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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Reader’s Digest: 7 Foam Roller Exercises Your Body Will Thank You for Doing

NYC Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu loves the foam roller for whole body exercises. This ‘love it but hate it’ piece of equipment works all aspects of fitness: mobility, stability, strength and endurance. Think outside the box to get the best benefit from this tool. The Best PT in NYC offers a few exercises to really get your heart rate up, your stability system and your muscular system up and running.
To see the exercises, click here.

Here’s How to Have a Great Night’s Sleep Literally Anywhere

Cosmopolitan: Here’s How to Have a Great Night’s Sleep Literally Anywhere

Yes, even on a plane.

NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu contributes her tips to get the best shut eye when your normal bed just isn’t available. Dr. Wu now travels for her work and offers some great tips so that your body stays as strong and healthy as possible during these trips. To learn more, click here.

ActiveCare Physical Therapy treats celebrity clients like Marjorie Johnson.

ActiveCare Physical Therapy treats celebrity clients like Marjorie Johnson. Ms. Johnson was the recent recipient of the Audience Development Committee (Audelco) award. She won the Best Lead Actress category for her work in Dot. Ms. Johnson has been a client of ActiveCare Physical Therapy to help her with her work on stage during her physical performances. We are honored to be a part of her repertoire that helps her win and succeed in her competitive field.

The Popular Workout That’s Great For Healing Injuries

ActiveCare Physical Therapy utilizes Pilates for rehabilitation. Karena Wu has been a Certified Pilates Instructor since 2005. She discusses the specific types of Pilates used in rehabilitation and the reasoning for doing so. To read more, click here.

Karena Wu on Advance for Physical Therapy & Rehad Medicine

Karena was recently contacted by the magazine, Advance for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine to write an article on Kinesio Tape. She has been certified as a Kinesio Taping Practitioner since 2005 and has used it in practice with significant benefit. Karena actively contributes her writing to different publications to keep the public informed on the most recent trends in physical therapy. Advance Magazine is distributed in the US for physical therapists. Karena is proud to be featured again in the magazine in October 2016.  – See more by clicking here.

New Year’s Resolutions with Karena Wu

Dr. Karena Wu was asked to stop by Fox News Happening Now to discuss manageable New Year’s Resolutions. Greg Jarrett and Dr. Wu discuss her end of the year tips to stay on track with your 2017 health and fitness resolutions. To watch the segment, click here.

Avoiding Injury When Starting a Running Program

“The life of a chef equates to long hours on the job. The job consumes so much of the day it becomes difficult to stay healthy and stay in shape. One of the easiest options to maintain cardiovascular fitness and keep the fat off is to head outdoors and run. Running outdoors also helps to combat the long hours cooped up inside.”

Karena Wu’s article featured on totalfood.com. Read more by clicking here.

Eat This, Not That: 20 Natural Diuretics to Add to Your Diet

Many foods offer nutrition and sustenance, but did you also know that they have other added benefits? Natural water weight loss is always enticing in foods that taste good. Dr. Karena Wu was asked to offer up some foods that have the power to get rid of excess fluid. To read the list of natural diuretic foods, click here.