Acumen Performance is a team of specialist who collaborates to take individuals and teams to their fullest potential. We treat, train and succeed.

Performance coaches of Acumen integrate with athletic therapists and the orthopaedic surgeon to provide essential and extended care for each individual and their goals.

Mike is all about brilliance with the basics. He hammers home the meaning of ''doing the simple things savagely well''. His vast knowledge and experience in coaching pro sports show when he works with patients and clients. His ability to help patients goes beyond just coaching them but truly caring for them, the way they move and the way they process their training.

“Building a solid foundation is an important asset to strength and conditioning. Cultivating greatness in the gym takes consistency, patience, practice and great coaching!”

Michael Kicia

Strength & Conditioning Specialist

The Team

Acumen Reconditioning Specialists

Michael Kicia

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

Michael Kicia

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

Chris Sharkey

Personal Trainer, Performance Manager

LeeAnne Gullett

Athletic Therapist, Acumen Reconditioning Director

Whitney Dikoume

Athletic Therapist, Calgary Manager

Brian Oudyk

Athletic Therapist

Brian arrives at Acumen having worked in the Performance Medicine department at Cirque du Soleil for the past 15+ years. He joined Cirque du Soleil’s Performance Medicine department in 2006 and has bridged two cities and six shows during such time. He completed his Bachelor of Physical Education from the University of Alberta, and his Diploma in Sports Injury Management from Sheridan College. He holds a Diploma in Sports Physical Therapies from the International Olympic Committee and a Certificate in Workload Management in Football from the Barcelona Football Club. He is a dual credentialed Canadian Athletic Therapist and Certified Athletic Trainer. Brian has served as an Emergency Action Plan consultant, and assisted at training camp medical day, for the Vegas Golden Knights since their inception. He spent two seasons as a student Athletic Therapist with the Edmonton Elks, before joining the Toronto Blue Jays in 2004 on a full season internship. Brian returns home to Edmonton after a long hiatus, and is joined by his wife and fellow Athletic Therapist, Miranda, and their two incredible children.

Dr. Brian Boisvert

Chiropractor

Brian started his health career at the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Health Physiology.  He then moved to San Jose, California to get a Doctorate of Chiropractic at Palmer College of Chiropractic West.  Brian treats various populations including elite athletes, weekend warriors, and anyone looking to improve their overall health.  He is also an active member and Chiropractic Coordinator for the Canadian Pro Rodeo Sport Medicine Team, traveling and treating rodeo and bull riding athletes.

Brian has a passion for collaborative care – drawing on the strengths of those around him to create ideal patient outcomes.  He believes quality care should attempt to achieve patient goals in as few appointments as possible.  He takes time to listen and understand patient concerns and compliments that with thorough evaluations.

Brian is certified in Active Release Techniques, Graston Technique, FAKTR, and Titleist Performance Institute Golf Evaluations and performs diversified manual manipulations and exercise prescription.

Dustin Oranchuk

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

Dustin Oranchuk

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

Dr. Jesse Slade Shantz

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Acumen Executive and Support Team

Francesca Sebastian

CEO

A brief background:

Francesca has an extensive background in clinical management and quality improvement facilitation. Francesca earned her Bachelors of Technology in Technology Management with a Minor in Health Promotion and a diploma in Biotechnology from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. From there she gained experience in the field as a Biochemistry Lab Administrator, a Clinic Manager of an ARP Community Health Centre and as a Quality Improvement Facilitator for the Primary Care Network.  She feels pride in working with the Acumen Clinic Team, building partnerships and transforming health care one patient at a time!

Kelly Simons

Surgical and Clinic Coordinator

A brief background:

While pursuing an early Nursing Degree, Kelly learned the important tools needed to work for large healthcare organizations. She learned how to better serve patients, offer exceptional customer service and client care.  As the Patient Care Coordinator at Acumen Clinic, she is committed to making a difference in people’s lives and making sure they are put at the centre. Kelly has a passion for helping others and takes the time to listen and understand the unique needs of each patient. 

LeeAnne Gullett

Acumen Reconditioning Manager

A brief background:

LeeAnne is a Certified Athletic Trainer and a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association and the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association. She has a vast interest in Patient Education and making orthopedic care a smooth transition for patients. LeeAnne obtained her Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training and Health Science at Castleton University in Vermont. She practiced as a Certified Athletic Trainer in the states for 6 years with various sports teams and orthopedic clinics. She then went on to pursue her Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology at Mercyhurst University. While in Erie, PA she worked as a Division I Women’s Ice Hockey ATC where going to the Frozen Four was one of her favourite memories.

LeeAnne relocated to Canada with her husband where she worked as an Orthopedic Research Coordinator at the PanAm Clinic in Winnipeg, MB. They kept moving west and they found themselves in Edmonton where she was able to connect with the Acumen Team where she is excited to contribute.

Jenna Lefebvre

Patient Care Coordinator

Jenna comes to Acumen with a background in nursing. She spent 3 years at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital specializing in Geriatric/Stroke rehab, as well as Pediatrics and Psych. She has always had a passion for taking care of others and being a part of their recovery journey. She started at Acumen as a Patient Care Coordinator and eventually moved into our HR/Accounting role. Whether it be patients- or the Acumen Team- Jenna loves to take care of people, and most importantly ensure that everyone is happy! She believes in the Acumen model, and is happy to help in any way she can to see it grow!