EXPERIENCE THE CONNECT DIFFERENCE

CONNECT isn't your average physiotherapy clinic. CONNECT isn't your average fitness or yoga studio. CONNECT is a family of dedicated clinicians, coaches and trainers coming together under one roof to give you the most comprehensive care - from injury to excellence.

OUR MISSION AND CORE VALUES

At CONNECT we strive to break down the silos between rehabilitation, fitness and wellness in order to revolutionize the model of healthcare delivery.

Every single day the CONNECT team aims to create an environment where the people of Owen Sound can go to move from a state of injury, to a state of peak wellness, and realize their capabilities at every stage of life.

SUSTAINABILITY  |  TRANSPARENCY  |  COMMUNITY & TEAM WORK  |  LEADERSHIP  |  LONGEVITY

INDUSTRY LEADING FACILITIES

 

The CONNECT Team

Clare Donaldson

Founder

Registered Physiotherapist

MPT, HBaKin, CrossFit Level 1

Georgian Bay - Born and Raised.

Clare grew up across the bay in Penetanguishene, ON. She completed her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology in 2014 from Wilfird Laurier University. She went on to complete her Master's of Physical Therapy from Western University in 2016 where she graduated as Valedictorian. Clare moved to Owen Sound in 2016 to live with her fiance Samantha and hasn't looked back since.

After discovering CrossFit in 2011, Clare realized her passion for fitness and the impact that training principles can have on acute and chronic injury. What started with programming for varsity athletes quickly became the foundation on which the idea for CONNECT was built.

Clare's ideal patients are people with a passion for fitness, whether they're just starting out on their fitness journey, or they're established and looking to take things to the next level. 

When she's not at work, Clare can be found working with the Northstars Jr B Lacrosse team, or Owen Sound Rugby Club where she coaches and provides medical coverage. 

Stephanie Sollazzo

Founder

Registered Physiotherapist

MScPT, BSc, Certified Yoga Teacher

Steph has always called Owen Sound home. And it was her kids and love for the great outdoors that brought her back to this growing vibrant community. 

As a gymnast, dancer, coach, and trainer growing up, this led her to complete her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology in 2006 at the University of Waterloo. From there she attended the University of Toronto and graduated with a Master's of Physical Therapy in 2008, before starting her career at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. 

Yoga has been a part of Steph's journey for over 10 years, a natural choice to maintain flexibility and strength while training for a half marathon. After experiencing first hand the healing effects of yoga after illness, pre- and post-partum and with trauma, Steph's intention has been to CONNECT her knowledge and training in physical therapy with yoga for the well being of her clients of every age, stage, and ability. Her ideal clients are kids from 0-18, pre- and post- partum women wanting to restore their cores and activity levels, and individuals of all ages and abilities  who want to stay active with yoga. She has completed additional training in paediatrics, the core, oncology rehab and most recently received her 200 hr yoga teacher training certificate with DevaTree. 

Steph and her husband Johnny live in beautiful Kemble with two young boys, Mason and Ben, and their dog Milley. 

Dr. Nick Centritto

Doctor of Chiropractic

DC, HBScHK

Nick grew up in Ancaster Ontario, playing competitive soccer, hockey, and exploring as many trails and forested areas as he could find.

He graduated with honours from the Human Kinetics program at the University of Guelph in 2013, during which time he wrestled for the Gryphons.Nick went on to earn his Doctor of Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto in 2018, and subsequent education to complete his certifications in Functional Integrated Acupuncture, and Athletic Movement Assessment.

 

Nick is not your typical chiropractor, taking a heavy focus on active rehabilitation and recovery to supplement any therapeutic techniques he uses, which is why he’s such a good fit here at CONNECT.   

 

“Active interventions for active results. Proper recovery needs to look at correcting the faulty movement mechanics or loading patterns that are causing stress and injury on tissues in the first place, and the only way to do that is to watch people move, correct those movements, and get them to keep moving properly.”

 

He loves working with those looking to get back to activity following an injury, people looking to improve their quality of life through movement and exercise, as well as individuals looking for tips and strategies to prevent injury and maximize performance in their day to day lives, occupations and recreational activities.

 

In his first year in Owen Sound Nick has become involved in the community, participating in a number of educational outreaches, training the Midget Northstars lacrosse team, and playing for OS United Soccer Club. An outdoorsman at heart, when not helping his patients, Nick can often be found (or not found at all) at the cottage, fishing, camping, or hiking any number of the trails or rivers with his two dogs Django and Hugo, and his partner Miranda.

Leslie Down

Office Administrator

A true beach lover, Leslie comes from Sauble Beach and lives for hot sunny days.

 

Leslie attended Georgian College for Business Accounting and has worked in that field for over 15 years. She is excited to watch the CONNECT community grow, and greet you in person or on the phone.

 

Leslie is very excited to join the health care community from the inside out and to experience the positive influence that it will have on her kids.

 

When she’s not at the clinic, Leslie enjoys spending time with her husband, 3 kids, and friends.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO LOOK AFTER YOUR HEALTH - UNDER ONE ROOF