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The Home Health Section of the American Physical Therapy Association has just released a new resource on pain management. Two of the four authors, Ken Miller, PT, DPT & Jamie Lowy, PT, MSPT sit down to answer the following questions:
- What does pain management look like in home health? What are the unique challenges?
- What’s included in this resource?
- Where can we find it?
- What other resources does the home health section offer?
About Ken & Jamie:
Kenneth L Miller, PT, DPT, is a board-certified geriatric specialist, certified exercise expert for aging adults and credentialed clinical instructor from APTA. He has over 22 years of clinical practice with the older adult population. Dr. Miller serves as a clinical educator focusing on best practices and optimal care of the pre-frail and frail populations. He mentors an interdisciplinary staff in the home setting utilizing the clinical setting to promote patient safety with patient engagement and interaction. Dr Miller 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 ofthe 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. He has been an invited speaker to present a series of talks by the Australian Physiotherapy Association on frailty, population health and primary prevention as the speaker for a Gerontology Master Tour through Australia.
Jamie Lowy received his Masters of Science in Physical Therapy in 1998 from the University of the Pacific. He has worked in the home health setting since 2000 as both a field clinician and manager. In 2016 he started training in pelvic health and persistent pain management with the goal of expanding the role of PTs in home health to address issues of pelvic pain, incontinence, and pain management. As a member of the APTA Home Health section’s practice committee, he joined Kenneth Miller to co-auther a clinical resource guide for home health clinicians. Jamie has recently taken on a new role in the Primary Care setting in addressing broader population health needs including persistent pain management, pelvic health/incontinence, and frailty in the older adult.