Keeping It Close To The Vest

When lifting anything, regardless of the object’s weight, be sure to keep it as close to your body as possible. The further the object is from your body, the more likely you are to injure your back. Also, be sure to bend your knees and lift with your legs, not...

Ballistic Missiles!?!

One simple tip to help prevent serious injury or even death is the following; no matter how much of a rush you’re in, do NOT put anything hard that weighs more than a pound or two (e.g., a laptop, full water bottle, groceries, etc.) on the car seat next to you. In a...

Lock It Up.

Sometimes the most dangerous aspect of a car accident is what is inside the vehicle.  Specifically, items on the front passenger seat can become projectiles that can cause significant injury during a collision.  These items often include laptop computers, groceries,...

Safety First!

Marcum Chiropractic’s Dr. Hartwig is obsessed with helping his patients get better and STAY that way.  This often entails making changes to your daily activities at home, work, in the car, etc.  Many times the most important thing you do is eliminate actions,...

Prevent Defense

It is much easier to prevent problems than it is to deal with them after the fact.  This is especially true when it comes to injuries to our bodies.  Preventative treatment, proper nutrition, exercise, stretching, and taking necessary precautions can help you avoid...

Are You Doing Things Correctly?

Marcum Chiropractic’s Dr. Todd J. Hartwig is a biomechanical expert that has helped thousands of injured people over his career.  One of the things that he is most proud of is the many more injuries that he has help prevent!  Dr. Hartwig discusses biomechanics,...
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