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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Magda Vydmantas Front Desk Receptionist


Magda Vydmantas is a native of Jaroslaw, Poland. She received a Medical Doctor degree from Medical University of Lodz, which is the largest teaching hospital unit in Poland and a European research center. Magda is thrilled to join the ActiveCare team and have the opportunity to gain experience working in a faced paced environment within the medical field. She is excited to take part in the day to day activities associated with running our front desk and enjoys interacting with the patients. She welcomes new challenges and hopes to help support ActiveCare Physical Therapy’s commitment to top quality customer service. Magda has a strong interest in History and Design and enjoys spending time with family and friends in her free time.  She is pursuing her international medical licensing examination to work as a physician in America. She would like to focus in oncology.


On a recent trip to Mexico, Dr. Karena Wu experienced cholorophyll water in the hotel gym for hydration. A healthy diet is important during physical rehabilitation and fitness as your body needs energy to perform and then to heal. The physical therapists at ActiveCare Physical Therapy take this into account during our evaluation and treatment. A patient’s habits, both physical and nutritional are important aspects during the rehabilitation process. Dr. Karena Wu was consulted on her views of chlorophyll as a healthy supplement. To read about it, click here.

Jump Start Your Summer Diet with These Easy 26 Weight Loss Tips

Summer has finally arrived! Dr. Karena Wu helps clients get into and stay in shape as well as recover from injuries. Her Pilates based rehabilitation clinic, ActiveCare Physical Therapy provides holistic manual therapy and sports specific therapeutic exercise. Her holistic approach incorporates the core which helps stabilize and tone the midsection. To accomplish this, ActiveCare PT incorporates Pilates and Pilates based exercises into their functional movement training. Fitness, health, wellness and recovery need to also incorporate nutritional tips and Dr. Wu is always asked to chime in on easy ideas to help in recovery as well as tone up for bikini season.

To read these weight loss tips, click here. Dr. Wu is featured on slide 16-18.

Ab Workouts Won’t Give You a Six Pack, Here’s Why

NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu works on postural correction with her clinical patients as well as athletes. She is on the medical board of the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) and works with professional beach volleyball athletes during the summer months. That involves strengthening and stabilizing the midsection via the abdominals and the deep spinal muscles. In addition to the ripped six pack and toned midsection of her clients, she also discusses additional benefits you might not expect when you work the abs. To read the story, click here.

Dr. Karena Wu has been working with celebrity chef Wylie Dufresne since 2004

Dr. Karena Wu has been working with celebrity chef Wylie Dufresne since 2004. As Chef Dufresne became a celebrity, he realized that his work requirements differed from those being in the kitchen. Chef Dufresne came to ActiveCare Physical Therapy to discover a different source of neck pain. Dr. Karena Wu discusses the cause of his neck pain.

To read the article, click on the image.

Dr. Karena Wu on the AVP Medical Board

Dr. Karena Wu works on the AVP Medical Board. She was the Medical Event Supervisor and just wrapped up AVP NYC last weekend. The medical team did a fantastic job of keeping all of the athletes in play as the weather warmed up. The team consists of physicians, physical therapists, chiropractors, athletic trainers and massage therapists. AVP NYC winners were our recent  Olympians April Ross and Lauren Fendrick and Jake Gibb and Taylor Crabb.

Why Millennials are Already Showing Signs of Arthritis

Dr. Karena Wu has been treating patients in NYC for over 17 years now. She has seen an increase in younger adults coming in for physical therapy. Part of the reason is the high intensity workouts and the lack of rest and recovery periods during the sports season. To see her comments, click here.

16 Postural Stretches for Tight Shoulders

Dr. Karena Wu and her staff of physical therapists educate their clients on the importance of stretching. Posture and postural correction is a crucial aspect of rehabilitation and has been a big topic in the medial lately. In fact, this story was originally run in November 2015 on Greatist.
As summer approaches, it is important to carry good posture to make you look even better in your tank tops. NYC’s best physical therapist, Dr. Wu contributes to this article with her staff PT, Rebecca Young, DPT demonstrating the moves.

CNN:Straighten up and stand right, with some electronic nagging


Dr. Karena Wu was asked to be on CNN’s New Day recently. The feature was a new TV segment for CNN’s “Tech-ing Care of Your Health” series which explores innovative wellness technologies. Posture is an integral part of rehabilitation and Dr. Wu incorporates postural correction to all of her patients. She was asked to test out a new postural device to see if it could actually help her patients.

To see her comments on it, click here.

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ActiveCare opens for business in Mumbai, India

ActiveCare Physical Therapy Private Limited opened our doors on April 2, 2017. We had an amazing welcoming party on Sunday, April 1st with almost close to 200 guests. We are steadily growing with a tremendous amount of interest in our US based services as well as Pilates being used in rehabilitation and for exercise.
We have already met with our neighboring businesses, physicians, family and friends. We cater to the busy high end professionals and even Bollywood stars, to include Shabir Ahluwahlia and Ashlesha Sawant. Dr. Karena Wu will personally work with Bollywood royalty upon her return to Mumbai.
Please visit us at our Prabhadevi location for more information or go to our website under the India page.