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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15 Scary Ways You Didn’t Realize You’re Putting Yourself In Danger Every Day

ActiveCare Physical Therapy works with all aspects of a patient’s life. We incorporate patient values into the care of our patients. People do a lot of things that put ourselves in harm’s way everyday without realizing it. However, your safety is in your control. It requires some proactive thinking and action but it is very easy to do. Think about fashion. Love your stilettos? Dr. Karena Wu discusses how fashion can affect function. To read the tip, click here.

The List: 7 things you should do on an airplane and 7 you shouldn’t

ActiveCare Physical Therapy is based in NYC and now exists in India, which means a lot of long distance travel. Add in the medical coverage for AVP (Association of Volleyball Professionals) events around the US and that makes for earning lots of mileage in the air. NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu travels regularly for her work. She has become a professional traveler and as such knows the importance of maintaining regularity during travel as well as when you get jet lag. Dr. Wu discusses movement and exercise during both short and long flights and why they are important. To read her tips, click on the link.

Meditation Advisor: How to Ease Back Into Your Summer Workouts

Dr. Karena Wu collaborates with other healthcare disciplines in caring for her patients. Summer officially comes to an end but the warm weather is still around. Take advantage of the comfortable temperatures to continue the intensity and frequency of workouts. To prevent fitness injuries, we need to ease back into movements and loads when starting a workout regime but also when the body feels tired. Listen to your body when you need to take it down a notch. Dr. Wu offers up some tips to help you tailor your workout routine. To see the article, click here.

NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu was listed at the top out of 1,825 Physical Therapists in NYC

NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu was listed at the top out of 1,825 Physical Therapists in NYC. ActiveCare Physical Therapy has been in existence since 2003 and Dr. Wu has been the sole owner and clinical director since 2008. She trains and mentors all of the ActiveCare Physical Therapy therapists. The ActiveCare staff embodies being the best, by giving the best quality care, the best up to date treatments and the best customer service. Dr. Wu sets a very high standard and she and her staff strive hard to make the physical therapy experience the best by not rushing or taking short cuts. The patients at ActiveCare realize the difference, get better faster and enjoy the experience.

ActiveCare PT NYC has taken this brand global to Mumbai, India. This level of care and service are being well received because it is the best, from the best. To see the entire list, click here.

International Physiotherapists Meet Again

Dr. Karena Wu has trained for over 17 years in NYC. She met Farhan Dhalla, Canadian physiotherapist and now spiritual personal trainer over 10 years ago while he was attending a conference in NYC. Both have broadened their horizons and offer their services abroad in India. Farhan trains Bollywood celebrity, Deepika Padukone and Dr. Wu works with several Bollywood stars-Viddyut Jammwal, Shabbir Ahluwalia, and Shailendra Singh, to name a few. Dr. Wu and Farhan met up recently in the ActiveCare Physical Therapy Mumbai office to catch up and have some fun working on their core stability. Therapeutic exercise, fitness and wellness know no bounds. To view the exercises, please click on each image.

Karena Wu on GradSchools.com and eLearners.com

NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu loves what she does for her. She was asked for her input into her profession just recently. GradSchools.com and eLearners.com are two websites that are a source of information for a multitude of professions and both websites help promote education and careers. Dr. Karena Wu was asked to talk about why she became a physical therapist and her views on the profession as a whole. To see her comments on each website, click on each icon.

ActiveCare Physical Therapy NYC welcomes Dr. Kelly Picciurro as our newest PT!

Dr. Kelly Picciurro was born in New York and raised in New Jersey. In 2013, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Maryland. After completing her undergraduate studies, she worked at ActiveCare Physical Therapy for one year as a Therapy Aide, where her passion for the profession grew.

In 2017, Kelly earned a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree, graduating with honors in both clinical excellence and community service from Rutgers University. While studying physical therapy, she gained experience with disabled children and athletes who had various orthopedic conditions in both outpatient and hospital settings.

Kelly understands that medical education is an ongoing process and, as such, continues to supplement her university education with courses in manual therapy from Maitland Australian Approach, Graston technique and myofascial decompression. She has taken several advanced courses in these fields and is eager to continue to enhance her expertise. Kelly is passionate about the physical therapy field. She prides herself on her approach to holistic and personalized treatment for every individual patient.

In Kelly’s free time, she enjoys traveling, cooking and exercising. Her goals are to pursue a specialist certification in orthopedics and to become a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist via Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars.

Can You Really Target Fat in Specific Areas of the Body?

Summer is in full swing and people are enjoying the heat. Dr. Karena Wu works with the AVP Professional Beach Volleyball athletes who are in tip top shape. Likened the ‘Gods and Goddesses of the Beach’, these athletes keep their bodies healthy by doing general and specific nutritional and training regimens. In the physical therapy world, fitness and rehabilitation are closely intertwined. NYC’s best physical therapist Dr. Karena Wu coaches her clients on all components of health. Once physical therapy is completed and your are fully healed, you change gears to emphasize the sports and fitness component. The best fitness incorporates cardiovascular exercise and spot toning. Working out the whole body is key and getting clients back to sport play incorporates all components. To read the article, click here.

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.