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 individual and treat the whole person, with a plan of care designed to meet the patient’s set goals for health, functionality and a return to work, tasks and activities. We network with a team of physicians, chiropractors, acupuncturists and massage therapists in order to provide guidance to other modalities that may be effective in the patients’ care.
  • Physical Therapist and owner Karena Wu is a graduate of the Program in Physical Therapy at Columbia University and is affiliated with several healthcare organizations in New York City. She is certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Kinesio Taping Practitioner and Pilates Instructor, and uses SpiderTech Taping.
  • ActiveCare is primarily an out-of-network facility. We accept all insurance with out-of-network benefits and file for most major insurance plans. We work with all prospective patients to create workable payment plans regardless of insurance coverage.
  • ActiveCare accepts Medicare, No-Fault and Workers’ Compensation patients depending on schedule availability.
  • ActiveCare’s administrators provide seamless and efficient concierge-style client service to all of our patients. And the whole ActiveCare team makes sure your time with us is a beneficial, productive and enjoyable experience.

Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain NYC

Best physical therapist in nyc for low back pain p01Nearly every person will experience some degree of low back pain (LBP) at some point in their lives, and low back pain is the number one cause of work-related disability.


“Nearly every person will experience low back pain at some point in their life.”

If you have symptoms of pain that do not fade after one or two days, we can help through physical therapy. Our physical therapists will use a hands-on approach to provide relief without the need for medication with side-effects or high-risk corrective surgery. Physical therapy can often help restore or improve mobility of the spine to reduce low back pain, allowing a return to your normal pain-free life quickly and improvement in everyday quality of life.

Physical therapy works to treat back pain in a number of ways, with a treatment regime designed based on your unique symptoms. One of the most effective ways of treating low back pain and increasing recovery speed is exercise. Exercise will strengthen the back, providing better support to the spine which works to help prevent future pain. The PTs at ActiveCare are certified strength and condition specialists, making them the number one choice in designing an exercise routine for you.

Manual Therapy for Low Back Pain.

Best physical therapist in nyc for low back pain p02We also have advanced training in manual therapies and are able to use spinal manipulation to provide pain relief if a bulging or herniated disc is at fault. Spinal manipulation works to gently re-position the spine to relieve pressure off a damaged disc, in many cases reducing or removing symptoms of pain completely. Studies have shown that patients have shown significant success using lumbar stabilization exercises (LSE) in combination with other physical therapies.

Yoga and Pilates for Low Back Pain.

Total body workout programs such as yoga or Pilates can also help to improve posture and body strength, helping to reduce future recurrence of pain. We have certified instructors in both disciplines.

Best physical therapist in nyc for low back pain p03Contact ActiveCare today to get started with Physical Therapy to reduce low back pain today.

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