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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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

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