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.

Buy the Right Backpack for your Child

Buying the Right Backpack Can Minimize Your Child’s Back Pain

Summer is almost over and that means it’s time for back-to-school shopping. But when you hit the store for that new backpack, you need to look for function over fashion.

Karena Wu, Physical Therapist and owner of ActiveCare Physical Therapy, appeared on NY1 News to share advice for parents on how to purchase the best backpack to help kids avoid back and neck pain.

Karena says that all too often, she sees kids lugging backpacks that are bad for the body. So NY1 asked her to help highlight the do’s and don’ts of backpack shopping.

Watch the video below to get the full story:

If you’d like to speak with Karena about ways to help your child avoid pain as they start their new school year, then call 212-777-4374, or visit us online at activecarephysicaltherapy.com.

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