Why Workwell Faculty

Brent Webber, PT, CEAS III

Brent Webber, PT, CEAS III is a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina Charleston.  He is the Manager of Industrial Rehabilitation at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System in South Carolina.  Brent also has experience as an Industrial Case Manager and is a CEAS Level 1, 2, and 3 (Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist).

Brent has been a WorkWell faculty member since 2008 and has spoken on topic related to occupational health, functional testing and Return to work for groups such as the South Carolina Physical Therapy Association, South Carolina Association of Occupational Health Nurses, and the National Association of Occupational Health Professionals.  He is also a guest lecturer at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Physical Therapy program.

(FCE, FJA, PWS, WR, Ergo)

Deirdre “Dee” Daley, PT, DPT

Dee Daley, PT, DPT is a graduate of the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill and Quinnipiac College physical therapy programs. Dee is currently employed by WorkWell in New Ipswich, NH as Director of Clinical Practice.  Dee has been a member of the WorkWell faculty since 2003, and intermittently teaches as a guest lecturer for PT and PTA schools on topics related to Work Injury Prevention and Management.  Dee also holds a degree in Health Professions Education from North Carolina State University.

In addition to clinical practice, Dee has been active in the New Hampshire and North Carolina Chapters of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as President and other roles in the area of Education and Policy.  In addition to helping develop training materials for WorkWell, she has coauthored several publications on the Role of PT in Occupational Health and Wellness, and Safety in Functional testing.  She has also served as a member of the APTA as a working member of the Occupational Health Special Interest Group and Work Rehab Clinical Practice Guideline group.

(FCE, FJA, PWS, WR, Ergo, On-Site, AFCE, Online Ergo Mfg, Online Ergo Office)

Jeff Paddock, PT, MBA, CSCS, CES

Jeff Paddock, PT, MBA, CSCS, CES is a graduate of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center.  Jeff is currently employed by WorkWell Prevention & Care in New Orleans, LA as On-Site Services Manager.  Jeff also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Florida State University. Jeff has over a decade of experience in occupational health- as both a front line clinician, consultant and manager/mentor for site based occupational health, injury prevention and injury management programs.   Jeff has been instrumental in the development of standardized approaches to injury prevention and management of onsite injuries and practical aspects of healthcare and employer integration for transitional/modified duty.

In addition to clinical practice and consulting, Jeff has been an active member of the Louisiana Physical Therapy Association, APTA’s Occupational Health Special Interest Group, and the Private Practice Section.  He was also named as an APTA Emerging Leader Award recipient.


Kristen Cederlind, OTR/L

Kristen Cederlind, OTR/L joined the WorkWell team in 2013 as a Manager of On-Site Services.  She consults with manufacturing employers across the country to develop customized On-Site therapy and wellness programs to improve employee health and safety, while collaborating with the rest of the On-Site team in service implementation, provider training, customer and provider relations and metrics reporting.    Her background includes program development and management of a hospital acute care and outpatient rehabilitation department, including ergonomics, job analysis, and job coaching.  While working in the hospital setting, she championed ergonomics initiatives such as safe patient handling and office ergonomics.

Kristen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California and is a member of both the California and American Occupational Therapy Associations


Laurie Johnson, PT

Laurie has extensive, first-hand knowledge and experience in implementing WorkWell’s programs. Through her experience as a WorkWell faculty member and Vice President of Clinical Services, she has consulted and overseen extensive occupational health projects, taught the protocols and principles of WorkWell programs and provided clinical support to providers. She has also been instrumental in interfacing with the WorkWell Provider network, payers, employers and other referrers, educating them regarding WorkWell’s injury prevention and management programs.

Laurie also has authored numerous articles and contributed chapters on work injury/illness management to two textbooks. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and its Minnesota Chapter, the Orthopedic and Private Practice Sections of APTA and the Orthopedic Industrial Rehabilitation Special Interest Group (SIG). She is presently on the editorial board of the private practice section publication, Impact.

Marc Yeager, PT, MPT

Marc Yeager, MPT, is a graduate of Loma Linda University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences and a Master of Physical Therapy degree in June 1993. Marc is the Managing Principal of Injury Prevention & Management Consulting.

