Carole Lewis and Ken Miller come onto the Show for a discussion on advice/issues for the hospital/home care physical therapist. They discuss the biggest issues in hospital/home care therapy along with some solutions, thoughts on the recommendations from the Best Practices in Physical Therapist Clinical Education Task Force, most important clinical pearls that a hospital/home care therapist should know, best pieces of advice for the hospital/home care clinician, how to avoid burnout, & what are the best post professional resources for development in these settings. Carole discusses the changes she has seen based on her recommendations from her McMillan lecture and much more!


Carole Lewis is the 2106 McMillan Lecturer and her lecture “our Future Selves: Unprecedented Opportunities” and she is the 2nd McMillan lecturer that we have had on the podcast! She is the President of GREAT Seminars which is a continuing education company for physical and occupational therapists.

Dr. Lewis currently serves on the Medical Faculty at George Washington University as a full adjunct professor in the Department of Geriatrics and is a Clinical Professor at the University of Maryland. She has published extensively in the field of aging, including professional articles, books, textbooks, and books for the lay audience. Her accomplishments include receiving the APTA’s Lucy Blair Service Award and the Section on Geriatrics’ highest honor, the Joan Mills Award & the Section on Geriatrics’ Clinical Excellence Award. She is also a Catherine Worthington Fellow for the APTA. She has served the profession by volunteering for many local and national offices and served as the president of both the DC chapter and the Section on Geriatrics of the APTA. Dr. Lewis has lectured extensively. She has spoken in over 48 states. Her international lectures include Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Finland, Canada, China and Israel. She combines her diverse education and extensive clinical background to provide medically substantiated and usable information for today’s practicing clinician

Kenneth L Miller, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA is a board certified geriatric specialist with over 20 years of clinical practice in multiple practice settings with the older adult population. Dr. Miller is a physical therapist clinical educator for a healthcare system focusing on home care best practices and optimal transitions with the frail population. He mentors an interdisciplinary staff in the home setting utilizing the clinical setting to promote patient safety with patient engagement and interaction. Additionally, he serves as an adjunct professor in the post professional DPT program at Touro College in Bay Shore, New York where he has developed multiple courses on the care of the older adult population and has presented nationally at the Combined Sections Meeting and NEXT Conferences of the APTA. As the Chair of the Practice Committee of the Home Health Section of the APTA, he led the development of the Providing Physical Therapy in the Home handbook and other resources such as home health student roadmap and toolkit and the home health section’s objective test toolbox. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation and GeriNotes publications and serves as a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy. Most recently is an author of the chapter on pharmacology in a geriatric text book called “Physical Therapy for the Older Adult” published by Wolters Kluwer and edited by Dr. Carole Lewis.


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