Heidi Cheerman, Northeastern University

Heidi Cheerman


Assistant Clinical Professor

Physical Therapy, Human Movement, and Rehabilitation Sciences


Dr. Heidi Cheerman is Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences at Northeastern University and a licensed physical therapist for 18 years. Her primary teaching responsibilities are in neurological rehabilitation and clinical integration in the acute care setting. Her scholarship focus is on neuroscience experiential learning and interprofessional education.

Heidi is adjunct faculty for the Neurologic PT Residency Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. She serves as Chair for the Neurologic Special Interest Group and member for the Annual Conference Committee of the American Physical Therapy Association of MA.

Heidi is an American Board of Physical Therapist Specialists certified neurologic clinical specialist and is currently enrolled in coursework for her Doctorate in Education with a concentration in Curriculum Leadership and Learning from Northeastern University. Her current research agenda is focused on experiential learning through interprofessional education (IPE) investigating its’ potential impact on interprofessional collaborative patient-centered care in practice and healthcare disparities. Her clinical experience is in acute care at Massachusetts General Hospital, acute rehabilitation at Gaylord Rehabilitation Hospital in CT and outpatient pro-bono IMPACT Center at MGH IHP, all with a neurologic patient care focus.