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 Neck Pain

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Neck pain can be a seriously debilitating condition, limiting your ability to perform even normal everyday tasks. Neck pain reduces the range of motion for your neck and head, and may result in pain symptoms felt in the shoulder arm or hand. Over 100 million Americans have reported having some degree of neck pain, and our dedicated practitioners understand just how serious pain in the neck can be.

Causes of Neck Pain

One of the most common causes of neck pain found in our patients is whiplash, which occurs most often from either an automobile accident or in a sports-based setting. Other causes of neck pain include complications with a cervical disc, arthritic inflammation, and as a result of poor posture over an extended period of time. Pain occurring in the neck may spread to the arms or upper back, or may result in pain felt in the head. Neck pain can also result in chronic headaches for the patient.

Treating Neck Pain with Physical Therapy

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Physical therapy for neck pain focuses on both improving muscular strength and restoring the full range of motion to your neck. Stronger neck muscles will be able to better support the neck and head, reducing strain on the neck while helping to rid you of symptomatic pains. Heat, ice, and electrical muscle stimulation may also be used to provide relief to a painful neck. Our team of physicians, chiropractors, and massage therapists will device a unique treatment plan to bets help you based on what symptoms you have.

Preventing Neck Pain

Physical Therapy for Neck Pain NYC 3For some patients, neck pain is occurring due to causes that can sometimes be prevented. These include poor posture, sitting for extended periods of time, and having the neck twisted while resting. Our therapists will examine your posture and offer methods of posture improvement. You may also consider obtaining a cervical therapy pillow to better support your neck while sleeping.

If you are experiencing pain in your neck, contacting us can help you get started on becoming pain-free today.Physical Therapy for Neck Pain NYC 4

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