APTA Magazine: October 2021 Vol. 13 No. 9
Mind Influencing Matter: Physical Therapy’s Role in Behavioral and Mental Health
Physical therapy involves physical components of recovery and rehabilitation. Rehabilitation also involves the psychosocial component of a person’s well-being. We follow the biopsychosocial model and touch upon all aspects that are involved in the recovery of an individual. Dr. Karena Wu was asked to comment on this area and discuss the care of all patients from elite athletes to geriatrics. Dr. Wu and her peers contributed to this story in the October national APTA magazine.
The Washington Post: How Weighted Vest or Ankle and Wrist Weights Can – and Can’t – Improve Your Workout
International celebrity physical therapist Dr. Karena Wu contributes to this story in The Washington Post. Dr. Wu uses these small but powerful pieces of equipment in her clinics to challenge her patients. Weighted cuffs and vests add resistance and stability training. To learn how to use them correctly and enhance your workout without injury, read this article.
LiveStrong.com: The 10 Best Ankle Weights for a Lower-Body Burn, According to Trainers
NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu is like the ‘Jane Fonda’ of physical therapists. Dr. Wu rehabilitates the young, the old, the famous and the elite athletes of pro beach volleyball. Her go-to exercises include foundational, individual muscle exercises. These isolated muscles need retraining in strength and endurance so that the body can move effortlessly and painlessly. Dr. Wu was asked to contribute to this story on ankle weights for both simple and compound movements.
Mental Floss: 4 of the Best Massage Guns For Sore Muscles, According to Physical Therapists
Massage guns are great tools for self-massage. This at home piece of equipment is helpful for anyone, from the young to the old. International Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu uses and recommends these for her clients in the clinic and for their travels. There are many types but Dr. Wu and her peers discuss their top 4 picks in this article.
Eating Well & Yahoo News : 8 Surprising Health Benefits of Pilates, According to Experts
ActiveCare Physical Therapy specializes in Pilates based rehabilitation. Celebrity Physical Therapist, Dr. Karena Wu has incorporated Pilates into rehab since 2005. Her team of highly skilled physical therapists utilize this holistic exercise to treat multiple orthopedic injuries.
Bustle: The 6 Best Lumbar Support Cushions For Office Chairs, According To A Chiropractor & Physical Therapist
NYC’s Best Rated Physical Therapist, Dr. Karena Wu and her team at ActiveCare Physical Therapy emphasize posture in their care. As a Pilates based rehabilitation facility, postural awareness is one of the foundational principles in Pilates and is incorporated at the start of recovery and throughout. Dr. Wu’s top pick for lumbar support cushions is the McKenzie lumbar roll. This roll was developed by a New Zealand physical therapist, Robin McKenzie and comes in two densities. This support serves as a reminder to sit up and use your own muscles when you get stuck working at the desk.
Teen Kids News: The 11 Best Massage Guns of 2021
Back to school: How to choose a backpack that won’t hurt your back
NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu discusses the new school year. Back to school means shopping for backpacks. Picking the right one can be challenging. Dr. Wu discusses how much weight you should carry and what to look for in a backpack. Picking a functional but fun backpack can be helpful to avoid stresses on the body.
CNN & Very Well Fit: The 11 Best Massage Guns of 2021
Massage guns are great at home tools that help with soft tissue tightness and pain. The rapid percussion of the massage gun head can help bring blood flow to an area, loosen the soft tissues and relieve pain, stiffness and tightness. Celebrity Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu promotes massage guns in the clinic, at home and in sports. Massage guns are a great way to cover a lot of area, warm up tissues quickly and help maintain the musculoskeletal system or rehabilitate an injured area.
NBC Today & MSN: Don’t Stretch Every Day? Here’s why that’s a Problem Once you Hit 30
NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu was asked to discuss the changes of aging. With over 21 years of experience, Dr. Wu has worked in outpatient orthopedics with patients of all ages. Her work includes hands-on rehabilitation, holistic care and patient education on the client’s condition and prognosis. Her team at ActiveCare Physical Therapy emphasize the educational component of a patient’s journey in recovery. Dr. Wu contributes to this story on the effects of aging on your tissues as we try to maintain fitness. She also recommends five daily stretches and the importance of them over and beyond the musculoskeletal health.
The Healthy: 15 Simple Ways to Avoid Summer Workout Dangers
Summer 2021 is here and it is a hot one. Physical Therapists help people recover after injuries but also can proactively help people prevent injuries. Education is a crucial component of a physical therapists duties and the staff at ActiveCare Physical Therapy take the time to educate our clients on a multitude of things during the course of their care. Celebrity Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu contributes to this story on staying in shape during the summer without injury.
To read the story, click here.
APTA: The Good Stuff: Members and the Profession in the Media, July 2021
The American Physical Therapy Association highlights members who have contributed to the profession. In July 2021 NYC’s Best Physical Therapist, Dr. Karena Wu contributed to Prevention magazine online regarding living with spasticity. Her contributions include recommendations on assistive devices that can help increase the quality of life of those living with spasticity.
To see the article, click here.
Very Well Fit: The 8 Best TENS Units of 2021
ActiveCare Physical Therapy prescribes electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) for patients who have acute or chronic pain. EMS can be used for pain or muscle rehabilitation. For pain dominant patients, the staff at ActiveCare PT prescribe transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) which is a type of EMS. TENS works by tricking your brain into not feeling pain as much or for a temporary period of time. Dr. Wu chimes into this article on the best TENS units of 2021.
To see the list, click here.
Prevention: These 7 Assistive Devices Make Living With Spasticity a Bit Easier
ActiveCare Physical Therapy works with orthopedic and neurological disorders. We specialize in our hands on holistic approach which includes education on devices for activities of daily living. Neurological patients sometimes need extra help and a physical therapist will have the knowledge to guide patients in external devices and movement patterns to make quality of life easier when dealing with spasticity. NYC’s Best PT Dr. Karena Wu contributes to this story on assistive devices for spasticity.
To read the story, click here.
Seneca Women Here’s Something Good: How to stand taller and feel better after months of WFH
NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu joins the Seneca Women podcast again to discuss issues with prolonged sitting. Work from home means a lot of stagnant positioning and people are still working remotely. Dr. Wu discusses the detrimental effects of sitting and tricks to avoid the prolonged positioning. She also describes simple exercises that can be done while sitting, to combat the ill effects of prolonged sitting.
The Healthy: The 7 Best Neck Heating Pads for Pain Relief
NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu knows what it is like to have neck pain. She has been managing her neck arthritis for many years. She was asked to contribute to this story on the best neck heating pads as she experiences pain and stiffness in her neck. Heating pads are beneficial in temporarily relieving these symptoms.
To see the story, click here.
The Healthy: 4 Tennis Elbow Stretches That May Help Relieve Pain
Tennis elbow is a common injury seen at ActiveCare Physical Therapy. It is a repetitive overuse injury that affects the wrist muscles from using the hands too much. NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu and her team work holistically down the upper limb kinetic chain to help people with this condition. She discusses what tennis elbow is and describes some stretches to help relieve this elbow pain that does not necessarily come from playing tennis!
To see the story, click here.
CNN: Are Massage Guns Worth it? We Asked the Experts to Find Out
Massage guns are used in rehabilitation and sports therapy. Celebrity physical therapist Dr. Karena Wu was asked to comment on how massage guns work and some of the differences in the massage guns. Dr. Wu has used multiple brands and discusses the benefits of using this type of equipment and what to look for when buying one.
The Healthy: 4 Trapezius Stretches That Experts Recommend
Best NYC Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu contributes to The Healthy’s exercise story on trapezius stretches. Dr. Wu and her team at ActiveCare Physical Therapy focus on one-on-one physical therapythat includes skilled joint mobilizations and stretches. ActiveCare PT treats many neck and shoulder issues from poor posture, rotator cuff injuries, labral injuries and post surgical repairs.
Prevention: 7 Assistive Devices That Make Living With Psoriatic Arthritis a Bit Easier
May is National Arthritis month. Celebrity Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu has been diagnosed with arthritis and her Team ActiveCare Physical Therapy supports the Arthritis Foundation annually. Dr. Wuwas asked to discuss assistive devices that can help individuals living with psoriatic arthritis. Physical therapy includes educating patients on using equipment at home to manage their symptoms and their condition.
Everyday Health: 7 Quick Ways to Fit Exercise into Your Day if You Have Ankylosing Spondylitis
ActiveCare Physical Therapy treats patients with arthritis. Arthritis encompasses different diagnoses like rheumatoid, juvenile, psoriatic, lupus, gout and fibromyalgia and many more. NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu and her team work with patients with ankylosing spondylitis which affects the spine. Exercise is an important component of treatment and management of this condition in addition to manual therapies.
To see Dr. Wu’s comments in this article, click here.
Insider & MSN: 10 common causes of Lower Back Pain and Tips on How to Relieve It
Insider Health and MSN discussed 10 common causes of low back pain (LBP). NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu some of the causes of traumatic LBP and how to manage it. Immediate treatment after an episode of LBP can really help shorten the time that you are debilitated from this injury. Physical therapists teach patients what their injury is, how to manage it and how to rehabilitate it so that they can get back to their quality of life as quickly as possible.
To see the article on the causes of LBP on Insider, click here.
To see it on MSN, click here.
2021 Virtual Walk To Cure Arthritis NYC | A Personal Conversation with Dr. Wu & J Cooper Travels
Karena Wu participated in a podcast and video with Jacqueline Cooper Travels to help promote the 2021 Walk To Cure Arthritis. Listen to the podcast:
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Healthline: How to Create Your Own Barre Studio at Home
Barre exercise is a style of exercise that incorporates ballet, yoga and Pilates components. ActiveCare Physical Therapy promotes a holistic practice philosophy and recommends exercises that continue with that principle. ActiveCare PT specializes in Pilates based rehabilitation and functional training which incorporate a holistic view, posture and a whole body and mind experience. Owner Dr. Karena Wu comments on Barre exercise.
To see the article, click here.
Prevention: 12 Best Exercise Balls for Every Type of Workout, According to Fitness Experts
Exercise balls are a staple in a physical therapist’s office. These fun looking pieces of equipment are great for stability training and are now being used for office furniture for those who sit all day. NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu comments on her favorite brand of exercise ball and why she loves it. To read the article, click here. APTA also mentioned the article in their weekend “Good Stuff” column.
APTA Magazine April 2021: APTA’s new workforce analysis projects PT supply and demand through 2030. The imbalances offer opportunities for the profession.
Dr. Karena Wu participated in an analysis of PT supply and demand during and post COVID19. As one of NYC’s Best Rated Physical Therapists, Dr. Wu managed to stay open safely and manage the clinic during the height of the pandemic in NYC. Read Dr. Wu and her peers comments on different components in physical therapy and how this global pandemic affected her business as well as the industry of the physical therapy profession. To read the article, click here.
NY Daily Gazette: 5 Top Most Physiotherapists in NYC
ActiveCare Physical Therapy PC has been a leader in concierge, high quality manual physical therapy. NYC’s Best Physical Therapist, Dr. Karena Wu leads her team of physical therapists to strive for the best in continuing medical education, patient care and the entire patient experience. This boutique physical therapy office is conveniently located in midtown Manhattan and has been rated one of the top physical therapy offices in the city for several years running. They are specialists in the Maitland Australian Approach, Pilates and sports specific functional training. To book an appointment or find out more information, please email us at email@example.com or call us at 212.777.4374. To read the article, click here.
PopSugar Fitness: 5 Ways to Strengthen Your Body to Help Meet Future Fitness Goals
NYC Celebrity Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu contributes to this article focusing on 5 ways to strengthen your body. She discusses some key components to your fitness regime that can help you on your journey to better health and wellness. To read the article, click here.
Seneca Women Here’s Something Good: How to get back to your pre-Covid workouts
WFH (work from home) is still in play post Covid-19. International Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu was asked to join the Seneca Women podcast network (in partnership with iHeart radio) to discuss how to get back to working out as the covid crisis continues. This daily show is dedicated to describing something good happening in our world. Dr. Wu discusses the things that motivate you, dangers to be aware of and things you can do from your home to get your pre-covid body back. This can apply to anyone working from home anywhere!
Shape: This Vibrating Foam Roller Is the Only Tool That’s Helped Relax My Tight Muscles — and It’s 50 Percent Off
ActiveCare Physical Therapy teaches patients how to use foam rollers to loosen up soft tissues and how to use them for stability exercises. Vibrating foam rollers take it up a notch by adding instability and vibration to increase fluid flow and loosen up tissues faster. NYC’s Best Physical Therapist, Dr. Karena Wu comments on vibrating foam rollers as an at home tool for exercises. To read the article in Shape magazine, click here. For Yahoo Sports click here.
Business Insider India: I Challenged Myself to Stand for 3 Hours a Day for a Week, and my Energy Levels Soared
International celebrity physical therapist Dr. Karena Wu is owner of ActiveCare Physical Therapy NYC and Mumbai. Both clinics offer specialized manual therapies, Pilates based rehabilitation and sports specific rehabilitation. The physical therapists at ActiveCare PT educate patients on daily routines to include work activities. Dr. Wu treats clients in the US as well as India. She was quoted in theBusiness Insider India on her views on sitting versus standing at your desk. She is a big believer in moderation and listening to your body for what the task demands. To see the whole story in Business Insider India, click here.
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MSN: Fitness Myths That Could Be Sabotaging Your Workouts
NYC Celebrity Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu helps patients recover from spine, hip, knee and shoulder injuries. Physical therapists help patients rehabilitate after injuries or surgery but also give education on general workouts. PT’s can diagnose a condition and then give the appropriate education and training on exercise principles to maximize results during recovery. Dr. Wu was asked for her comments on workout fitness myths. To see her comments, click here. Her comments can be found slides 4, 7, 11, 13, and 15.
SELF & MSN & GQ: How to Start Working Out Again When It’s Been Awhile
ActiveCare Physical Therapy treats holistically and utilizes moves from yoga and other activities to treat musculoskeletal aches and pain. Dr. Karena Wu leads a team of holistic providers who treat injuries by looking at the whole body. This is the best type of care as it treats the body as a whole and can identify other areas of dysfunction that might be contributing to a more local area of pain. Dr. Wu has been rated one of the top 3 physical therapists in NYC. Her use of functional training, yoga, Pilates and other activities that incorporate full body postural movements in rehab allow for faster progression while avoiding exacerbation. Learning how to gradually reintroduce forces into the body can help avoid any body pains.
To read her comments, click here for the Self article, here for the MSN article, and here for the GQ article.
5 Yoga Poses to Target That Pesky “Tech Neck”
NBC News: Lunchtime workouts are one of the top fitness trends of 2020. How to make them a habit
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NBC Today.com: What is EMS? Inside the workout that uses electricity to tone muscle
SELF: 8 Posture Correctors That Will Help You Stop Slouching
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The Healthy: 7 Quick Ways to Get Rid of Pain on the Inside of the Knee
ActiveCare Physical Therapy treats all major joints of the body with the best care in NYC. Celebrity Physical Therapist and owner, Dr. Karena Wu makes sure her team provides top notch services. Dr. Wu uses therapeutic exercises and modalities for both in clinic and at home pain management and self care. She believes that the best care is a holistic look at the body, utilizing multiple therapies based on the individual’s needs. To read her tips, click here.
CreditDonkey Reached Out to Dr. Wu for Her Financial Savvy to Understand Business Operations
NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu has been running her business in NYC independently since 2008. Dr. Wu has been an entrepreneur and a female business owner in NYC and Mumbai. CreditDonkey reached out to Dr. Wu for her financial savvy to understand business operations and how she tries to make the customer service experience as smooth and efficient as possible. She markets as being the best and she wants her clients to experience the best. To read the story, click here.
AVP: Inside The Players Tent
The AVP was one of the first professional sports to host live competition exclusively for online and real time viewing during COVID19. The AVP Champions Cup Series was live streamed on Amazon Prime and was showcased on both NBC and NBC Sports Network (NBCSN). Dr. Karena Wu, AVP Medical Director was able to oversee the medical tent for all three Champions Cup Series in July 2020. Dr. Wu’s role entails staffing and managing the medical tent with a multi-disciplinary team. She also treats the AVP athletes. We hope to get back to our normal fan based tournaments nationwide but at least we were able to make this one happen in 2020. To read the article on the athletes life and the medical tent, click here.
GHLF Creaky Joints: 30+ Tips for Healthy Joints That Rheumatologists and Other Experts Follow Themselves
Living with arthritis is something that many people in life go through. ActiveCare Physical Therapy treats patients of all ages and backgrounds who have been afflicted with this condition. This article discusses many tips on how to keep your joints healthy. Dr. Karena Wu offers her tip of using kinesiology tape to help unload joints, reduce pain and improve circulation. To read the article, click here.
Popsugar: These Bad Workout Habits Can Cause Foot Pain, but We have 3 Stretches That’ll Help
ActiveCare Physical Therapy is a host facility for continuing medical education for physical therapists. The variety of injuries that physical therapy can treat is extensive. Dr. Wu contributes to an article that lists many of the unknown conditions that are treated with physical therapy. To read the article, click here.
Physical Therapy Benefits: 15 Surprising Conditions That Can Be Treated with PT | Rasmussen College
ActiveCare Physical Therapy is a host facility for continuing medical education for physical therapists. The variety of injuries that physical therapy can treat is extensive. Dr. Wu contributes to an article that lists many of the unknown conditions that are treated with physical therapy. To read the article, click here.
ACPT is a big believer in education and we promote it extensively. ACPT is a host facility for Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars (MAPS) and the Graston Technique for both students and practicing physical therapists. We also train physical therapy students in their final clinical affiliations and accept interns who are considering the field of physical therapy. We help guide those considering the field of physical therapy.
Dr. Wu is a recent addition to the MAPS faculty. She teaches both in the US and in India. The ActiveCare facility will continue in person courses this Fall 2020. To see the MAPS schedule, visit www.ozpt.com.
Well + Good: How to Relieve Sore Muscles in 5 Easy Steps, According to a Corrective Exercise Specialist
ActiveCare Physical Therapy treats multiple sports injuries. Many runners need to understand the importance of rest, warms up, stretching and self massage. The physical therapists at ActiveCare PT educate the patients to understand how to efficiently use their body when running but also how to manage and prevent injuries. To read Dr. Karena Wu’s comments, click here.
Self & MSN: 14 Ergonomic Office Chairs Recommended by Physical Therapists
NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu and her peers discuss sitting and the need for a good ergonomic office chair. This article mentions 14 different ergonomically correct chairs that can help you if your day requires long hours of sitting. Sitting is considered the new smoking and can be detrimental to your health. It is important to have a good chair to avoid any musculoskeletal injuries. To read the MSN Article, click here. To read the Self article, click here.
Get Fit Faster—But Don’t Hurt Yourself
Recent high intensity exercises have become popular during the last decade. They get your body in shape quickly, burning fat and building lean muscle mass. NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu was asked about the dangers of this type of exercise. While the rewards are substantial, there is a bigger risk for injury when the body is not prepared for it. To read the whole article, click here.
7 Expert Recommended Products for People With Bad Backs
NYC Celebrity Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu works in orthopedics and sports rehab. Two-thirds of the population will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. The team at ActiveCare Physical Therapy educates their clients on the use of at-home, travel and self-massage tools that can help manage back pain. A lot of injuries can be managed with easy to use equipment and guidelines from your local physical therapist. To read her recommendations, click here.
The Best Type Of Stretching To Relieve Stress And Anxiety
COVID19 and self-quarantine is adding to a lot of extra mental and physical stress. NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu discusses the benefits of stretching and its impact into other areas. Flexibility helps the local muscles and joints but the act and performance of it can be highly beneficial to your mental health. Part of it is due to being in the present, attending to your physical state and slowing down, in a world that is moving at a pace that is out of our control. To read the full article, click here.
The Healthy & MSN: 45 Proven Remedies for Fast Pain Relief
ActiveCare Physical Therapy specializes in manual therapy. Dr. Karena Wu is on faculty with Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars (MAPS) and emphasizes skilled joint mobilizations in all of her treatments. The Maitland Australian Approach offers the quickest resolution to pain and dysfunction. Dr. Wu often teaches her patients self mobilization techniques to be able to manage their complaints. To see her comment in the list of proven remedies, click here for the MSN article or click here for The Healthy article.
Natural Awakenings: Moving Through Chronic Pain: How Exercise Can Heal What Hurts
NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu chimes in on chronic pain and movement. As a physical therapist, she is constantly guiding patients on movement patterns and techniques to reduce pain. Gentle movement and education help to restore normal movement patterns and retrain muscles to do their job more appropriately. Your mind is a powerful component in restoring function and quality of life. To read the story, click here.
Three Best Rated: Best Physical Therapists in New York
Karena Wu won the 3 Best Rated for physical therapy in NY. From 3BR: “Karena Wu is the owner of Activecare Physical Therapy in NYC and Mumbai. She is a board-certified clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy, strength and conditioning specialist, kinesiology tape practitioner, and pilates instructor…”
For the full description please visit: https://threebestrated.com/physical-therapists-in-new-york-ny.
Yahoo News! Back, neck or knee pain? Try these foam roller exercises
NYC’s Celebrity Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu recommends the foam roller for almost everyone. It is a ‘love hate relationship’. It is a fabulous piece of equipment that is low budget, light weight, and holistic when used appropriately. They can work on every part of your body and can help relieve a lot of tension and pain. To read and see how the foam roller can help you in rehab and for the well healthy, click here.
Bustle: The 4 Best Seat Cushions For Back Pain
Low back pain affects two-thirds of the population. It isone of the most common complaints a person will have when seeking physical therapy. NYC’s Best PT, Dr. Karena Wu specializes in the spine. Her training started with spinal cases in her first year out of physical therapy school in 2000. As a Maitland practitioner and as faculty in the Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminar series, the team at ActiveCare Physical Therapy, PC uses manual therapy to relieve back pain. When patients need more help, we recommend the use of assistive devices like seat cushion or kinesiology tape. To see how a seat cushion can help you if you experience back pain, click on the article here.
Bustle: The 4 Best Tennis Elbow Braces
Celebrity Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu and her ActiveCare Physical Therapy staff work with patients with upper extremity injuries. A common injury is tennis elbow. People associate it with playing tennis but it is a overuse injury that involves use of the hands and gripping. It can be easily fixed with manual therapy and appropriate therapeutic exercises. Assistive devices are helpful in the treatment and recovery from tennis elbow. To read the whole story, click here.
Thrive Global: Good Posture Isn’t All About Your Back – Here’s What Else You Should Pay Attention To
Posture is one of the first things a physical therapist addresses when working holistically. ActiveCare Physical Therapy is a holistic manual therapy specialty clinic. A physical therapist, spine surgeon, and orthopedic surgeons weigh in on posture. The other components involved in good upright posture are discussed here. To see the full story, click here.
Bustle: the 5 Best Body Pillows for Back Pain
Bustle reached out to NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu for her input on body pillows. How you sleep is a question that is asked during a proper physical therapy evaluation, especially when a patient comments on symptoms during the night or having more pain first thing in the morning. A body pillow can help reduce pain by properly positioning the body for prolonged periods of time as you sleep. To see the story, click here.
Beauty Heaven: Can You Really Spot Target Fat Loss?
Celebrity Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu works with professional athletes and the busy professional. Both are always aware of their aesthetic appeal as well as their general fitness. This article discusses fat loss. Dr. Wu discusses what you can do to spot target fat loss. To see the article, click here.
Medium.com: “5 Lifestyle Tweaks That Will Dramatically Improve One’s Wellbeing”, with Dr. Karena Wu and Dr. William Seeds
International Celebrity Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu was asked to participate in this interview by Dr. William Seeds of Medium.com and Authority Magazine. Health and wellness are integral parts of your life expectancy and when you are participant to rehabilitation. As physical therapists, there are other components in your care other than just the physical. To read Dr. Wu’s whole story, click here.
Popsugar.com: Get Back Into Running Post-Injury With This Interval Cardio Program
A large majority of runners get hurt due to the repetitive stress and high impact nature of the sport of running. NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu coaches her clients on how to return to running. Running requires a gradual reintroduction of the elements and takes patience and education. When done correctly, it can get your back to your sport without reinjury. To learn the tips, click on the story here.
The Points Guy: 5 ways to beat post-Thanksgiving bloat while traveling
International Celebrity Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu travels for work and her international clients. Thanksgiving in America means giving thanks and enjoying the fruits of life which can mean enjoying to excess. Prolonged positioning during travel can lead to certain health issues and to avoid these holiday travel issues, read Dr. Wu’s article.
In Touch: Physical Therapist Says Kevin Hart Is ‘Back to Normal Function’ But Not ‘100 Percent’ Post-Car Crash
Celebrity Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu comments on actor Kevin Hart’s spine recovery. After a terrifying car crash, the actor has a new outlook on life. Rehabilitation takes time and commitment with structured exercises and supportive devices, as needed. To see the story, click here.
Kevin Hart Opens Up About Near-Fatal Crash: ‘I’m a Different Version of Myself’
On the road to recovery. Kevin Hart spoke out about how much his life has changed since he was involved in a near-fatal car accident in September. Following a series of major surgeries for the spinal fractures he sustained in the crash, Hart, 40, revealed on his SiriusXM radio show that the healing process has been ‘humbling.’ To see the story, click here.
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The Healthy: 7 Quick Ways to Get Rid of Pain on the Inside of the Knee
NYC’s Best Physical Therapist, Dr. Karena Wu knows knee pain. She has pain that can limit her muscle activation and can hurt with stair climbing and running. There are exercises and modalities that you can do at home to help manage any knee pain. For best results, contact your local physical therapist. To read the story, click here.
Prevention: 20 Small Victories That Prove You’re Making Weight Loss Progress
Weight loss is a slow and steady process. There are small signs that demonstrate that the work you put into losing weight pays off. NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu talks about one victory associated with weight loss. To see the whole article, click here.
Everyday Health: 5 Reasons to Wear Compression Clothing for Psoriatic Arthritis
ActiveCare Physical Therapy treats patients with different kinds of arthritis. NYC’s Best Physical Therapy office works individually with each client to tailor their therapeutic program to the individual. Psoriatic arthritis can benefit from the use of compression clothing to minimize pain and inflammation. To read Dr. Karena Wu’s comments, click here.
Medium: Working Out: Sports bra or nah?
Medium discusses the use of a sports bra during exercise. Celebrity Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu works with professional beach volleyball athletes and the normal layperson back in her clinics in NYC and Mumbai. Her work on the AVP in the medical tent has shown her that many female athletes use a sports bra, instead of their bikini tops (their normal bikini ‘work’ outfit). To read how to protect your ‘girls’, click here.
The Healthy: 9 Easy Chair Exercises That Actually Work Your Whole Body
NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu loves to be efficient with time and health. In a society that sits more and more, exercises that can be done in your chair can carry a lot of weight. Major muscles groups can be stretched or worked out while sitting in your chair. To read the story, click here.
Reader’s Digest: What Happens to Your Body When You Wear a Heavy Backpack Every Day
Carrying a heavy bag or backpack can create changes in the body over time. Reader’s Digest speaks with multiple practitioners to discuss the changes that can occur and how to manage your heavy bag. NYC Celebrity Physical Therapist, Dr. Karena Wu was recently live on NBC News Better and quoted online regarding how to pick the best backpack. To see the whole story, click here.
NBC News: How to choose a backpack that won’t hurt your kid’s back
2019 Back to school season has already begun. The list of school items children have to bring is extensive. Their backpack should not burden them any more than the equipment and the books. NYC’s Best Physical Therapist, Dr. Karena Wu returns to NBC News Better and Facebook Live to discuss backpacks. She also comments on parent’s purses and totes as the qualities in a bag are roughly the same! Read the article to see what qualities to look for in a backpack or purse. To read the article, click here.
Odessa Arts: CATES: Text Neck is a Real Thing
Text neck is the new technology based repetitive stress injury that is getting a lot of media attention. It was seen in articles in India regarding the ‘horns’ growing in your neck. The repetitive motion of looking down, up to 5 hours a day is causing stress on the muscles and bones in the back of the neck and skull, causing real pain and symptoms. NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu’s four simple exercises to help text neck was quoted in this article. To read the article, click here.
Bustle: The 3 Best Pillows For Hip Pain
ActiveCare Physical Therapy works with patients with musculoskeletal pain. Hip joints are becoming an increasingly common joint that is injured. NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu experiences hip pain herself due to osteoarthritis, or wear and tear. At night, sleeping has become an issue with positioning the joint for comfort. Dr. Wu discussed the best pillows to support hip joints during sleep with Bustle. To read her comments, click here.
Mic: Does cupping work? The therapy practice used by Michael Phelps and more has a major following
Cupping therapy has been westernized for use in the physical therapy setting. Celebrity physical therapist Dr. Karena Wu utilizes this modality with her clients to promote increased range of motion, fluid mobility, and reduced perception of pain. This modality is the only decompressive therapy that lifts up on the soft tissues to help loosen you up. To read more about this therapy, click here.
Elite Daily: 7 Signs Your Workout Is Too Intense, According To Experts
ActiveCare Physical Therapy in NYC is a one-stop shop for health and wellness. Personal trainers and Pilates instructors are two other wellness therapies offered once patients have finished their rehabilitation program. NYC’s Best Physical Therapist, Dr. Karena Wu recommends many of her clients to these two professions to enhance the recovery process. Physical therapists and fitness trainers need to educate their clients on doing too much during recovery and even wellness programs. To read Dr. Wu’s comments, click here.
SportsMD.com: As AVP Season Kicks Off, Medical Director Karena Wu Helps Keep The Players Fit
NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu is also the Medical Director of the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tournament Series. She has helped athletes along the tour across the nation and helped oversee a multi-disciplinary medical tent. The professional and Olympic beach volleyball athletes rely on a team of medical providers to keep them in the game. Dr. Wu heads up the medical tent at multiple sites and collaborates the best care for the athlete. To hear her story, click here.
Thrive Global Dr. Karena Wu on why it’s crucial for a healer to practice “active listening”
International business owner/entrepreneur and NYC Celebrity Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu intimately works with her clients on health and wellness. As a rehabilitation expert for 20 years, she has successfully built an international practice to bring about a global health change. She exercises specific techniques in her clinical practice as well as her interactive practice to gain trust and commitment from her clients. To read the whole story, click here.
Cheapism: 24 Fitness Myths to Debunk for Your Next Workout
Celebrity Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu works with patients and athletes. The pursuit of the perfect body is a goal that many have desired but there are many components in fitness that might need attending to. One of her biggest tips is to be flexible, literally and figuratively. To see her multiple comments, click here.
Epoch Times: Fracture or Bone Bruise? How to Tell
NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu writes for restaurant and health and wellness publications. In this article, she discusses the difference between bone injuries. Bone injuries can be so mild that you never get them checked. But sometimes, getting them checked might be the smarter thing to do. To read her article, click here.
MBG Movement: This Is One Of The Most Common Sports Injuries – Here’s How To Prevent It
Shoulder injuries are one of the most common body parts that need rehabilitation. NYC Celebrity Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu has been treating shoulder injuries for almost two decades in clinic and in professional beach volleyball during AVP (Association of Volleyball Professionals) tournaments. As the AVP Medical Director, she attends to athletes who compete with shoulder injuries. In clinic, she collects data on shoulder impingement subjects for data research. Shoulder injuries can include rotator cuff tears, labral tears, impingement, biceps tendinitis and scapular dyskinesia. These injuries are common in the shoulder due to the nature of the shoulder complex and can be fixed by a physical therapist. To read more on this subject, click here.
NBC News Better: How to use a foam roller to relieve neck, back and knee pain
NYC Celebrity Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu knows tight muscles. On herself, her patients, her athletes, we are all prone to our tissues tightening up on us. The foam roller is an amazing at home tool to relieve tightness in your muscles to maintain your health and manage your injuries. Foam rolling can help with shoulders, low back, hip, knee and ankle injuries. To read how to use a foam roller, click here.
Yoga Poses Asana: 8 Ways to Practice Gratitude
2019 starts off with new year’s resolutions, continuation of work from 2018 and the beginning of new projects. Life is a continual up and down, in and out and forward and backward momentum. Dr. Wu comments based on her work with patients. Gratitude is something that should be recognized and acknowledged throughout, especially for things you might take for granted. You should practice thankfulness for things that come easy and even things that come hard. What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger. To read the article, click here.
Medium.com/Authority Magazine: Dr. Karena Wu on why it’s crucial for a healer to practice “active listening”
NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu was interviewed by Authority Magazine in their Female Disruptor series. Authority Magazine partners with Thrive Global and Buzzfeed to highlight those professional females in the workplace who stand out and are stirring things up in their respective fields. Dr. Wu has expanded her holistic practice physical therapy methodology to India with great success. Her NYC office has been practicing this type of care for over a decade and has now incorporated health and wellness services and products. It goes against the chop shops to stand out for their quality, variety and concierge level of care, providing true manual therapy and all one on one attention in a world where the chains are starting to churn out their clients. To read her story, click here.
Insider: From low energy to trouble sleeping, here are 6 signs you could be experiencing chronic fatigue
Celebrity Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu knows fatigue. When you are in high demand, you can burn your system out. Dr. Wu educates her clients on taking care of themselves so that they can handle their routine or restore their quality of life. It is an important and necessary part of being in the game long term. To read her comment, click here.
Prevention: 20 Non-Scale Victories That Prove You’re Making Weight Loss Progress
NYC Celebrity Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu works with clients to recover physical abilities and address other physical issues. Physical therapy also incorporates training in other areas of health and wellness, to include weight loss. ActiveCare Physical Therapy offers rehabilitation as well as Pilates training, acupuncture and massage therapies to help you achieve your goals. To see the victories that prove your success in weight loss, click here.
Healthline: Here’s Why You Should Add a Weekly Massage to Your Existing Arthritis Treatment
ActiveCare Physical Therapy is a one-stop shop for health and wellness. On site massage and bodywork therapists complement the patients undergoing physical therapy rehabilitation. Best Physical Therapist in NYC Dr. Karena Wu reports on how massage works to help those with arthritic joints. To read the story, click here.
Why You Should (Finally) Stop Comparing Your Body To Others
Celebrity Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu comments on the health aspect of physical states. Physical Therapists help people recover from injuries but also consider the aesthetic component of each individual. ActiveCare PT offers health and wellness therapies that help you achieve your ideal body. To read Dr. Wu’s comments on this, click here.
Elite Daily: The Signs Of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Can Be Hard To Spot, So Here’s What You Need To Know
Extreme exhaustion is a dangerous symptom that needs to be attended to. NYC’s Best Physical Therapist, Dr. Karena Wu is featured in this article. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is characterized by extreme levels of exhaustion caused by a neuro-immune disorder. To find out what symptoms to watch out for, read the article here.
SheKnows: 8 Surprising Reasons You Might Need to see a Physical Therapist
NYC’s Best PT, Dr. Karena Wu contributes to this article on the other conditions that warrant physical therapy. ActiveCare Physical Therapy specializes in manual based and Pilates rehabilitation but Dr. Wu also treats the jaw and dizziness (vertigo) from an inner ear condition. This article listed other surprising reasons to check out physical therapy for your best health and wellness. To read the story, click here.
AAptiv: Should You Take Painkillers During Long Runs?
Marathons are continuing around the world. NYC’s Best Physical Therapy, ActiveCare Physical Therapy treats marathoners, short distance runners and professional sprinters. Dr. Karena Wu discusses the use of medication during long runs and what to watch out for. To read the article, click here.
Elite Daily: 6 Little Things That Can Motivate You To Work Out, Even In The Dead Of Winter
Winter 2018 is in full swing and sometimes we get into hibernation mode with the cold temperatures. Keeping yourself motivated to work out can be a task but this article discusses six little things to do just that. NYC Celebrity Physical Therapist, Dr. Karena Wu comments on one of the tricks to stay motivated to work out. Keeping regular in your workouts helps to stay fit and avoid injuries with yo-yo fitness. To read the article, click here.
AAptiv: Want to Lift More Weight? Improve Your Mobility First
NYC Celebrity Physical Therapist, Dr. Karena Wu discusses the importance of mobility for strength. Balance is important in life and it is important for the body. Strength, flexibility and stability are necessary for any high intensity or high resistance exercise. These components work together for good function, recovery and avoidance of injury. To read the article, click here.
INSIDER: 10 signs and symptoms of arthritis
ActiveCare Physical Therapy NYC and Mumbai treats osteoarthritis in both younger and older patients. It is a common overuse and degenerative injury that affects the joints. Dr. Karena Wu is featured in this article that describes the most common signs and symptoms of joint pain from arthritis. To read the article, click here.
Reader’s Digest: 50 Proven Remedies for Fast Pain Relief
Reader’s Digest provides a list of proven remedies for fast pain relief. Many of these techniques are for at home self management of pain. NYC’s Best Physical Therapist, Dr. Karena Wu was asked to contribute to this story. Many rehabilitation patients are given instructions for how to manage their own pain as they recover from injuries. To see the list, click here.
Aaptiv: Got Neck Pain? Here’s How to Treat It
ActiveCare Physical Therapy owner, Dr. Karena Wu has treated spinal pain for almost two decades. A lot of aches and pain can be treated at home with self-management techniques. In this story, she discusses the causes and some treatment options for your neck pain. Hint: it might be the phone or tablet you are looking at right now. To see the story, click here.
Aaptiv: 7 Signs That Your Joint Pain Is Serious
ActiveCare Physical Therapy participates with the Arthritis Foundation to promote awareness of how to take care of your joints. Dr. Karena Wu describes some joint signs that should be a warning for you to get your joints checked. The physical therapists role in rehabilitation is to help reduce pain and inflammation in the body and recover the best quality of living. To see her comments, click here.
She Knows: Why We Should All ‘Sit Like a Man’
ActiveCare Physical Therapy emphasizes postural control using Pilates based rehabilitation techniques as well as basic physical therapy and orthopedic principles. The hottest topic to date? ‘SLAM’, or sitting like a man. Dr. Karena Wu, celebrity physical therapist contributes to this story about sitting like a man and what it can do for women. To read the story, click here.
Bustle: 11 Small Habits That Can Increase Inflammation In Your Body
The body undergoes stress daily and the levels can fluctuate. ActiveCare Physical Therapy guides patients on the many supplements, mental and physical activities that can affect any inflammation in the system. Dr. Karena Wu, NYC’s Best Physical Therapist contributes to this story based on her eastern and western approach and her many years in private practice in NYC. To read the article, click here.
iHeartRadio: Wellness Shot: Got Text Neck? Here’s How To Fix It
iHeartRadio’s Wellness Shot discusses the newest technology induced physical ailment, Text Neck. We spend about 5 hours a day looking down at our phones. iHeartRadio found Dr. Karena Wu’s story regarding Text Neck on Twitter and gives her a shout out on the story. To review the issues and exercises for Text Neck, click here.
Insider: 13 tips to help you get back into a fitness routine
NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu and her offices in NYC and Mumbai work with both patients that are injured and wellness clients for maintenance. The ActiveCare Physical Therapy staff is always giving advice on gradual return to sports and recreational activities. To avoid injuries, it is important to follow these tips to get back into your fitness routine. To read the story, click here.
MSN Lifestyle: Here’s What Wearing High Heels Does to Your Feet
Fall 2018 has arrived and events are taking place all around NYC. Ladies love the high heels but this story discusses what can happen when you choose the wrong shoe. NYC Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu talks about two options that are not great for the health of your feet. To read the story, click here.
Well+Good: MINIMIZE POST-WORKOUT SORENESS WITH THESE TRAINER-APPROVED TIPS
NYC Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu discusses the importance of stretching. Physical therapists guide their clients in proper activities of daily living as well as recreational activities during rehabilitation. To minimize soreness after a good workout, it is important to understand why to stretch. To read her comment, click here.
Try these tips for enjoying the best sleep during a flight
Travel knows no bounds. Pulse Nigeria picks up on the travel story NYC’s Best Physical Therapist, Dr. Karena Wu contributed to. As a business traveler, she has experienced and watched travelers do good and bad things. Read the story again to learn the best airplane travel tips during your next flight. To see the story, click here.
The Health Benefits of Standing Desks
ActiveCare Physical Therapy treats common low back pain. The therapists at ActiveCare PT help their clients get sit/stand desks and educate them on how to use them properly. Dr. Karena Wu comments on this new trend in the workplace and how it benefits the body in a multitude of ways. To read more, click here.
How to Prevent Neck and Back Pain When Traveling
Dr. Karena Wu was asked back to NBC News Better to discuss healthy summer travel tips. Dr. Wu, who is known as one of NYC’s Best Physical Therapists discusses the multitude of exercises that can be done when standing in lines, sitting on a plane or driving in your car. She promotes efficiency during exercise so tune in on Facebook Live to listen to her tips. To read the article, click here.
The EpochTimes: Get Fit Faster But Don’t Hurt Yourself
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a great exercise when done appropriately and when conditioned to participate in it. NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu is a fan of this type of training as it is efficient and thorough. The intensity brings greater results but can also lead to increased potential for injury. Dr. Wu contributes to the pitfalls of this type of training. To read the whole story, click here.
She Knows: Podiatrists Tell Us How to Pick Sandals So Comfortable You Can Wear Them All Day
Warmer weather means ladies get to start showing off their toes. But sometimes those shoes are not the best in comfort or safety. Dr. Karena Wu contributes to this story about the best and worst sandals to pick for fashion and function. To read the story, click here.
Reader’s Digest: 15 Simple Ways to Avoid Summer Workout Dangers
ActiveCare Physical Therapy prescribes exercises for people to return to their pre-injury state. Rehabilitation includes individual muscle training and sports specific agility drills. As the weather warms up, it is important to avoid the perils associated with working out in extreme temperatures. Dr. Karena Wu contributes to this article to help avoid summer workout dangers. To read the article, click here.
Cheapism: 24 Fitness Myths to Debunk for Your Next Workout
Dr. Karena Wu was asked to debunk fitness myths as the weather finally warms up. Physical therapy always includes guidance to the patient on their gradual return to their recreational activities. The best advice, just get your workout in! This article features her comments on slides 4, 7, 11, 13 and 15. To see the full article, click here.
SeniorHomes.com: 7 Healthy Springtime Activities for Active Seniors
Seniors are staying active and participating in more and more activities. As spring finally comes around, it is time to get outdoors or get your body moving. ActiveCare Physical Therapy emphasizes functional training and proprioception in their rehabilitation. Increased proprioception can help with balance and movement, especially as we age. To read her contribution, click here.
PT in Motion: The Good Stuff: Members and the Profession in the Media, April 2018
NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu discusses some of the hazards that can occur during a marathon. Her comments were used in an AccuWeather story regarding the physical challenges of weather during a marathon run. The American Physical Therapy Association highlighted her story in their latest edition of physical therapists contributing their knowledge to the public. To read the story, click here.
AccuWeather: 3 major weather hurdles that can threaten a marathon runner’s race
ActiveCare Physical Therapy preps marathoners who are running in local and global marathon events. Knowing the hazards can make this sport safe and fun, especially if you are running in another country. Dr. Karena Wu discusses some of the hazards that you might encounter during the race. To see her comments, click here.
How to Build and Maintain Muscle Mass as You Age
Dr. Karena Wu has over 18 years of clinical physical therapy experience. That also means that she, herself has experienced the aging process as she has progressed through her career path. After 30, the body loses one pound of muscle mass every year. Everyone needs to maintain lean muscle mass for maintenance of joint health, metabolism, balance and daily and recreational activity participation. Dr. Wu comments on this process in this story. To read the story, click here.
Aaptiv: How to Exercise With Arthritis to Alleviate Pain and Stiffness
Dr. Karena Wu has been working with the NYC Arthritis Foundation since 2012. She was diagnosed when she was 35 years of age and it is one of the most common conditions she treats in her practice at ActiveCare Physical Therapy. Exercise is important in people with arthritis but the right exercise and the right amount is even more important. To read the story, click here.
Hello Giggles: Is using a waist trainer safe? Kylie Jenner is the latest celeb to promote the controversial product
The waist trainer is a ‘snap back’ product that celebrities use to get back in shape quickly. NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu was first used on Dr. Oz to discuss the issues with using these products. The waist trainer is an extreme training product that can create change aesthetically but can also wreak havoc on the physical systems. Hello Giggles reached out to Dr. Wu to discuss the implications with using this product. To read the story, click here.
Medium: Quality Matters in Physical Therapy, Here’s Why.
ActiveCare Physical Therapy in NYC and Mumbai is all about quality. In fact, we are so concerned with it that we are known as the Best PT in NYC. The physical therapists at ActiveCare put their best effort into their professionalism, their continuing education, their skill set and their bedside manner. Dr. Karena Wu has over 18 years of experience and multiple certifications under her belt. She works continuously on training her associates to deliver the best quality physical therapy as consistently as possible. The reviews demonstrate the therapists ability and the expectation of any patient in our offices. To see her comments, click here.
Sivana East: Pilates For Rehabilitation
Dr. Karena Wu has been using Pilates in rehabilitation since 2005. Early on in her career, she found the principles of Pilates training to be of significant benefit for orthopedic and sports rehabilitation. ActiveCare Physical Therapy NYC and Mumbai are known for their Pilates-based rehabilitation. Pilates incorporates the holistic practice philosophy that Dr. Wu incorporates into her training of her staff for treatment of post-surgical, postural, vestibular and many other joint related injuries. To read the story, click here.
PT in Motion: The Good Stuff: Members and the Profession in the Media, February 2018
NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu has been contributing to the media since 2013. She has contributed to NY1, CBS, NBC, PIX11, Fox News, and the Dr. Oz Show. She is owner and clinical director of ActiveCare Physical Therapy in NYC and Mumbai. She has over 18 years of clinical experience and her offices offer the highest quality concierge level of physical therapy care. The American Physical Therapy Association picked up on Dr. Wu’s work and highlights her most recent contribution to NBC on ‘text neck’. To see their list, click here.
PopSugar: How to Avoid the “Text Neck” Epidemic in 1 Easy, Effective Step
PopSugar picks up on the big issue of ‘text neck’. Neck pain that is induced by technology is the big hot topic as everyone is linked to their mobile devices. Dr. Karena Wu is quoted in this article discussing the two major injuries that can be caused by the forward head positioning. To see the article, click here.
KPCC Radio “Air Talk”, “Text-neck”, it’s exactly what it sounds like, and apparently, real
ActiveCare Physical Therapy’s Dr. Karena Wu was asked to continue the conversation on ‘text neck’ on KPCC’s Air Talk. KPCC is a NPR (National Public Radio) affiliate located in Southern California. The text neck discussion was live and Dr. Wu described the detrimental effects of this technology induced overuse/repetitive stress injury and the exercises to help correct it. To hear the recording, click here.
Huffington Post: How To Become A Better Runner If You�re A Beginner
Starting a running program can be daunting. The biggest problem people have is doing too much too fast. ActiveCare Physical Therapy’s patients participate in running different distances in many states and countries. Dr. Karena Wu contributes to this article to discuss the small steps you can take to go from a beginner to a seasoned pro without injury. To read the article, click here.
Romper: 4 Ways Running Affects Your Body Later In Life � The Good & The Bad
ActiveCare Physical Therapy treats runners, both short and long distance runners. NYC Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu comments on the genetic component of the long term effects of running. Other effects are discussed about how running affects the body. To see the article, click here.
4 Exercises to Combat ‘Text Neck’
Dr. Karena Wu was asked to discuss ‘text neck’ on NBC Better’s Facebook Live series. She discusses what the condition is, why it is harmful and gives a few exercises to help combat it. The segment was filmed live but if you missed, here are the exercises to help your ‘text neck’. To see the exercises, click here.
SpaWeek Daily: HOW TO KEEP YOUR WORKOUT RESOLUTION IN THE NEW YEAR
2018 is well under way. It is a new year but many of our resolutions stay the same. Diet, nutrition, exercise, and a change of mindset are typical resolutions. Dr. Karena Wu reminds us of the things that can keep us on track as you start your exercise regime. To read the story, click here.
Top 3 Physical therapists by ThreeBestRated.com
NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu was just included in the Top 3 Physical Therapists on ‘Three Best Rated’. This website uses a 50-point inspection that checks items like history, reputation, complaints, ratings, trust and cost. This honor was given to Dr. Wu without any fees or requests to be included. Dr. Wu and her team of physical therapists at ActiveCare Physical Therapy give consistent high quality services. Their goal is practicing holistic care that fixes the patients and they take the time to do so. If you are looking for the best, come to the best in NYC. Dr. Wu and her associates will give you the best care they can. To see the listing, click here.
Bustle: 7 Reasons You’re Experiencing Back Pain, According To Experts
80% of Americans will experience an episode of low back pain at some point in their lives. NYC Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu has been treating low back pain since 2000. She has used multiple devices, her hands, and other instruments to help reduce her patient’s perception of low back pain. Dr. Wu contributed to some of the reasons why people experience low back pain. If you ever experience low back pain, see your local physical therapist to evaluate and treat it. The sooner you get hands on therapy, the faster it can resolve itself. To read the article, click here.
Romper: What Happens To Your Kid’s Body When Their Backpack Is Too Heavy? It Can Have Long-Lasting Effects
Dr. Karena Wu discusses potential health injuries for kids as they return to school. Every fall, Dr. Wu comments on what to look for in a good backpack. In this post, she comments on the repercussions of choosing a fashion backpack over a functional one. To read her comment, click here.
Pilates Style Magazine Nov/Dec 2017: I’m Thankful For…
Dr. Karena Wu is a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist in physical therapy. Did you know she is also a Certified Pilates instructor? Pilates Style magazine reached out to Dr. Wu to get some of her tips on gratitude and its impact on health. She highlights the importance of the mind body connection in rehabilitation as well as going back to basics to reduce tension in ourselves, those around us and the world we live in today. To see the article, click here.
AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour
Dr. Karena Wu is a physiotherapist who has offices in NYC and Mumbai, India. She has worked with the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) since the early 2000’s doing volunteer work in the medical tent. She is Medical Director of the Medical Advisory Board and oversees multiple events nationwide to make sure that all athletes get high quality care during the tournaments. Dr. Wu is now the Medical Director of the AVP and can be found at many of the AVP events working with a team of healthcare practitioners. It is a multi-disciplinary medical tent that includes physicians, physical therapists, chiropractors, athletic trainers, massage therapists and acupuncturist. All of these skilled professionals work on the professional athletes to keep them in the game and do their best in competition. To see the social media post, click here.
Bustle: 7 Signs You Have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
NYC is battling brutal winter temperatures this season. The cold temperatures are especially tough on the system but chronic fatigue syndrome is a different issue. ActiveCare Physical Therapy’s Dr. Karena Wu discusses some symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome that you should be mindful of. If you are questioning anything regarding your health, always err on seeing your physician or physical therapist sooner rather than later. A good professional medical opinion can steer you in the right direction. To read the article, click here.
Reader’s Digest: 7 Quick Ways to Get Rid of Pain on the Inside of the Knee
ActiveCare Physical Therapy treats musculoskeletal conditions with skilled manual therapies, Pilates based rehabilitation and other specialties in myofascial pain relief. Dr. Karena Wu, owner and clinical director of ActiveCare PT is certified in these skills yet educates her clients in self-management tools to use for their knee pain. Rehabilitation requires patients to participate in a structured home exercise program as well as specialists to apply these techniques. Dr. Wu discusses her quick fixes to help reduce the perception of pain in the knee, when you can’t see you physical therapist. To see the full story, click here.
64 Female Entrepreneurs Share What They Are Most Thankful For In Their Career
http://swaay.com/64-female-entrepreneurs-share-thankful-career/Dr. Karena Wu has over 17 years experience in physical therapy. She owns ActiveCare Physical Therapy in NYC and Mumbai. She works hard on her international clientele and part of her expansion is due to a support staff that works alongside her and maintains the quality standard of her brand. As a female entrepreneur, she is thankful for all of the opportunities and support and hard work she gets from those around her. Dr. Wu discusses why she is thankful in her career in this article. To see her comments, click here.
Elite Daily: How To Be Happy In The Winter & Maintain Motivation Despite The Short, Dark Days
Winter is officially here. The temperatures are at an all time low this very weekend. Exercise, nutrition and other tricks during your day help combat any seasonal distress. The best physical therapist in NYC, Dr. Karena Wu offers her some tips to combat the winter blues. Stay positive and learn how to embrace the seasonal changes and enjoy the weather. To read her tips, click here.
Know Before You Run: Tips to Prevent Injury
Dr. Karena Wu’s tips on preventing running injuries are important year round, but more so right now with the 2017 NYC marathon this weekend. Distance running is mental and physical. To stay in the game, it is important to give enough time to train for these events and use the right equipment. To see the blog post, click here.
The ActiveTimes: 10 Strategic Running Tips for Every Marathoner
The 2017 NYC Marathon is right around the corner. Everyone participating should have trained and prepared for this grueling but fun cardiovascular event. There are several key factors that one should be aware of to complete this event. Dr. Karena Wu gives 10 tips for marathoners, first time runners and recreational runners. To read her tips, click here.
MSN: The Ultimate Ab Workouts for Women
Dr. Karena Wu rehabilitates all kinds of injuries. She works with professional beach volleyball players as well as runners, golfers, boxers and weekend warriors. As a Pilates instructor, she emphasizes the importance of the core for stability, strength and physique. Running is an excellent cardiovascular exercise that requires core stability to power the limbs and burns fat to show off your defined abdominals. To see her comments, click here.
Inc.com: Brain Fog? Back Pain? This Trick Can Help You Be More Productive And Feel Better Fast
ActiveCare Physical Therapy has locations in NYC and Mumbai, India. Yoga originates from India and we are using many of their moves to enhance our health and well being. Dr. Karena Wu comments on the use of the spinal twist to help with stressful and long working days. There are a few different ways it can help your body. To read the article, click here.
Exercise.com: 6 Ab Exercises Without Equipment
Dr. Karena Wu is Certified in Pilates and her clinic, ActiveCare Physical Therapy emphasizes pilates principles in their rehabilitation exercises. The core is what provides stability to your trunk and powers your limbs. It is an important component in movement patterns and the foundation of the body. Dr. Wu describes one of her favorite core exercises that is easily done anywhere. To see the full article, click here.
Caring.com: 7 Fun Activities for Seniors with Arthritis
Dr. Karena Wu used to teach hydrotherapy classes to seniors with complex conditions. The benefit of water is that it provides sensory feedback to reduce the perception of pain, reduce compressive forces in the joint and add low impact resistance to exercises. Seniors can benefit tremendously from this type of therapy, provided they have access to a pool and are not adverse to getting into the water. Dr. Wu advocates the use of hydrotherapy for many clients, not just seniors. To read the article, click here.
Bustle: 15 Scary Ways You Didn’t Realize You’re Putting Yourself In Danger Every Day
We do a lot of things that put ourselves in harm’s way everyday. However, your safe is in your control. It requires some proactive thinking and action but it is very easy to do. Love your stilettos? Dr. Karena Wu discusses how fashion can affect function. To read the tip, click here.
The List: 7 things you should do on an airplane and 7 you shouldn’t
ActiveCare Physical Therapy is based in NYC and now exists in India, which means a lot of long distance travel. Add in the medical coverage for AVP (Association of Volleyball Professionals) events around the US and that makes for earning lots of mileage in the air. NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu travels regularly for her work. She has become a professional traveler and as such knows the importance of maintaining regularity during travel as well as when you get jet lag. Dr. Wu discusses movement and exercise during both short and long flights and why they are important. To read her tips, click here.
Best Physical Therapists in New York
Dr. Karena Wu collaborates with other healthcare disciplines in caring for her patients. Summer is in full swing and the warm weather fuels increased intensity and frequency of workouts. To prevent fitness injuries, we need to ease back into movements and loads. Dr. Wu offers up some tips to help you ease back into your workout routine. To see the article, click here.
Best Physical Therapists in New York
NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu was picked Number 1 out of 1,825 Physical Therapists in NYC. Dr. Wu trains and mentors all of the ActiveCare Physical Therapy therapists. The ActiveCare staff embodies being the best, by giving the best quality care, the best up to date treatments and the best customer service. Dr. Wu and her staff strive hard to make the physical therapy experience the best by not rushing or taking short cuts. The patients at ActiveCare realize the difference, get better faster and enjoy the experience.
ActiveCare PT NYC has taken this brand global to Mumbai, India. This type of quality care and service are being well received because it is the best, from the best. To see the entire list, click here.
Aaptiv: Can You Really Target Fat in Specific Areas of the Body?
NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu was asked for her input into her profession. GradSchools.com and eLearners.com are two websites that are a source of information for professions and help promote education and careers. Dr. Karena Wu was asked to talk about why she became a physical therapist and her views on the profession as a whole. To see her comments on each website, click on each icon.
Aaptiv: Can You Really Target Fat in Specific Areas of the Body?
Fitness and rehabilitation are closely intertwined. NYC physical therapist Dr. Karena Wu coaches her clients on all components of health. Once physical therapy is completed and your are fully healed, you change gears to emphasize the sports and fitness component. The best fitness incorporates cardiovascular exercise and spot toning. Working out the whole body is key. To read the article, click here.
MSN: Jump Start Your Summer Diet with These Easy 26 Weight Loss Tips
Summer is right around the corner and Dr. Karena Wu helps clients get into shape and stay in shape. Her Pilates based rehabilitation clinic, ActiveCare Physical Therapy provides holistic manual therapy. Her holistic approach incorporates the core which helps stabilize and tone the midsection. To read these weight loss tips, click on this link. Dr. Wu is featured on slide 16-18.
IS CHLOROPHYLL WORTH ADDING INTO YOUR DIET?
A healthy diet is important during physical rehabilitation as your body needs energy to heal. The physical therapists at ActiveCare Physical Therapy take into account this aspect during our evaluation and treatment. Dr. Karena Wu was consulted on her views of chlorophyll. To read about it, click here.
Jump Start Your Summer Diet with These Easy 26 Weight Loss Tips
Summer 2017 is just around the corner and it is never too late to change your bad habits. Dr. Karena Wu says it is a lifestyle. Healthy choices should dominate your ‘diet’ and exercise choices, making your best body about smart choices you make in life. Dr. Wu offers a couple of tips to jump start your weight loss if you let yourself go this past winter. To read the full story, click here.
Ab Workouts Won’t Give You a Six Pack, Here’s Why
NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu works on postural correction with her clinical patients as well as athletes. She is on the medical board of the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) and works with professional beach volleyball athletes during the summer months. That involves strengthening and stabilizing the midsection via the abdominals and the deep spinal muscles. In addition to the ripped six pack and toned midsection of her clients, she also discusses additional benefits you might not expect when you work the abs. To read the story, click here.
Medium.com: Why Millennials are Already Showing Signs of Arthritis
Dr. Karena Wu has been treating patients in NYC for over 17 years now. She has seen an increase in younger adults coming in for physical therapy. Part of the reason is the high intensity workouts and the lack of rest and recovery periods during the sports season. To see her comments, click here.
Health & Fitness Blogspot
Dr. Karena Wu and her staff of physical therapists educate their clients on the importance of stretching. Posture and postural correction is a crucial aspect of rehabilitation. The best physical therapist in NYC contributes to this article with Rebecca Young, DPT demonstrating the moves. To see the blog post, click here.
CNN: Straighten up and stand right, with some electronic nagging
Dr. Karena Wu was asked to be on CNN’s New Day recently. The feature was a new TV segment for CNN’s Tech-ing Care of Your Health series which explores innovative wellness technologies. Posture is an integral part of rehabilitation and Dr. Wu incorporates postural correction to all of her patients. She was asked to test out a new postural device to see if it could actually help her patients. To see her comments on it, click here.
Medium.com: Leading US physical therapy clinic to open in India
Dr. Karena Wu has been practicing the best physical therapy in NYC for over 17 years. She has multiple certifications and advanced training courses under her belt that she shares with her patients when they come in for treatment. Her holistic style of physical therapy and in depth knowledge is being branded and she has trained many physical therapists at ActiveCare Physical Therapy in the USA. She is opening her first ActiveCare Physical Therapy Private Limited clinic in the bustling city of Mumbai, India. The clinic will be in classy and wealthy neighborhood of Prabhadevi. The clinic will model the USA company and will offer the best physical therapy practices to Indians. Former colleague and partner, Dr. Kinjal Anandpara will manage and oversee the clinic. To read more on the opening, click here.
MSN: The 50 Best Weight Loss Foods of All Time
Dr. Karena Wu is an expert on fitness, health and rehabilitation. She incorporates nutrition into her rehab program and helps patients understand how foods are helpful in healing and in wellness. Dr. Wu mentions her favorite foods for weight loss: dark, leafy greens, broccoli, beans, salmon and eggs. To read more on all 50 foods, click here.
Bustle: 9 Things That Can Happen To Your Body If You Stop Working Out For A Week Or More
It’s hard to start in on an exercise program but even worse if you start and stop. NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Karena Wu knows how detrimental it is for her rehabilitation clients. Any workout gains are lost and it is very easy to start from square one again. To read Dr. Wu’s comments, click here.
Bustle: 11 Early Warning Signs Of Arthritis You Should Pay Attention To
NYC Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu already knows what it is like to have arthritis. ActiveCare Physical Therapy works with clients of all ages who have been diagnosed with arthritis. How do you know if you have arthritis? Dr. Wu offers up a couple of tips to pay attention to that might mean you have arthritis. To read more, click here.
Care2: 6 Things Every Senior Needs to Know About Working Out
ActiveCare Physical Therapy works with all patient ages and can specialize in seniors with low-impact Pilates based exercises. ActiveCare PT is a Pilates based rehabilitation facility that emphasizes low impact, holistic functional training. Dr. Karena Wu educates her senior patients on exercise tips to keep them moving optimally. To read the tips, click here.
The Washington Post-Wellness: As millennials flock to high-intensity workouts, hip pain follows
NYC Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu was asked to contribute to this article on the rise of hip pain in millennials. ActiveCare Physical Therapy in midtown Manhattan has seen an increase in younger and more athletics individuals complaining of hip pain. Their common history is a high intensity exercise regimen without being properly conditioned. To learn more about this topic, click here to read the article.
Medium.com: 10 Healthy Holiday Shortcuts
The holidays are fast approaching and with that comes a concern about weight. Most people like to overindulge in all of the treats but to maintain a healthy lifestyle, it is important to curb those cravings and make the right choices. NYC Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu chimes in with a physician and private chef to give you quick and easy tips on maintaining your weight. To read the article, click here.
Reader’s Digest: 7 Foam Roller Exercises Your Body Will Thank You for Doing
NYC Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu loves the foam roller for whole body exercises. This ‘love it but hate it’ piece of equipment works all aspects of fitness: mobility, stability, strength and endurance. Think outside the box to get the best benefit from this tool. The Best PT in NYC offers a few exercises to really get your heart rate up, your stability system and your muscular system up and running. To see the exercises, click here.
Cosmopolitan: Here’s How to Have a Great Night’s Sleep Literally Anywhere Yes, even on a plane.
NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu contributes her tips to get the best shut eye when your normal bed just isn’t available. Dr. Wu now travels for her work and offers some great tips so that your body stays as strong and healthy as possible during these trips. To learn more, click here.
Medium.com: Holiday Travel: Staying Comfortable and Injury-Free
Dr. Karena Wu’s tips on holiday travel spring up again on Medium.com. With the latter half of holiday travel looming, it is important to stay healthy and comfortable amidst the crowds. To read her tips again, click here.
MindBodyGreen: The Popular Workout That’s Great For Healing Injuries
ActiveCare Physical Therapy utilizes Pilates for rehabilitation. Karena Wu has been a Certified Pilates Instructor since 2005. She discusses the specific types of Pilates used in rehabilitation and the reasoning for doing so. To read more, click here.
Reader’s Digest: 9 Easy Chair Exercises That Actually Work Your Whole Body
NYC Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu, along with her colleagues around the country describe some easy chair exercises. Try these exercises when sitting in your chair to keep your body mobile. To read the article, click here.
Advance for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine
Dr. Karena Wu is a member of the the AVP Medical Board. She recaps the 2016 AVP professional beach volleyball season with Advance for PT & Rehab medicine magazine. Karena works as the medical event supervisor at the events and covered 6 of the 8 events thsi year. She has witnessed a multitude of athlete issues site to site and comments on which ones are common based on the rigors of this sport. To read more, click here. | INFOGRAPHIC
Elite Daily: Your Phone Is Giving You Neck Pain-Here�s How To Fix It
Dr. Karena Wu, NYC physical therapist knows what it is like to experience neck pain. She also knows how to fix it, especially when you spend too much time in a poor posture and on your phone. Minimize the stresses of ‘text neck’ by doing incorporating some corrective strategies. To find out what they are, click here.
Eat This, Not That: 22 HIGH-PROTEIN, LOW-CARB SNACKS TO BOOST ENERGY
NYC physical therapist Karena Wu shares her favorite high-protein, low-carb snacks. On her long days, she likes to grab snacks that offer the most nutrition that are also easy to transport in NYC. To read the list of quick fixes, click here.
Women’s Running: How Running Helps You Get Defined Abs
Running is known as a cardio exercise but participating in this activity can also help get you defined abs. NYC physical therapist Dr. Karena Wu runs for her own exercise and explains how you can sculpt your midsection during a run. To read more, click here.
Eat This, Not That: 20 Natural Diuretics to Add to Your Diet
Many foods offer nutrition and sustenance, but did you also know that they have other added benefits? Natural water weight loss is always enticing in foods that taste good. Dr. Karena Wu was asked to offer up some foods that have the power to get rid of excess fluid.
ActiveTimes How Running Helps Define Abs
Running has always been known as a cardiovascular, fat burning sport. Physical Therapist Karena Wu discusses ways to maximize this exercise to benefit your core. Learn how your midsection can get even more defined by reading this article.
Club Staffing: 12 Things PTs Should Know About Kettlebell Therapy
NYC Physical Therapist Karena Wu chimes in on using Kettlebells in rehab. As great an exercise tool as they are, there are basics that need to be met before using these pieces of equipment. To get the proper use and to prevent injury, check out Karena’s tips. To read more, click here.
PopSugar: Try This Ab-Flattening Sequence After Cardio It’s a FastPass to a Flat Belly
The best NYC physical therapist, Karena Wu gives her five favorite ab toning exercises to do after your cardio routine. To give your abs a little tough love to get them in summer bikini shape, try these exercises. To read more, click here.
Livestrong.com: How to Fix the Worst Posture Mistakes
Physical Therapist Karena Wu offers 3 tips for how to carry your bags. Avoid injury with these small tips. To read more, click here.
Mind Body Green: Love Workout Classes? Here’s What You Should Know Before Diving In
NYC Physical Therapist Karena Wu loves to work out and offers tips on the different exercises available. Learn how to stay healthy and injury free when you dive into these forms of exercise. Get fit with these fun and trendy workout classes, with less risk of injury. To read more, click here.
Brown vs. Yellow Mustard: Which is Healthier?
NYC Physical Therapist Karena Wu and Chef Mark Bailey attend the Dr. Oz show on what foods are good for you. These two guests were asked to comment on which mustard is actually better for you. To see the clip, click here.
WonderHowTo: Sleep on Long Flights Like a Pro with These 13 Must-Know Tips
Just in time for summer travel. The best physical therapist in NYC, Karena Wu offers up her tip on how to keep the body aligned when traveling. Increased travel means less space in the plane so be smart to keep your body refreshed and comfortable on short or long hauls. To read more, click here.
Examiner.com: Arthritis Rises in Millennials
NYC Physical Therapist Karena Wu has worked in the field for 16 years. She states that arthritis is one of the most common conditions treated at ActiveCare Physical Therapy. It is also found more readily in younger people. To read more about this topic, click here.
Advance for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine: National Arthritis Awareness Month
NYC Physical Therapist Karena Wu discusses her role at the NYC Walk to Cure Arthritis, held on May 14th, 2016. She has been working on the committee for the NYC walk for the last 5 years. May is national arthritis awareness month and the NYC walk was the #1 walk in the country for the last two years. Arthritis is one of the most common conditions treated by physical therapists at ActiveCare Physical Therapy. The staff at ActiveCare PT participate in the walk to help bring awareness of this condition to their patients as well as the public. To read more, click here.
Women’s Running: Why Runners Should Consider Kinesiology Tape
NYC Physical Therapist Karena Wu was trained in kinesiology taping and earned a certification as a kinesiology taping practitioner in 2005. She advocates the use of kinesiology tape to help reduce the perception of pain and increase neuromuscular activation. Since it is 100% cotton and mimics skin elasticity, you will forget that it is there. Karena uses the tape as an adjunct to her manual therapies as it helps speed up recovery and return to function. To read the post, click here.
Fit Bottomed Mamas: Spring Back Into Workouts (without Injury)
Karena Wu discusses tips on how to spring back into your workouts as the weather warms up. As co-author of Pop-doc.com and owner of ActiveCare Physical Therapy, Karena is always educating her clients on return to activity with minimal risk of injury. To read more, click here.
Slendertone Blog: No Pain, More Gain: Why Top Physical Therapists Rely on EMS
NYC Best Physical Therapist Karena Wu is interviewed on the benefits of electrical muscle stimulation, or EMS. It’s best benefits include pain modulation and muscle activation, depending on the type of EMS used. To read more, click here.
Greatist: The 7 Stretches Everyone Should Be Able to Do
Karena Wu discusses the importance of stretching. She chimes in on a few of the most important and basic stretches for the body to help prevent injury and improve performance. To see more, click here.
Elite Daily: What Workouts To Try When You Need A Break From Your Fitness Routine
Popular new fitness classes shake up your routine and give you a great workout. Best Physical Therapist in NYC Karena Wu discusses some of the new workout classes. As co-author of Pop-Doc.com, Karena is always concerned about getting your workout in while maintaining joint health and wellness. Get your body in shape, create some muscle confusion and have fun as your work your way to fitness with these classes. To see more, click here.
Women’s Running: If You Took A Hiatus This Winter, Here’s How To Spring Back In
NYC Physical Therapist Karena Wu comments on how to spring back into your workout after the winter. Karena is co-author of Pop-Doc.com which discusses joint health and wellness. Read the article for tips on how to keep your body healthy as you return to your fitness regime. To see more, click here.
Medical Economics Vol. 93 No. 4, February 2016: Protect your practice after a data breach.
Protecting patient data is important in these days of technological and cloud based computer systems. NYC Physical Therapist and owner of ActiveCare Physical Therapy Karena Wu discusses how her company protects their patients. To read the full article on page 66, click here.
Max Sports & Fitness: RECIPE FOR LONG RUNS & DEFINED ABS
NYC Physical Therapist Karena Wu offers tips for getting the body in shape for long runs as well as a toned mid-section. These exercises are doable for non-professional and professional athletes to get your body in shape for the summer. To read the article, click here.
The Fashion Engineer: Fitness Must-Haves: Sports Bras
Celebrity Physiotherapist Karena Wu is quoted by a Nigerian engineer and fashion blogger on the importance of wearing a sports bra. The impact of not wearing one can significantly impact your posture and health. To see the article, click here.
eCare Diary: Getting Back on Your Feet with Recreational Therapy
eCare Diary interviews Karena Wu for February’s Recreational Therapy month. Karena elaborates on what recreational therapy is and how it is a standard component of the rehabilitation program. To read more, click here.
Mind Body Green: 9 Foods A Celebrity Physical Therapist Swears By
Celebrity Physical Therapist Karena Wu has long and busy days. She keeps herself healthy and injury free by making sure to nourish her body with quick and easy snacks. Karena’s picks are snacks that serve double duty. To read more, click here.
Examiner.com: Leading orthopedic surgeon and physical therapist launch POP-DOC
Examiner.com picks up on the recent launch of Pop-Doc. Pop-Doc bridges the gap between physical therapy and orthopedic surgery and is a beneficial addition to the rehabilitation process. Celebrity Physical Therapist Karena Wu co-authors Pop-Doc. To read more, click here.
PT Products Online: Orthopedic Surgeon and PT Launch Pop-Doc Book, Website
Karena Wu’s quote for Men’s Fitness Magazine makes it to this international site on how to use athletic tape. Karena is just back from the ISPO show in Munich, Germany where she worked at the SpiderTech Kinesiology Tape booth promoting the benefits of elastic therapeutic tape. To see the quote, click here.
Becker’s Orthopedic Review: Dr. David Neuman co-authors post-op book � 5 takeaways’
reasons to check out Pop-Doc, written by David T. Neuman, MD and Karena Wu, DPT. Karena co-authors her first book of exercises for post-operative and healthy individuals to take care of their joints. The first book is on the shoulder joint. To see the list, click here.
PR Urgent: Leading Orthopedic Surgeon and Physical Therapist launch POP-DOC
Press release for Pop-Doc. The first book and website of exercises made for the post-operative patient as well as the healthy individual. Nothing has been done like this before. The first book and exercise bundles on the website focus on the shoulder. Upcoming body parts include the knee, the core and the hands and feet. To see the press release, click here.
Urban Naturale: Tips for Preventing Shoulder Pain At Home with Pop-Doc
Karena Wu co-authors the book, Pop-Doc with orthopedic surgeon, David T. Neuman. This first book of the series focuses on the shoulders and is an excellent at home guide for continuing rehabilitation, especially post-surgically. It is also for the well healthy individual who is looking to maintain good joint health. To read more, click here.
PT Products Online: Orthopedic Surgeon and PT Launch Pop-Doc Book, Website
Karena Wu, DPT and David T. Neuman, MD look forward to the release of their first book and website for patients and the healthy individual looking to take even better care of their joint health. Pop-Doc is an easy to follow, at home program for post-operative patients. The book can also be used to protect joint health for those without injury. The first book is based on the shoulder and is the first in a series of books. To see the press release, click here.
Physicans Practice, Your Practice Your Way: Does Your Practice Have a Data Breach Response Plan?
Karena Wu discusses how ActiveCare Physical Therapy remains HIPAA compliant for patient records. She comments on how Electronic Health Record systems maintain their records and safekeeping. To read more, click here.
Total Food Service: Top Women in Metro New York Foodservice & Hospitality
Total Food Service (TFS) celebrates 25 years in publishing in restaurant, foodservice and hospitality in Metro New York. Women have made a great impact in this industry as of late. TFS honors the ‘best and the brightest’ women in different disciplines and has built a comprehensive list, from A-Z. Karena Wu, Best PT in NYC is listed for her contribution to the industry, providing tips for kitchen and foodservice related injuries. To see the list, please click here.
Your New Years Fix to Long Runs and Defined Abs
NYC’s Best Physical Therapist Karena Wu gets you started on your new year’s resolutions for staying in shape. Read about the best quick tips for long runs and keeping your abs defined as you get through this holiday season. Start 2016 on the right foot by Reading this article here.
Greatist: 16 Simple Stretches for Tight Shoulders
Karena Wu contributes to simple ways to relieve tight necks and shoulders when sitting at the desk all day. Rebecca Young, staff PT at ActiveCare Physical Therapy demonstrates the stretches. To read more, click here.
Spa Week Daily: 10 Healthy Tips for Marathon Runners
ActiveCare Physical Therapist Karena Wu lists 10 tips to get and stay in shape for any NY marathons, and that includes this weekend’s Brooklyn marathon. Her client list includes world-class runners like Maurelhena Walles who is still competing and medaling around the world. To read more, click here.
Examiner: Running on Vegan Fuel
With the NYC marathon this weekend, NYC physical therapist Karena Wu reminds marathoners to carb load and not fat load for the prolonged exercise. To read the article, click here.
Active.com: How to Fuel for Running as a Vegan
Karena Wu comments on how to prepare for distance runs and the NYC marathon. Vegans participate in the same sports as carnivores and this article gives you tips on how to maintain optimal health and performance as a vegan. To read more, click here.
Elite Daily: 6 Ways To Clear Your Mind That Don’t Involve Meditating
Karena Wu discusses ways to achieve peace of mind. With daily life stresses, these techniques from the Best Physical Therapist in NYC can help calm the mind and energize the body. Click on the icons to the left.
Greatist: Here’s What Really Happens If You Don’t Wear a Sports Bra
Karena Wu discusses posture and women’s shapes; what happens to the upper back and chest if women who are more well endowed don’t wear a sports bra. The best physical therapist in NYC speaks from experience after living and watching the millions of women get their workout on, click on the icons below.
Elite Daily: 6 Ways To Clear Your Mind That Don’t Involve Meditating
Karena Wu discusses ways to achieve peace of mind. With daily life stresses, these techniques from the Best Physical Therapist in NYC can help calm the mind and energize the body. To read more, click here.
Organk.id: THE EXPERT-APPROVED GUIDE TO SLEEPING ON A PLANE
Komunitas Organik Indonesia picks up on the expert tips from Karena Wu on how to travel on a plane for a long flight. To see the article again, To read more, click here.
MyTechBits.com: Pros and Cons of Cloud Computing in the Medical Industry
Karena Wu chimes in on the pros and cons of electronic medical records (EMR) and HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) compliance in healthcare. ActiveCare Physical Therapy remains ‘paperlight, not paperless’ in response to the dependence on the internet. Click on the icon to the left.
Tales of the Cocktail: Stretch Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: How Bartenders Can Prevent Common Workplace Injuries
Karena Wu treats some of the best chefs and bartenders in the industry. She knows the common injuries that the job entails and how to prevent them. Learn how some simple stretch and strengthening exercises can keep your body healthy in a fast-paced industry. To read more, click here.
The Pros and Cons of Going Pegan The new lifestyle blend of eating your greens and having your bacon too. See what Karena’s perspective is with this new way of eating. To read more, click here.
Spa Week Daily: Karena Wu Shares 5 Exercises For Killer Abs
It’s still hot and crops tops are still in. See how the best physical therapist in NYC, Karena Wu keeps her abs in shape. These at home exercises will whittle your waist quickly. To see the exercises, click here.
Yahoo! Health: How to Fix Your Worst Posture Mistakes
The best experts in healthcare chime in on how to avoid poor posture during daily tasks. Karena Wu is NYC’s best physical therapist and she adds her tips on how to carry your bag around. To read the whole article, click here.
Livestrong.com: How to Fix the Worst Posture Mistakes
Karena comments on how to carry your bag. The best physical therapist in NY is quoted on 3 tips to carry your bag around without worsening your posture. To read her quote, click here.
The Pegan Diet: A Fad or the Future of Food?
See Karena Wu’s comments about eating pegan. Boost your metabolism and overall health with this new diet. To read more, click here.
Spicy food: The pros and cons of combined feverishness in your meal
Additional sites pick up on the spicy food benefit story, Spicy Food: The pros and cons of added heat in your meal. To see the story at these sites, click on the icons below.
Today Health & Wellness Spicy Food: The pros and cons of added heat in your meal
Physical Therapist Karena Wu believes in the power of food properties. Spicy foods can help to reduce inflammation in the body, as well as increase circulation. To read her blurb, click here.
Tech News On-The-Go
Blog site picks up on the open discussion of sex fears. It’s a necessary topic that needs to be addressed openly at times. Read how the Best Physical Therapist in NYC discusses positions to help when you are injured. Click here to read.
The Daily Meal All Things Food & Drink: The “Diet” of the Moment
Karena Wu chimes in on the new ‘Pegan’ diet and the pros and cons of this new combination way of eating. To read more, click here.
10 S*x Fears That May Be Preventing You From Actually Enjoying S*x
Another site that picked up on how to truly enjoy s*x when you are injured or during recovery. Karena Wu reports that this intimate conversation is more common than you think. The best physical therapists are not shy about helping out their patients during rehabilitation, especially in activities that can offer some pleasure during the long road to recovery. To read more, click here.
Elite Daily: 10 Sex Fears That May Be Preventing You From Actually Enjoying Sex
NYC Physical Therapist Karena Wu explains how positions can help or hurt you during sex. Don’t take away from the pleasure of this experience! Be safe and read these tips before you get entangled with your partner. To read more, click here.
Urban Naturale: How Big City Business Owners Beat the Bad Days
Read up on how to beat stress. Six big city business owners de-stress using their blend of techniques. Karena Wu is listed as one of these top six city business owners and she offers three easy tips to conquer stress. To read more, click here.
Daily Cup of Bloom: How Big City Business Owners Beat Stress
Karena Wu works as an owner and clinician at ActiveCare Physical Therapy. She demands the best quality care for her clients which means quality control and being up to date on the best treatments. This also means learning how to de-stress to handle it all. She offers 3 tips on how to accomplish being the best physical therapist in NYC. To read more, click here.
FinerMinds: Daily Healing Routines for a Healthy, Energetic You!
Karena Wu describes three neck stretches to help relax keep your muscles relaxed. Incorporate these as well as the other tips into your daily routine to achieve holistic health. To read more, click here.
The Daily Meal: Treating Chefs Aches and Pains
The Daily Meal picks up on chefs needing physical therapy. Those in the restaurant industry seek out the best for their own healthcare. The articles discusses what type of issues chefs complain about and what services Karena Wu offers to help. To read more, click here.
The Daily Meal: Treating Chefs Aches and Pains
Physical Therapy, or functional rehabilitation, helps patients improve and maintain functional abilities needed for activities of daily living. Choosing one of the best physical therapy clinics in NYC can help ensure that you receive the best care and speed the progress of your treatment. ActiveCare Physical Therapy is listed again as one of the best physical therapy clinics in Manhattan! To read more, click here.
YouTube: CBS New York
In an in-studio interview with CBS2’s Andrea Grymes and Diane Macedo, physical therapist Karena Wu offers tips for selecting high heels that both look good and are safe. To view the video, click here or on the icon.
Fitness expert and NYC physical therapist Karena Wu shows you the best 5 abdominal moves to get in shape like the pro beach volleyball players. Here’s how to get your 6-pack abs as it start to warm up in NYC. To read more, click here.
Yahoo! picks up on the CBS2 Interview with Karena Wu on Choosing High Heels that are Safe. To see the actual clip on CBS2, please go under our Media page.
Top 5 Workouts to Beach Volleyball Abs. The plant based eaters guide to fitness, nutrition and lifestyle picked up on the best 5 abdominal workouts by Karena Wu. Karena prepares pro beach volleyball players for the upcoming season with these 5 workouts. To read more, click here. To read more, click here.
5 Exercises for Killer Abs: Summer is on the way! Learn 5 moves to sculpt strong, sexy abs just like the pro volleyball players Karena works with. To read more, click here.
Chef Wylie Dufresne: Looking for Balance
Chef Wylie Dufresne and Physical Therapist Karena Wu have worked together since 2004 maintaining the Chef’s health. See how Wylie finds balance between long hours as a chef, family life and other recreational activities. To read more, click here.
The Woman Behind ProVolleyball Health
This story showcases Karena Wu as the behind the scenes woman working in professional beach volleyball, both in house and on the road. See her story and some complimentary quotes from the professional athletes. To read more, click here.
10 Tips for Getting Your Outdoor Workouts Back on Track
Karena Wu speaks about returning to outdoor workouts. She reminds us to do dynamic stretching when we get back into our outdoor running routines. To see her quote, click here.
SpaWeek Daily Experts & Influencers
Karena Wu was asked to be on the panel of experts at SpaWeek Daily. She answers questions about herself in ‘5 Fast Ones’. To read more, click here.
Physical Therapists Get New Opportunities and Responsibilities in 2015
Karena Wu explains why Physical Therapists have the best jobs in healthcare. She was asked to comment on Monster.com about the physical therapy profession. To read her quote, click here.