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Starting as a student trainer in 1989 with the Huskie women's basketball and football teams, Shishkin earned her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1995 and a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education in 1996. Since earning her degrees from the University of Saskatchewan, she has been certified as an Athletic Therapist by the Canadian Athletic Therapy Association, with a Diploma Sport Physiotherapy by Sport Physiotherapy Canada, Acupuncture certified through The Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute and as a Sport First Responder. In 2007, Shishkin was honoured with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Mentorship award in recognition of acting as a role model for professionalism and volunterism.
Shishkin has been a physiotherapist with Athletics Canada working at the World Junior Track & Field Championship in Santiago, Chile and numerous training camps and national championships. She has also been a physiotherapist with the Senior Women’s' Basketball Team working at training camps and international competitions in Canada, France, Belgium and the Czech Republic.
Among working with the two National Sports Organizations, Shishkin has also been on the host medical team for the PanAm Games in 1999 and 2007, the Francophone Games in 2001, the Commonwealth Games in 2002, as well as the World University Games in 2009. She has also been the medical coordinator for Huskie Athletics hosted CIS Championships in men's hockey, women's volleyball, women's basketball, wrestling, track & field and football.
Well-respected in the local physical therapy community, Shishkin is the chairperson of Sport Physio Canada and has been involved on the boards of the Sask Athletic Therapists Association, Sport Physiotherapy Sask, Sports Medicine and Science Council of Sask, Sask Physiotherapy Association and the Continuing Physical Therapy Education.
She has worked with all 15 Huskie teams, as well as has experience working in speed skating, figure skating, dance, rugby and softball.