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.

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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

staff@bestptnyc.com

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The Active Times: The 50 Best Weight Loss Foods of All Time

Dr. Karena Wu is an expert on fitness, health and rehabilitation. She incorporates nutrition into her rehab program and helps patients understand how foods are helpful in healing and in wellness. Dr. Wu mentions her favorite foods for weight loss: dark, leafy greens, broccoli, beans, salmon and eggs. To read more on all 50 foods, click here.

Dr. Karena Wu on NY1

Dr. Karena Wu was asked to be on NY1 again to discuss the benefits of kinesiology tape. She is a proponent of this adjunct therapy for her patients. It is a very helpful, low cost, continuous therapy that the patient wears to help activate their muscles, improve fluid movement and reduce pain. It also does not have any medicine or latex which means it is like drug-free pain relief!

New Physical Therapist at ActiveCare Physical Therapy

Dominika Piestrak originates from Krakow, Poland. She graduated with a Masters in Physical Therapy from Jagiellonian University in Poland. Dominika has lived in multiple cities and worked in numerous areas of expertise in her pursuit of a broad range of training. Her professional career started in Paris in an orthopedic private practice where she was trained in the treatment of Scoliosis (TGS 3D). Dominika then pursued advanced clinical education at Kaiser Permanente hospital in California. She completed a Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Reeducation residency program which focused on patient care post stroke, brain injury, and other neurological conditions.

Dominika’s treatment philosophy is guided by an exploration of how a patient’s unique body structure/composition is connected to their presenting condition. She combines manual therapy (Maitland, Cyriax and the Mulligan approach) and neuromuscular reeducation with specific therapeutic exercises to help her patients achieve optimal results. Her personalized and holistic approach results in a well-tailored plan for every patient’s unique needs.
Dominika resides in New York City where she specializes in orthopedic and sports medicine rehabilitation. She enjoys traveling, exploring New York City, and staying active. Her goals are to attain board specialization in orthopedics and a certificate in orthopedic manual therapy through the Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars.

Dr. Karena Wu and ActiveCare Physical Therapy opens its first international branch in the bustling city of Mumbai, India

Dr. Karena Wu and ActiveCare Physical Therapy opens its first international branch in the bustling city of Mumbai, India. There is a need for high quality physio services in India and Dr. Wu recognized this. She is opening her first clinic outside of the USA with her partner, Dr. Kinjal Shah, who has worked in the NYC office. Dr. Shah will be the help oversee and manage the clinic.
ActiveCare Physical Therapy Private Limited will be located in the upscale neighborhood of Prabhadevi, across from the world famous Siddhivinayak Temple. Opening ceremony will be on Sunday, April 2, 2017. The clinic will see its first patients on the following Monday.
To view the press release click the invite below.

Reader’s Digest: 7 Foam Roller Exercises Your Body Will Thank You for Doing

NYC Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu loves the foam roller for whole body exercises. This ‘love it but hate it’ piece of equipment works all aspects of fitness: mobility, stability, strength and endurance. Think outside the box to get the best benefit from this tool. The Best PT in NYC offers a few exercises to really get your heart rate up, your stability system and your muscular system up and running.
To see the exercises, click here.

As millennials flock to high-intensity workouts, hip pain follows

NYC Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu was asked to contribute to this article on the rise of hip pain in millenials. ActiveCare Physical Therapy in midtown Manhattan has seen an increase in younger and more athletics individuals complaining of hip pain. Their common history is a high intensity exercise regimen without being properly conditioned. To learn more about this topic, click here to read the article.

Here’s How to Have a Great Night’s Sleep Literally Anywhere

Cosmopolitan: Here’s How to Have a Great Night’s Sleep Literally Anywhere

Yes, even on a plane.

NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu contributes her tips to get the best shut eye when your normal bed just isn’t available. Dr. Wu now travels for her work and offers some great tips so that your body stays as strong and healthy as possible during these trips. To learn more, click here.

ActiveCare Physical Therapy treats celebrity clients like Marjorie Johnson.

ActiveCare Physical Therapy treats celebrity clients like Marjorie Johnson. Ms. Johnson was the recent recipient of the Audience Development Committee (Audelco) award. She won the Best Lead Actress category for her work in Dot. Ms. Johnson has been a client of ActiveCare Physical Therapy to help her with her work on stage during her physical performances. We are honored to be a part of her repertoire that helps her win and succeed in her competitive field.