Michelle Despres, PT, CEAS II
Michelle Despres, PT, CEAS II, is the vice president and national product leader at One Call Care Management, a leading provider of workers’ compensation care management services. Michelle serves as a clinical liaison among payers, providers and One Call’s internal teams, helping to strategize to continually improve return to work results. She also mentors clinicians to improve their delivery of treatments and services to maximize work-ready outcomes. Michelle’s physical therapy expertise for the injured worker population includes on-site services, functional capacity evaluations (FCEs), work hardening, work conditioning, post offer employment testing, employer based initiatives and ergonomic assessments. Nationally, Michelle provides customers with a clinical perspective on their physical therapy claims and delivers continuing education credit seminars on many physical therapy, ergonomics and rehabilitation topics. Thought leadership includes presentations at RIMS, NWCDC, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, WCI 360, SEAK, Higher Education Risk Management and many other conferences around the country. Her work has been published in several workers’ compensation publications including Public Risk, National Underwriter Property & Casualty and Workers’ Compensation Magazine along with being featured in Work Comp Wire.