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UP Academy is designed specifically for new graduate physical therapists or early career professionals, so they can advance their physical therapy skills at a global level through our international standard mentorship training system.

All physical therapists and doctor receive an intensive internal training program through UP Academy, created by the founders of UP Clinic. From the experience of working at hospitals, clinics and professional sports teams around the world, the best treatment techniques and methods were selected to be used at UP Clinics. UP Academy offers you a structured program of education and clinical training, with dedicated mentoring support.

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UP Academy Training includes

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Hands-on training in a clinical setting is a key part of becoming an effective and well-qualified physical therapist. UP Academy focuses more on lab practicals and actually putting your skills to work treating real patients.

Medical Licensed Clinics in Central Shanghai – A combination of formal and informal educational, clinical and academic activities, as well as mentored direct care of patients at each of our locations.

Career Development

Grow from PT Assistant to Full Caseload PT in 1-2 years*

Here at UP Clinic, we pride ourselves on the highest level of medical care, patient service and staff professional development and training. Whether you are a new graduate or experienced clinician, you will have the opportunity to grow through the UP Academy system where you will learn all the tools to be an independent Senior orthopedic PT. and also teach future UP therapists! You will also learn to mentor and train other therapists.

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UP Academy Professors and Partner Schools

UP Academy is taught by our full-time professors and also guest instructors from around the world. Our Shanghai Lujiazui Training Center frequently hosts continuing education courses from international experts.

Partner Schools

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UP Academy Professors

Cory Arth

Neurological Pediatric Rehabilitation Specialist

Cory Arth

The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, Pediatric Neurology Rehabilitation

University of Delaware, Neurological PT Residency Program

Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of California San Francisco

Allen L Ho

Allen L. Ho

Spine & Neurorehabilitation

Allen L. Ho

Department of Neurosurgery
Stanford University School of Medicine

Complex Spine Surgery Fellowship
Stanford University School of Medicine

Doctor of Medicine
Harvard University School of Medicine

Willie Graham

Hans Maas

Kaiser Vallejo PNF Physical Therapist

Hans Maas

Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of California, San Francisco

B.S. in Exercise Science, California State University, Sacramento

APTA Instructor and Presenter: PNF (Patterns, Gait Progression), Dynamic Neurodynamic Stabilization

Cory Arth

Recovery Unit, DPT, CSCS

Cory Arth

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, UC San Francisco
  • B.S. Biopsychology and Exercise Science, UC Santa Barbara
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • EXOS Los Angeles Chief PT
  • NFL Combine and FIFA World Cup PT
  • Certifications in FMS, SFMA, EXOS XPS and Emergency Medical Responder (AHA)

Roger Zhao

Roger Zhao


Roger Zhao

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, UC San Francisco
  • B.S. Physiology, UCLA
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • APTA Board Certified Physical Therapist
  • Titleist Performance Institue Golf Certified (TPI)
  • Post-operative rehabilitation Foot and ankle
  • Shoulder and knee
  • Sports medicine

Hans Maas

MD Sports Medicine

Hans Maas

  • Doctor of sports medicine, Erasmus University of Rotterdam M. D. Utrecht Medical University
  • Non-surgical sports medicine
  • Knee
  • Shoulder and back pain
  • Joint injection

Dionne Vernon DPT UP Clinic Shanghai

Dionne Vernon


Dionne Vernon

  • Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences, minor in Vocal Performance, University of South Florida
  • Chinese Olympic Committee PT
  • Broadway, Broadway tour, Concert tour PT
  • Certified Kinesio Tape Practitioner (CKTP), Dry Needle Certified\
  • Active Release Technique for the Spine (ART-cert)
  • Certifications in National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) – CPT, PES, BCS
  • Certified in various IPA and MSI techniques
  • Emergency Medical Responder – American Red Cross