When he was young, Canadian Richard Lortie was a successful athlete, busy winning medals and trophies. There was one souvenir of his early career, however, that he could have done without: a bad knee. As it turned out, Richard’s bad knee and many painful attempts fitx it led to a new career, this one in Ecuador, where he markets Cell Gevity products. After three knee surgeries back home, Richard retired and moved to Cuenca where he continued efforts at rehabilitation. He turned to the expertise of Isabel Puyol, owner of PhysioGym, and a physiotherapist but, after months of therapy, his…
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