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.
My company, ActiveCare Physical Therapy has participated with the Walk to Cure Arthritis since 2012. We do our best to support the one in four Americans who have arthritis not just as patients, but in our community give back.
We are hosting a raffle this year of prizes to include: restaurant gift certificates, Pilates, Massage and Acupuncture sessions, celebrity signed cookbooks, Creed perfume and a professional beach volleyball VIP experience! Raffle sales start Monday, April 8th, along with our bake sale!
If you cannot attend our week of fundraising, please consider donating again by matching your last year’s donation or adding to it.
Click on the link below to make a tax deductible donation under our team name, ActiveCare Physical Therapy:
We are quoted in Insider in an article about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:
Celebrity Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu knows fatigue. When you are in high demand, you can burn your system out. Dr. Wu educates her clients on taking care of themselves so that they can handle their routine or restore their quality of life. It is an important and necessary part of being in the game long term.
National and World Sleep Week just passed but it’s never too late to attend to how you sleep. Sleep is a very necessary restorative process. Certain positions might be affecting your body which can cause or exacerbate injuries. Celebrity Physical Therapist, Dr. Karena Wu discussed sleeping positions on PIX11 on March 11th. She demonstrated the different positions to help us all get a good night’s sleep. These tips can help you wake up refreshed and ready to take on the day!
8 Surprising Reasons You Might Need to see a Physical Therapist
NYC’s Best PT, Dr. Karena Wu contributes to this article on the other conditions that warrant physical therapy. ActiveCare Physical Therapy specializes in manual based and Pilates rehabilitation but ActiveCare Physical Therapy also treats the jaw and dizziness (vertigo) from an inner ear condition. This article listed other surprising reasons to check out physical therapy for your best health and wellness. We also host educational workshops, like how to incorporate Cannabidiol (CBD) into a health program. To read the story on different reasons to see a physical therapist, click here.
6 Little Things That Can Motivate You To Work Out, Even In The Dead Of Winter
It is still chilly outside even though we are halfway through March. Sometimes we get into hibernation mode with the cold temperatures but spring is right around the corner. Keeping yourself motivated to work out can be a task but this article discusses six little things to do just that. NYC Celebrity Physical Therapist, Dr. Karena Wu comments on one of the tricks to stay motivated to work out. Keeping regular in your workouts helps to stay fit and avoid injuries with yo-yo fitness. To read the article, click here.
Reader’s Digest provides a list of proven remedies for fast pain relief. Many of these techniques are for at home self management of pain. NYC’s Best Physical Therapist, Dr. Karena Wu was asked to contribute to this story as many rehabilitation patients are given instructions for how to manage their own pain as they recover from injuries. To see the list, click below:
ActiveCare Physical Therapy participates with the Arthritis Foundation to promote awareness of how to take care of your joints. Dr. Karena Wu describes some joint signs that should be a warning for you to get your joints checked. The physical therapists role in rehabilitation is to help reduce pain and inflammation in the body and recover the best quality of living. To see her comments, click here.
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
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
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.
The people have voted and ActiveCare Physical Therapy NYC has received the 2018 “People Love Us on Yelp” Award. ActiveCare PT promotes the best standards in physical therapy in NYC and around the world with our high quality manual therapy, Pilates based rehabilitation and our one-on-one concierge level of care. We are honored to receive this award from Yelp. Dr. Karena Wu and her staff at ActiveCare Physical Therapy will take the best care of you during your rehabilitation process. Heal Yourself with the Best PT in NYC!