Functional Movement Systems


Sunshine Coast Functional Movement Systems

Silverback Chiropractic utilises the Functional Movement System to address and support clients from injury management through to enhancing performance. The Functional Movement System consists of multiple protocols, which are used for varying purposes. During your initial consultation, we will determine the appropriate protocol to meet your individual needs and provide comprehensive care to reduce the likelihood of injury and improve quality of movement within the body.

Contact us on 07 5353 0989 to book a movement consultation.

Functional Movement Screens:

Silverback Chiropractic uses the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) to assess the seven planes of movement that all humans should be able to perform. In order to be proactive in injury prevention, a Functional Movement Screen can identify discrepancies from left to right, which may predispose the individual to injury. The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) involves the client performing a number of fundamental body movements, ranging from active straight leg raises to overhead squats. This screen is effective for people at all ability levels.


Selective Functional Movement Assessments:

Dr Epskamp believes many injuries are preventable. Improper rehabilitation advice and treatment can exacerbate what may otherwise be a straight forward injury. When painful movement has been recognised, the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) is used to specifically identify the source of the dysfunction and/or pain. This targeted information will indicate one of two issues within the body; mobility dysfunction or motor control dysfunction.

Selective Functional Movement Assessments (SFMA) assess movement patterns including:

  • Cervical flexion, extension and rotation
  • Upper extremity patterns
  • Multi-segmental flexion, extension and rotation
  • Single leg and squatting stance

Common injuries we manage include:

  • Back injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Torn ACL, knee injuries
  • Ankle injuries
  • Calf tears or strains
  • Any other joint or muscle dysfunctions


Y-Balance Test

The Y-Balance test has many functions. It can be used to assess risk of injury prior to physical activity, to assess progress with rehabilitation and as a diagnostic tool prior to returning to activity after an injury. This test will measure the individuals functional symmetry from left to right and top to bottom.

Functional Movement Systems

Contact us on 07 5353 0989 to arrange a movement consultation.




Workshops and Personal Development


Seminars and Personal Development

As an experienced health professional and paediatric chiropractor, Dr Epskamp of Silverback Chiropractic is an experienced public speaker. He has run a number of health and fitness seminars as well as professional development workshops.

Past seminar and workshops include:

  • Worksafe ergonomics and healthy movement
  • Fitness industry professional development
  • Movement health and chiropractic solutions
  • Women’s health workshops
  • Weight management workshops
  • Gut health seminars

If you are interested in booking Dr Epskamp for an event in the wider Sunshine Coast region please contact Silverback Chiropractic on 07 5353 0989 or complete the enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Like us on Facebook and stay up to date with our current workshops and seminars.


Fitness Industry Professional Development:

Our professional development workshops are aimed at those working within the fitness industry. As a chiropractor, Adam regularly works with referrals to and from personal trainers and fitness instructors and understands the challenges commonly faced within the industry. We focus on team motivation and identifying purpose of individuals, to ensure business goals align with each person’s individual goals; resulting in greater team cohesion and business success.

One workshop we offer is an insight into movement patterns (relating to SFMA and FMS) and how to identify issues that can be referred to a Chiropractor. This will provide fitness professionals with information regarding the risks associated with training new clients who may not be aware of their body’s limitations. This workshop empowers instructors and trainers with the knowledge to teach new movement patterns, which will best ensure safe movement practice.

Healthy Work Place Seminar:

Silverback Chiropractic has experience in presenting to businesses and local councils to discuss the importance of healthy, regular movement and ergonomics within the office environment. Lifting techniques, the importance of movement breaks, ergonomic office practices and more are all covered in this workshop.

The Healthy Work Place Seminar covers:

  • Keeping employees motivated
  • Preventing injuries
  • Improving employee – employer relations
  • Improving long-term productivity and staff retention

Women’s Health Workshops:

After noticing a large number of his female clients were struggling with issues such as hormonal imbalances, autoimmune disorders and issues with weight management, Dr Epskamp began researching holistic health solutions through natural supplementation, nutrition and movement. Dr Epskamp now shares what he has learnt (and continues to learn) through women’s health focused workshops and seminars.

Topics that our women’s health workshops cover include:

  • Weight management
  • Rebound weight gain
  • Nutrition and whole foods
  • Natural supplementation
  • Exercise (the right type of movements)
  • Stress management
  • Hormonal health

Wellbeing workshops:

Gut health is vital for optimising health and wellbeing and an imbalance in gut bacteria can affect an individual’s digestive system, hormonal system, stress levels, mental health and more! Dr Epskamp is an advocate for the benefits of fermented food for good gut health and is available for fermenting workshops and seminars.

Seminars, Workshops and Personal Development

If you are interested in booking Dr Epskamp for an event in the wider Sunshine Coast region please contact Silverback Chiropractic on 07 5353 0989 or complete the enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Like us on Facebook and stay up to date with our current workshops and seminars.