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.
ActiveCare’s staff and patient population are very diverse. How do they all work together?
Annie: We have all types of patients, from fashion designers to professional volleyball players to chefs and others working in the food industry. The variety keeps things interesting!
Jasmine: And the staff here comes together to create a familial environment for each individual. Here you’re not just a name or a face, but a unique person that we’re invested in healing.
What’s it like to see patients progress through their plans of care and then get discharged?
Annie: When we see patients walk through our door for the first time, we see the pain in their eyes and all we want to do is get them treated to relieve the pain that their injuries are causing them. When it’s time to discharge them, it’s a bittersweet feeling because we get so attached to seeing our patients twice or sometimes three times a week. Seeing them go makes us very sad, but happy at the same time, because we know that we did a great job in getting them better and back to their normal lives.
Jasmine: Through patient satisfaction, sometimes we gain lifelong relationships with our patients. And we love it when they’re happy with our services and refer their friends and family to us!