Dr. Karena Wu
PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, CSCS, CKTP, CPI, FAAOMPT
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy
Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists
Dr. 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 19 years in New York City. She 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, a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists and Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars (MAPS) Faculty. Karena is also a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Kinesiology Tape Practitioner and Pilates Instructor. She holds LSVT BIG, FMS and SFMA Level 1 certifications as well.
Karena is a dedicated practitioner who takes a holistic approach to her practice. She trains all of the therapists working in the NY and Mumbai locations with her holistic practice philosophy. She actively networks with a team of physicians, chiropractors, acupuncturists, massage therapists, personal trainers and Pilates instructors. Her patient population consists of high net worth professionals, international royalty, professional athletes, dancers, chefs, celebrity Broadway/TV/film stars, and NYPD/FDNY. She has a limited practice in NY, Mumbai and with private clients.
Karena is used as a healthcare expert on CBS, NBC, NY1, PIX11, Verizon Fios, Fox News, The Doctors and Dr. Oz. She is the Medical Director for the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP), the US professional beach volleyball tournament series. Karena was the Director of Education for SpiderTech Kinesiology Tape and continues to work with all kinesiology tape companies.
Dr. Sharvari Satghare
Dr. Sharvari, 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.
Nishi Patel is a Physical Therapist at ActiveCare Physical Therapy. Nishi was born and raised in Mumbai, India. Nishi learned there that she had the profound need to help people. She knew that she could improve their lives through physical rehabilitation. To help her reach her goals of helping others, Nishi pursued her Bachelor of Physical Therapy from Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Physiotherapy, Pune. After exploring the different domains of Physical Therapy, she advanced her skills of clinical decision making in musculoskeletal rehabilitation and as a manual therapist. After her undergraduate she began work at Nanavati hospital , Mumbai, a renowned multi-speciality hospital. She also began working at a privately owned physical therapy clinic Physiolounge, Mumbai. There, she enhanced her skills further while treating a broad spectrum of patient demographic including acute and chronic musculoskeletal, post-operative orthopedic and also neuromuscular conditions.
She further graduated with a Masters of Science in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from Dallas Baptist University, United States. Nishi’s desire to grow both professionally and personally has driven her to obtain her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Arcadia University. This advanced degree will widen her horizon of holistic care. She continues to learn and better her skills with new techniques. Using techniques like Maitland Mobilization, Myofascial/soft tissue release, therapeutic exercises and ergonomics, she helps and motivates her patients to get better.
Nishi is compassionate and empathetic towards understanding the needs of the patient. Nishi enjoys dancing, from classical Indian to Bachata, and reading in her time away from the office. She embodies a patient- centered care and is determined to help her patients in their path to recovery.
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.