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

Strength & Conditioning Specialist

Dustin Oranchuk

Strength & Conditioning Specialist

Nicole Johnston

Rehabilitation Specialist

Dr. Jesse Slade Shantz

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Travis Martell

Strength & Conditioning Specialist

Travis Martell

Strength & Conditioning Specialist

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