For Infants and Children
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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