presented by Richard Severin PT
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Richard Severin PT, DPT, PhD(c), CCS
Rich Severin PT, DPT, is a board-certified cardiovascular and pulmonary clinical specialist. Dr. Severin graduated from the University of Miami with his doctor of physical therapy degree in 2013, followed by a cardiopulmonary residency at the William S. Middleton VA Medical Center/University of Wisconsin-Madison, and orthopedic residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).…Read full bio
1. Pathophysiology Review of Valvular Disease
Registrants will review the pathophysiological mechanisms of valvular disease to better appreciate the disease processes observed in clinic and gain an understanding of how common valvular diseases may influence the response to interventions provided in clinical practice.
2. Prevalence and Common Symptoms
To further appreciate the importance of a cardiovascular examination, registrants will learn the prevalence of valvular diseases in physical therapy practice, based on epidemiological studies. In order to develop clinical pattern recognition, a detailed presentation of common signs and symptoms will be presented for common valvular syndromes and conditions.
3. Clinical Examination Techniques
Registrants will obtain competency with the following examination techniques in order to perform a thorough vascular examination, and learn how to appropriately interpret the findings from these techniques.