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.

Activecare Physical Therapy’s Resident Acupuncturist: Dr. Michael Kay, DACM, LAc

Dr. Michael Kay, DACM, LAc
Acupuncturist & Chinese Medicine Practitioner

dr-Michael-Kay-acupuncturistMichael Kay is a native of Los Angeles, California, and is a licensed acupuncturist in New York State. He graduated with a Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Michael practices at ActiveCare Physical Therapy in midtown Manhattan and in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. His practice includes orthopedic conditions, digestive, respiratory, metabolic and immunological disorders and women’s health issues. He has expertise in treating patients who suffer from Lyme Disease and other complex conditions

Michael’s approach is to consider each patient individually, so that treatments are not generic but tailored to his client’s presentation. He often includes body work like tui na or craniosacral therapy into his acupuncture sessions. Cupping and electro-stimulation are also used for enhanced results. Michael’s training includes Chinese herbs which complement the holistic aspect of his practice.

Beyond caring for his patients, Michael finds joy in giving back to the community. He has treated patients at the Veterans Affairs Hospital, at NYU Langone Brooklyn, and at Housing Works in Brooklyn. He volunteers annually at a clinic in Guatemala, and monthly at a clinic in the Bronx supporting people recovering from addiction.

In his spare time, Michael practices Qi Gong and swims.  He lived in Argentina for 10 years and is fluent in Spanish – and grilling on the barbecue, Argentine-style!

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