Doctor Roberta Burdisso | Training and Veterinary Medicine: a winning combination

ASA’a significant effort in organising the training activity is also confirmed by the figures: for example, in 2019 alone, the company held more than 100 training activities in the veterinary field, entrusting these to an own staff of medical trainers and scientifically-recognised researchers. These include Doctor Roberta Burdisso - DVM, CCRP, a specialist in Functional Rehabilitation and in charge of the Physiotherapy service at the Centre Hospitalier Vétérinaire Fregis in Arcueil (FR) – who tells us of her experiences “in the field”.

Doctor Burdisso, can you give a description of those who choose to attend training courses dedicated to MLS® Laser Therapy?
They are generally vets without a specific specialisation who have their own surgery or who work both for smaller or larger Clinics. The age range varies greatly and goes from 30 to 60, but they all have the same keenness to increase their knowledge of the therapy. Often, there are several representatives from the same organisation.

What objective do they want to achieve by enrolling in a training session?
Building confidence in the use of MLS® Laser Therapy is the priority. The vets want to feel confident in using the device for the best and most of all in using the therapy in the most effective manner to assist the patient’s rapid recovery. After a training session, they feel reassured and more confident when choosing the most appropriate protocols to tackle every pathology. 

Insecurity often leads to many questions. Are some more frequent than others?
Those who take part in a training session for the first time have many questions all aimed at reassurance on the therapy’s effectiveness, on the ease of use of the device, on the application times and on how it is received by the patients, with contraindications foremost.
Then we have specific pathologies for which specific questions are asked, simply because they are particularly widespread among patients: I refer in particular to osteoarthritis, gingivitis and cicatrisation.

No doubts concerning the therapy’s effectiveness?
No, on the contrary. What makes vets hesitant is the user’s capability: the fear of not using the therapy correctly on the patient with unsuitable parameters or protocols is the greatest hurdle to overcome. The practical session envisaged by the course and all the case histories drawn from my experience are a great help in understanding how to operate safely and obtain tangible results, testing the most suitable solution directly on the patients in order to favour resolving the pathology which affects them.

Based on your direct experience, do you therefore think that training is indispensable in order to approach the therapy with the most functional and effective manner?
Undoubtedly. The participants themselves understand this as they feel more reassured at the end of the courses, having been provided with additional information and evidence deriving from daily practice, in order to be able to use the therapy consciously and effectively.

Doctor Roberta Burdisso - DVM, CCRP - Taichung, Taiwan
Doctor Roberta Burdisso - DVM, CCRP - Taipei, Taiwan
Doctor Roberta Burdisso - DVM, CCRP - Taipei, Taiwan