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.

Active Care Pilates Rehabilitation

ActiveCare Pilates Rehabilitation

ActiveCare Physical Therapy offers pilates rehabilitation therapy in midtown Manhattan. Physical therapist Karena Wu has over a ten year history in Pilates. She first became interested in Pilates when she saw the benefits of whole body strengthening with such a strong emphasis on posture and the core. Many injuries that she sees have some component of malalignment of the core. It is the ‘foundation of the house’ and oftentimes treatment to the core effects some sort of change in the injury, even a peripheral injury.


Karena earned her Certification in Pilates at the Professional Health and Fitness Institute (PHFI) in Bethesda, Maryland. The PHFI was developed by a Physical Therapist who created the certification only for those licensed in rehabilitation. As such, the program is specifically focused on rehabilitation programs that isolate muscle groups and then ties them together for more functional training and pain-free
return to activities.

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

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