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Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist (Board Registered)

In-Clinic & Telehealth
Appointments Available

Call 03 3660 660
to make an
appointment

EDI: sportscl 
(indicate messages are for Mark Laslett)

Specializing in back & neck pain diagnosis & treatment

The Team

If you are a licensed health care practitioner, and wish to refer a patient,  please click on the button to access an online referral page now.

Fees for referred ACC patients are fully covered as from August 2019 i.e. there is no co-payment, provided the referral states that the referral is for "Specialist Physiotherapy Assessment"

 
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Dr Mark Laslett
PhD, NZRSP, FNZCP, Dip.MT, Dip.MDT

Mark has over 50 years of clinical experience in diagnosing and treating painful musculoskeletal conditions. His special focus is on acute and chronic low back pain related conditions.

He is in part time clinical practice and consults with patients referred from other licensed health care practitioners such as General Medical Practitioners (GPs), Physiotherapists and Medical Specialists

Jo Kennedy
MSc, NZRP, MCSP, MACP

Jo has been Mark Laslett's Musculoskeletal Registrar since June 2021, and is in the process of applying for registration as a Physiotherapy Specialist with the New Zealand Physiotherapy Board.

Jo has 15 years of cinical experience and completed her Masters degree with distinction in Advanced neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy from King's College, London  in 2013. 

Jo will commence doctoral studies through Otago Iniversity in 2023

LOCATION

The Sports Clinic
156 Bealey Ave.,
Christchurch, 8014
New Zealand

Phone: +64 3 3 660 660
EDI: sportcl
Email: info@sportsclinic.co.nz

Advance Physiotherapy

The Caledonian Centre

8 Caledonian Rd,

(Cnr. Caledonian & Bealey),

Christchurch, 8014

New Zealand

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PAINFUL CONDITIONS

DR LASLETT WILL MANAGE

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Acute or chronic pain in the low back and buttock regions. Pain may be referred into the lower limb, and may even be the dominant complaint

Low Back Pain

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Acute or chronic neck pain that may also refer pain into the shoulders, shoulder blades or upper limb

Neck Pain

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Problems in the lower limb may be muscular, tendinous or related to the hip, knee or ankle joints. Pain may be referred from the lumbar spine or sacroiliac joint into the lower limb and can be confusing. The clinical assessment aims to determine the cause and source of pain, so treatment may be better directed.

Lower Limb Pain

Shoulder and Upper Limb Pain

Shoulder and upper limb injuries that occur with or without injury

 

PRE-APPOINTMENT

All patients will be directed to a set of online forms to complete prior to the actual clinical consultation. The information gathered is secure and will save 20 minutes of consultation time, allowing for a longer more focused one-on-one attention. The questionnaires will take about 20 minutes to complete. A report is generated automatically and this is immediately available to Dr Laslett

Online Pre-Assessment Questionnaire

THE INITIAL CONSULTATION

One hour is allocated for one-on-one attention. A detailed clinical history is followed by a comprehensive physical examination. Generally a clinical diagnosis is achievable, but further assessment and other investigations may be needed in complex conditions. After the initial consultation, Dr Laslett will write a detailed report  that goes to the referring health care practitioner, and the patient. A management plan is included, which may include treatment by Dr Laslett, referral to other specialists, or referral back to existing care providers as needed

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