Acumen Performance Centre, a Private Training Facility.

We are team of specialists who are experts in personal and team training. Our professionals effectively treat musculoskeletal injuries using active rehabilitation methods. Our team of providers adhere to the Sports Medicine Model of care. We treat a wide range of patients. The treatment varies but the objective doesn’t: Personal Trainer's goal is to help clients return to their usual activities, whether that means playing competitive sports or walking to the mailbox and back. Strength and Conditioning coaches of Acumen integrate with athletic therapists and the orthopaedic surgeon to provide essential and extended care for each individual and their goals.

“I love showing you how to access your untapped potential! Adopting the catch phrase “Transform Yourself”, we will provide you with the tools for success. Acumen Strength & Performance will be there every step of the way, offering accountability, changes to your plan as needed, and an endless support system”.

Chris Sharkey

Performance Enhancement Specialist and Conditioning Coach

How it Works

With the Acumen Clinic Reconditioning Program, we strive to close the gaps between early diagnosis and integrating proper exercise to improve patient outcomes. Personal Training is important and usually relevant to many clinical populations. We believe musculoskeletal reconditioning is an integral part of the Acumen Clinic experience. Many patients must navigate back to a demanding job (farming, construction, landscaping) while some need to get back to a competitive sport they love. Others would like to return to their healthy, active lifestyle (traveling, biking, kayaking, skiing, hiking, etc) or simply want to find a way to live a pain-free life. We are here to help find that path.

When making an appointment with our Performance Specialist you can expect:

  1. Clear guidelines and expectations
  2. Constant communication with the patient- available for questions and modifications when needed 
  3. Communication available with the surgeon if needed throughout the process
  4. Proper education on technique 
  5. A handout with photos and explanations for your own resource

We believe in being an advocate for your own care, taking part and being engaged to live your fullest life. We like to open the door to this opportunity for patients and make it available to them. 

Call today to inquire about booking a session with our Performance Enhancement Specialists and Conditioning Coach.

The Team

Acumen Reconditioning Specialists

Whitney Dikoume

Athletic Therapist

Chris Sharkey

Performance Enhancement Specialist & Conditioning Coach

Chris Sharkey

Performance Enhancement Specialist & Conditioning Coach

Cayla Galarneau

Athletic Therapist

Dr. Jesse Slade Shantz

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Jesse Slade Shantz

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Travis Martell

Strength & Conditioning Specialist

Travis Martell

Strength & Conditioning Specialist

Michael Kicia

Strength & Conditioning Specialist

Michael Kicia

Strength & Conditioning Specialist

Acumen Executive and Support Team

Dr. Jesse Slade Shantz

Medical Director

LeeAnne Gullett

Acumen Reconditioning Manager

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.

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!

Caitlyn D’Arcy

Clinic Manager, Surgical Coordinator

Caitlyn D’Arcy

Clinic Manager, Surgical Coordinator

A brief background:

Before joining the Acumen team, Caitlyn worked for Bayshore Home Health in Nova Scotia for five years as a Health Care Aid, providing home care and working within Hospitals for Capital Health. She has experience in many fields such as Orthopedics, Nephrology and Liver Transplant, General Medicine and providing in-home support for Palliative Patients and their families. She really enjoys working with patients and appreciates her journey to the Acumen Clinic Team!

Victoria Rosenberger

Patient Care Coordinator

Full 1-on-1

In-person 1 on 1 training to boost your health and wellness, and meet your fitness goals.

 

Team Training

A way to collaborate with Performance and Sport Medicine professional to take you to your highest level in a group setting.

 

Approach

Sports Therapy and Personal Training:

  • Improve your ability to move and lift properly

  • Create fun and healthy lifelong habits

  • Fitness.recovery.performance.

  • We want clients and patients to learn the tools to successfully train and become the best version of themselves.