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, NYC’s best Physical Therapists Welcomes our newest PT: Ruchi Thakkar

Best PT NYC 2014 Ruchi ThakkarRuchi Thakkar earned her Bachelor of Physical Therapy from Mumbai, India. She is currently pursuing her Transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University of the Incarnate Word,Texas.

Ruchi is committed to providing quality care that is customized for each patient, with an emphasis on manual therapy. Ruchi has taken advanced manual therapy courses in Maitland joint mobilizations from Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars, which emphasize evidence-based techniques for the assessment and treatment of spinal and peripheral conditions.

Ruchi has treated patients with musculoskeletal and sports injuries, and practices Selective Functional Movement assessment for patients with motor control deficits. She uses Functional Movement screening to determine whether patients are ready to return to their particular sports.

Ruchi is licensed with New York State and is an American Physical Therapy Association member. She has taken workshops in sports taping, Theraband exercise and Pilates.

Ruchi is fluent in English, Hindi, Marathi and Gujarati, and enjoys traditional Indian dance forms. She has trained for nine years and is certified in Bharatnatyam, a classical dance style that emphasizes hand gestures (mudras) to portray traditional stories and myths.

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