Dr. Karena Wu is Owner and Clinical Director of ActiveCare Physical Therapy® in NYC and Mumbai. She is a native of Los Angeles, California and has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of California at Riverside. She has been practicing physical therapy for over 24 years in New York City. Dr. Wu graduated with a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from the Program In Physical Therapy at Columbia University and received her Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Temple University. She has advanced training in manual therapies, specifically in the Maitland Australian Approach and Myofascial Release. She is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy and a Fellow of the International & American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. Dr. Wu is a Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars (MAPS) Faculty member and a lecturer at NYC’s Hunter College Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program . She is also a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Graston Technique Specialist and Pilates Instructor. She holds LSVT BIG, FMS and SFMA Level 1 certifications as well. Dr. Wu is a Certified Kinesio Tape Practitioner and was the Director of Education for SpiderTech Kinesiology Tape. Dr. Wu and her team also specialize in vertigo and temporomandibular joint disorders.
Dr. Wu is a dedicated practitioner who takes a holistic approach to her practice. She has a copyrighted methodology that emphasizes her holistic care philosophy in ‘walking her way toward the injured segment’. This allows for the entire kinetic chain to be addressed when a client comes in for treatment and has demonstrated a faster reduction in pain, increase in range of motion and longer lasting effect, as reported by patients. She trains all of the therapists working in the NY and Mumbai locations with her holistic practice philosophy. She actively collaborates with a team of physicians, chiropractors, acupuncturists, massage therapists, personal trainers and Pilates instructors and other holistic providers. Her patient population consists of high net worth professionals, international royalty, professional athletes, dancers, celebrity chefs, celebrity Broadway/TV/film stars, and NYPD/FDNY. Dr. Wu actively practices in both clinics and provides house calls.
Dr. Wu is an advocate of the Arthritis Foundation. As an individual with osteoarthritis and as a healthcare provider who works with clients with arthritis, she understands this condition well. She volunteers her time in fundraising and advocacy for this important cause. Dr. Wu is now Chairman of the NYC Arthritis Foundation Local Leadership board.
Dr. Wu is a regular healthcare expert on ABC, CBS, NBC, NY1, PIX11, Fox News, The Doctors and Dr. Oz. She has appeared on Good Morning America and is a regular on The Today Show in NYC. She is the Medical Director for the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP), the premier US professional beach volleyball tournament series in America.
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