VCARE Health Systems was established in 1995 when Roland “Sandy” Wheeler, the company’s CEO and Co-Founder of Bowflex Fitness Equipment was searching for a way to treat debilitating pain and swelling in his knees.
Sandy sought out Steven Petrofsky, a NASA electrical engineer. He is also an innovator in the field of Neuromuscular stimulation and served as a consultant to Christopher Reeves before his untimely passing. Together, Steven and Sandy created the VCARE VST Myodynamic Device, a quantum leap forward in the field of neuromuscular stimulation.
The first working VCARE was approved for clinical use by the FDA in 1996. The device has seen a few upgrades along the way, but at its heart still lies the secret to its success: The VCARE Wave.