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 Part III The Hundred

Holiday Stretch #3- The Hundred

One of the best things about Pilates and yoga is that you actually get to exercise lying down. The Hundred, which I do with many of my patients, is a workout for your core, which lets you take a minute, and breathe the holiday tension away.


The Hundred Tip #1– When you start, remember to engage your core- your navel should be pulled into your spine. Make sure to keep it engaged throughout the exercise. Do not let your stomach puff out during your inhalations!


imageThe Hundred Tip #2– For those who have been taught neutral spine, remember to maintain that slight arch in the small of the back. Feel the sacrum in contact with the floor and don’t move anything in the low back/pelvic region as you perform this exercise. This will maximize your core stabilization.

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

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