Tongue Tie Support

Sunshine Coast Tongue-Tie Support

Silverback Chiropractic supports Sunshine Coast residents with tongue-tie care services to improve tongue mobility and the effectiveness of tongue-tie surgery. We support our clients through all stages of tongue-tie issues from the identification and diagnosis, referral to dental professionals, pre-surgery care and post-surgery care. Dr Epskamp has experience in managing infants, children and adults with shortened tongue-tie and can provide a tailored care plan to improve issues associated with this condition.

Contact us today on 07 5353 0989 to book a tongue-tie consultation.

What is a Shortened Tongue-Tie?

A tongue-tie relates to the lingual frenulum, a small fold of skin attached from the underside of the tongue to the bottom of the jaw or palate. A shortened tongue-tie, where the frenulum has attached a greater section of the tongue to the palate, can negatively affect the function and capabilities of the tongue, mouth and jaw. Shortened tongue-tie can affect speech, breastfeeding, jaw mobility and more.

Why Remove the Tongue-Tie?

A short tongue-tie prevents proper placement of the tongue and may inhibit optimal jaw development in the future. Silverback Chiropractic is qualified to diagnose tongue-tie; however, there are signs of a shortened tongue-tie that you can look out for.

Signs of shortened tongue-tie:

  • Difficulty breathing or mouth breathing
  • Breastfeeding issues
  • Chronic illnesses
  • Excessive salivating
  • Reflux
  • Colic
  • Snoring / sleep apnoea
  • Speech issues

Sunshine Coast Tongue-Tie Support

Contact Silverback Chiropractic today on 07 5353 0989 to arrange a tongue-tie consultation.

Other Therapies


Other Therapies

Silverback Chiropractic provides a number of therapies to enhance the benefits of your regular Chiropractic adjustments.

Available therapies include;

  • Dry Needling
  • Kinesiology Taping
  • Muscle Therapies (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization)
  • Inversion Therapy (spinal decompression)

Dry Needling

Often confused with acupuncture, dry needling is used to address trigger point issues within the muscles and fascia of the body. This treatment involves the use of microfilament needles to target issues such as calf strains, tennis elbow, rotator cuff injury and more.

Kinesiology Taping (RockTape)

Silverback Chiropractic uses RockTape to reinforce muscle firing patterns within the body. Kinesiology taping supports muscles that are not functioning properly and, in our experience, has been a highly effective therapy for shoulder injuries, postural training, rehabilitation and more.

Muscle Therapies (RockBlade)

Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) originated from traditional therapies such as gua sha or coining. It is used for addressing muscle length issues, inflammation, lymphatic drainage and more. Silverback Chiropractic uses RockBlades to compliment client’s chiropractic care.

Inversion Therapies

Inversion therapy is used to improve the health of the discs between each vertebrae of the spine. Silverback Chiropractic has an inversion table onsite to support clients experiencing degenerative disc disease, postural issues, scoliosis and more.

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


Referrals

Chiropractic Referrals

Silverback Chiropractic regularly accepts referrals from other health professionals, including general practitioners, physiotherapists, dentists and more. Our practice is dedicated to comprehensive wellness support for our clients, and we collaborate with the referring specialist whenever necessary to ensure the best results for the client.

Silverback Chiropractic provides Hicaps facilities to enable claims with Australian health insurers and will accept referrals from all other health care professionals, including general practitioners, dentists, physiotherapists and more. We also support clients through the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) for managing both active and retired service personnel, subject to a referral from a general practitioner.

For those without health insurance, you may be eligible for the Chronic Disease Management (CDM) / Enhanced Patient Care (EPC) scheme which covers the cost of up to five practitioner sessions per year. Please speak to your general practitioner to obtain a referral.

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

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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.

For Infants and Children


Sunshine Coast Paediatric Chiropractor

Dr Adam Epskamp, a chiropractor with a Diplomate in Chiropractic Paediatrics, has over a decade of experience in the industry. Silverback Chiropractic provides care for growing spines and growing minds! Contact us today on 07 5353 0989 to book an appointment.

It is vital for the health and growth of infants and young children to obtain developmental milestones in the correct sequence. Silverback Chiropractic supports families to evaluate each child’s development and implement appropriate care to support these developmental stages.

