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… Continue Reading

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PIX11: Positioning Yourself for Better Sleep

National and World Sleep Week National and World Sleep Week just passed but it’s never too late to attend to how you sleep. Sleep is a very necessary restorative process. Certain positions might be affecting your body which can cause or exacerbate injuries. Celebrity Physical Therapist, Dr. Karena Wu discussed sleeping positions on PIX11 on… Continue Reading

Quoted in She Knows: Reasons to see a Physical Therapist

8 Surprising Reasons You Might Need to see a Physical Therapist NYC’s Best PT, Dr. Karena Wu contributes to this article on the other conditions that warrant physical therapy. ActiveCare Physical Therapy specializes in manual based and Pilates rehabilitation but ActiveCare Physical Therapy also treats the jaw and dizziness (vertigo) from an inner ear condition.… Continue Reading

We’re Quoted in Elite Daily: Winter Workouts

6 Little Things That Can Motivate You To Work Out, Even In The Dead Of Winter It is still chilly outside even though we are halfway through March. Sometimes we get into hibernation mode with the cold temperatures but spring is right around the corner. Keeping yourself motivated to work out can be a task… Continue Reading

7 Signs That Your Joint Pain Is Serious

ActiveCare Physical Therapy participates with the Arthritis Foundation to promote awareness of how to take care of your joints. Dr. Karena Wu describes some joint signs that should be a warning for you to get your joints checked. The physical therapists role in rehabilitation is to help reduce pain and inflammation in the body and… Continue Reading

Got Neck Pain? Here’s How to Treat It

To continue on causes and treatment for neck pain, ActiveCare Physical Therapy owner, Dr. Karena Wu contributes to another article on neck conditions. She has treated spinal pain for almost two decades. A lot of aches and pain can be treated at home with self-management techniques. In this story, she discusses the causes and some… Continue Reading


It’s the weekend and it’s time to get a longer workout in! NYC Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu discusses the importance of stretching after those workouts. Physical therapists guide their clients in proper activities of daily living as well as recreational activities during rehabilitation but to minimize soreness after a good workout, it is… Continue Reading

13 tips to help you get back into a fitness routine

It’s raining and it’s cold but it’s not too late to continue your fitness regime. NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu and her offices in NYC and Mumbai work with both patients that are injured and wellness clients for maintenance. The ActiveCare Physical Therapy staff is always giving advice on gradual return to sports… Continue Reading

11 Small Habits That Can Increase Inflammation In Your Body

The body undergoes stress daily and the levels can fluctuate. ActiveCare Physical Therapy guides patients on the many supplements, mental and physical activities that can affect any inflammation in the system. Dr. Karena Wu, NYC’s Best Physical Therapist contributes to this story based on her eastern and western approach and her many years in private… Continue Reading

Why We Should All ‘Sit Like a Man

ActiveCare Physical Therapy emphasizes postural control using Pilates based rehabilitation techniques as well as basic physical therapy and orthopedic principles. The hottest topic to date? ‘SLAM’, or sitting like a man. Dr. Karena Wu, celebrity physical therapist contributes to this story about sitting like a man and what it can do for women. Continue Reading

Try these tips for enjoying the best sleep during a flight

Thanksgiving week is here! And travel knows no bounds with the holiday travel season upon us. Pulse Nigeria picks up on the travel story NYC’s Best Physical Therapist, Dr. Karena Wu contributed to. As a business traveler, she has experienced and watched travelers do good and bad things. Read the story again to learn the… Continue Reading

Dr. Karena Wu in Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars

Dr. Karena Wu is participating in a fellowship program in orthopedic manual physical therapy through the Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars (MAPS). Her research commentary was published by MAPS in July 2018 regarding the use of NSAID’s and muscle healing. This work reviews a published article. It discusses the use of non-steroidal and steroidal anti-inflammatory medications in… Continue Reading

NYC PT Karena Wu Discusses the Health Benefits of Standing Desks

It’s back to school for the kids and back to work for the parents. Many corporate offices are offering adjustable desks for the employees, especially those with back pain. ActiveCare Physical Therapy treats all types of low back pain. The physical therapists at ActiveCare PT help their clients get sit/stand desks and educate them on… Continue Reading

Dr. Karena Wu Featured on PIX 11 discusses Backpacks

In case you missed Dr. Karena Wu on NBC’s Backpacks: The Good & Bad, check out her second segment on PIX11’s morning show. PIX11 discusses backpack usage hazards along with the backpack components themselves. These tips help both children and adults and especially those busy parents who might also be attending school themselves. To see… Continue Reading

2018 “People Love Us on Yelp” Award Best PT in NYC!

The people have voted and ActiveCare Physical Therapy NYC has received the 2018 “People Love Us on Yelp” Award. ActiveCare PT promotes the best standards in physical therapy in NYC and around the world with our high quality manual therapy, Pilates based rehabilitation and our one-on-one concierge level of care. We are honored to receive… Continue Reading

NYC Physical Therapist Karena Wu Featured on NBC News.

The new school year is right around the corner again! It’s time to start thinking about the newest school supplies which starts with the backpack. Dr. Karena Wu was asked back to NBC to discuss what to look for in a backpack. Her models demonstrated the good and bad ways to carry their backpacks and… Continue Reading

How to Prevent Neck and Back Pain When Traveling

Dr. Karena Wu was asked back to NBC News Better to discuss healthy summer travel tips. Dr. Wu, who is known as one of NYC’s Best Physical Therapists discusses the multitude of exercises that can be done when standing in lines, sitting on a plane or driving in your car. She promotes efficiency during exercise… Continue Reading