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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ActiveCare PT Mumbai hosts first Kinesio Taping course

  ActiveCare Physical Therapy® promotes education. We host workshops for the general public and continuing education courses for physical therapists. We just wrapped up our first international Kinesio Taping course at ACPT Mumbai this past weekend. ActiveCare enjoyed being the official host facility for KTAI to bring kinesiology taping skills to the local physios. We… Continue Reading

4 Ways Running Affects Your Body Later In Life — The Good & The Bad

International marathons are all the rage now. More and more people are adding running to their exercise regime. ActiveCare Physical Therapy treats runners, both short and long distance runners. NYC Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu comments on the genetic component of the long term effects of running. Other effects are also discussed about how… Continue Reading

HOW TO KEEP YOUR WORKOUT RESOLUTION IN THE NEW YEAR

The first quarter of 2018 is well under way and about to end. It is a new year but many of our resolutions stay the same. Diet, nutrition, exercise, and a change of mindset are typical resolutions. Are you fitness goals still within reach and are you still on the path for completion? Dr. Karena… Continue Reading

7 Quick Ways to Get Rid of Pain on the Inside of the Knee

ActiveCare Physical Therapy treats musculoskeletal conditions with skilled manual therapies, Pilates based rehabilitation and other specialties in myofascial pain relief. Dr. Karena Wu, owner and clinical director of ActiveCare PT is certified in these skills yet educates her clients in self-management tools to use for their knee pain. Rehabilitation requires patients to participate in a… Continue Reading

Pilates Style magazine reached out to Dr. Wu

Dr. Karena Wu is a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist in physical therapy and a Certified Pilates instructor. She has been incorporating the holistic principles of Pilates into her rehabilitation practice since 2005. Pilates Style magazine reached out to Dr. Wu to get some of her tips on gratitude and its impact on health. She highlights… Continue Reading

Dr. Wu discusses why she is thankful in her career in this article

Dr. Karena Wu has over 17 years of experience in physical therapy. She owns ActiveCare Physical Therapy NYC/Mumbai and is the Medical Director of the Association of Volleyball Professionals. Dr. Wu is grateful for being where she is in her career. She works hard on her international clientele and the athletes and actively runs both… Continue Reading

Dr Oz’s Best Devices for Back Relief

  Dr. Karena Wu was asked back to the Dr. Oz show to discuss the best devices for back pain. The segment discusses myofascial pain. Dr. Wu is the owner and clinical director of ActiveCare Physical Therapy in NYC and Mumbai. She loves at home devices and do-it-yourself techniques to help you self manage your… Continue Reading

10 Strategic Running Tips for Every Marathoner

The 2017 NYC Marathon was a great success this past weekend. Everyone participating should have trained and prepared for this grueling but fun cardiovascular event. There are several key factors that helped runners complete this event and avoid injury. But these tips are also necessary for any running event, at any time. Dr. Karena Wu… Continue Reading

6 Ab Exercises Without Equipment

The core is the powerhouse. It is where baseball players, tennis players, basketball, volleyball and football players get their drive to return the ball, jump and block the opposing player. It provides the power and the stability necessary for sports play as well as daily activities of life. It is necessary in the elite athletes… Continue Reading

ActiveCare Physical Therapy NYC and Continuing Education

Dr. Karena Wu is a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) through Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars (MAPS). The therapists at ACPT are skilled in the MAPS approach and use it to quickly assess and treat the patients. Dr. Wu mentors her staff to attain the COMT, which is an intermediate level of manual therapy. All therapists at… Continue Reading

Dr. Karena Wu has been working with Chef Wylie Dufresne

Dr. Karena Wu has been working with Chef Wylie Dufresne since 2004. As a celebrity chef, his job requires additional on screen duties. A recent filming ended up causing Chef Dufresne major neck discomfort due to prolonged positioning. He learned of a new cause of neck pain, that was simply fixed by restoring the alignment… Continue Reading

NYC Marathon

The NYC marathon is just over a month away. Runners have started their taper in their running program to be able to participate in the marathon without injury. Marathon running requires physical skill as well as mental skill as you have to prepare the body and mind for this amount of physical impact. Running is… Continue Reading

7 Fun Activities for Seniors with Arthritis

Dr. Karena Wu used to teach hydrotherapy classes to seniors with complex conditions. The benefit of water is that it provides sensory feedback to reduce the perception of pain, reduce compressive forces in the joint and add low impact resistance to exercises. Seniors can benefit tremendously from this type of therapy, provided they have access… Continue Reading