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News | Sept. 21, 2022

Commander receives top honor for ‘groundbreaking’ physical therapy career

By Lori Newman

Brooke Army Medical Center Commanding General U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Deydre Teyhen recently received the Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association, the association’s highest membership category.

This honor is eligible to APTA physical therapists who have demonstrated unwavering efforts to advance the physical therapy profession for more than 15 years, prior to the time of nomination.

“I was really surprised, honored, and humbled to receive the Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the APTA recognition,” said Teyhen, who started her Army Physical Therapy career in 1993. “They have given out less than 300 of these recognitions – for an organization that is over 100 years old. It was completely unexpected.

“I was surprised because only a few military physical therapists have received this recognition and most have received it after they retired from the military and were on their second careers post-military,” she added. “I am incredibly humbled to join a group of amazing physical therapists that have really shaped our profession.”

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