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 PT Celebrity Chef Testimonials

ActiveCare PT Celebrity Chef Testimonials

There is no doubt that the life of a professional chef can be a grueling one. It requires standing all day long, with very little time to rest your muscles, and the hours are particularly long. These conditions make it easy for chefs to injure themselves in the kitchen.

ActiveCare Phyical Therapy’s Owner and Managing Director Karena Wu specializes in treating professional chefs for conditions like arthritis and general wear and tear; she even writes a monthly column for the culinary industry magazine “Total Food Service.”

Karena has been working with chef Wylie Dufresne since 2004, once a week for maintenance, but more often as injuries call for it. Dufresne had some positive things to say about his PT of over a decade:

Karena has adjusted virtually every part of my body, from head to toe. 21 years on the line has certainly taken its toll. If it weren’t for Karena, I wouldn’t be able to stand in the kitchen night in and night out doing what I love. She makes the pain go away, and for that I will be forever grateful. – Wylie Dufresne, Chef/Owner, wd~50 and Alder restaurants

ActiveCare PT Celebrity Chef Testimonials

Click here to read more testimonials from real ActiveCare patients! And if you have received exceptional care from our physical therapists, then tell us your story!

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