Originally from Osaka, Japan, Shinya played collegiately at the University of Tsukuba. He received his Master's degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta in 2010, and also a Master's degree in Health and Sports Science from the University of Tsukuba from 2004. He has taken several courses, including Active Release Technique, Sports First Responder, Concussion Management, Functional Movement Screen (FMS), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Spinal/Peripheral Manipulation, Mulligan Technique, Myofascial Release, and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization.
During his career, he has had the opportunity to work with Olympic Athletes in preparation for the 2000 Sydney Summer Games (Japanese Synchronized Swimming Team), the Edmonton Cracker Cats and the Edmonton Capitals Baseball Clubs for several years. He has also worked with the Seattle Mariners as an Assistant Trainer for their 2010 and 2012 Spring Training Camp. As well as the Edmonton Oilers (NHL) and the Edmonton Eskimos (CFL).
There are not many phsyiotherapists who have the experience of playing baseball and the Prospects are fortunate to have Shinya as a valuable peice of our staff. He will be able to utilize his experience of baseball and science to assess and treat the players in our program which will in turn, give them the best opportunity to stay healthy and perform on the field.