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.

Summertime, and the Eating is Easy at the Standard Plaza

Karena works in the restaurant industry treating some well known chefs.  Chef Mullen who was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis has a new gig on the west side at the Standard Plaza.  Chef Mullen has written a book about how his condition has affected his way of life, his food choices and now his ideas for new dishes.  He continues to work in the fast-paced and very physical world of his regular kitchen at Tertuglia and now at the Standard Plaza.  Karena was able to work with Chef Mullen in combating the effects of this disease and in the ergonomics of his workplace.  Congratulations to Chef Mullen on his endeavors and his health!


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http://gallery.mailchimp.com/50fec61d51da7b6a84c1d7a9d/images/standard4b8de3.jpgA new pop-up is in town: The Standard Plaza, The Standard hotel’s outdoor summer restaurant, compliments of Next Iron Chef Seamus Mullen, owner of the Spanish restaurant Tertulia in the West Village. Located in the heart of the Meatpacking District, the Standard Plaza offers brightly colored, refined dishes meant for sharing: heirloom tomatoes with smoked burrata, watermelon, crisp quinoa and fino vinaigrette; or grilled sweet shrimp with chorizo, zucchini and Meyer lemon. But go soon: This ephemeral outdoor eatery will exit with the summer sun.



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http://gallery.mailchimp.com/50fec61d51da7b6a84c1d7a9d/images/Hot_Bread_Kitchen_270x1797eae05.jpgDine and Dance for Hot Bread Kitchen
It’s hot out there, but there are better ways to cool off than spending the night in front of the AC: Don your dancing shoes for Good Spirits, a cocktail party and fundraiser happening this week at a rooftop penthouse in the West Village for Hot Bread Kitchen. The East Harlem non-profit bakery and business incubator offers paid culinary training, small business mentoring and ESL classes for foreign-born and low-income New Yorkers, and sells breads inspired by the regions their bakers come from. We love the vegan, gluten-free corn tortillas made from freshly ground organic, heritage, non-GMO corn with nothing added but a bit of lime. That’s some serious bread

http://gallery.mailchimp.com/50fec61d51da7b6a84c1d7a9d/images/320597_2319767668307_797677324_ne92290.jpgFounder Jared Koch’s Interview on The 24th Letter
Last week Janera Soerel interviewed Jared Koch, founder of Clean Plates, for The 24th Letter. The two discussed bio-individuality, the Clean Plates dining guides, what to have for breakfast, acidic versus alkaline diets, choosing whether or not to eat meat and simple dining steps to improve one’s health. The interview took place prior to the discussion Koch led last weekend on how to eat healthfully when dining out, at Donna Karan’s Urban Zen Wellness event in Sag Harbor. What’s on your plate?   




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