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Dr. Calvin Chi Kong YIP
Associate Professor (Occupational Therapy)
Office: Room 2201C, 22/F, Cheung Chin Lan Hong Building, 98,Shantung Street, Mongkok, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 3468 6780
Dr. Calvin Yip is currently the Associate Professor of the School of Medical and Health Sciences at Tung Wah College. Before joining Tung Wah College in 2016, he was the Assistant Professor at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Dr. Calvin Yip is a registered Occupational Therapist in Hong Kong and provided Occupational Therapy services in various hospitals of the Hospital Authority for more than ten years. He then joined the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University as Clinical Associate. During that period, he was the person-in-charge of the OT Department of the Red Cross Deyang Rehabilitation Centre and played an active role in the establishment of the OT Department in Wenchuan People Hospital, Sichuan, China. Dr Yip left the services of PolyU and found the CY Functional Recovery Services to provide high quality rehabilitation services to those in need until he rejoined the academic field in 2013 as Assistant Professor.
Dr. Yip has extensive clinical experience in physical rehabilitation. He is experienced in occupational therapy in the areas of orthopedic, medical, neurological, pulmonary and geriatric rehabilitation. His research interests focus on cognitive and geriatric rehabilitation. He and Prof. David Man from PolyU originated a computerized cognitive assessment system which demonstrated his expertise in cognitive rehabilitation, and this has been published in various international indexed journals and presented in international conferences.
Dr. Yip’s research interest including physical and cognitive rehabilitation, especially focus on the cognitive assessment development and rehabilitation of dysphagia. He also interested in the application of artificial neural network modeling in rehabilitation.
Academic and Professional qualifications
BSc, MSc, PhD,
Registered Occupational Therapist Part I (Hong Kong Occupational Therapy Board)
Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider (American Heart Association)
Calibrated AMPS rater (AMPS Project)
EPIC Lift Capacity Certified Evaluator (Employment Potential Improvement Corporation)
ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist (American College of Sports Medicine)
Registered Hypnotherapist (American Board of Hypnotherapy)
Beckman Oral Motor Assessment and Intervention
Beckman Oral Motor Orofacial deep tissue release
Dorn method and Breuss Massage
Bowen Therapy Proficiency and Advance level
Cranio-sacral therapy level I, II
Visceral Manipulation level I, III, IV
VitaStim Therapy Certification
Member of Hong Kong Occupational Therapy Association
Author Identifications
Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Master of Science in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Teaching Areas
OCC2007 Introduction to Health Service Management
OCC3011 OT in Traumatology – Evidence based practice
OCC3002 Enabling Occupation – Health Care II
OCC3010 Applied Research Methodology in Rehabilitation Science
OCC4001 Capstone Projects Supervision
Research Interest
Cognitive rehabilitation
Rehabilitation of dysphagia
Physical rehabilitation
Psychometric development and quantitative research
Application of artificial neural network in rehabilitation
Publication (selected)
Chiu A.T.S., Ho, H.H.T. & Yip, C.C.K. (2019) Muscle activity with sEMG during oropharyngeal swallowing under IDDSI (HK) in visually impaired elderly with and without dysphagia: A single-case study. Chinese Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 41(12), 916-919.
Lee, G. Y. Y., Yip, C. K., Yu, E. C. S., & Man, D. W. K. (2018). A Computer-Assisted Errorless Learning-Based Memory Training Programme for Patients with Early Dementia. Neuropsychiatry, 8(4), 1405–1413.
Man, D. W. K., Ganesan, B., Yip, C. C. K., Lee, C. O. P., Tsang, S. Y. L., Yu, P. W. P., Young, J. G. E. & Shum, D. H. K. (2018). Validation of the virtual-reality prospective memory test (Hong Kong Chinese version) for individuals with first-episode schizophrenia. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 28(7), 1197–1210.
Man, D., Yip, C., Lai, C. & Lee, G. (2017). Rehabilitation in Hong Kong. In Wilson, B.A., Winegardner, J. van Heugten, M.C. and Ownsworth, T., (Eds). Neuropsychological Rehabilitation (pp.517-519). London and New York: Routledge.
Lee, G. Y. Y., Yip, C. C. K., Wong, B. M. L., Leung, T. L. F., Lau, B. W. M., Chan, D. W.K. & Man, D. W. K. (2016). Mobile cognitive-health (MCH) project for the older adults living in the community in Hong Kong -- a preliminary study. Hong Kong Journal of Mental Health, 42(2), 24-34, 2(42), 24–34.
Funded Projects (Selected)
Prevalence of Flexible Pes Planus (Flexible Flat Foot) in Hong Kong Children between Age 5 to 10 and its Effect on their Gross Motor Performance and Occupation Performance. Funded by Block Grant, Start-up Fund for New Recruits, PolyU.
Mobile cognitive-health project for the older adults- a pilot project. Funded by Institute of Active Aging, IAA, PolyU.
Efficacy of biofeedback-controlled game-based swallowing training (BGBST) in stroke survivors. Funded by Faculty Development Scheme (FDS) UGC/FDS17/M03/20

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