MEET THE TEAM
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
– 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 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 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 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!
REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPISTS:
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
Fate is from North Bay, Ontario. She moved to Fredericton in 2018 to attend Eastern College’s Registered Massage Therapy program. After graduating in 2020 she went back to school to get her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from UNB. Fate loves to use what she has learned in kinesiology to improve her patient’s outcomes.
Fate is very passionate about helping others and learning everything she can in order to give her patients the best care possible. Fate is eager to continue learning so she has as many tricks up her sleeve as possible. She specializes in deep tissue work, but can also provide relaxation therapy.
She is trained in RAPID neurofascial reset for the upper and lower body and loves using her techniques to help others. She treats a wide variety of clients from veterans to the general public to sports specific injuries.
When not working Fate enjoys anything that has to do with the outdoors or traveling.
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.