Michelle Despres

VP, Physical Therapy, National Clinical Leader

Michelle Despres

Michelle Despres, PT, CEAS II, REAS, CETS, is a leader within the world of physical therapy and leads her team to deliver a high-quality experience for injured workers and provider partners. She also serves as a mentor to clinicians to improve their delivery of treatments and maximize return-to-work outcomes.    

Michelle’s expertise goes beyond traditional PT to include functional capacity evaluations (FCEs), work hardening, work conditioning, post-offer employment testing, employer-based initiatives, and ergonomics.     

Nationally, Michelle provides customers with a clinical perspective on their claims and delivers continuing education credit seminars on PT, ergonomics, and rehabilitation topics. She regularly presents at industry conferences throughout the country, including RIMS, NWCDC, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, WCI 360, SEAK and Higher Education Risk Management. In addition, she is often interviewed or asked to submit thought leadership to industry publications such as Risk & Insurance and WorkCompWire and national media outlets such as Good Morning America, USA Today, Parent’s Magazine, and Scripps Media. 

Professional Credentials: PT, CEAS II, REAS, CETS, Florida Physical Therapist, PT17888, Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist, Level II (CEAS II) 2009, Certified Employment Testing Specialist (CETS) 2018

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