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.

Best PT NYC 2013 welcomes Joe Castelli

joe-castelliJoseph J. Castelli Jr, is a native of Brooklyn, New York.  He received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from St. John’s University in New York.  He then went on to receive a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from SUNY at Stony Brook in New York.  In December 2011, received his Transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado’s School of Medicine in Denver, Colorado.  Joe has over 14 years of experience as a Physical Therapist.  He works as a consultant and independent contractor.  He has taken advanced manual therapy courses following Stanley Paris at the University of St. Augustine and Myofascial manual therapy from Hands On Seminars in New York.  Joe is Certified as an Ergonomic Assessment Specialist as well as a Credentialed Clinical Instructor with the American Physical Therapy Association.

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