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.

Please welcome our new Physical Therapist at Best Physical Therapist NYC!

Please welcome Robert Fluegel to ActiveCare Physical Therapy!  Robert has joined ActiveCare in October 2012 and is the new full-time Physical Therapist.  Robert possesses outstanding manual therapy skills and sports oriented therapeutic exercise instruction.  He has a charming and funny disposition and is a welcome addition to the team at ActiveCare Physical Therapy.  Please read further for a short bio on Robert.


Robert Fluegel was born in Brooklyn, New York.  He received a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from the Hogeschool Enschede in Enschede, the Netherlands.  He is a Senior Instructor for Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars.  He was also the Head Physical Therapist for the US Freestyle Ski Team.  His hobbies are: cycling, ice hockey, food, and travel.  He is in the process of attaining his Fellowship in Orthopedic Physical Therapy.

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