Meet Our Staff
Michael Furtado, PT, DPT, NCS
Michael has made his home in Houston. However, he is originally from Boston, MA. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut with a Masters in Physical Therapy in 2005 and then worked for over 5 years as an outpatient therapist at TIRR in Houston. He later received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Boston University in 2008. While at TIRR he treated patients with a wide number of neurologic diagnoses; developing a clinical specialty in patients with vestibular dysfunction, concussion, amputation, spinal cord injury, and progressive neurologic disorders.
Michael played an integral role in organizing and founding two comprehensive vestibular rehab program, Project Victory for veterans with mild traumatic brain injury and a Sports Concussion Program. He is also an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX; where he teaches courses in neurologic anatomy and physiology and clinical courses in management of patients with neurologic diagnoses.Michael has been recognized a leader and renown expert in vestibular dysfunction, concussion, and amputation management speaking and teaching at all levels of education.
Michael is an active participant in concussion research, for which he has been recognized at local and state level. He is also an active member within his local community and church. He maintains an active membership in his state and national professional organizations (Texas Physical Therapy Association and American Physical Therapy Association). Michael comes from a personal background of competitive soccer and continues to enjoy sports and outdoors in his leisure time.
Tad Scott, PT, DPT
Tad has made his home in the Houston area. However, he is originally from Alto, TX. He is a graduate of the Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelor’s in Biology and received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Texas Medical Branch in 2014. He has gathered experience in the outpatient setting treating a variety of orthopedic and sports injuries as an outpatient therapist at various Methodist Outpatient Physical Therapy locations.
Tad is an active participant in research. He has been recognized and awarded for his efforts in concussion research, which have been accepted for publication. He has also been an active member in professional education in the appropriate management and rehabilitation of patients with vestibular dysfunction post-concussion.
Tad is an active member of his community and church; and maintains an active membership in his state and national professional organizations (Texas Physical Therapy Association and American Physical Therapy Association). Tad has a personal background of collegiate football and continues to enjoy an active lifestyle that includes the outdoors, kayaking, and fishing.
Dan Curnutt, PT, DPT
Dr. Daniel “Dan” Curnutt, originally from McKinney, TX, Graduated from Texas A&M University and received his Bachelor of Science in Applied Exercise Physiology. He then earned his degree as a Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of North Texas Health Science Center. While earning his Doctorate, he proudly served as President of the Physical Therapy Student Association, President of his graduating class, and a member of the board for the Student Leadership Development Fund. Currently, he is proud to call Houston his home. When he is not treating patients, Dan enjoys traveling around the continental United States as well as Italy, Mexico, and Kenya where he and his wife Kathleen regularly go to a children’s home called Into Abbas Arms. Additionally, Dan enjoys attending Texas A&M football, basketball, and baseball games. He also enjoys hiking, fishing, hunting, and a variety of strength and conditioning activities such as distance running, and weight lifting.
His primary goal and motivation as a clinician is to positively influence the lives of patients he come in contact with on a daily basis. He is passionate about the opportunity Physical Therapy and his skill set provides to patients, allowing them achieve personal goals that they thought were unachievable. Dr. Dan enjoys the opportunity to work with athletes, throughout all levels of competition, rehabilitate an injury and return to the sport or activity that they enjoy with improved function, comfort, and confidence. This includes injuries to recreational runners, swimmers, cyclists, weight lifters. Dr. Dan also treats a variety of high school, college and professional athletes including baseball, softball, basketball, football, soccer, and volleyball players, track and field athletes, gymnasts, and performing artists. As a regular participant of recreational sports, endurance activities and weight lifting he understands the needs, desires and psyche of an athlete. He also understands the tribulations associated with not being able to perform at optimal level due to pain and the necessary steps to return to top form. Dr. Curnutt also prides himself in the efficient and methodical rehabilitative approach to patients following surgery and returning them to a comfortable, independent, and desirable quality of life.
Regardless of what brings you in to see Dr. Dan, you can always count on receiving patient centered treatment where unmatched bedside manner and empathetic and effective communication is a priority. Additionally, you can count on receiving the most evidence informed approach to diagnosing and managing your injury, and detailed timelines for recovery.