Sean Vieira, President
Sean was first introduced to High-Engergy Shock Wave Therapy (HeSWT) as a patient. After being a collegiate gymnast and over 20 years of military service; Sean developed severe patellar tendinopathy and was in constant pain. After months of other treatments, Sean found HeSWT by chance and had the treatment. It worked so well that he decided to partner with foremost HeSWT expert in the US, Dr. Furia, to give everyone the opportunity to experience this amazing treatment. Sean earned his BS in Computer Science from the United States Naval Academy and his MBA with Honors from Thunderbird. He enjoys working out and occasionally beating his kids at Xbox; and currently serves in the Texas Army National Guard.
Dr. Sekhar S. Rao, Medical Director
Dr. Sekhar S. Rao is an Interventional Radiologist with over 20 years of medical experience including general surgery and the treatment of vascular, gastrointestinal, urological, orthopedic, and thoracic indications. Throughout his careers Dr. Rao has always had an interest in technology-oriented treatments stemming from his background in biomedical engineering. When he first learned about Shock Wave Therapy and its efficacy, he immediately recognized the benefits to patients and has been hooked ever since. Dr. Rao has a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University, a MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas, and his MD from the University of Texas San Antonio. Dr. Rao enjoys playing the drums, exercising, performance auto sports, and riding bikes with his daughter.
Roger Davis, APRN, CRNA
Roger Davis is an Advance Practice Registered Nurse, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist with over 25 years of medical experience in various specialties and locations ranging from Iraq to the OR. Roger first learned about Shock Wave Therapy while working with military doctors using it to treat Soldiers with severe Plantar Fasciitis. As a former athlete, he was amazed at the effectiveness and short recovery time; and has since become an expert on all indications that can be treated with Shock Wave Therapy. Roger earned his BSN from San Jose State and his MS from Georgetown University. He enjoys working out, spending time with his wife and five children, and spoiling his granddaughter.
Sarah Houghton, CNA
Sarah Houghton is a Certified Nurses Aid with experience ranging from primary care to most hospital departments, as well as hospital administration as an officer in the Army Reserves. Sarah has seen firsthand the risks and recovery associated with surgery and first discovered Shock Wave Therapy while researching non-invasive treatments. She earned a BS in Biomedical Science from Tarleton State University. Sarah enjoys Olympic weightlifting, backpacking, and is a drilling reservist with the Army Reserves.
Dr. John Furia, Medical Advisor
Dr. John Furia is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and one of the foremost experts globally in the field of shock wave therapy. Dr. Furia stumbled upon shock wave therapy years ago while it was still in its infancy in Germany. He quickly became an early adopter of the treatment in the United States and a recognized expert. Dr. Furia has authored numerous published studies on Shock Wave Therapy and is a regular speaker at international conferences. He earned his BS with Honors in Neural Science from Brown University and his MD from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Furia enjoys running, cycling, traveling, and wine collecting in his free time.