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.

Shoulder requirements for the tennis serve and backhand

Tennis Physical Therapist NYCAfter some amazing matches at the U.S. Open, and for all those hardcore tennis lovers, here are some tips for keeping your serve and backhand strong as we move our tennis game from the warm outdoors to the great indoor courts

The tennis serve is a sustained overhead movement, which requires a lot of core strength and rotator cuff strength to keep it powerful. Along with sheer strength, you also want to develop endurance in the rotator cuff.

Rotator cuff exercises, such as the full can and empty can, are great ways to build both strength and endurance. Here are some other web sites and video links to get you started in bringing your rotator cuff muscles up to peak performance.

For developing strength in the core you want do external rotation exercises such as the woodchop with cable and windshield wiper exercises. Pilates and yoga are excellent exercise regimes to develop core strength.

External Oblique Physical Therapist NYCInternal Oblique Physical Therapist NYCThe backhand motion requires oblique strength, particularly the internal and external obliques. Pilates and yoga moves can also strengthen the obliques. In particular, the Pilates bicycle move and yoga side plank are good exercises for building power in the obliques.

Once you practice these exercises on a regular basis, you will be amazed how they can improve your performance and your game. You’ll be ready for your own version of the Open!

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