Richard Severin

As physical therapists we are now front line healthcare professionals. Because of direct access (this means you can go to a physical therapist without a doctor referral) clients may be coming to us as an entry point into the healthcare system. As a result of this we need to treat every client with a holistic view. We need to at the very least screen the cardiopulmonary system within the overall human movement system. This is where Dr. Richard Severin comes in! He is a passionate proponent of taking vital signs and screen the cardiopulmonary system for every client in every setting.

In this episode we talk about:

  • His background and interest in cardiopulmonary branch of physical therapy
  • The importance of getting baseline measurements for every client in every setting
  • Why it is important to take vital signs in all physical therapy settings.
  • His response to “I have to see so many patients in my outpatient clinic I don’t have time to take vital signs”
  • Risks of not taking vital signs.
  • His talk at CSM
  • And much more!

This is such an important topic for all healthcare professionals and taking vitals is something we should all be doing…..regardless of our work setting!

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Thanks for listening and stay Healthy Wealthy & Smart!



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