Truth from one of the best people in the profession of Physical Therapy… and being on the list of influencers within the field is just the start for recognizing Dr. Vincent Gutierrez’s work. Here’s to the ones who have amazing personal stories of fighting through tremendous obstacles to achieve meaningful success. Anyone can want something better but here is someone who is special because he seeks it without begging AND is more than willing to help individuals like myself (DPT student and yearning Physical Therapists) learn to think critically without falling into the seemingly inevitable trap of becoming the complacent, complaining bitter healthcare “professional”.
The Underdog Story
How many of you stood in line to collect government cheese? That used to be a joke I would hear from those that were part of the “have” culture, but being raised in the “have not” culture made the line for government cheese a reality. The cheese was a brick of cheddar cheese. Picture the industrial size that you would buy from Sam’s club or Costco, but it wasn’t near as good. We had to use the old wire cutter in order to slice it. We would race home and start cutting the cheese (not like that) with the wire cutter and the kids in the neighborhood would be full. I never told my dad this story because he would’ve been upset with us taking handouts.
That’s were I grew up. Our playground was a parking lot. Our games of choice were whiffle ball and if you…
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