Acumen Reconditioning is a team of specialists who are experts in injury assessment reconditioning. Our professionals effectively treat musculoskeletal injuries using active rehabilitation methods.

Athletic therapists adhere to the Sports Medicine Model of care. They treat a wide range of patients. The treatment varies but the objective doesn’t: an Athletic Therapist'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.

Cayla's intuitiveness speaks volumes in her treatments and guidance with patients. She has a way of integrating the ''Art'' with the ''Science'' of the Athletic Therapy world. Cayla is able to understand all her patients at a deep level which makes for sufficient treatment. She believes in the always evolving profession and evidence-based practice, she believes keeping up with this is a key to treating patients.

“I love exploring a patient’s lifestyle with their injury journey. At Acumen, we treat the whole body rather than an injury. From Manual Therapy to Exercises, the outcome is rewarding when patients put in the work and the effort to a better self. I am here to guide you in a program customized for you, ensure proper form is followed and most of all, goals are met.”

Cayla Galarneau

Athletic Therapist

The Team

Acumen Reconditioning Specialists

Cayla Galarneau

Athletic Therapist

Michael Kicia

Strength & Conditioning Specialist

Nicole Johnston

Rehabilitation Specialist

Dustin Oranchuk

Strength & Conditioning Specialist

Dr. Jesse Slade Shantz

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Travis Martell

Strength & Conditioning Specialist

Travis Martell

Strength & Conditioning Specialist

Nick Mudryk

Performance Coach

Nick is joining the Acumen Reconditioning team as a recent grad from the NAIT-PFT program. Growing up, athletics played a huge role in Nick’s life and gave him the privilege to work with countless coaches, trainers, and sports specialists; they helped guide him through his successful hockey career. Nick is aware of the tools, skills, and effort required to play and succeed in the highest level of sport.

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!

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.

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. 

Jenna Lefebvre

Patient Care Coordinator