At The Forefront Podcast: Rehab and Therapy

In this educational episode, host Tim Mallad sits down with Estee Cahani, Director of Rehabilitation at Presbyterian Village North (PVN), and Dr. Cynthia Logan, PVN resident and physical therapy patient, to shed light on the benefits of therapy, discussing the areas of physical, occupational and speech therapy. The conversation covers practical questions such as eligibility for therapy, the assessment process and the workings of outpatient therapy. Additionally, the guests discuss the emotional aspects of therapy, addressing how to support individuals navigating pain and discouragement. Dr. Logan shares her personal journey, reflecting on her initial challenges and the invaluable support received from therapists. She also offers insights into the role her faith played in her journey, especially during moments of hopelessness. Tune in for this very special episode highlighting how therapy serves as a cornerstone of care and the importance of prioritizing wellness at every stage of life.  

About Estee Cahani

Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, Estee received her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of New Orleans. In 2008, she moved to Dallas to attend the Texas Woman’s University Doctor of Physical Therapy program. While there, through completing a clinical at the former Grace Presbyterian Village (Grace), Estee became familiar with Forefront Living. “I fell in love with their culture and mission and vowed that I’d work there someday after I graduated,” she said. Upon earning her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2011 and after gaining experience, Estee returned to Grace as an Outpatient Physical Therapist in 2014. In 2017, Estee was named Assistant Director of Rehabilitation at Presbyterian Village North and then Director of Rehabilitation in 2020, a position she still holds today. Estee is married and is the mother of two young and energetic sons that keep her extremely busy!  

About Dr. Cynthia Logan

Dr. Cynthia Logan, Ph.D. and minister, holds a bachelor’s degree from Sam Houston State University, a master’s from Presbyterian School of Christian Education and a Master of Divinity from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. She has been an active resident at Presbyterian Village North since 2016 and a physical therapy patient, under the care of Estee, since 2017.

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