Welcome to Williams Physiotherapy



Jake Best

​​Jake Best is an orthopedic physiotherapist with a keen interest in helping individuals overcome pain, recover from acute injuries and improve their overall function and performance. He is originally from Gander, Newfoundland and completed a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology at Memorial University in 2012. He then went on to complete a Master of Science in Physiotherapy at Dalhousie University in 2015.

Jake is a continual learner and uses the most up-to-date treatment approaches used in physiotherapy. He is currently pursuing a Fellowship Diploma in Manual Therapy, and has advanced training in dry needling. Jake has a specific interest in low back dysfunctions, tendinopathies and headaches.

Jake’s Rehab Approach:

Your initial visit will include a thorough assessment and Jake will help you understand which approach will work best to achieve your goals. Jake’s treatment tools include:

– Intramuscular stimulation and dry needling
– Hands-on manual therapy
– Therapeutic exercise prescription
– Shockwave
– Pain modulation modalities

Kathy Best – Pelvic Floor Specialist

Kathy Best BSc, MScPT is a registered physiotherapist who specializes in pelvic health.

Born and raised in New Brunswick, she is proud to be a part in advancing pelvic health physiotherapy services in our province. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Science as well as a Master’s Degree in Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University.

Since graduating in 2015, she has focused her training in pelvic and women’s health. Kathy is continuously furthering her education to keep up to date with the most recent research findings and clinical practice protocols to best serve her patients.

As a new mother herself, Kathy has a special interest and passion around providing education on pelvic floor physiotherapy to new moms and healthcare providers. She also enjoys traveling, outdoor activities, and spending time with her family & friends.

Lori Stairs

Lori is proud to be a member of the Williams team of highly-skilled, caring and dedicated health professionals. Feedback we get from clients are statements like “you all take time to listen and explain” and that clients sometimes attend kinesiology, massage or chiropractic as well, and we coordinate together for goal-setting to meet their needs.

Lori has been a physiotherapist since graduating from McGill in 1988. She has worked in hospital and private clinic settings over the years. She completed her Anatomical Acupuncture certification in 1995, and she continues to see great results for appropriate conditions. She has a wealth of knowledge and handling skills through extensive manual therapist training, courses on chronic pain and functional retraining. She presently treats all musculoskeletal conditions, arthritis, jaw issues, motor vehicle clients, runs several Worksafe programs, and treats vestibular and concussion conditions.

She treats neurological conditions to improve balance and gait retraining as well.

Lori also loves to put a smile on her client’s face, and strives to give 100% to empower her clients through education, pain management techniques and progressive home exercise routines as needed.

Chandler Scott

Chandler is an orthopedic physiotherapist with a special interest in working with endurance athletes. He loves working with clients and showing them what exercise and movement can do in managing pain and musculoskeletal conditions. He uses multiple treatment interventions including manual therapy, exercise and modalities.

As an endurance athlete he loves getting out to swim, bike and run as well as a heavy dose of strength training. When not training he enjoys reading, cooking and hiking. He completed his undergraduate degree here at UNB Fredericton in Kinesiology before completing his Master’s Degree in Physiotherapy at Dalhousie University

Chandler has a special interest in working with athletes, runners, cyclists, hikers, weight and power lifters.

Tools Chandler uses to help his clients include hands-on manual therapy, pain modulation modalities, personalized exercise plans and bike fittings.

Brittany Barron

Brittany graduated from the University of New Brunswick in 2014 with a Bachelor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Leadership. She then went on to complete her Masters of Science in Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University in 2016.

Brittany’s clinical interests include orthopaedics, persistent pain and vestibular & concussion therapy. Brittany is also a yoga teacher and enjoys incorporating a variety of mindful movement, breathing and calming strategies into her sessions that are within the physiotherapy scope. When it comes to her patients, Brittany values the importance of listening and working with each client to form a personalised health plan that is clear and concise to their needs. Her treatment sessions incorporate education, goal setting, manual therapy, a variety of graded movement practices and acupuncture.

In her spare time Brittany enjoys being outdoors walking the dogs, hiking or biking. Yoga is another important passtime, both in personal practice and community settings.

Brittany is happy to be back in the Fredericton area and is excited to be a part of the Williams team!


Caroline Willett

Caroline is from Bathurst, New Brunswick. After graduating from Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage in Fredericton, she moved to Kamloops, British Columbia to travel and experience the West Coast and work as a Massage Therapist.

Caroline returned to Fredericton and joined Williams Chiropractic in 2019. She has experience using massage therapy for athletic injuries and for wellness for a wide range of conditions including muscle contractures, scoliosis, degenerative disc disease, and whiplash. She also enjoys treating the many veterans that choose to come to our clinic. She loves to incorporate a relaxation aspect into her treatments such as hot stones and will soon be offering Gua Sha for the face and neck. Caroline’s positive energy and passion for being able to help her community is one of the many reasons she loves her job.

In her free time Caroline enjoys summer days out on the boat and hiking adventures with family and friends.
Caroline is bilingual and proud to offer her services in both French and English.

James Fauvelle

James was born in Montreal, Quebec and grew up in Fredericton, New Brunswick. He has always had a passion for cooking and pursued trade school to earn his red seal as a Chef. After 9 years of working in the industry, he decided on a lifestyle change.

James graduated from Fredericton’s Eastern College Registered Massage Therapy program in 2019. SInce then he has been helping people achieve their goals with his treatment and homecare, using his massage training and additional modalities he acquired post-graduation. James has certification in cupping, Gua Sha, kinesiology taping and advanced myofascial release. He looks forward to learning new techniques to help more people and improve his treatments. James enjoys treating a wide range of clients, his practice includes the general public, MVAs, and specific injuries and conditions. Getting you back to doing the activities you love is what makes James happy.

“I look forward to working with you!” – James

Emma Horsman

Emma graduated with honours from the Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Throughout her studies, she worked closely with UNB Varsity athletes as well as the general public.

Emma offers client centred treatments to suit the needs and goals of her clients using a variety of techniques. She is highly motivated and eager to help her clients achieve their goals. She is constantly looking to further her education and broaden her skill set.

In her spare time Emma is an avid outdoor enthusiast. She has spent many weekends finding backcountry trails to explore and conquer.


Abby Hughes

Born and raised on the Northside of Fredericton, Abby graduated with honours from the University of New Brunswick with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. During her time as a student, Abby gained valuable rehabilitation experience while working with local volleyball and soccer teams.

As a Kinesiologist, Abby primarily assists Worksafe, Motor Vehicle, and Veteran clients with meeting their physical goals. She performs functional scans to determine the individual’s current level of physical functioning. From there she develops specific rehabilitation programs to help the individual improve. Programs can include stretches, strengthening exercises, education on proper movement patterns, and pain management information and strategies.

In her spare time, Abby enjoys crafting, kayaking, watching hockey, and spending time with friends and family.

Mark Gifford

Originally from Peterborough, Ontario Mark completed a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Trent University. Following his passion for health, wellness and exercise prescription he moved to Fredericton to pursue his undergraduate degree and Masters in Kinesiology at the University of New Brunswick.

While going to school Mark worked as a personal trainer and a strength and conditioning coach and has extensive experience working with athletes (high-performance, provincial, and club), weekend warriors, clinical populations and the general public. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach and is well versed in prescribing exercise to any and all clients.

As a Kinesiologist, Mark assists with physical therapy, applying modalities and creating exercise programs for clients. He enjoys finding the right set of exercises to continue progressing movement, build strength and stability and improve overall confidence with training.

In his spare time, you can find Mark playing various sports, and spending time with family and friends.

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