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The Best Physical Therapists in NYC 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… Continue Reading

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Karena Wu on WNBC The Today Show: Warming Up For Spring

Dr. Karena Wu returns to The Today Show Third Hour to discuss springtime injuries. Warmer weather means people are doing their workouts outside. Most of these outdoor activities involve repetitive motions of the legs like walking, running, inline skating, cycling and even spring skiing. The muscles of the legs need to work continuously to propel… Continue Reading

Rehabilitation After Joint Replacement Surgery: Physical Therapy Techniques

In this post, we’ll discuss the role of physical therapy in joint replacement surgery rehabilitation and some of the techniques used by physical therapists. Joint replacement surgery is a common procedure used to treat conditions such as arthritis and joint injuries. While joint replacement surgery can help improve mobility and reduce pain, it also requires… Continue Reading

Treating Back Pain with Physical Therapy: What You Need to Know

Of the methods used when treating back pain, is physical therapy an effective option? Back pain is a common problem that can be caused by a wide range of factors, including poor posture, muscle strain, and spinal conditions. If you’re dealing with back pain, you may be wondering if physical therapy can help. In this… Continue Reading

Physical Therapy Common Questions and Answers

What are some common questions and answers about physical therapy? Physical therapy is a form of healthcare that focuses on treating physical impairments and disabilities. It involves the use of exercises, stretches, and other techniques to improve mobility, reduce pain, and increase strength. If you’re considering physical therapy, you may have some questions about what… Continue Reading

How Physical Therapy Can Help You Recover from a Sports Injury

How can physical therapy help you recover from a sports injury? Sports injuries can be frustrating and debilitating. Whether you’re an athlete or someone who enjoys physical activity, a sports injury can disrupt your routine and cause pain and discomfort. Fortunately, physical therapy can help you recover from a sports injury and get back to… Continue Reading

Karena Wu Featured on GoSolo

One of NYC’s Best Physical Therapists, Dr. Karena Wu was asked to contribute her story online regarding business ownership and entrepreneurship on the GoSolo website. This story was part of an interview series featuring New York business owners and coaches in yoga, Pilates and fitness. Dr. Wu is sole owner of ActiveCare Physical Therapy® in… Continue Reading

Compression Boots & Sleeves: Therabody & Normatec

What are compression boots and sleeves? They are often used in compression therapy which increases blood flow in the body. It is a successful therapy for swelling, inflammation and discomfort caused by circulatory conditions such as varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency. There are numerous compression therapy devices available that you can avail of with… Continue Reading

Quadruped Thoracic Rotation Exercise

The quadruped thoracic rotation exercise is something that we all might have experienced or done without even knowing about it in detail. Your thoracic spine, also known as your T-spine, is the spinal area that starts from your neck and ends at your mid back connecting to the rib cage. This thoracic spine is also… Continue Reading

7 Benefits of Using Ankle Weights

What are the benefits of using ankle weights? To increase muscle work when exercising, you might use additional weight attached to your ankle. Any fitness regimen must include strength training. But for many folks, using large free weights for exercise is not possible. An alternative option to think about is using ankle weights for exercise.… Continue Reading

Posture Mistakes

What are the most common posture mistakes? Body aches and muscle stiffness are often caused by extensive physical activity or weakness. However, people seldom think about another one of the primary reasons behind it, which is bad posture. Sitting or walking in bad postures becomes so routine that you might not even notice it daily.… Continue Reading

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and How a Wrist Brace Can Help

What is carpal tunnel syndrome and can a wrist brace help improve this condition? If you ever feel numbness, tingling, or pain in your fingers, forearm, or hand, you might be a victim of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. This medical condition happens when the median nerve of your hand is compressed or squeezed. Source  This nerve… Continue Reading

Massage Guns

Massage guns are wireless portable devices used to massage and provide vibration to soft tissues to soothe muscle stiffness and soreness. They are called ‘vibration therapy’ and ‘percussive massage treatment,’ due to their function and sound. Massage guns are getting more popular than ever due to their benefits. They are most popular among people who… Continue Reading

Importance of Pilates for Rehabilitation

How effective is pilates for rehabilitation? Getting injured can throw a wrench in your plans, and cause a lot of inconvenience. Moreover, it can cause sideline you from your normal routine and cause you to feel dejected. On the other hand, it might signal the beginning of a voyage of rediscovery, fresh ideas, and untapped… Continue Reading

Meniscus Injuries, Causes & Treatments

What are meniscus injuries? The knee is made up of numerous components that all fit together and cooperate to enable motion and the capacity to run and walk. The knee is occasionally susceptible to injury due to its intricate network of muscles, nerves, bones, and other parts. While some wounds may be minor and heal… Continue Reading

Posture Exercises You Should Add to Your Workout

What are some good posture exercises that you can add to your workout routine? If you aspire to look slim, fit, and elegant, having good posture should be your ultimate goal for starters. To improve your good posture, you have to do exercises that help you strengthen your lower back and abdominal muscles. These muscles… Continue Reading

How to Choose Athletic Shoes?

How do you choose athletic shoes? Athletic shoes are also called sports shoes, gym shoes, and sneakers. They help in preventing injuries and enhancing performance, especially during sports and athletic activities. If you are looking for the best pair of athletic shoes, we are here to help. This article guides you regarding the kinds of… Continue Reading

All You Need to Know About The Graston Technique

The Graston Technique is quickly gaining recognition inside and outside the physical therapy community. In 1994, an amateur athlete disappointed by his lack of improvement after suffering a knee injury gave birth to this technique. (Source) The Graston Technique is renowned for its one-of-a-kind tools, incredible outcomes for acute and chronic wounds, and specialized training… Continue Reading

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