Dr. Joseph Furman’s research concerns human vestibular function and balance disorders. On-going research projects include: the effects of aging on the human balance system, migraine-related dizziness, balance disorders in patients with anxiety, the development of new tests of vestibular function including The Gaze Stability Test and Computerized Head Thrust Testing, and the interaction between cognitive function and balance function. Dr. Furman’s research is performed in a collaborative environment with physical therapists, bioengineers, neuropsychologists, psychiatrists, and experts in brain imaging.
Balance disorders are a common problem with potentially debilitating effects. Because many different conditions can cause a balance disorder, in order to prescribe the best treatment, physicians must first determine the cause. An accurate diagnosis will allow the best treatment to be determined. The Center for Balance Disorders has a comprehensive testing facility and a team of experts to help identify and overcome your balance problem.