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Recommendation for PhysioGym, physical therapy, wellness

It’s no secret that the beautiful colonial city of Cuenca can be a real challenge for those navigating the irregular streets and sidewalks. Many people fall and hurt themselves. Still others arrive with aches and pains and could really use some help. Enter PhysioGym for something else.

Isabel Puyo Espinoza, the owner and physical therapist, employs a caring, professional, bilingual staff. Whether you are recovering from surgery, a fall, need to increase your overall strength or fine tune your balance, this is the place to go.

Isabel is adept at numerous modalities and frequently expands her knowledge of the latest techniques. I speak from experience as she has helped me successfully recover from a knee replacement earlier this year. She offers hands-on treatment such as trigger point therapy, post traumatic techniques, orthopedic manual therapy, neuromuscular therapy, myofascial liberation along with moist heat, cold (to reduce blood flow and inflammation) ultrasound and electrical stimulation.

Julieta, who is like her right hand, assists in this process by running all the exercise programs. A retired architect, she is up-to-date with kinesiology, has been teaching therapeutic yoga for 35 years and was a ballet and modern dancer.

Nico's expertise lies with therapeutic fitness treatments that incorporate Redcord (, Pilates and stretching with a focus on balance, core, coordination and strength. He is a good choice for those recovering from injuries or interested in sports performance enhancement.

Jenny is a naturopath who specializes in ionic detoxification. She utilizes multiple areas of expertise from strengthening the immune and respiratory systems, combating allergies and skin irritations to helping promote weight loss, better circulation, and reducing pain and inflammation.

Barbara has super magical hands! She is a certified Ayurvedic therapist, specializing in massage to alleviate pain and stress and to promote relaxation. An hour-long massage is $30 with a discount if you sign up for a series.

I have been to other physical therapists here. They have charged $15-$20 but the sessions barely last a half hour. At PhysioGym this very caring staff has always spent at least an hour, often 90 minutes with me for the same prices.

Ask about their special classes for babies and children.

Address: Avenida Aurelio Aguilar 2-79 y Federico Proaño. (Near Santa Ines)

Contact information:  Paola at 07 288 8088

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