapy. Contrary to what many believe, this has given me hope that chronic pain can be cured, rather than just managed.  I believe in the importance of lifelong learning and I am regularly furthering my education by taking advanced physiotherapy courses. In my free time I enjoy running, biking and chasing after my two boys in Vanier Park.

Read Steve’s Latest Articles:



  • Education

    • The Sports Thorax: Connect the Whole Body & Optimize Performance with ConnectTherapy™ & the Thoracic Ring Approach™

    • Neuroplastic Transformation for the treatment of chronic pain

    • Mirror therapy and Graded Motor Imagery for the treatment of chronic pain syndromes

    • Chan Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation

    • Fellow, Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists (FCAMT)

    • Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute, Level 1A, 2A, 3A; CAFCI Designation

    • Foot Biomechanics and Orthotic Therapy

    • Advanced Physiotherapy Education: Thoracic Spine and Shoulder

    • Sport Manual Therapy and Manipulation

    • Muscle Energy Techniques: Neck, Back, and Pelvis.

    • Master’s Degree of Physical Therapy: McMaster University 2002

    • Bachelor’s degree of Science: UBC 2000

  • Certification

    • Virtual Connect Therapy and the foot/ankle complex