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Dr. Michael Furtado

Michael Furtado, DPT, PT, NCS

Clinical Assistant Professor

Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-1144

P: 409-772-3068

Teaching Responsibilities

Clinical examination in Physical Therapy, Neuroscience, Diagnosis and Management of patients with Neurological Dysfunction specifically in the areas of Orthotics and Prosthetics and Vestibular Rehabilitation; management of Concussion, Spinal Cord Injury, and Acquired Brain Injury

Research Interests

Development of dual task outcome measures that can be used in the assessment and management of patients with concussion; investigation of osseointegration efficacy in patients with amputation, vestibular rehabilitation in traumatic brain injury; and Predictive risk factors of protracted recovery in patients with concussion


Michael Furtado, DPT, PT, NCS, is a clinical assistant professor of instruction in the Department of Physical Therapy in the School of Health Professions (SHP) at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). Dr. Furtado earned a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Connecticut and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Boston University. Dr. Furtado is a Board Certified Neurological Clinical Specialist and serves as Admissions Chair and primary faculty for neuroscience and neurological clinical management.

He performs clinical practice and research in patients with vestibular dysfunction and neurological deficits. His portfolio of professional accolades includes teaching and clinical awards with authorship or book chapters and numerous poster presentations and public speaking engagements.