From their expertise to their dedication, the team at The Performance Lab is undoubtedly the key to us helping our athletes reach their maximum performance levels and getting all of our patients back to their healthiest self.
As a world-class facility, and being the only one of its kind in Canada, The Performance Lab has welcomed athletes and rehabilitation clients from Europe, the Middle East and all across North America.
Dr. Carmine Filice DC, CSCS
Founder and Director
Dr. Carmine Filice is the Founder and Director of The Performance Lab Inc. He is also currently the Director of Sports Science for Tennis Canada. He has a doctorate of Chiropractic from Southern California University of Health Science, is a certified strength and conditioning specialist, and was the only non-medical doctor ever allowed into Harvard’s Medical Acupuncture program. Carm has worked with the top sports medicine and rehabilitation specialists along with the most elite training facilities around the world. He began in the Sports Science Field working at Peak Performance Project (P3) in Santa Barbara and Sparta Science in Silicon Valley before opening up The Performance Lab.
Carm has worked in the world of Professional sports since 2004 as a performance therapist, strength and conditioning coach, and sports scientist. He is most recognized for his diagnostic capabilities and focus on applied sports science, as well as his ability to bring injured athletes to maximum performance levels.
Carm is a highly sought-after advanced sports science consultant and performance therapist. He currently works with many individual professional athletes along with providing advanced sports science consulting to an NHL franchise and Tennis Canada. He has worked with professional athletes and teams from a variety of major leagues – MLB, MLS, NHL, NBA, AVP, MMA, WTA, ATP, as well as World Champions and Olympians.
He has put together a team at The Performance Lab that has developed an innovative approach of using sports science to apply to athlete recovery and performance.
Kait Jackson, MHK, CSCS
Director of Biomechanics
Kait Jackson is truly an expert in how the human body moves. Kait understands the unique demands of the athletes she works with having been on the other side as an NCAA Division 1 Indoor Volleyball player and having trained with Beach Volleyball Canada. After completing a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and her Master’s Degree in Biomechanics, she set out to be the best at understanding what makes an athlete truly great.
Her extensive research in Sport Performance Analytics using 3D Motion Capture, EMG, and Force Plate technology has given her the tools to design highly specific and effective training programs that reflect the uniqueness of each individual athlete. Her focus is on the kinetic and kinematic variables that impact how each athlete’s hardware (body) and software (neurology) work together to produce optimal performance. There are many aspects of movement that we cannot see with the naked eye – they are hidden under the hood. With the latest technology that we use here at The Lab, Kait is able to peek under that hood and find the inefficient patterns that are hindering performance or leading to injury.
With almost a decade of experience working with youth teams to professional and Olympic athletes, Kait has finely tuned her understanding of what makes an athlete stand out and how to help them uncover their true potential.
Mark Razon, NCCP
Director of Performance Training
Mark Razon is the Director of Performance Training here at The Performance Lab. He has over 12 years of experience, focusing mainly on youth development, as well as national and professional athletes.
He believes that in order to be the best you must learn from the best. Aside from mentoring at The Performance Lab and learning our unique systems, Mark has had the privilege to mentor under Pete Bommarito of Bommarito Performance Institute. He has worked with Shane Sweatt from the famous Westside Barbell Club, which is highly regarded as the best power-lifting gym in the world, and he has also mentored under Dan Pfaff and Stu McMillan of the renowned speed training facility Altis.
Mark is an NCCP trained middle distance coach, a certified Bommarito Performance Systems Coach, and he has his diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion. He has an affinity for speed training and for helping athletes become stronger, faster, and more agile all while being able to stay healthy.
Dr. Kyle Etwaroo, DC
Dr. Kyle Etwaroo has a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with Honours from McMaster University. He works adjunctively using Medical Acupuncture, having received certification from McMaster. Continuing education in the area of sports science includes experience in FIFA Football Medicine protocols and concussion management principles from Laval University.
Kyle has been working as a performance therapist at the Lab since 2016. His professional experience also includes working as part of the Medical Team at the 2015 Pan Am Games and providing medical coverage for high level hockey, including working with the Toronto Red Wings (AAA), Toronto Marlies (AAA), and the Jamaican Olympic Ice Hockey Federation. Currently, he is a team therapist at Tennis Canada, working with WTA professionals and academy players at both private practice and Aviva Centre. He collaborates with the professional strength coaches and medical staff on a consistent basis to ensure collaborative care and growth is achieved for the program’s athletes. He combines his knowledge from his professional experience with his understanding of functional anatomy and rehabilitation to create effective treatment plans. He uses The Performance Lab’s unique approach to client care which examines an individual’s level of sport, participation, and etiology of injury in order to get them Better, Faster.
Tatjana Stankovic, M.Sc, CSCS
Biomechanist, Strength & Conditioning Coach
Tatjana Stankovic has a Masters of Science in Biomechanics from the University of Toronto, as well as a Bachelors of Kinesiology. After working as a Strength and Conditioning coach for four years, she has now joined The Performance Lab in a dual role as a Biomechanist and Strength and Conditioning Coach. Tatjana has worked with professional, national, and everyday athletes throughout her career.
Aside from her work on the applied side of the field, Tatjana also maintained her presence on the academic side as a sessional lecturer at UofT.
Her passion for bridging the gap between academia and practical applications stems from the Biomechanics and Sports Medicine Lab at UofT. Here she gained vast experience of working with interdisciplinary teams on research projects targeted towards developing strategies for enhancing performance and preventing injury.
Daniel Gallucci, B.Sc. (Kin/Psych)
After completing a Bachelors of Science in kinesiology/psychology, Daniel Galluci’s clinical journey began as an Exercise Scientist with Peak Centre. Seeing how injuries plagued performance, he transitioned into Osteopathy under world-renowned Guy Voyeur and the Neurofunctional Acupuncture program at McMaster University with Dr. Alejandro Elloriaga. Daniel then completed a two-year fellowship in regenerative medicine at the Institute of Sports Medicine (ISM) under Dr. Anthony Galea, with a focus on autologous repair strategies for high performance athletes. Daniel developed pre and post rehab programs for over 600 athletes during his time at ISM.
Realizing the brain’s ultimate control in both rehabilitation and performance led Daniel to the Functional Neurology Diplomate program at the world-famous Carrick Institute of Graduate Studies under Dr. Ted Carrick, where he also completed a two year fellowship in Traumatic Brain Injury & Vestibular Rehabilitation, followed by one year of Neurotransmitter research studying Organic Cation 2 transporters at the Institute of Neurotransmitter Science in Duluth, Minnesota under Dr. Marty Hinz.
His current clinical and research interests include how neuroimaging techniques such as fMRI, DTI and CVR can be used to optimize physical performance and recovery, and how mechanical inputs regulate cell behaviour. He also serves as a board member and scientific advisor to the EMPWR foundation – a nationally recognized concussion education foundation.
Daniel is the in-house neurological consultant here at The Performance Lab, he spends the rest of his time operating Fluxbionetworks.