Paediatric Consultation:

In the first consultation, we will cover a range of areas to establish a full picture of your child and their unique needs. During initial discussions we will ask a number of questions to develop an appropriate care plan for your child.

Some of the things we will ask relate to:

  • Physical development stages, i.e. crawling and walking
  • Diet and digestive health
  • Sleeping patterns and/or difficulties
  • Breastfeeding patterns and/or difficulties
  • Birthing information

We will also engage with your child to complete safe and non-invasive neurological assessments, which will provide further information regarding;

  • Strength and reflexes
  • Movement
  • Breathing issues
  • Posture
  • Tongue-tie

Meeting Developmental Milestones:

Through consistent Chiropractic care we are able to support families to ensure their children are reaching each developmental milestone in the appropriate sequence. Poor spinal or oral function in infants and young children can impede vital neurological stimulation required for healthy growth in the brain and body. Chiropractic care can mitigate such disruptions to reaching developmental milestones.


Tongue-Tie:

Many orthodontic, behavioural and postural problems identified in infancy and early childhood can stem from shortened tongue-ties. Improper placement of the tongue can result in:

  • Mouth breathing
  • Salivating
  • Snoring
  • Sleep apnoea
  • Breastfeeding issues
  • Aerophagia (swallowing air) – interpreted as reflux
  • Behavioural issues

Dr Adam Epskamp is qualified in the diagnosis of shortened tongue-ties. We can refer clients for Tongue-tie revision procedures and will fully support you through the post-procedure care requirements. Pre and post-revision tongue exercises will develop strength in the tongue prior to surgery and instil the confidence to continue the exercises for a short period after surgery. This ensures the tongue is significantly less likely to re-attach, identifies any other potential movement issues with the tongue, and develops better tongue flexibility; which improves long-term postural, behavioural and orthodontic outcomes for your child. For more information, visit our tongue-tie education page.

Flexible Payment Options:

We aim to make the process of seeking assistance with your family’s health as easy as possible. Silverback Chiropractic provides Hicaps facilities to enable claims with Australian health insurers and will accept referrals from all other health care professionals, including general practitioners, dentists, physiotherapists and more. We also support clients through the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) for managing both active and retired service personnel, subject to a referral from a general practitioner.

For those without health insurance, you may be eligible for the Chronic Disease Management (CDM) / Enhanced Patient Care (EPC) scheme which covers the cost of up to five practitioner sessions per year. Please speak to your general practitioner to obtain a referral.

Sunshine Coast Children Infant Chiropractic Care

Contact Silverback Chiropractic today to arrange an appointment for your whole family. Call 07 5353 0989

For Adults


Sunshine Coast Chiropractor

Silverback Chiropractic is located on the Sunshine Coast, servicing people of all ages and abilities. Dr Epskamp’s focus is optimising the overall wellbeing of each of his clients through consistent and regular Chiropractic care. While we are more than happy to assist clients with injury management and rehabilitation, our goal is to support the nervous system to function in peak condition, which will avoid unnecessary injury and therefore remove the need for rehabilitation care.

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

Injury Management and Rehabilitation:

A frequent motivation for seeking Chiropractic care is pain or injury management. Pain is often a symptom of a larger underlying issue within the body and Silverback Chiropractic works with clients to identify the root cause and develop a strategic approach to regaining health and wellbeing.

Common presenting complaints:

  • Back pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Jaw pain
  • Shin pain (shin splints)
  • Heal pain (achilles tendonitis)
  • Sciatica
  • Headaches
  • Numbness and weakness in the limbs (carpal tunnel)
  • Menstrual and hormonal issues

One particular area that Dr Epskamp has extensive experience in is shoulder complaints. Shoulders are a complex beast that require a cautious approach for full 360-degree rotation. Removing pain is one thing; restoring healthy function without adverse risk to future injury is another. We will not simply focus on developing solutions to fix the presenting issue. We will analyse your existing behaviour, such as sleeping habits, posture and other behavioural patterns that could exacerbate the problem. Our goal is to assist clients to achieve optimal health.

Our expertise extends far beyond pain management. Silverback Chiropractic looks to address limitations on the nervous system by facilitating healthy function of the spine. A healthy nervous system has the ability to detect when there is a problem in the body and makes the necessary adjustments. At times when your nervous system is under stress and needs a helping hand, Chiropractic care can help the body to re-establish optimal health.

