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.

Have You Tried CBD For Your Arthritis Pain?

The Arthritis Foundation recently asked this question in a 2019 survey, and more than 2,600 arthritis patients answered — the majority of whom had been living with osteoarthritis (52%) or rheumatoid arthritis (45%) for 10 or more years.

87% of those who are currently using it say they use CBD to manage their arthritis symptoms.

The primary reason for using CBD is to relieve pain (94%).

Several survey respondents indicated that they use CBD products for pain because it seems less addictive than opioids; a few say they have also used CBD to help wean off opioids following joint replacement surgery.

“Several of my patients whose professions involve the use of their hands to perform fine motor skills have told me how they use the salve on their hands when they start to ache. Anecdotally this gives them relief and allows them to continue performing their job even when their pain is flaring up.”
-Alex Tauberg, DC, CSCS, CCSP®

Respondents who reported they were not considering using CBD stated that they were managing their symptoms with other treatments, primarily nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs.

Though data on the fatal consequences of NSAIDS is lacking, chronic use of NSAIDS was estimated to contribute to 16,500 deaths in 1998. On the other hand, Cannabis has yet to be conclusively linked to even one death.

See ActiveCare Physical Therapy CBD products

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