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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Karena Wu on NY1 for Arthritis Video


Karena Wu is featured for a video about arthritis increasing with millennials.

“Arthritis is a condition commonly associated with older people but a local physical therapist says she’s seeing more and more arthritic Millennials.”

Click here to view on the NY1 website.

Love Workout Classes? Here’s What You Should Know Before Diving In


NYC Physical Therapist Karena Wu loves to work out and offers tips on the different exercises available. Learn how to stay healthy and injury free when you dive into these forms of exercise. Get fit with these fun and trendy workout classes, with less risk of injury. To read more, click here.

Karena Wu on Physio Times

Dr. Karena Wu writes about the newest modality used in physiotherapy, Myofascial Decompression (MFD) or ‘Cupping’. Cupping has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine, but is now used in Western Medicine as another form of myofascial release. ActiveCare PT offers this therapy to quickly and easily reduce tightness, pain and help promote circulation. To read the article, click here.

Sleep on Long Flights Like a Pro with These 13 Must-Know Tips

Sleep on Long Flights Like a Pro with These 13 Must-Know Tips

Just in time for summer travel. The best physical therapist in NYC, Karena Wu offers up her tip on how to keep the body aligned when traveling. Increased travel means less space in the plane so be smart to keep your body refreshed and comfortable on short or long hauls. To read more, click here.

Dr. Karena Wu writes about the use of ‘cupping’ in Western Medicine.

Dr. Karena Wu writes about the use of ‘cupping’ in Western Medicine. It is more commonly found in Traditional Chinese Medicine, but ‘cupping’ or myofascial decompression (MFD) is now all the rage after the circular bruises were seen on our recent American Olympians. Dr. Wu has practiced this therapy for the last couple of years and the staff at ActiveCare PT are skilled in the assessment and application of this therapy. It is helpful for painful areas, tight or restricted areas. To learn more about this therapy, read her article.

Advance for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine: National Arthritis Awareness Month

pt_logoNYC Physical Therapist Karena Wu discusses her role at the NYC Walk to Cure Arthritis, held on May 14th, 2016. She has been working on the committee for the NYC walk for the last 5 years. May is national arthritis awareness month and the NYC walk was the #1 walk in the country for the last two years. Arthritis is one of the most common conditions treated by physical therapists at ActiveCare Physical Therapy. The staff at ActiveCare PT participate in the walk to help bring awareness of this condition to their patients as well as the public.  To read more, click here.

Winners and Medical Staff Pic

As the 2016 AVP season comes to a close, the winner’s of the  men’s and women’s AVP Championships in Chicago were our own Olympians that represented the US in Rio 2016. Olympians Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena and Lauren Fendrick and Brooke Sweat won in the finals. Dr. Wu worked on both Nick and Lauren over the weekend and helped secure a win for both teams. It was a beautiful weekend in Chicago for the tournament and the medical staff are picture here with the Chicago skyline in the backdrop.


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