Chiropractic care should be considered for the management of shortened tongue-ties, sleep apnoea, posture issues, headaches and other preventable issues that can result in long-term health problems if left untreated. Other treatments offered at Silverback Chiropractic include inversion therapy for chronic lower back pain and scoliosis. We are truly at the forefront of alternative treatments to improve outcomes for our patients.

Beyond Pain


Beyond overcoming and preventing injury, we provide information and recommendations in relation to the triad of health. This is a holistic approach, which includes physical health, chemical health and emotional health. Physical health is supported through the Chiropractic adjustment; whole food solutions and supplementations are recommended for chemical health; and Dr Epskamp aims to create a safe and supportive environment to enable positive emotional health.


Overcoming Car Sickness, Vertigo and More

Many people may not realise that nervous reactions to car travel (or backwards travelling on trains), vertigo, swings and other movements can be managed with chiropractic care. We have found that a lot of these afflictions can be addressed by focusing on areas that may not have been attended to during infancy and childhood.

Tummy time, crawling, rolling and other activities can drastically reduce, if not remove, the symptoms of vertigo, carsickness and more. If you’ve noticed a particularly hostile reaction from your body to certain behaviour or activities, we encourage you to contact us on 07 5353 0989 to arrange a consultation.

Sunshine Coast Chiropractic Services

Get in touch with Silverback Chiropractic to arrange a consultation for our Sunshine Coast chiropractic services. Call 07 5353 0989




For Athletes

Chiropractic for Athletes

Silverback Chiropractic supports Sunshine Coast athletes and sports professionals. Dr Epskamp has extensive experience in treating and rehabilitating patients suffering from painful sporting injuries, including time spent working with local sporting teams. In addition to rehabilitation, we specialise in providing long-term movement and lifestyle solutions designed to improve your performance naturally and keep you in peak condition without adverse risk of injury. Contact us on 07 5353 0989 to book a consultation.

Rehabilitation:

Proper assessment, treatment and preventative care is vital for those in the athletics field for rehabilitation from injury. Effective care means a faster return to exercise and sporting activities. Silverback Chiropractic can develop thorough rehabilitation programs for every type of athlete from rugby players and triathletes to surfers and motorsport enthusiasts of any age.

Common injuries we work with include:

  • Hamstring tears
  • Rolled ankles
  • Shoulder injuries

One area we focus on during the rehabilitation process is over-reliance on other joints after injury. New joint and muscle injuries can occur after a rehabilitation program that either has not properly been adhered to or has been ended prematurely. For example, athletes may present with a simple ankle injury and rely on other joints more heavily (such as the knees) to continue the activity, risking a torn ACL. To counter-act this, our rehabilitation programs focus on restoring proper function to the joints, coupled with comprehensive testing to ensure rehabilitation ends at the right time.

Performance Enhancement:

Athletes demand so much of their bodies and while humans are certainly resilient, we can put our bodies under stress from the simplest of things, like sleep behaviour. Professional athletes at the highest level undertake regular chiropractic screenings to ensure they remain in peak condition. Preventing injury should be seen as optimising performance. If you have noticed pain or restriction when engaged in certain exercises or movements, or you simply want to improve your overall performance, holistic chiropractic care may be the answer you have been looking for.

At Silverback Chiropractic, a neurological examination and screening of the body will assist in identifying tell-tale signs of muscle firing or mobility issues. From there, we will create a care plan with built-in progress assessments at key points during the process. A holistic approach to care will take into account nutrition, sleeping patterns, stress and environmental factors.

Payment Options:

We aim to make the process of seeking assistance with your family’s health as easy as possible. Silverback Chiropractic provides Hicaps facilities to enable claims with Australian health insurers and will accept referrals from all other health care professionals, including general practitioners, dentists, physiotherapists and more. We also support clients through the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) for managing both active and retired service personnel, subject to a referral from a general practitioner.

For those without health insurance, you may be eligible for the Chronic Disease Management (CDM) / Enhanced Patient Care (EPC) scheme which covers the cost of up to five practitioner sessions per year. Please speak to your general practitioner to obtain a referral.

