VIVY was created by ViaTherm Therapeutics, LLC, a developer and manufacturer of therapeutic deep heating solutions for management of pain associated with injury and aging. Our products utilize shortwave diathermy technology originally developed by the U.S. Navy to warm SEAL team members and deep sea divers. In the past, ViaTherm Therapeutics, LLC. reinvented diathermy technology in the form of portable generators and circumferential heat applicators. Now we are evolving diathermy once again with new coil applicator designs and micro-power requirements, to improve ease of use.

Michael Thomas

President and Chief Executive Officer

Michael Thomas has over 23 years of experience in the healthcare industry in various executive leadership positions. Currently, he is CEO of ViaTherm Therapeutics, LLC, where he is working to re-invent deep heat pain management with a direct-to-consumer, wearable diathermy device. Additionally, he is the President and CEO of Appian Partners, healthcare advisors focused on strategy development and implementation for medical device and healthcare services firms ranging in size from early stage startup to Fortune 50 global conglomerates.

Michael Cheney

Vice President of Marketing

Michael Cheney has over 30 years of experience as a strategic marketing ‘architect’ and leader for medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology companies. He has spent a decade in neuropsychopharmacology, marketing pharmaceuticals to physicians, and has launched major market-shaping brands for Wyeth Laboratories and BASF/Knoll Pharmaceuticals. He also has extensive experience in the respiratory care and sleep disordered breathing markets. Mr. Cheney has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


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