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.

About Our Therapists

My approach to holistic Physical Therapy in NYC incorporates years of studies starting from undergraduate work in the biomedical sciences to continuing education in advanced manual therapies. I was a pre-medicine major and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. I then switched tracks to Physical Therapy while working the front office of a Physical Therapy clinic after college. My father is a Pharmacist, my uncle is an Optometrist and multiple family members are in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

I have combined this history with my advanced medical training to create an approach that is thorough, well-rounded, and holistically oriented. I am a firm believer in the teamwork approach. I understands the importance of looking at the big picture and utilizing all therapies to progress the rehabilitation as quickly and as efficiently as possible.

I am part of a network of providers that includes physicians, surgeons, and chiropractors in addition to alternative medicine practitioners that include acupuncturists, massage therapists and doctors who offer cutting edge therapies such as prolo and platelet rich plasma therapies.

I graduated from the Program in Physical Therapy at Columbia University with a degree in Master of Science in Physical Therapy. I have continued to advance my manual skills with courses in Maitland Joint Mobilizations, Myofascial Release, McConnell Taping, KinesioTex Taping, and am a Certified Pilates Instructor. I am constantly learning new techniques and pull from my established training to create a rehabilitation program that is unique to every individual.


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Karena Wu, PT, MS
ActiveCare Physical Therapy
12 W 37th Street
New York, NY 10018