December 16 Update


In these days, Connect’s values serve us well… most importantly, we hope they serve you well!


We’ve learned again - personal connections matter! Particularly now, taking care of each other makes a difference. It looks different than last year as now there are layers of PPE between us, along with safety precautions and screening to protect each other. But under all those layers of protection remains the heart beat of Connect - connection, community, collaboration, celebration. These are our values, which stay on target with excellence in PT, plus doubling down on our commitment to relationship and community.


What does this mean for you as we all move forward?

Personalized treatments and programming were adapted to demands of the moment, such as teaching via Zoom and incorporating Telehealth. As we all move forward, stay tuned as you see us integrate the best of these ongoing practices with your needs.

Prevention, along with treatment of current conditions, is an important part of how we move forward together. Our matra: one size doesn’t fit all. So, our Beyond PT classes incorporate medically-based exercise that recognizes individual adaptations. Registration for January Zoom classes will start soon. Watch for our next email or call us at (503)974-9078!​

  • Yoga: taught by DeeAnn Dougherty, PT

  • Pilates: taught by Shannon Coffel Vial

Tai Chi for Health - Arthritis and Fall Prevention: taught by Diane Shiffer, PT

Philanthropy is important to us all, especially in light of COVID. Each month, Connect PT contributes to charity and we’ve made the following donations because of your suggestions! Thanks for your ideas - and keep them coming!

  • October - Sally Lefeber nominated the Children’s Center.

  • November - Meg Cummins nominated The Rescue Faerie, an animal rescue.

  • December - WaterAfrica, a local nonprofit to support clean water in Zambia.

Where we stand today we couldn’t have even imagined a year ago. Now, we look forward to the year ahead. Our sincere gratitude to you, our Connect community, for your patience, encouragement and support in 2020!


We wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Diane Shiffer and the Connect PT Team

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