Adam has been a young athlete and running around on a footy field since the age of four. Competing in rugby league and touch football, he has played for representative teams. Such as New South Wales CCC for both Rugby and Touch, as well as playing for Lebanon in the Rugby League World Cup Nines.
Adam is still currently playing at a high-level today and he has had first-hand experience of injuries and muscle pain. Due to these experiences, he found his interest in anatomy and physiology. This directed Adam to the pathway of studying Sports and Remedial Massage, at the Australian Institute of Fitness.
He graduated and began to work at our Parramatta and Peakhurst Sports Medicine Clinics, assisting Osteopaths, learning, and refining his manual therapy skills.
Adam has a keen interest in Mixed Martial Arts undertook work with UFC fighters, boxers, and other Martial Artists, helping to prepare them for fights by treating their injuries rehabbing and advising them on the maintenance of good health and performance.
Through working with Osteopaths he has developed a holistic understanding of human recovery and is able to tailor his treatments among a wide range of different people. Adam now has a client list of elite athletes, everyday weekend warriors, brand new mums, young athletes, and everything in between.
Adam provides massage to ensure his patients reduce their pain, recover from their injuries, and focus on building an entrusted relationship through this process.
Adam is also seeking to challenge some of our other Physicians in the Clinics as our resident burger aficionado!
Types of massages Adam Rizk provides:
A sports massage aims to help athletes avoid injuries, cool down after exertion, and enhance their overall performance. Sports massages concentrate on increasing motion and flexibility, relieving muscle soreness, and promoting a quick recovery from muscle overuse.
Myofascial trigger points represent small areas of tightness within muscles, creating tight bands and “knots” or tiny bumps from the contracted muscle fibers.
Specific injuries require specific approaches. Commonly found in the gym are rotator cuff/shoulder, knee, ankle, hips, and lower back injuries. Rehab will help to manage these injuries and prompt longevity in training. A specific treatment program will help ensure a speedy recovery.
Prenatal massage can reduce the number of stress hormones in your body. Kneading the skin can reduce oedema and swelling that causes water retention in pregnant women, sending water away from your tissues and joints and into the lymphatic system. Massage also reduces nerve pain, such as leg tingling, which can commonly occur later in your pregnancy as your uterus presses on nerves in your pelvis and lower back.
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