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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Your Phone Is Giving You Neck Pain-Here’s How To Fix It



Dr. Karena Wu, NYC physical therapist knows what it is like to experience neck pain. She also knows how to fix it, especially when you spend too much time in a poor posture and on your phone. Minimize the stresses of ‘text neck’ by doing incorporating some corrective strategies. To find out what they are, click here.

Women’s Running: How Running Helps You Get Defined Abs


Running is known as a cardio exercise but participating in this activity can also help get you defined abs. NYC physical therapist Dr. Karena Wu runs for her own exercise and explains how you can sculpt your midsection during a run. To read more, click here.

Eat This, Not That!

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NYC physical therapist Karena Wu shares her favorite high-protein, low-carb snacks. On her long days, she likes to grab snacks that offer the most nutrition that are also easy to transport in NYC. To read the list of quick fixes, click here.

Newest addition to ActiveCare Physical Therapy

chutimaChutima Phanpho is originally from Thailand where she received a Bachelors degree in Physical Therapy from Mahidol University. She recently graduated from New York University with a Masters degree in Pathokinesiology. Before she moved to New York City, she held several positions as a lab assistant, medical textbook illustrator and as a physical therapist in private practice in Bangkok.

Chutima has a passion for raising the quality of life of her clients. Her treatment is based on exercise and integrative manual techniques such as the Maitland Australian Approach, the Mulligan concept, Craniosacral Therapy, Lymphatic drainage therapy, and Visceral and Neural manipulation. Her research study focuses on sports related injuries, specifically in runners. Chutima devotes her time to review cases and find different ways to improve her patients condition.

In her leisure time, Chutima enjoys learning new skills, reading, drawing and meditation. She likes to explore new places and want to experience all of the activities New York City has to offer.

New Hire at ActiveCare Physical Therapy Alexis Airall

alexis airallAlexis Airall was born and raised in Weschester County and is the first generation in her family born in the United States.. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology, from Temple University. Alexis had a focus on Exercise and Sports Science within her major.

She is working as a Physical Therapy aide and will utilize her experience, knowledge, and passion to serve the patients at ActiveCare Physical Therapy. She plans on pursuing a career as a Physical Therapist and would like to open a practice in her homeland of Antigua, West Indies, to teach the importance of health and wellness.

In her spare time, Alexis enjoys traveling with friends and family. She explores the arts through music and painting, and challenges herself to become a better person then she was the day before.

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“Physical Therapist Karena Wu Stops By The Couch To Talk National Arthritis Month”

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