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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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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Karena attends Dr. OZ Show

NYC Physical Therapist Karena Wu and Chef Mark Bailey attend the Dr. Oz show on what foods are good for you. These two guests were asked to comment on which mustard is actually better for you. To see the clip, click here.


Cupping Workshop Video with Rebecca Young

ActiveCare PT hosted its first workshop on the hottest new trend, ‘Cupping’. Cupping, or Myofascial Decompression (MFD) is a type of soft tissue treatment that works quickly on tight or stiff muscles and joints, painful areas and areas that have poor circulation. Rebecca Young, DPT educated our attendees on the benefits of this treatment and demonstrated how quickly it can work to help reduce your pain.

To learn more about this type of therapy, call our office at 212.777.4374 or email us at staff@bestptnyc.com.



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Cupping Workshop NYC


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12 West 37th Street
between 5th and 6th Avenues
Room 1202
New York, NY 10018
(212) 777-4374

When:      Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Time:        2:00-2:30pm


You’ve seen those red spots on Olympic athletes like Michael Phelps. Many are now asking what is this new technique and what can it do for you? By now you’ve probably learned it’s called ‘cupping’ (in the medical world we call it myofascial decompression). Learn what conditions benefit from this non-invasive therapy, how quickly it works and how easy it is to get. Dr. Karena Wu and Dr. Rebecca Young will discuss and demonstrate the hottest rage in physical therapy. To register for a seat, please call us at 212-777-4374 or email us at staff@bestptnyc.com. Seats are limited.



Olympic Style ‘Cupping’ procedure in NYC

Karena was featured in Total Food Service as an expert on cupping. See her new article entitled “Olympic Style ‘Cupping’ Treatment for Chefs and Servers” Click picture below.

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