About ActiveCare PT:

  • Our therapists are licensed in New York State and active members in the American Physical Therapy Association. We have advanced training in joint mobilization and myofascial release techniques.
  • We are dedicated practitioners with a passion for the profession and a comprehensive, holistic approach to treatment and healing. We treat each patient as an individual and treat the whole person, with a plan of care designed to meet the patient’s set goals for health, functionality and a return to work, tasks and activities. We network with a team of physicians, chiropractors, acupuncturists and massage therapists in order to provide guidance to other modalities that may be effective in the patients’ care.
  • Physical Therapist and owner Karena Wu is a graduate of the Program in Physical Therapy at Columbia University and is affiliated with several healthcare organizations in New York City. She is certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Kinesio Taping Practitioner and Pilates Instructor, and uses SpiderTech Taping.
  • ActiveCare is primarily an out-of-network facility. We accept all insurance with out-of-network benefits and file for most major insurance plans. We work with all prospective patients to create workable payment plans regardless of insurance coverage.
  • ActiveCare accepts Medicare, No-Fault and Workers’ Compensation patients depending on schedule availability.
  • ActiveCare’s administrators provide seamless and efficient concierge-style client service to all of our patients. And the whole ActiveCare team makes sure your time with us is a beneficial, productive and enjoyable experience.


ActiveCare Physical Therapy, Inc.

FMS AND SFMA Certified
12 W 37th St. Ste. 1202
New York, NY 10018
(212) 777-4374


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Dr. Karena Wu has been working with celebrity chef Wylie Dufresne since 2004

Dr. Karena Wu has been working with celebrity chef Wylie Dufresne since 2004. As Chef Dufresne became a celebrity, he realized that his work requirements differed from those being in the kitchen. Chef Dufresne came to ActiveCare Physical Therapy to discover a different source of neck pain. Dr. Karena Wu discusses the cause of his neck pain.

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Dr. Karena Wu on the AVP Medical Board

Dr. Karena Wu works on the AVP Medical Board. She was the Medical Event Supervisor and just wrapped up AVP NYC last weekend. The medical team did a fantastic job of keeping all of the athletes in play as the weather warmed up. The team consists of physicians, physical therapists, chiropractors, athletic trainers and massage therapists. AVP NYC winners were our recent  Olympians April Ross and Lauren Fendrick and Jake Gibb and Taylor Crabb.

Why Millennials are Already Showing Signs of Arthritis

Dr. Karena Wu has been treating patients in NYC for over 17 years now. She has seen an increase in younger adults coming in for physical therapy. Part of the reason is the high intensity workouts and the lack of rest and recovery periods during the sports season. To see her comments, click here.

16 Postural Stretches for Tight Shoulders

Dr. Karena Wu and her staff of physical therapists educate their clients on the importance of stretching. Posture and postural correction is a crucial aspect of rehabilitation and has been a big topic in the medial lately. In fact, this story was originally run in November 2015 on Greatist.
As summer approaches, it is important to carry good posture to make you look even better in your tank tops. NYC’s best physical therapist, Dr. Wu contributes to this article with her staff PT, Rebecca Young, DPT demonstrating the moves.

CNN:Straighten up and stand right, with some electronic nagging


Dr. Karena Wu was asked to be on CNN’s New Day recently. The feature was a new TV segment for CNN’s “Tech-ing Care of Your Health” series which explores innovative wellness technologies. Posture is an integral part of rehabilitation and Dr. Wu incorporates postural correction to all of her patients. She was asked to test out a new postural device to see if it could actually help her patients.

To see her comments on it, click here.

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ActiveCare opens for business in Mumbai, India

ActiveCare Physical Therapy Private Limited opened our doors on April 2, 2017. We had an amazing welcoming party on Sunday, April 1st with almost close to 200 guests. We are steadily growing with a tremendous amount of interest in our US based services as well as Pilates being used in rehabilitation and for exercise.
We have already met with our neighboring businesses, physicians, family and friends. We cater to the busy high end professionals and even Bollywood stars, to include Shabir Ahluwahlia and Ashlesha Sawant. Dr. Karena Wu will personally work with Bollywood royalty upon her return to Mumbai.
Please visit us at our Prabhadevi location for more information or go to our website under the India page.

See Karena Wu’s work on TV

Dr. Karena Wu is known as the Best Physical Therapist in NYC. She has over 17 year of experience. She is certified as an Orthopedic Manual therapist, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Kinesiology Taping Practitioner and Pilates Instructor. She is used as an expert on multiple news channels in the NYC area: CBS, NBC, Fox News, NY1, PIX11, and the Dr. Oz Show.

She is owner and Clinical Director of ActiveCare Physical Therapy, PC in NYC. She has expanded to Mumbai, India with ActiveCare Physical Therapy Private Limited where her brand of physical therapy is being introduced and received internationally.

To see her work on TV, please click here.

The Active Times: The 50 Best Weight Loss Foods of All Time

Dr. Karena Wu is an expert on fitness, health and rehabilitation. She incorporates nutrition into her rehab program and helps patients understand how foods are helpful in healing and in wellness. Dr. Wu mentions her favorite foods for weight loss: dark, leafy greens, broccoli, beans, salmon and eggs. To read more on all 50 foods, click here.

Dr. Karena Wu on NY1

Dr. Karena Wu was asked to be on NY1 again to discuss the benefits of kinesiology tape. She is a proponent of this adjunct therapy for her patients. It is a very helpful, low cost, continuous therapy that the patient wears to help activate their muscles, improve fluid movement and reduce pain. It also does not have any medicine or latex which means it is like drug-free pain relief!

New Physical Therapist at ActiveCare Physical Therapy

Dominika Piestrak originates from Krakow, Poland. She graduated with a Masters in Physical Therapy from Jagiellonian University in Poland. Dominika has lived in multiple cities and worked in numerous areas of expertise in her pursuit of a broad range of training. Her professional career started in Paris in an orthopedic private practice where she was trained in the treatment of Scoliosis (TGS 3D). Dominika then pursued advanced clinical education at Kaiser Permanente hospital in California. She completed a Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Reeducation residency program which focused on patient care post stroke, brain injury, and other neurological conditions.

Dominika’s treatment philosophy is guided by an exploration of how a patient’s unique body structure/composition is connected to their presenting condition. She combines manual therapy (Maitland, Cyriax and the Mulligan approach) and neuromuscular reeducation with specific therapeutic exercises to help her patients achieve optimal results. Her personalized and holistic approach results in a well-tailored plan for every patient’s unique needs.
Dominika resides in New York City where she specializes in orthopedic and sports medicine rehabilitation. She enjoys traveling, exploring New York City, and staying active. Her goals are to attain board specialization in orthopedics and a certificate in orthopedic manual therapy through the Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars.