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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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

Press: Dr. Karena Wu Comments on Kevin Hart’s Back Recovery

Dr. Wu Comments On Kevin Hart’s Back Recovery Actor Kevin Hart speaks out about his car accident and significant back recovery PT process. The actor was involved in a horrific car crash which required back surgery and subsequent rehab. US magazine reached out to NYC Celebrity Physical Therapist, Dr. Karena Wu (who did not treat… Continue Reading

Dr. Karena Wu has joined the esteemed Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars (MAPS) Faculty

Dr. Karena Wu has joined the esteemed Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars (MAPS) Faculty and finished her Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy through MAPS and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT). MAPS is the worldwide leader in Maitland education for physical therapists/physiotherapists. MAPS is accredited in the US and exceeds the IFOMPT International… Continue Reading

Bustle: The 3 Best Pillows For Hip Pain

From Bustle: The 3 Best Pillows For Hip Pain ActiveCare Physical Therapy works with patients with musculoskeletal pain. Hip joints are becoming an increasingly common joint that is injured, in both younger and older people. NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu experiences hip pain herself due to osteoarthritis, or wear and tear. At night,… Continue Reading

7 Signs Your Workout Is Too Intense, According To Experts

From Elite Daily: 7 Signs Your Workout Is Too Intense, According To Experts ActiveCare Physical Therapy in NYC is a one-stop shop for health and wellness. Since we use Pilates in rehab, it is a natural progression to move to Pilates for wellness. Personal trainers and Pilates instructors are two other wellness therapies offered once… Continue Reading