Heidi Dotson

Heidi Dotson is a Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist providing exercise therapy as part of the Intensive Clinical Program and Traumatic Brain Injury patients at Home Base.  She has been a part of the Intensive Clinical Program from its inception, designing a literature based model of exercise therapy to treat PTSD and TBI symptoms.  She previously worked in the Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Center at Massachusetts General Hospital providing exercise therapy and coaching patients following cardiac surgery through health behavior changes.  Heidi completed her Master’s Degree in exercise physiology at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina where she completed her thesis work on enhancing behavior change self- efficacy during a Diabetes Prevention Program.  During this time, she also researched cognitive and mobility changes following a lifestyle exercise intervention in sedentary older adults.  Her clinical internships at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center exposed her to exercise treatment in a variety of clinical populations including: cancer patients, bariatric surgery patients, pulmonary and cardiovascular disease patients, as well as a variety of patients with mobility disability.  Heidi completed her undergraduate studies in Exercise Science at the University of Rhode Island in 2011 with an internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.