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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24 Fitness Myths to Debunk for Your Next Workout

Dr. Karena Wu was asked to debunk fitness myths as the weather finally warms up. Physical therapy always includes guidance to the patient on their gradual return to their recreational activities. The best advice, just get your workout in! This article features her comments on slides 4, 7, 11, 13 and 15. To see the full article, click here.


7 Healthy Springtime Activities for Active Seniors

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Seniors are staying active and participating in more and more activities. As spring and summer finally comes around, it is time to get outdoors or get your body moving. ActiveCare Physical Therapy emphasizes functional training and proprioception in their rehabilitation. Increased proprioception can help with balance and movement, especially as we age. To read her contribution, click here.

The Good Stuff: Members and the Profession in the Media, April 2018

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The APTA reports on PT’s in the country making the news. NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu discusses some of the hazards that can occur during a marathon. Her comments were used in an AccuWeather story regarding the physical challenges of weather during a marathon run. The American Physical Therapy Association highlighted her story in their latest edition of physical therapists contributing their knowledge to the public. To see the story, click here.

AVP returns to NYC for the 2018 professional beach volleyball season.

Dr. Karena Wu is a physiotherapist who has offices in NYC and Mumbai, India. She has worked with the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) since the early 2000’s doing volunteer work in the medical tent. Dr. Wu is now the Medical Director of the AVP and can be found at many of the AVP events working with a team of healthcare practitioners. It is a multi-disciplinary medical tent that includes physicians, physical therapists, chiropractors, athletic trainers, massage therapists and acupuncturist. All of these skilled professionals work on the professional athletes to keep them in the game and do their best in competition. To see the social media post, click here.
To learn more about the AVP, visit their website at www.avp.com.

3 major weather hurdles that can threaten a marathon runner’s race

Running is a common warm weather sport. ActiveCare Physical Therapy preps marathoners who are running in local and global marathon events. Knowing the hazards can make this sport safe and fun, especially if you are running one at home or in another country. Marathon running is a repetitive exercise for a long, long period of time which can cause undue stresses on the body if not done correctly. Dr. Karena Wu discusses some of the hazards that you might encounter during any race, let alone a marathon. To see her comments, click here.

How to Build and Maintain Muscle Mass as You Age

Dr. Karena Wu has over 18 years of clinical physical therapy experience. That also means that she, herself has experienced the aging process as she has progressed through her career path. After 30, the body loses one pound of muscle mass every year. Everyone needs to maintain lean muscle mass for maintenance of joint health, metabolism, balance and daily and recreational activity participation. Dr. Wu comments on this process in this story. To read the story, click here.