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… Continue Reading

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     Continue Reading

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6 Ab Exercises Without Equipment

The core is the powerhouse. It is where baseball players, tennis players, basketball, volleyball and football players get their drive to return the ball, jump and block the opposing player. It provides the power and the stability necessary for sports play as well as daily activities of life. It is necessary in the elite athletes… Continue Reading

ActiveCare Physical Therapy NYC and Continuing Education

Dr. Karena Wu is a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) through Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars (MAPS). The therapists at ACPT are skilled in the MAPS approach and use it to quickly assess and treat the patients. Dr. Wu mentors her staff to attain the COMT, which is an intermediate level of manual therapy. All therapists at… Continue Reading

Dr. Karena Wu has been working with Chef Wylie Dufresne

Dr. Karena Wu has been working with Chef Wylie Dufresne since 2004. As a celebrity chef, his job requires additional on screen duties. A recent filming ended up causing Chef Dufresne major neck discomfort due to prolonged positioning. He learned of a new cause of neck pain, that was simply fixed by restoring the alignment… Continue Reading

NYC Marathon

The NYC marathon is just over a month away. Runners have started their taper in their running program to be able to participate in the marathon without injury. Marathon running requires physical skill as well as mental skill as you have to prepare the body and mind for this amount of physical impact. Running is… Continue Reading

7 Fun Activities for Seniors with Arthritis

Dr. Karena Wu used to teach hydrotherapy classes to seniors with complex conditions. The benefit of water is that it provides sensory feedback to reduce the perception of pain, reduce compressive forces in the joint and add low impact resistance to exercises. Seniors can benefit tremendously from this type of therapy, provided they have access… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading