ActiveCare Physical Therapists
PT, MS, CSCS, CPI, STCI, CWcHP
Karena Wu is owner and Clinical Director of ActiveCare Physical Therapy. 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 15 years in New York City after she graduated from the Program In Physical Therapy at Columbia University. She has advanced training in manual therapies, specifically in Maitland Joint Mobilization and Myofascial Release. Karena is certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Kinesiology Tape Practitioner and Pilates Instructor. She is also LSVT BIG, FMS and SFMA Level 1 Certified.
Karena is a dedicated practitioner who takes a holistic approach to her practice. She actively networks with a team of physicians, chiropractors, acupuncturists and massage therapists. Her patient population consists of professional athletes, dancers, celebrity chefs, TV media stars, high end business professionals, and NYPD/FDNY.
Karena is used as a healthcare expert on CBS, NBC, NY1, PIX11, Verizon Fios, Fox News and Dr. Oz. She is the Director of Education for SpiderTech Kinesiology Tape and is on the Medical Board of the Association of Volleyball Professionals.
Monique Dupree is a New Jersey native who earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City, NJ and received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ.
Monique believes in using a holistic approach when treating patients by integrating postural education and core exercise with selective strengthening. She utilizes carefully-selected exercises to not only target the area being treated but also to enhance overall movement and quality of life for her patients.
Prior to joining ActiveCare, Monique worked in a clinic that specialized in diagnoses of the low back and neck, integrating functional movement to prepare patients for safe discharge. Monique is licensed in New York and New Jersey and is a SpiderTech Certified Practitioner, with training in taping techniques that aid in pain relief, edema control and neuromuscular activation.
She is looking forward to taking courses to further develop her manual skills in the areas of sports taping and peripheral joint and spinal mobilizations.
In her free time, Monique enjoys spending time in the city, dining and taking in the arts.
PT, DPT, COMT
Kinjal Shah completed her Bachelor of Physical Therapy at the D.Y. Patil College of Physiotherapy in Mumbai, India. She completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Loma Linda University, California. She is also certified in Orthopedic Manual Therapy from Curtin University in Perth, Australia.
Kinjal is licensed in New York and has taken workshops in Maitland, McKenzie and Mulligan mobilization techniques that aid in pain relief, edema control and neuromuscular activation. She also has continued education background in ergonomics. Kinjal looks forward to enhancing her expertise and finesse with advanced taping applications and manual therapies.