The 5 Best Body Pillows for Back Pain
Bustle reached out to NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu for her input on body pillows. Sleep is an extremely important part of your day. It helps with recovery and repair of your system and it is crucial to get enough quality hours to allow your body to heal. How you sleep is a question that is asked during a proper physical therapy evaluation, especially when a patient comments on symptoms during the night or having more pain first thing in the morning. A body pillow can help reduce pain by properly positioning the body for prolonged periods of time as you sleep. To see the story, click here.
Full article link: https://www.bustle.com/p/the-5-best-body-pillows-for-back-pain-19423987
From Beauty Heaven:
Celebrity Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu works with professional athletes and the busy professional. In season, professional beach volleyball players are working in their bikinis and board shorts. The regular layperson wears appropriately appealing and sometimes revealing clothing when the weather turns warm. Both are always aware of their aesthetic appeal as well as their general fitness. As a healthcare provider and fitness enthusiast, Dr. Wu addresses return to function but also aesthetic appeal. This article discusses fat loss, the beauty side of working out. Dr. Wu discusses what you can do to spot target fat loss. To see the article, click here.
full article link: https://www.beautyheaven.co.nz/body-health/fitness/can-you-really-spot-target-fat-loss
International Celebrity Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu was asked to participate in this interview by Dr. William Seeds of Medium.com and Authority Magazine. Health and wellness are integral parts of your life expectancy and when you are participant to rehabilitation. As physical therapists, there are other components in your care other than just the physical. Dr. Wu speaks of her journey through her career and of the lessons she learned. To read Dr. Wu’s whole story, click here.
Full Article Link: https://medium.com/@drseeds/2311b5f78097
5 ways to beat post-Thanksgiving bloat while traveling
International Celebrity Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu gets picked up by The Points Guy!
As an international traveler for her India clinic and her international clients, this renowned physical therapist speaks first hand on her multiple travels. Traveling is getting busier and busier with less flights from all businesses cutting costs. One of the biggest travel days: Thanksgiving in America, which means giving thanks and enjoying the fruits of life… which also means enjoying to excess. Prolonged positioning in any form and especially during travel can lead to certain health issues and to avoid these holiday travel issues, Dr. Wu comments on how to make the best of a crowded up in the air situation. To read her story, click here.
Full article link: https://thepointsguy.com/guide/post-thanksgiving-airport-healthy-activities/
We are well into 2020 and everyone should have started their new year’s fitness routine. It was a stunning weekend to take your exercise outdoors and I saw a lot of runners in the East River Park on both Saturday and Sunday. Temperatures were in the middle 60’s in the middle of January! Many were running but the pavement is different than a treadmill. Also, a large majority of runners get hurt due to the repetitive stress and high impact nature of the sport of running.
NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu coaches her clients on how to return to running when recovering from an injury. Running requires a gradual reintroduction of the elements and takes patience and education. When done correctly, it can get your back to your sport without reinjury. To learn the tips, click on the story here.
Full article link: https://www.popsugar.com/fitness/post-running-injury-cardio-workout-46936765
ActiveCare Physical Therapy, PC at Best Physical Therapist NYC has been named Best Physical Therapist in the 2020 Best of the City Contest.
The people have spoken and named ActiveCare Physical Therapy, PC at Best Physical Therapist NYC, Best Physical Therapist under the Health, Wellness & Beauty Category!
From Everyday Health:
5 Reasons to Wear Compression Clothing for Psoriatic Arthritis
ActiveCare Physical Therapy treats patients with different kinds of arthritis. NYC’s Best Physical Therapy office works individually with each client to tailor their therapeutic program to the individual. Psoriatic arthritis can benefit from the use of compression clothing to minimize pain and inflammation.
To read Dr. Karena Wu’s comments on the use of compression clothing, click here.
ActiveCare Physical Therapy, PC is one of only a few sites in NYC that has a FIT3D body scanner. The body scanner uses cameras to create an avatar of your body in space. It gives you measurements of your body in space in standing and in weight bearing. It shows you lean muscle mass versus fat mass, basal metabolic rate and body shape rating. This holiday season, we are giving the gift of health.
Come in today to take your pre-New Year’s eve body scan to get started on your journey to health and wellness. Holiday scan price is $40, discounted from $50. The scan takes 30 seconds and can be repeated a regular intervals as you progress in your fitness regime.
To take advantage of the discount, call us at 212.777.4374 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time to come in. Just wear tight fitted clothing so you get an accurate reading. One of ActiveCare PT’s staff members can walk your through it. Call or email us now!
20 Small Victories That Prove You’re Making Weight Loss Progress
Weight loss is a slow and steady process. There are small signs that demonstrate that the work you put into losing weight pays off. NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu talks about one victory associated with weight loss. You can use the FIT3D body scanner at ActiveCare PT this holiday season to measure your weight loss success. To see the whole article on losing weight, click here.
