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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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

24 Fitness Myths to Debunk for Your Next Workout

Dr. Karena Wu was asked to debunk fitness myths as the weather finally warms up. Physical therapy always includes guidance to the patient on their gradual return to their recreational activities. The best advice, just get your workout in! This article features her comments on slides 4, 7, 11, 13 and 15. To see the… Continue Reading

7 Healthy Springtime Activities for Active Seniors

Seniors are staying active and participating in more and more activities. As spring and summer finally comes around, it is time to get outdoors or get your body moving. ActiveCare Physical Therapy emphasizes functional training and proprioception in their rehabilitation. Increased proprioception can help with balance and movement, especially as we age. To read her… Continue Reading

The Good Stuff: Members and the Profession in the Media, April 2018

  The APTA reports on PT’s in the country making the news. NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu discusses some of the hazards that can occur during a marathon. Her comments were used in an AccuWeather story regarding the physical challenges of weather during a marathon run. The American Physical Therapy Association highlighted her… Continue Reading

How to Build and Maintain Muscle Mass as You Age

Dr. Karena Wu has over 18 years of clinical physical therapy experience. That also means that she, herself has experienced the aging process as she has progressed through her career path. After 30, the body loses one pound of muscle mass every year. Everyone needs to maintain lean muscle mass for maintenance of joint health,… Continue Reading

Quality Matters in Physical Therapy, Here’s Why.

  ActiveCare Physical Therapy in NYC and Mumbai is all about quality. In fact, we are so concerned with it that we are known as the Best PT in NYC. The physical therapists at ActiveCare put their best effort into their professionalism, their continuing education, their skill set and their bedside manner. Dr. Karena Wu… Continue Reading

8 Surprising Things Giving You a Headache

Living in New York City means we schlep a lot of things around. Sometimes we don’t even realize how much we are carrying around. There can be a lot of external causes of a headache and Dr. Karena Wu is quoted on one that affects your posture. Any extra load is transmitted down the spine… Continue Reading

TFS: January 2018: The Perils of Poor Posture

Dr. Karena Wu’s latest article is on poor posture. Poor posture can have detrimental effects on other parts of the body and can affect other systems that you would not normally correlate with your posture. NYC weather in 2018 has been challenging and we are still struggling with the cold temperatures. The lack of change… Continue Reading

Pilates For Rehabilitation

Dr. Karena Wu has been using Pilates in rehabilitation since 2005. Early on in her career, she found the principles of Pilates training to be of significant benefit for orthopedic and sports rehabilitation. ActiveCare Physical Therapy® NYC and Mumbai are known for their Pilates-based rehabilitation. Pilates incorporates the holistic practice philosophy that Dr. Wu incorporates… Continue Reading

How To Become A Better Runner If You’re A Beginner

Spring has officially started and beginning a running program can be daunting. The biggest problem people have is doing too much too fast. The persistent cool weather also lets you go too long, too far and too fast because it reduces your perception of discomfort (ever continue running in the winter because your thighs are… Continue Reading