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Dr. Karena Wu


Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy
Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists

Dr. Karena Wu | PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, CSCS, CKTP, CPI, FAAOMPT |Activecare Physical Therapy DirectorDr. Karena Wu is Owner and Clinical Director of ActiveCare Physical Therapy® in NYC and Mumbai. She is a native of Los Angeles, California and has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of California at Riverside. She has been practicing physical therapy for over 24 years in New York City. Dr. Wu graduated with a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from the Program In Physical Therapy at Columbia University and received her Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Temple University. She has advanced training in manual therapies, specifically in the Maitland Australian Approach and Myofascial Release. She is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy and a Fellow of the International & American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. Dr. Wu is a Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars (MAPS) Faculty member and a lecturer at NYC’s Hunter College Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program . She is also a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Graston Technique Specialist and Pilates Instructor. She holds LSVT BIG, FMS and SFMA Level 1 certifications as well. Dr. Wu is a Certified Kinesio Tape Practitioner and was the Director of Education for SpiderTech Kinesiology Tape. Dr. Wu and her team also specialize in vertigo and temporomandibular joint disorders.

Dr. Wu is a dedicated practitioner who takes a holistic approach to her practice. She has a copyrighted methodology that emphasizes her holistic care philosophy in ‘walking her way toward the injured segment’. This allows for the entire kinetic chain to be addressed when a client comes in for treatment and has demonstrated a faster reduction in pain, increase in range of motion and longer lasting effect, as reported by patients. She trains all of the therapists working in the NY and Mumbai locations with her holistic practice philosophy. She actively collaborates with a team of physicians, chiropractors, acupuncturists, massage therapists, personal trainers and Pilates instructors and other holistic providers. Her patient population consists of high net worth professionals, international royalty, professional athletes, dancers, celebrity chefs, celebrity Broadway/TV/film stars, and NYPD/FDNY. Dr. Wu actively practices in both clinics and provides house calls.

Dr. Wu is an advocate of the Arthritis Foundation. As an individual with osteoarthritis and as a healthcare provider who works with clients with arthritis, she understands this condition well. She volunteers her time in fundraising and advocacy for this important cause. Dr. Wu is now Chairman of the NYC Arthritis Foundation Local Leadership board.

Dr. Wu is a regular healthcare expert on ABC, CBS, NBC, NY1, PIX11, Fox News, The Doctors and Dr. Oz. She has appeared on Good Morning America and is a regular on The Today Show in NYC. She is the Medical Director for the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP), the premier US professional beach volleyball tournament series in America.

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Dr. Sharvari Satghare


Sharvari Satghare PT, DPT, Graston Technique ProviderDr. Sharvari Satghare, born and raised in India, achieved a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from K.J. Somaiya Hospital, Mumbai. While studying, she explored different domains of rehabilitation, undertook research, developed manual skills and enhanced her clinical reasoning and decision making ability. She further graduated with a Masters Degree in Advancing Physical Therapy Practice from Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom. While in U.K, she expanded her knowledge through specialization in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation and refined her skills with clinical experience within Nation Health Service (NHS) system. Upon returning to India, she bagged the opportunity of working at a renowned multi-specialty hospital in Mumbai, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital. While working within an inter-disciplinary team of orthopedics, neurologists, occupation therapists and orthotists, she treated a wide array of patient population including acute and chronic conditions, postural syndromes, non- surgical as well as post-operative orthopedic cases.

Sharvari added another feather to her hat with a Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Loma Linda University, United States, which widened her horizon to holistic care. She continues to learn new techniques and keep herself updated with the current evidence. With proficient communication skills and by utilizing the tools such as Maitland mobilization, Myofascial/soft tissue release, Kinesio-taping, therapeutic exercises, ergonomics and more, she empowers her patients to get better.

Sharvari finds herself passionate to be in patient’s shoes and walk through the process with them. With eagerness to help others and by incorporating empathy and patient-centered care, she strives to get her patients back to their functional self . Being a dancer, she believes ‘Movement is life’ and promotes the significance of physical exercise with mental well-being.

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All alternative healthcare providers are NOT employees of ActiveCare Physical Therapy. These providers conduct business under their own name/business name and only rent space at ActiveCare PT, PC to provide services for their own clients.