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… Continue Reading

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Karena Wu on CBS Discussing Arthritis

Dr. Karena Wu, a physical therapist who specializes in manual therapy, Pilates based rehabilitation and sports rehabilitation joined CBS2 New York to discuss arthritis tips, exercises and stretches. Dr. Wu is on the local leadership board for the NYC Arthritis Foundation and joined Cindy Hsu and John Elliott to discuss this disease. As a healthcare… Continue Reading

Low Back Pain from Sitting: Causes, Prevention, and Relief

In this post, we’ll explore the causes of low back pain from sitting, strategies for prevention, and methods to find relief. In our modern, sedentary lifestyles, many of us spend a significant portion of our day sitting, whether at a desk, in front of a computer, or during long commutes. Unfortunately, prolonged sitting can often… Continue Reading

Karena on the Today Show: Preventing & Treating Fall Injuries

Dr. Karena Wu joins the Today Show again for National Physical Therapy Month. October is National Physical Therapy Month and as fall rolls around, it is important to know how to prevent and treat fall injuries. In this segment on the Today Show, Dr. Karena Wu, an APTA Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy… Continue Reading

Volleyball Shoulder Injuries: Causes, Prevention, and Treatment

In this post, we’ll explore the causes of volleyball shoulder injuries, strategies for prevention, and the role of physical therapy in treatment. Volleyball is an exhilarating and physically demanding sport that requires agility, power, and precise coordination. While it’s a fantastic way to stay active and enjoy camaraderie with teammates, volleyball can also put players… Continue Reading

Volleyball Shoulder Injuries: Causes, Prevention, and Treatment

In this post, we’ll explore the causes of volleyball shoulder injuries, strategies for prevention, and the role of physical therapy in treatment. Volleyball is an exhilarating and physically demanding sport that requires agility, power, and precise coordination. While it’s a fantastic way to stay active and enjoy camaraderie with teammates, volleyball can also put players… Continue Reading

Sports Injury Prevention: Physical Therapy Strategies for Athletes

In this post, we’ll discuss the role of physical therapy in sports injury prevention and the strategies that athletes can use to stay healthy and injury-free. Athletes are prone to a variety of injuries, from sprains and strains to more serious injuries like ACL tears and concussions. While injuries are a natural part of sports,… Continue Reading

Meet Edward Smith, ActiveCare’s New Massage Therapist

Edward Smith is a licensed massage therapist, born and raised in Briarwood, Jamaica in Queens New York. Edward has been athletic and creative throughout his life and understands overcoming struggle growing up in a poor family. His family was small and they learned to help each other out. His upbringing has created a passion for… Continue Reading

Physical Therapy Rehab After Surgery

Undergoing surgery can be a challenging experience that requires time and effort to recover from. Physical therapy rehabilitation can be a crucial component of the post-surgery recovery process. In this post, we’ll discuss the role of physical therapy in post-surgery rehabilitation and the techniques used by physical therapists to help patients recover. The Importance of… Continue Reading

The Today Show: How To Carry Heavy Bags Safely with Karena Wu

Karena Wu, Doctor of Physical Therapy and Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy returns to the Today Show. In the Third Hour, she shows the safest ways to carry the weight of a heavy bag. How to Carry Heavy Bags Safely Dr. Wu describes when your bags are too heavy and how much weight… Continue Reading

Balance Training: Physical Therapy Techniques to Prevent Falls

In this post, we’ll discuss the importance of balance training in preventing falls and the physical therapy techniques used to improve balance. Falls are a common cause of injury, particularly among older adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries among older… Continue Reading

Neuromuscular Physical Therapy: Treating Muscle Imbalances and Coordination Issues

Neuromuscular physical therapy is a specialized form of physical therapy that focuses on treating muscle imbalances and coordination issues. This type of therapy is especially helpful for patients with neurological conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and stroke, as well as patients with musculoskeletal injuries and chronic pain. In this post, we’ll discuss the… Continue Reading

Karena Wu on the Today Show Discussing Physical Therapy Tools

Physical Therapy involves soft tissue mobilization (STM) to your soft tissues, which is the medical term for ‘massage’. Soft tissues include your muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissue or fascia. STM is more medically based, with a therapeutic intent versus just making you feel relaxed. The goal of soft tissue mobilization is to help to… Continue Reading

CBD Health Benefits

Are you curious about CBD health benefits? Summer is right around the corner. NYC is rebounding and people are doing more activities outside and in their work life. Travel is at an all time high for the summer season. Stress is a major factor in big city living and our environment changes (wildfire smoke blanketing… Continue Reading

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