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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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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

IS CHLOROPHYLL WORTH ADDING INTO YOUR DIET?

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.… Continue Reading

Jump Start Your Summer Diet with These Easy 26 Weight Loss Tips

Summer has finally arrived! Dr. Karena Wu helps clients get into and stay in shape as well as recover from injuries. Her Pilates based rehabilitation clinic, ActiveCare Physical Therapy provides holistic manual therapy and sports specific therapeutic exercise. Her holistic approach incorporates the core which helps stabilize and tone the midsection. To accomplish this, ActiveCare… Continue Reading

Ab Workouts Won’t Give You a Six Pack, Here’s Why

NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu works on postural correction with her clinical patients as well as athletes. She is on the medical board of the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) and works with professional beach volleyball athletes during the summer months. That involves strengthening and stabilizing the midsection via the abdominals and the deep spinal… Continue Reading

Dr. Karena Wu on the AVP Medical Board

Dr. Karena Wu works on the AVP Medical Board. She was the Medical Event Supervisor and just wrapped up AVP NYC last weekend. The medical team did a fantastic job of keeping all of the athletes in play as the weather warmed up. The team consists of physicians, physical therapists, chiropractors, athletic trainers and massage… Continue Reading

Why Millennials are Already Showing Signs of Arthritis

Dr. Karena Wu has been treating patients in NYC for over 17 years now. She has seen an increase in younger adults coming in for physical therapy. Part of the reason is the high intensity workouts and the lack of rest and recovery periods during the sports season. To see her comments, click here. Continue Reading

16 Postural Stretches for Tight Shoulders

Dr. Karena Wu and her staff of physical therapists educate their clients on the importance of stretching. Posture and postural correction is a crucial aspect of rehabilitation and has been a big topic in the medial lately. In fact, this story was originally run in November 2015 on Greatist. As summer approaches, it is important… Continue Reading

CNN:Straighten up and stand right, with some electronic nagging

  Dr. Karena Wu was asked to be on CNN’s New Day recently. The feature was a new TV segment for CNN’s “Tech-ing Care of Your Health” series which explores innovative wellness technologies. Posture is an integral part of rehabilitation and Dr. Wu incorporates postural correction to all of her patients. She was asked to test out a new… Continue Reading