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.
Karena Wu, DPT, MS, COMT, CSCS, CKTP, CPI
FMS AND SFMA Certified
12 W 37th St. Ste. 1202
New York, NY 10018 (212) 777-4374
ActiveCare Physical Therapy® promotes education. We host workshops for the general public and continuing education courses for physical therapists. We just wrapped up our first international Kinesio Taping course at ACPT Mumbai this past weekend. ActiveCare enjoyed being the official host facility for KTAI to bring kinesiology taping skills to the local physios. We love educating to bring the Best PT from NYC to the rest of the world!
International marathons are all the rage now. More and more people are adding running to their exercise regime. ActiveCare Physical Therapy treats runners, both short and long distance runners. NYC Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu comments on the genetic component of the long term effects of running. Other effects are also discussed about how running affects the body. To see the article, click here.
The first quarter of 2018 is well under way and about to end. It is a new year but many of our resolutions stay the same. Diet, nutrition, exercise, and a change of mindset are typical resolutions. Are you fitness goals still within reach and are you still on the path for completion? Dr. Karena Wu reminds us of the things that can keep us on track as you start your exercise regime. To read the story, click here.
NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu was just included in the Top 3 Physical Therapists on ‘Three Best Rated’. This website uses a 50-point inspection that checks items like history, reputation, complaints, ratings, trust and cost. This honor was given to Dr. Wu without any fees or requests to be included. Dr. Wu and her team of physical therapists at ActiveCare Physical Therapy give consistent high quality services. Their goal is practicing holistic care that fixes the patients and they take the time to do so. If you are looking for the best, come to the best in NYC. Dr. Wu and her associates will give you the best care they can. To see the listing, click here.
80% of Americans will experience an episode of low back pain at some point in their lives. Low back pain is an extremely debilitating injury that can affect many aspects of your daily routine. NYC Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu has been treating low back pain since 2000. She has used multiple devices, her hands, and other instruments to help reduce her patient’s perception of low back pain. Dr. Wu contributed to some of the reasons why people experience low back pain. If you ever experience low back pain, see your local physical therapist to evaluate and treat it. The sooner you get hands on therapy, the faster it can resolve itself.
Dr. Karena Wu discusses potential health injuries for kids as they return to school. Kids have a heavy load of books to carry throughout the year and it is important to be mindful of the type of backpack you are using and how much weight you are putting in it. Every fall, Dr. Wu comments on what to look for in a good backpack. In this post, she comments on the repercussions of choosing a fashion backpack over a functional one. To read her comment, click here.
Dr. Karena Wu was asked to discuss ‘text neck’ on NBC Better’s Facebook Live series. Posture is one of her favorite subjects and is a topic she consistently reinforces with all of her patients and peers. She discusses what the condition is, why it is harmful and gives a few exercises to help combat it. The segment was filmed live but if you missed, here are the exercises to help your ‘text neck’. To see the full segment, click here.
ActiveCare Physical Therapy treats musculoskeletal conditions with skilled manual therapies, Pilates based rehabilitation and other specialties in myofascial pain relief. Dr. Karena Wu, owner and clinical director of ActiveCare PT is certified in these skills yet educates her clients in self-management tools to use for their knee pain. Rehabilitation requires patients to participate in a structured home exercise program as well as specialists to apply these techniques. Dr. Wu discusses her quick fixes to help reduce the perception of pain in the knee, when you can’t see you physical therapist. To see the full story, click here.
Dr. Karena Wu is a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist in physical therapy and a Certified Pilates instructor. She has been incorporating the holistic principles of Pilates into her rehabilitation practice since 2005. Pilates Style magazine reached out to Dr. Wu to get some of her tips on gratitude and its impact on health. She highlights the importance of the mind body connection in rehabilitation. Going back to basics helps to reduce tension in ourselves, those around us and the world we live in today. To see the full article, click here.
Dr. Karena Wu has over 17 years of experience in physical therapy. She owns ActiveCare Physical Therapy NYC/Mumbai and is the Medical Director of the Association of Volleyball Professionals. Dr. Wu is grateful for being where she is in her career. She works hard on her international clientele and the athletes and actively runs both businesses. Part of her expansion is due to a support staff that works alongside her and maintains the quality standard of her brand. As a female entrepreneur, she is thankful for all of the opportunities, support and hard work she gets from those around her. Dr. Wu discusses why she is thankful in her career in this article. To see her comments, click here.