Dr. Michael Furtado

Dr. Furtado, PT, DPT, NCS, has been a practicing physical therapist in the state of Texas since his graduation from University of Connecticut in 2006. Michael has a master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Connecticut and a doctoral degree in physical therapy from Boston University. Currently, Michael is an assistant professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch. There, he teaches Clinical Examination, Neuroscience, Advanced Orthotics and Prosthetics, Differential Diagnosis, and Vestibular Rehabilitation to the entry level students and Differential Diagnosis and Diagnosis and Management of Vestibular Dysfunction to the transitional students at the doctoral level. He also is a faculty member at several neurologic and orthopedic residency programs in the greater Houston area. Michael has primarily provided physical therapy services in the outpatient setting, specializing in neurologic physical therapy. While working in the clinic, Michael developed balance and vestibular rehabilitation programs for veterans of the current wars who presented with traumatic brain injury and for individuals with sports concussion. His current research efforts include studying the effects of sports concussion in physical, cognitive, and emotional functioning. He received his APTA Board Certification in Neurologic Physical Therapy in 2009 and he has completed the Vestibular Rehabilitation Competency Based course led by Dr. Susan Herdman in 2008. He is an active member of the Texas Physical Therapy Association, serving on the board of the Southeastern District. He serves on a panel of the American Physical Therapy Association, providing continuing education in the area of advanced vestibular rehabilitation.