Dr Mark Laslett

Loading in flexion is said to contribute to lumbar intervertebral disc protrusions. Others say that theory causes fear, and leads to avoidance of flexion, which is perfectly safe and people should be loaded through the full lumbar spine ROM for normal function. Should you use it? Is it safe?

In this webinar, listen to Mark Laslett discuss the theory and evidence of the dynamic disc model and make your own mind up about the role of loaded lumbar flexion in rehabilitation.

Study time: 0.5 hours

CPD Certificate provided.


  • CPD certificates provided (0.5 learning hours)

  • Access to the recording for 12 months

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Instructor Dr Mark Laslett


Physiotherapy Specialist Musculoskeletal

Mark has over 50 years of clinical experience in musculoskeletal practice. He completed his PhD in “Diagnostic accuracy of the clinical examination compared to available reference standards in chronic low back pain patients” at the University of Linköping, Sweden in 2001 and in 2014 he became the first Specialist Physiotherapist registered in New Zealand.

His academic and research interest is in the theory and practice of diagnostics, has over 40 publications, contributed chapters to two multi-author books and published his own text Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy: The Upper Limb in 1996.

He became a Fellow of the New Zealand College of Physiotherapy in 2007, was made an honorary Life Member of Physiotherapy New Zealand in September 2014, and of the New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapists Association in 2015.

He continues to practice as a consultant clinician in Christchurch, NZ and remains active in clinical research.

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