Full link: https://www.prevention.com/weight-loss/g25832230/non-scale-victories-weight-loss/?slide=1
CBS 2: Sitting Study
The holidays are coming up which means sitting on trains, planes and automobiles. Sitting is the new smoking. It leads to weight gain, reduced metabolic activity and other systemic issues. Dr. Wu was asked to comment on how bad prolonged sitting is and how sitting with poor posture affects your body mechanically.
To see her interview on CBS, click here: Karena CBS 2 Sitting.mp4
Here’s the full link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1z1PiYQdEwjDlFPpiXlHX6fQcJ7IKohq7/view?usp=sharing_eil&ts=5d7bb504
Dr. Wu Comments On Kevin Hart’s Back Recovery
Actor Kevin Hart speaks out about his car accident and significant back recovery PT process. The actor was involved in a horrific car crash which required back surgery and subsequent rehab.
US magazine reached out to NYC Celebrity Physical Therapist, Dr. Karena Wu (who did not treat Kevin) to discuss what the actor posted on Instagram. She comments on the modalities and therapeutic exercises that one must go through after spine surgery.
To see the posts, as well as InTouch’s post, click on the links below:
The 3 Best Pillows For Hip Pain
ActiveCare Physical Therapy works with patients with musculoskeletal pain. Hip joints are becoming an increasingly common joint that is injured, in both younger and older people. NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu experiences hip pain herself due to osteoarthritis, or wear and tear.
At night, sleeping has become an issue with positioning the joint for comfort. In this article, Dr. Wu discusses the best pillows to support hip joints during sleep with Bustle. To read her comments, click here.
Full article link: https://www.bustle.com/p/the-3-best-pillows-for-hip-pain-18009808
From Elite Daily:
7 Signs Your Workout Is Too Intense, According To Experts
ActiveCare Physical Therapy in NYC is a one-stop shop for health and wellness. Since we use Pilates in rehab, it is a natural progression to move to Pilates for wellness. Personal trainers and Pilates instructors are two other wellness therapies offered once patients have finished their rehabilitation program. NYC’s Best Physical Therapist, Dr. Karena Wu recommends many of her clients to these two professions to enhance the recovery process. Physical therapists and fitness trainers need to educate their clients on doing too much during recovery and even wellness programs. To read Dr. Wu’s comments, click here.
Full article link: https://www.elitedaily.com/p/7-signs-your-workout-is-too-intense-according-to-experts-16968541
Does cupping work? The therapy practice used by Michael Phelps and more has a major following
Cupping therapy has been westernized for use in the physical therapy setting. Celebrity physical therapist Dr. Karena Wu utilizes this modality with her clients to promote increased range of motion, fluid mobility, and reduced perception of pain. This modality is the only decompressive therapy that lifts up on the soft tissues to help loosen you up. The western application has the tissues move under the cups. To read more about this therapy, click here.
Full article link: https://www.mic.com/p/does-cupping-work-the-therapy-practice-used-by-michael-phelps-more-has-a-major-following-17948213
24 Fitness Myths to Debunk for Your Next Workout
Celebrity Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu just finished the AVP 2019 season in Hawaii. Her work with athletes and lay people alike center around fitness, health and recovery. The pursuit of the perfect body is a goal that many have desired but there are many components in fitness that might need attending to. It is not just the aesthetics. Training for fitness requires knowledge, discipline and dedication. One of her biggest tips is to be flexible, literally and figuratively.
To see her multiple comments, click here.
Full article link: https://blog.cheapism.com/workout-myths/
2019 Back to school season has already begun. The list of school items children have to bring is extensive. Their backpack should not burden them any more than the equipment and the books. NYC’s Best Physical Therapist, Dr. Karena Wu returns to NBC News Better and Facebook Live to discuss backpacks. She also comments on parent’s purses and totes as the qualities in a bag are roughly the same! Read the clip to see what qualities to look for in a backpack or purse.
Full article link: https://www.nbcnews.com/better/lifestyle/how-choose-backpack-won-t-hurt-your-kids-back-ncna1047231
Karena was in Epoch Times:
Fracture or Bone Bruise? How to Tell
NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu writes for restaurant and health and wellness publications. She has treated celebrity chefs and bartenders who work laboriously in their craft. They have extreme conditions in their work environment, not to mention the long hours. Keeping their bodies fit can be difficult and they need to be careful when they get banged around during work outs or onsite at the job.
In this article, Dr. Wu discusses the difference between different bone injuries. Bone injuries can be so mild that you never get them checked. But sometimes, getting them checked might be the smarter thing to do. To read Dr. Wu’s article, click here.
Full article link: https://www.theepochtimes.com/fracture-or-bone-bruise-how-to-tell_286966.html