Marc has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 1994 and the Georgia Physical Therapy Association since 1997. He has been a faculty member for WorkWell Systems since 2006. He achieved the distinction of WorkWell Master Clinician in 2001 with certifications in Functional Capacity Evaluations, Functional Job Analysis, Return to Work Clinical Pathways, Functional and Office Ergonomics.

Marc founded Highland Park Physical Therapy in 2001, shortly before joining WorkWell Systems as an Occupational Health Specialist developing injury prevention and management programs, including Rapid Return to Work, Stress Factor Analysis, and supportive training materials, in addition to implementing internet-based injury prevention and management programs for industrial clients. Marc has assisted in the development and implementation of on-site ergonomic programs for a Silicon Valley-based high-tech Fortune 100 Company, and served as a member on their ergonomic safety committee as an external consultant. Early into his profession, Marc’s clinical experience included providing on-site physical therapy services for several companies in the Silicon Valley area of California. He has utilized that experience to help incorporate functionality into his client’s rehabilitation program and provides practical insight during the return-to-work decision process.

 (FCE, FJA, PWS, WR, Ergo)

Mark Blankespoor, PT, DPT

Mark Blankespoor, PT, DPT received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Dordt College in 1992.  He then received a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Des Moines University in 1994.  He continued his education by receiving a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Des Moines University in 2009.

Mark is currently employed by Blankespoor Consulting in Pella, Iowa as a Consultant. Mark was the founder of Work Systems Rehab & Fitness in 1998, which has 5 clinic locations in Iowa (Des Moines, Ames, Pella, Newton and Oskaloosa) and multiple employer contracts throughout the state of Iowa.  He has extensive experience in Work Injury Prevention and Management as well as Wellness and Fitness. In addition to clinical practice, he has served in a number of roles with the Iowa Physical Therapy Association (Legislative Chair; Treasurer; Vice President; President) and the American Physical Therapy Association (House of Delegates Representative; Board Member with Occupational Health Special Interest Group).

Mark has been a Faculty Member with WorkWell Systems since 1998, and also serves as an Adjunct Instructor for Des Moines University.   He has performed regular provider training with all of the WorkWell Systems programs and has been a consultant on multiple projects with WorkWell Systems.

 (FCE, FJA, PWS, WR, Ergo, On-Site)

Robin Peterson, PT

Robin Peterson PT is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Physical Therapy Program.   Robin is currently employed by Regions Hospital in St. Paul MN as Physical Therapist and Supervisor.  Robin has been a faculty member and consultant for WorkWell since 2008.  Robin also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Distributive Sciences and Psychology from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter MN.

In addition to clinical practice and consulting, Robin Peterson has been an active member in the MN chapter of the APTA since 1987, and has served as the physical therapy alternate member for the MN Medical Services Review Board with the Department of Labor and Industry since 2002. Robin Peterson is also a member of the National Association of Occupational Health Providers and Human Factor Society.  She co-authored Smart Tracks patient management system, Volumes I and II.

(FCE, FJA, PWS, WR, Ergo, On-Site, AFCE, Online Ergo Mfg, Online Ergo Office)

Tom Dunlap, PT

Tom Dunlap, PT is a graduate of The Ohio State University. He is currently employed by Mercy Health in Warren, OH as a staff physical therapist.  Tom has directed a hospital-based multi-clinic industrial rehab team, developing relationships with clients from manufacturing and healthcare while providing rehab and consultative services both on-site and in the clinic.  Tom has been a member of the WorkWell faculty since 2005 and is responsible for training WorkWell providers in Functional Capacity Evaluation, Advanced Functional Capacity Evaluation, Functional Job Analysis, Prework Screening, Work Rehabilitation, and Ergonomics.

In addition to clinical practice, Tom served as a consultant on WorkWell’s implementation teams and worked as an Occupational Health Specialist for WorkWell providing training and education of WorkWell programs as well as quality assurance and clinical support to WorkWell providers.  Tom is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association Orthopaedic Section and the Occupational Health Special Interest Group.

(FCE, FJA, PWS, WR, Ergo, On-Site, AFCE)

  • Proven methodology and resultsProven methodology and results
  • National network of WorkWell trained providersNational network of WorkWell trained providers
  • Exclusive partnership for EFA testingExclusive partnership for EFA testing
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25 years of experience in providing employers with musculoskeletal injury prevention and physical therapy treatment programs.

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