Physical therapist Dr. Karena Wu was quoted on the SheKnows.com website discussing sandals for the Summer. Click on the picture below to see the article.
Dr. Karena Wu was asked to debunk fitness myths as the weather finally warms up. Physical therapy always includes guidance to the patient on their gradual return to their recreational activities. The best advice, just get your workout in! This article features her comments on slides 4, 7, 11, 13 and 15. To see the full article, click here.
Seniors are staying active and participating in more and more activities. As spring and summer finally comes around, it is time to get outdoors or get your body moving. ActiveCare Physical Therapy emphasizes functional training and proprioception in their rehabilitation. Increased proprioception can help with balance and movement, especially as we age. To read her contribution, click here.
The APTA reports on PT’s in the country making the news. NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu discusses some of the hazards that can occur during a marathon. Her comments were used in an AccuWeather story regarding the physical challenges of weather during a marathon run. The American Physical Therapy Association highlighted her story in their latest edition of physical therapists contributing their knowledge to the public. To see the story, click here.
Running is a common warm weather sport. ActiveCare Physical Therapy preps marathoners who are running in local and global marathon events. Knowing the hazards can make this sport safe and fun, especially if you are running one at home or in another country. Marathon running is a repetitive exercise for a long, long period of time which can cause undue stresses on the body if not done correctly. Dr. Karena Wu discusses some of the hazards that you might encounter during any race, let alone a marathon. To see her comments, click here.
Dr. Karena Wu has over 18 years of clinical physical therapy experience. That also means that she, herself has experienced the aging process as she has progressed through her career path. After 30, the body loses one pound of muscle mass every year. Everyone needs to maintain lean muscle mass for maintenance of joint health, metabolism, balance and daily and recreational activity participation. Dr. Wu comments on this process in this story. To read the story, click here.
The 2018 NYC Walk to Cure Arthritis is right around the corner. Dr. Karena Wu has been working with the NYC Arthritis Foundation since 2012 and on Sunday, May 19th, Team ActiveCare will participate again in the NYC walk. She was diagnosed when she was 35 years of age and it is one of the most common conditions she treats in her practice at ActiveCare Physical Therapy. Team ActiveCare PT is sponsoring a booth to educate the participants of how to manage this condition. Exercise is important in people with arthritis but the right exercise and the right amount is even more important. To read the story, click here.