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.

Three Easy Stretching Exercises for the Holiday Season

Today is the first of three days that I’ll be posting on three great stretches so stay tuned for the next two to come…

Listen, we’re all human right? There’s so much going on at this time of year- for me and my patients- that we all slip up a little. We go away to the Bahamas, and miss physical therapy. We get sick from too much eggnog and miss physical therapy. We go skiing, forget to stretch, aggravate the focus area, and miss physical therapy. The problem is, slip too much, and you have to make up for it in the New Year. January is really and truly the hardest month. Nothing beats coming in for your scheduled appointment, but to help you keep limber while you’re enjoying this fun season, I’m posting three easy stretches over the next couple of days, that you can do wherever you are. All you need is a mat or a towel.

Holiday Stretch #1- Child’s Pose

This is an easy and restful stretch. It’s great not just for loosening up, but also clearing your mind after a night with your bickering family.

imageChild’s Pose Tip #1- Those of you without shoulder problems can maximize this stretch by reaching your arms out, overhead, palms facing down towards the floor. You should feel it in your lats (the big muscles that run down the side of your back)

imageChild’s Pose Tip #2- To all those tension holders- remember to breath deeply, and make sure to rest your head and neck down. You should be able to nod your head yes and no.

Tomorrow I will discuss Holiday Stretch #2, “Downward Facing Dog”. Stay tuned!

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

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