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.

Welcome New Physical Therapist Kristen Rubio!

Kristen Rubio Physical TherapistDr. Kristen Rubio is a native of Orange County, California and received a Bachelor of Science in International Studies from the University of California in Irvine. She recently received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Long Island University in Brooklyn. Kristen is a certified Pilates Instructor through the Kane School of Core Integration in NYC, and used to get referrals from ActiveCare Physical Therapy prior to her completion of PT school. She brings this specialty background into her physical therapy practice.


Kristen advocates a holistic approach to patient care by addressing the body as a whole structure that is interconnected to the presenting dysfunctions or injuries. She believes posture, strength, flexibility, coordination and body awareness are all key points of focus in returning to full function.


She is dedicated to providing excellent care with focus on what is important to the patient. She believes the top priority is helping to achieve individualized patient goals.


Kristen is actively continuing her education in manual therapy through the Maitland Australian Approach and the Institute of Physical Arts.


In her free time, Kristen is a Teacher Trainer at the Kane School of Core Integration. She also enjoys traveling, aromatherapy, yoga, art and wine tasting.


Please join us in welcoming Kristen to the ActiveCare PT team!

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