“Have you ever thought about the fact there are only 525,600 minutes in a year? The average person is only a patient for 100 of those minutes each year. That means health happens in the other 525,500 minutes where you live, love, and labor. Army Medicine’s push for holistic health and fitness for patients is called “Move To Health.” At the center of this program is an appreciation of the importance of mindfulness for your physical, emotional, and cognitive health and fitness. Mindfulness, yoga, and meditation all provide an important and integrated role in your overall health. Although, I enjoy yoga because it is fun, challenging, and the benefits are tangible…the idea that it also has been scientifically proven to play a significant role in your overall health and well-being is a bonus that we can all enjoy! Yoga provides one avenue in which we, as healthcare providers, can reach outside of the brick-and-mortar of our healthcare facilities and influence the 525,500 minutes where health happens!”
Colonel Deydre Teyhen, U.S. Army
Commander U.S. Army Health Clinic, Schofield Barracks
COL Teyhen is the Commander at the U.S. Army Health Clinic in Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. It’s safe to say she’s been on the “Move to Health” her entire career. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sports Science, a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy, a Ph.D. in Biomechanics, and a Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy. COL Teyhen is also a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Army War College where she earned a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies.
Prior to joining the Schofield Barracks team, COL Teyhen was the Assistant Chief of Staff- Public Health at the Army’s Office of the Surgeon General where she led the Army’s Performance Triad initiative and oversaw the Army Medicine’s response to public health disease, such as the Zika virus. Her other assignments include Public Health Command Region-South, where as the Commander, she led public health efforts over the 11 southeastern states, Puerto Rico, Honduras, and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Her were has also take her to Walter Reed Army Medical Center where she was the Chief of Outpatient Physical Therapy; Al Kut, Iraq where she was the Officer-in-Charge of Task Force 10 Delta Med; and Tuzla, Bosnia where she was Chief Physical Therapy in the 21st Combat Support Hospital.
COL Teyhen’s research portfolio is focused on injury prevention and rehabilitation with a special emphasis on Soldier health and medical readiness. She is currently is a board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, and a certified Health Promotion Director through the Cooper Institute.
There’s no doubt that COL Teyhen is a woman on the move! She is married to COL John Teyhen, who recently relinquished command of the U.S. Army Public Health Command. In their free time they run… FAR. They have accomplished their goal to be the first military couple to run a marathon in all 50 states, and they working towards 100 marathons!
Thank you COL Deydre Teyhen for all you do to keep our soldiers healthy and for being such a strong advocate for yoga in the military.