Donald A. Rhodes, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S
Dr. Rhodes was educated as a podiatrist in Ohio, and opened his practice in Corpus Christi, Texas, in 1973. For many years, he performed complex foot surgery in addition to typical podiatric care.
While treating a post-surgical patient who had developed CRPS (Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome), he discovered that there were little to no treatments available to treat this painful and debilitating condition.
Long fascinated by electro-medicine and its healing effects on the body, Dr. Rhodes began researching electro-stim for his patient. Eventually, he was able to help his patient achieve remission and word began to spread among other RSDS sufferers who had tried other treatments for their diseases and conditions with little or no results. As a result of this “word of mouth” referral, many people with diseases and conditions unrelated to RSDS have requested treatments at the clinic.
For many years, the only way to receive treatment was to come to his clinic in Corpus Christi. Patients would have to stay for many weeks, sometimes months, at a time in order to achieve remission.
Through trial and a lot of error, the VECTTOR Therapy system was born. With VECTTOR Therapy, patients are now able to come to the clinic for just a few days of testing, treatment and training on the system. Most patients are here for one week, before returning to continue their road to recovery in the comfort of their own home.
In 2014, After more than 40 years of practicing in Corpus Christi, TX, Dr. Rhodes moved his clinic to the Houston area to allow him to focus on clinical trials for the VECTTOR Therapy System.
Dr. Rhodes now spends his time caring for patients with chronic pain, improving the technology of the VECTTOR system, and working with other medical professionals to research and develop this promising method of treating the human body.