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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Got Neck Pain? Here’s How to Treat It

To continue on causes and treatment for neck pain, ActiveCare Physical Therapy owner, Dr. Karena Wu contributes to another article on neck conditions. She has treated spinal pain for almost two decades. A lot of aches and pain can be treated at home with self-management techniques. In this story, she discusses the causes and some treatment options for your neck pain. Hint: it might be the phone or tablet you are looking at right now.



It’s the weekend and it’s time to get a longer workout in! NYC Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu discusses the importance of stretching after those workouts. Physical therapists guide their clients in proper activities of daily living as well as recreational activities during rehabilitation but to minimize soreness after a good workout, it is important to understand why to stretch. To read her comments, click here

13 tips to help you get back into a fitness routine

It’s raining and it’s cold but it’s not too late to continue your fitness regime. NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu and her offices in NYC and Mumbai work with both patients that are injured and wellness clients for maintenance. The ActiveCare Physical Therapy staff is always giving advice on gradual return to sports and recreational activities. To avoid injuries this weekend, it is important to follow these tips to get back into your fitness routine. To read the story, click here.


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Try these tips for enjoying the best sleep during a flight

Thanksgiving week is here! And travel knows no bounds with the holiday travel season upon us. Pulse Nigeria picks up on the travel story NYC’s Best Physical Therapist, Dr. Karena Wu contributed to. As a business traveler, she has experienced and watched travelers do good and bad things. Read the story again to learn the best airplane travel tips during your next flight to see the family. To see the story, click here: Pulse.ng

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Dr. Karena Wu in Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars

Dr. Karena Wu is participating in a fellowship program in orthopedic manual physical therapy through the Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars (MAPS). Her research commentary was published by MAPS in July 2018 regarding the use of NSAID’s and muscle healing. This work reviews a published article. It discusses the use of non-steroidal and steroidal anti-inflammatory medications in acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries. It gives important advice for treatment after injuries. ActiveCare Physical Therapy, PC promotes education and is a host facility for MAPS continuing education seminars. To read the article, click here.

American Volleyball Professionals Medical Director, Physical Therapist Karena Wu.

The Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) officially wrapped up its 2018 season with a grand finale partnership with King of the Court in Huntington Beach, California on September 22-23, 2016.

AVP Medical Director, Dr. Karena Wu went on AVP sponsor Amazon Prime to discuss what goes on in the medical tent at each of their tournaments. The multi-disciplinary medical tent offers medical services for the athletes to keep them in good health and help them continue on their quest to compete to win.

NYC PT Karena Wu Discusses the Health Benefits of Standing Desks

It’s back to school for the kids and back to work for the parents. Many corporate offices are offering adjustable desks for the employees, especially those with back pain. ActiveCare Physical Therapy treats all types of low back pain. The physical therapists at ActiveCare PT help their clients get sit/stand desks and educate them on how to use them properly. Dr. Karena Wu comments on this new trend in the workplace and how it benefits the body in a multitude of ways.Physcial Therapist NYC for posture