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.


ActiveCare Patient Testimonials:

I found ActiveCare PT through Google. After working with Karena and her staff, I realized the difference between quality Physiotherapy and poor Physiotherapy. I used to go to a PT facility that didn’t have the attention, skills or personality that they have at ActiveCare. They have changed my life. I used to have a tremendous amount of pain, and now I have none! I am on my way back to what I used to do. There are four therapists, but when you work with each one they tailor the treatment specifically to you.The reviews I had read before coming are true to form. They speak volumes about the type of care and therapists that are here to work on you and help you recover from any injury. I highly recommend Karena Wu and ActiveCare Physical Therapy.

Jean P.

The excellence of our care speaks for itself…and through the great referrals we receive from our patients.

Both my mind and body owe you thanks! The countless techniques you’ve taught me over the years have helped me strengthen and tone my body. They have become a part of my daily wellness regimen. I will always be grateful. I know I can always rely on your healing hands when I need them.

Kimora Lee Simmons
CEO, Fashion Designer and Model of Baby Phat and Phat Fashions, Inc.

Karena Wu is a profoundly gifted physical therapist. She eliminated my pain, first in my knee and then in my back, and restored full movement and comfort. She combines brilliant diagnostics with the very best therapeutic approaches out there. PT with Karena is hard work, but she makes it fun. And she bakes amazing cookies too.

Lindsey Biel
Pediatric Occupational Therapist and co-author of Raising a Sensory Smart Child

Karena seems to cure the neck and back agony caused by endless hours on planes to Hong Kong, drives to clients out of state and 16 hour days looking at a computer screen. I am a ‘fit’ fifty year old, and have been into sports all my life, so never felt the need for an ‘adjustment’, but time marches on (the body), and Karena is a superb fix to ailments from work and travel obligations.

Kathleen Kirkwood
Designer of Kathleen Kirkwood Shapewear, International

Long before I needed treatment, I heard about physical therapist Karena Wu from my sister-in-law, who could not say enough good things about the exercises Karena gave her for her back. My orthopedist sent me to physical therapy for a mystery pain in my knees, which Karena diagnosed right away and for which she devised a series of exercises that improved things rapidly. Part of her job was to fix what a previous physical therapist had left out of my knee regime. She is always smart, upbeat and on the job, listening and thinking about good exercises. The office is small and comfortable; her staff professional and helpful. I would absolutely go to Karena again for physical therapy and have recommended her very highly to friends.

Hilde Hoogenboom
Assistant Professor, University at Albany

As a master track and field athlete, with workouts and competitions, my body endures a lot. So when I strained my hamstring, it was important for me to work with a physical therapist who could help me get back on track. While there was a physical component to my physical therapy, exercises that improved my strength and flexibility, there was an empowering component as well. Karena thoroughly explained and demonstrated how my muscles function. I am truly appreciative of the patience, care and quality service of ActiveCare Physical Therapy.

Maurelhena Walles
USATF Masters 400 Meter National Champion
4×100 and 4×400 World Masters Gold Medalist and American Record Holder
PowerBar Team Elite

Karena helped me get my volleyball game back without surgery. She tailored a sports-specific rehab program, did physical work on my shoulder, and collaborated with my doctors. Thanks to Karena I can play multiple games with minimal pain!

John Stossel
Host of “Stossel”
Fox Business News

When I first went to ActiveCare Physical Therapy back in 2006 it was after I was in a car accident and was recovering from left shoulder surgery and dis-located disks in my lower back. I’ve been going back ever since for any new injury that I have gotten. Karena is great at figuring out exactly what type of therapy is best needed for your problem and then working with you and making you hard at correcting the problem. She also has a great office staff that do a great job in taking care all of the administrative things that come with running a business like this. I’ve recommended co-workers to them and will would recommend anyone who is looking for one of the best Therapist in New York City to go to ActiveCare Physical Therapy, you can thank me later.

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Best Physical Therapist NYC
Karena Wu, PT, MS
ActiveCare Physical Therapy
12 W 37th Street
New York, NY 10018

(212) 777-4374