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About ActiveCare Physical Therapy®

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 each… Continue Reading

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ActiveCare Physical Therapy participates with PT for Heroes

PT for Heroes is a nationwide program that offers FREE telehealth physical therapy sessions for frontline healthcare professionals. ActiveCare understands the value of the healthcare system and those treating patients with corona virus. What we can do to help those professionals is offer free physical therapy sessions so they can take care of their own… Continue Reading

Stretching the Gluteal or Hip Muscles Video

Stretching Your Glutes 2 quick stretches to target the gluteal or hip muscles. This big muscle group powers the hips but also supports the low back. They often feel tight as they do a lot of work to propel you forward when you are walking or running. The two stretches demonstrated in this video are… Continue Reading

Low Back & Hip Twist Stretch Video

The following low back & hip twist stretch video shows easy, at home exercises that stretch your low back and glute using your own limb as a weight. It is a rotational stretch in the low back and hip. It will also give you a stretch on the outside of the thigh (the iliotibial band-ITB).… Continue Reading

Bustle: The 4 Best Seat Cushions For Back Pain

Low back pain affects two-thirds of the population. It is one of the most common complaints a person will have when seeking physical therapy. ActiveCare Physical Therapy, PC and Dr. Karena Wu specialize in the spine. Her training started with spinal cases in her first year out of physical therapy school in 2000. As a… Continue Reading

Bustle: The 5 Best Body Pillows for Back Pain

From Bustle: The 5 Best Body Pillows for Back Pain Bustle reached out to NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu for her input on body pillows. Sleep is an extremely important part of your day. It helps with recovery and repair of your system and it is crucial to get enough quality hours to… Continue Reading

Beauty Heaven: Can You Really Spot Target Fat Loss?

From Beauty Heaven: Celebrity Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu works with professional athletes and the busy professional. In season, professional beach volleyball players are working in their bikinis and board shorts. The regular layperson wears appropriately appealing and sometimes revealing clothing when the weather turns warm. Both are always aware of their aesthetic appeal as… Continue Reading

5 Ways To Beat Post-Thanksgiving Bloat While Traveling

5 ways to beat post-Thanksgiving bloat while traveling International Celebrity Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu gets picked up by The Points Guy! As an international traveler for her India clinic and her international clients, this renowned physical therapist speaks first hand on her multiple travels. Traveling is getting busier and busier with less flights from… Continue Reading

5 Reasons to Wear Compression Clothing for Psoriatic Arthritis

From Everyday Health: 5 Reasons to Wear Compression Clothing for Psoriatic Arthritis ActiveCare Physical Therapy treats patients with different kinds of arthritis. NYC’s Best Physical Therapy office works individually with each client to tailor their therapeutic program to the individual. Psoriatic arthritis can benefit from the use of compression clothing to minimize pain and inflammation.… Continue Reading

9 Easy Chair Exercises That Actually Work Your Whole Body

From The Healthy: 9 Easy Chair Exercises That Actually Work Your Whole Body Sitting is now considered the new smoking. As an international physiotherapist, NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu loves to be efficient with time and health. In a society that sits more and more, exercises that can be done in your chair… Continue Reading

FIT3D Body Scanning – Holiday Discount!

ActiveCare Physical Therapy, PC is one of only a few sites in NYC that has a FIT3D body scanner. The body scanner uses cameras to create an avatar of your body in space. It gives you measurements of your body in space in standing and in weight bearing. It shows you lean muscle mass versus… Continue Reading

20 Small Victories That Prove You’re Making Weight Loss Progress

From Prevention: 20 Small Victories That Prove You’re Making Weight Loss Progress Weight loss is a slow and steady process. There are small signs that demonstrate that the work you put into losing weight pays off. NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu talks about one victory associated with weight loss. You can use the… Continue Reading

Medium: Working Out: Sports bra or nah?

From Medium: Working Out: Sports bra or nah? Medium discusses the use of a sports bra during exercise. Celebrity Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu is the AVP Medical Director. The AVP is America’s professional beach volleyball tournament series. She works with professional beach volleyball athletes when on the road and the normal layperson back in… Continue Reading

Dr. Wu Interviewed on CBS About Prolonged Sitting

CBS 2: Sitting Study The holidays are coming up which means sitting on trains, planes and automobiles. Sitting is the new smoking. It leads to weight gain, reduced metabolic activity and other systemic issues. Dr. Wu was asked to comment on how bad prolonged sitting is and how sitting with poor posture affects your body… Continue Reading