Sunshine Coast Athletic Chiropractor

Our athletic chiropractor services include world-class solutions to prevent further injury. Get in touch on 07 5353 0989 to arrange a consultation. 

For Teams and Sporting Clubs


Chiropractic Care for Sporting Teams and Clubs

Silverback Chiropractic provides chiropractic care for local sporting teams and clubs on the Sunshine Coast. Dr Epskamp works with all sports professionals of any age including rugby teams, surfers, swimmers, Oztag and netball. Chiropractic care is a critical part of managing painful injuries to minimise time spent off the field and Silverback Chiropractic can design tailored solutions to improve strength and prevent future injuries for sports people of any age and ability.

Proactive Injury Prevention:

Silverback Chiropractic uses the Functional Movement Screen 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. Some sports, like golf, may not require the same level of symmetry needed for sports like swimming; however, all people still require quality of movement regardless of the activity.

The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) involves the client performing a number of fundamental body movements, ranging from active straight leg raises to overhead squats. Individuals at all ability levels can complete this screen.

Contact us today on 07 5353 0989 to book a sport specific consultation. If you are interested in Dr Epskamp visiting your sporting club, please complete this enquiry form.

Injury Assessment and Rehabilitation:

Silverback Chiropractic can assist your sporting team through the rehabilitation process getting them back onto the field at the appropriate time. Dr Epskamp believes a large amount of on-field injuries are preventable. Improper rehabilitation advice and treatment can exacerbate what was otherwise 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

Dr Epskamp has developed particular expertise in shoulder injuries and is regularly referred to for effective rehabilitation solutions.

Sport Chiropractic Care

Contact us on 07 5353 0989 to arrange a consultation.


Physiokey for Rehabilitation and Pain Relief


Physiokey for Rehabilitation and Pain Relief

Silverback Chiropractic is based on the Sunshine Coast and is experienced in Physiokey Bioactive Neuromodulator treatment; used for internal scar tissue, pain related issues and more. Physiokey is a frequency specific micro-current that assists the body with tissue healing. This machine has been found to be highly effective for the treatment of conditions such as internal scar tissue, endometriosis, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, gut health issues, bursitis and more.

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

Why Physiokey?

Physiokey treatment accelerates the healing process significantly, accessing hard to reach areas of the body which manual therapies find difficult to address. Physiokey provides non-invasive neurostimulation that can target specific organs systems for example muscles, nervous system, lymphatic system and connective tissues, to improve treatment speed and effectiveness. Physiokey has helped clients at Silverback Chiropractic with chronic conditions to achieve great advances in their health in a short period of time.


Scar Tissue Treatment and more:

If you are suffering from a chronic condition for example, endometriosis, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, gut health issues or bursitis, we encourage you to contact Silverback Chiropractic today. We can support clients to find relief for these types of chronic conditions with the use of the Physiokey in combination with other health and lifestyle modifications. Contact us on 07 5353 0989 to arrange a Physiokey consultation.

Post-Surgical Care with Physiokey

Whether your surgery was yesterday or twenty-five years ago, Physiokey treatment can assist your body’s natural healing ability and assist the healing process significantly. Silverback Chiropractic has assisted clients recovering from surgeries such as caesarean section, hip replacement, spinal fusion and more. Contact us on 07 5353 0989 to arrange a Physiokey consultation.

Some of the common internal scar issues that Silverback chiropractic regularly treats using neurostimulation include:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Post-surgical scar tissue (back, hip, spinal fusion & more)


Flexible Payment Options:

We aim to make the process of seeking assistance with your family’s health as easy as possible. Silverback Chiropractic provides Hicaps facilities to enable claims with Australian health insurers and will accept referrals from all other health care professionals, including general practitioners, dentists, physiotherapists and more. We also support clients through the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) for managing both active and retired service personnel, subject to a referral from a general practitioner.

For those without health insurance, you may be eligible for the Chronic Disease Management (CDM) / Enhanced Patient Care (EPC) scheme which covers the cost of up to five practitioner sessions per year. Please speak to your general practitioner to obtain a referral.

Scar Tissue Treatment

We use the latest in modern technology to treat patients requiring scar tissue treatment and chronic condition support. Contact us on 07 5353 0989 to arrange a Physiokey consultation.