Meet the Team
Dr. Carmine Filice is a performance therapist, chiropractor and certified strength and conditioning specialist who uses a scientific approach in order to minimize injury recovery time while maximizing physical performance.
After graduating with Summa Cum Laude honours for his doctorate of Chiropractic from the Southern California University of Health Science, Carmine continued on to become a Certified Masters Active Release Technique provider, as well as going on to graduate from the Harvard Medical School Structural Acupuncture Certificate program.
Beyond his certifications, Carmine’s working experiences are some of his biggest accomplishments yet. He has traveled the globe working and training with the top specialists in their respective fields.
In addition to Carmine’s experience working in some of the most elite training facilities, Carmine has also worked with professional athletes from major league baseball, soccer, hockey (MLB, MLS, NHL), volleyball (AVP), martial arts (UFC), world champions and Olympians. Beyond his clinical practice he has also been a consultant for various products and many renowned performance facilities.
Carmine’s unique approach to therapy and training sets The Performance Lab apart from all other therapy facilities. He fuses functional testing with the most advanced sport science technology in a way that more efficiently diagnoses clients with various needs for optimal performance results.
Kait Jackson is the Performance Lab’s Director of Biomechanist, as well as an accomplished athlete, having played Division I indoor volleyball, as well as having trained with Beach Volleyball Canada. Kait’s interest lies in determining how manipulating body movement can improve athletic performance, whether that means jumping higher or running faster.
After graduating with summa cum laude from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology, Kait completed her Master’s Degree in Biomechanics. With her specialty in injury prevention, Kait researches movement patterns and associated muscular mechanics that can cause injury.
As this field continues to develop, Kait believes that our understanding of injury mechanisms as well as improper movement patterns will allow for better injury screening, rehabilitation, and more importantly, injury prevention.
Coach Mark joined The Performance Lab team in 2016 and has been in the fitness industry training athletes since 2007. His unique approach to training bridges the gap between athletic performance and strength and speed training. Mark is currently the strength coach of the Central Toronto Athletic Club as well as the coach for some national level powerlifters and fitness competitors.
He graduated from Humber College with a diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion and his since been certified as a Bommarito Performance Systems Coach. He has trained with Shane and Laura Phelps-Sweatt of Westside Barbell and is an NCCP trained Middle Distance Coach.
Mark believes hard work, consistency and attention to detail is the key to training success.
Dr. Kyle Etwaroo is an evidence-based Chiropractor holding a Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC), and a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology with Honors from McMaster University. Both his doctorate and undergraduate degrees emphasized knowledge in both functional anatomy and exercise science, where proper understanding of the two assist in creating an effective treatment plan.
Kyle has a special interest in performance and movement-based issues, utilizing his continuing education certification in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University for his plan of management.
Kyle is passionate and dedicated to working with some of the best in the industry. He worked as a medical administrator with numerous specialists and allied health professionals during the Toronto 2015 Pan-Am Games at the main multidisciplinary clinic within the athlete’s village. Furthermore, Kyle has extended his passion for soccer by undertaking the FIFA Diploma in Football Medicine, a research-specific diagnosis and training course to help with sport injuries and proper warm up routines for grassroots and professional levels soccer players.
Kyle aims to integrate his experience and training with the team at The Performance Lab to achieve optimal function with all clients, using an individualized approach to care for specific goal oriented.
Jake graduated with summa cum laude distinction from the University of Maine with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology. During his time at Maine, he was a dual-sport NCAA Division I athlete as an outfielder on the baseball team and a 400m runner on the track and field team.
From his experiences as an athlete, he has superior knowledge and understanding of what it takes to compete at the highest level: training with a purpose, recovering effectively through rest and nutrition, and above all else, being dedicated to mastering your craft.
Following his time in the US, Jake became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and joined The Performance Lab team as a trainer in 2017. A newcomer in the field, he is driven to get the most out of his athletes using The Lab’s advanced sports science technology.
Outside of The Lab, he is a strength and conditioning coach for the elite-level Ontario Terriers baseball teams where he helps athletes achieve their goals of playing college and university level baseball in Canada and the US.
Laura Healey is a biomechanics specialist with a passion for sports and human performance. With previous experience training professional and elite hockey players, Laura uses her knowledge of human movement and movement patterns to optimize performance and reduce injury risk.
Laura recently graduated with Honours from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. She is currently completing her Master’s of Science in biomechanics at the University of Waterloo with research focusing on movement patterns and optimising human performance.
Laura’s experience with research has given her expertise with both 3D motion capture systems and force plates. She believes these objective measures allow for in-depth analysis of athlete’s movement patterns and can lead to faster, stronger, and more explosive athletes.
Dr. Carmine Filice
Dr. Kyle Etwaroo
The Performance Lab, founded by Dr. Carmine Filice in 2008, started with the vision of pushing the envelope of the traditional sports rehabilitation model. After working at numerous conventional clinics, Dr. Carmine Filice noticed a common flaw that he wished to improve upon. He wanted to create a centre where athletes could recreate any motion, whether it be throwing, running or skating. Without any limitations on the motion in need of assessment, a more accurate diagnosis could be made. Furthermore, Dr. Filice was tired of the inefficient testing means that were not able to quantify movement, nor measure athletic motion.