Chronic Disease Management: Therapists' Role in Improving Health

Presented by Kenneth L. Miller, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA

Meet Your Instructor

  • Kenneth L.  Miller, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA
    Kenneth L. Miller, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA

    Dr. Kenneth Miller has been an educator, physical therapist and consultant for the home health industry for over 20 years and serves as a guest lecturer, adjunct teaching assistant and adjunct professor in the DPT program at Touro College in Bay Shore, New York. He has presented at the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the Educational and Leadership Conference of the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy and Education Section of the APTA and the Annual Conference of the National Association for Home Care and Hospice on a variety of topics including: objective testing, professionalism, interdisciplinary team modeling, osteoporosis, differential diagnosis of dizziness, documentation, patient engagement, student program development and home health regulations. He serves as Chair of the Practice Committee of the Home Health Section (HHS) of the APTA. As the Chair, he led the development of the Providing Physical Therapy section in the home handbook, Third Edition, Home health student program road map and tool kit and the home health section objective test toolbox. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of the GeriNotes publication and Journal of Novel Physiotherapy and Physical Medicine and is a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy and the Journal of Primary Care. Dr. Miller has authored numerous articles for the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy, GeriNotes and The Quarterly Report Newsletters.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:
  • List the 6 most common, costly and preventable health problems/conditions
  • Describe 3 best practice interventions to for chronic disease
  • Name the signs and symptoms for decompensation of HF, COPD
  • Create appropriate care plans for HF, COPD, metabolic syndrome and sarcopenia.
  • Incorporate health confidence and patient activation tools into patient assessment and intervention
  • Demonstrate use of teach back to improve patient engagement


6:00pm-6:15pm Chapter 1: Introduction and Background of the Problem
6:15pm-6:35pm Chapter 2: Heart Failure - Assessment and Interventions – Best Practices – Clinical Practice Guidelines
6:35pm-6:55pm Chapter 3: COPD – Assessment and Interventions – Best Practices – Clinical Practice Guidelines
6:55pm-7:15pm Chapter 4: Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, Sarcopenia and Frailty
7:15pm-7:25pm Break
7:25pm-8:25pm Chapter 5: Exercise Prescription and Patient Engagement
8:25pm-8:35pm Chapter 6: Case Scenario
8:35pm-9:05pm Chapter 7: Conclusion and Q and A